Best Summer Pop-Ups In London

Summer really is the greatest time of the year: the sun's out (hopefully), everyone's in good spirits and pop-ups are appearing everywhere around the city. From baking competitions in adorable marquees to unique cocktail bars offering just the right drinks to cool you down, take a look at our recommended list of the best summer pop-ups in London.

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Last updated on 7th July 2021

Skylight is a unique rooftop bar at the top of Tobacco Dock that boasts stunning views of the city. Sit back and relax in one of their comfy booths to enjoy a range of drinks and street food from KERB. Then after? Play a few rounds of croquet or pétanque,

Fulham Beach

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One of London's best pop-ups is making a mighty return this year. Pop over to Fulham Beach for cocktails and baked pizza as well as fun, quirky events. Just want to chill? Book out your own private hut and watch the world go by.

The Luna Cinema - London

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The Luna Cinema is back by popular demand, taking over parks across London for a series of open-air movie screenings. Gather your mates or find a date and spend an evening under the stars watching Dirty Dancing, Grease, Romeo + Juliet and more.

Looking for fun pop-ups in London? This summer special is helping you stay cool in July with four days of craft sipping and sunshine. Amble to Big Smoke Brew Co.'s Esher HQ for fresh pints, street food and live music.

Brixton's Prince of Wales is stepping up with a brand new series of Spaced Out events. Make your way over to this rooftop bar and grab a private booth, where you'll be able to drink, dine and dance the night away to DJs and live musicians.

Bringing you a brew-tiful season of theatre and beer-fuelled fun, Shakespeare in the Garden is taking over Fuller's pubs around London for a series of live performances of shows from the iconic playwright. Upcoming shows include As You Like It and Love's Labours Lost.


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Found in the heart of Russell Square, The Courtyard is an epic summer pop-up showing all of the latest sporting fixtures. Whether you're keen to catch all of the Euro action with freshly poured pints or Wimbledon with jugs of Pimm's and afternoon tea - this is one hot ticket.

Rooftop Film Club

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One of London's most popular summer pop-ups is back this July. Head on over to Rooftop Film Club as they take over venues like Roof East, Queen of Hoxton and Bussey Building, armed with comfy deck chairs, blankets and tasty refreshments to enjoy as you watch.

Cocktails in the City 2021

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One of the best pop-ups in London this summer, Cocktails in the City are hosting an incredible array of bartending talent at their Bedford Square HQ. Make a visit for the chance to sip some of the coolest drinks in the capital, complete with live music and interactive classes.

Popping up in a new Central London location, Underbelly Festival is the theatre and comedy festival you won't want to miss this summer. Head to the complex for hilarious evening dedicated to quirky cabaret and bold new standups.

As a socially-distanced clubbing experience, The Brixton Courtyard is an all-new way to party this summer. They bring together world-class DJs, craft beers, cocktails and street food traders for a roster of safe and unmissable pop-up events in London.

Popping up in Earls Court for a summer of fun events, London Wonderground is spicing up your social agenda for the season. Expect entertainment in the form of comedy nights and shows jam-packed with singing, dancing and drinking.

Pop Up Screens

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One of the best summer pop-ups in London, this quirky film series is taking over parks across the capital to bring you some serious movie magic. Grab the popcorn, and maybe a bev or two, then settle in for one of their flicks, which include The Greatest Showman, 10 Things I Hate About You and The Goonies.

Midnight Apothecary

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A gorgeous pop-up terrace in the heart of Brunel Museum, Midnight Apothecary is a must-visit venue. When shaking up drinks, they include ingredients foraged from their own garden, so swing by for botanical cocktails in the sun or visit after dusk to sip on hot toddies by the fire. 

Head on over to one of Vision Cinema's events this summer, as they're showing titles like Tenet, Frozen and Summerland. Expect the ultimate outdoor movie experience, complete with bean bag chairs and cocktails.