The sun is starting to shine through, beer gardens are once again in use - it's nearly time for those iconic British wicker-basketed, checkered-blanketed picnic afternoons - and don't forget those tea-cup pigs... In an ever-increasing animal-friendly city, here's your chance to pig out at East London's new answer to alfresco eats - The Pignic. Leave your ham sandwiches at home, folks, because these pocket-sized pigs are here for cuddles and kisses but no barbecuing, grilling or otherwise tasty plans for these little guys, because they're joining the party - and let's face it, they're just too damn adorable.

Pop-Up Pignic East London

These tiny pigs are creating micro-waves in London's eating scene

We probably don't need to tell you that this is the first pop-up of its kind; never before has micro-pig met the restaurant scene so don't miss out on the chance of a lifetime. Pet Piggies, the UK's main micro-pig breeders, will be providing the litter, which are yet to be born. There will be cocktails to guzzle as you stroke and fuss over your new friends - which usually cost around £500 to purchase, another reason to jump on this bacon wagon (I mean band...)

Forget cat cafes and owl bars, come and dine with these oinkredible little critters. Organised by Yelp, why not do something unusual and help the micro-pig cause with a unique event to tell your friends about (and imagine how cute these guys will look with those Instagram filters). Hosted by The Proud Archivist, a spacious and modern venue in the heart of Haggerston, there's no reason to restrain yourselves. 

The event is taking place on the 21st-22nd May from 6-10pm and then the 23rd-25th May 2-6pm. Prices are £30 a ticket and will be allocated by ballot, found on the Yelp website.