Summer sun, something's begun... pop up season! As the temperature rises, Londoners come out of the woodwork looking for the hottest pop up markets. From street food to formal dining, check out our picks for the best pop up markets in London this summer.
KERB Camden Market
As far as pop up street food markets goes, KERB takes the cake. In the largest installment, KERB provides even the pickiest eaters with 34 different stalls to choose. Ever heard of the Cheese Wheel? KERB is home to some social media's favorite London street foods, including Club Mexicana's vegan tacos, Mac Factory mac 'n' cheese and Korean-inspired burritos by Kimchinary.
Spend a day on the water at KERB's Camden Lock location.
With 'pop' in the name, there's no excuse to miss this Brixton gem. Partnered with the Lambeth Council, this community initiative highlights over 50 independent local businesses, including 16 local food establishments, like Kricket and Koi Ramen Bar, and 4 bars. Pop Brixton also hosts music, art, entertainment and wellness events all summer long.
Pergola on the Roof
Prepare to be transported to a secret rooftop garden in London's prettiest summer pop up. Pergola on the Roof takes unused roofs and transforms them into an elevated sanctuary, complete with their signature pergola. This summer, Patty & Bun, Breddo's Tacos, 8 Hoxton Square and Salt 'n' Sauce by Bonnie Gull will be serving up a selection of their signature dishes priced no more than £15.
Why drop thousands to take a holiday around the world when Mercato Metropolitano brings the rest of the world to a renovated paper factory in Elephant and Castle. MM's dedication to sustainability is everywhere, from the industrial decor inside to the outdoor dining area. The artisanal market serves up everything from pizza to Roti Chai's Indian cuisine, German wurst to good ol' fashioned American BBQ, and even has a Sicilian supermarket.
Head east to experience the most fun you can have on a roof in Stratford, no matter how old you are. Roof East has anything you could ever dream of for summer fun, including a roller disco, yoga classes, crazy golf, hip hop lawn bowls, a cinema screen and London's only batting cage. Award-winning bartenders Spirited Mixers will be on deck to serve up a variety of cocktails to quench your summer thirst.
Dalston Yard's own Dinerama returns for another summer of showcasing Shoreditch's signatures. Grab Yumplings from Yum Bun, understand the science behind wings at the BBQ Lab, and don't you dare forget the ducking rolls from the guys at Duck N' Roll. If cocktails in the German Sex Dungeon sounds too intimidating, there are six other bars on site. Just be sure to get there before 7 pm, entrance is £3 after that.