Sand And The City: Pop-Up Beaches In London For Summer 2024

A Bahamas-inspired destination? A stretch of West London sand that returns year after year? Not only is the capital home to some seriously great outdoor pools and lidos, but it’s also got summer-ready beaches with cocktail bars, street food vendors and private cabanas too. What are you waiting for? Book a day off work and make it a city staycation with our guide to must-visit pop-up beaches in London.


One of the best pop-up urban beaches in London, this SW hideaway has all sorts going on. To set the scene there’s a covered pergola, flamingo bar, day beds and cosy huts. On the entertainment front? Think drag bingo and bottomless brunches, as well as Bondi parties and Ibiza-themed bashes. To top it all off, Neverland's Fulham Beach Club promises live performers and bookings for large groups.

Fulham Beach | DesignMyNight

Take a trip to Fulham this summer.

The Montague On The Gardens

Solving all your summertime woes is The Montague On The Gardens. Taking over from their winter ski lodge, this tropical pop-up promises day party vibes, palm trees and even a jet ski. Get hands-on with a bottomless cocktail masterclass and prepare to be transported to the Bahamas with lush decor and your own private bartender.

The Montague On The Gardens | DesignMyNight

This pick of man-made beaches in London is all about the cocktails.

Drag Me To The Beach

London City Beach is located in the King's College London Waterloo Campus near Southbank, with its public pop-up bringing you the glorious queen-fuelled entertainment of Drag Me To The Beach. There's a DJ spinning summer tunes, as well as a lineup of performers ranging from Paige Three to Rileasa Slaves and Sophia Stardust. Tickets start at £25 and include a welcome cocktail plus drinks token, or you can upgrade to packages that also have a street food dish of your choice and bottomless booze. Booking a VIP cabana? That's possible too.

London City Beach | DesignMyNight

Drag Me To The Beach takes over this sandy space for the summer.

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