Quirky Pop-Ups In London

If there's one thing we can say for the people of this city, it's that there is no limit to their imagination, demonstrated by the sheer number of wacky, weird and downright quirky pop-ups in London. From an alcoholic tea party inspired by Pat Butcher through to a sport that King VIII used to play, these are just a few of our favourite unusual pop-ups in London.

Last updated on 24th May 2019

@ The Old Metal Exchange on Various dates from Saturday 1st June 2019

Combining VR with the classic musical, immersive dining and cutting-edge technology, Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience throws you head-first into a thrilling alien adventure. Re-live the classic Victorian take in a completely new reinvention that's sure to amaze.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

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If there's two things we love in this city, it's brunch and it's hip hop. Fortunately for us quirky London pop-up Hip Hop Brunch combines the two in epic fashion. Grab tickets to one of their shindigs for a massive day of cocktails, Southern-style plates and massive tunes.

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 on Various dates from Friday 24th May 2019

Get set for another amazing experience as Lollipop unveil their latest pop-up bar. Following on from the success of ABQ and the Bletchley, the team are going even more ambitious, with an AI immersive experience, complete with incredible cocktails.

@ Secret Location on Various dates from Thursday 25th July 2019

This quirky pop-up experience in London Bridge will transport you back to the drinking and debauchery of Prohibition New York. Enter a secret jazz club and become part of a thrilling story, with live jazz, themed drinks and top-quality feasting all night long. 

  Gingerline's Grand Expedition

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@ Secret Location on Various dates from Saturday 25th May 2019

Step aboard Gingerline's Grand Expedition where you'll encounter a five course culinary journey across the globe. Combining animation, dance, exotic flavours and exquisite set designs with stunning results, it promises to be a truly unique experience. 

Looking for the best quirky pop-ups in London? If you've got a thing for musicals then head to a top secret London location where this unique cinema is bringing you some of the best flicks around, with bottomless drinks to boot.

This is the perfect way to meet other young creatives in a fun, relaxed environment. Meet several different people of the opposite sex in a light-hearted way, ensuring there's no cringe – just the chance to meet the person of your dreams.

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Friday 24th May 2019

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Whether you're a die-hard fan of Only Fools and Horses or simply in the mood for a hilarious night out, this immersive pop-up is just what you need. Prepare to be transported to The Nags Head for a night of wheeling, dealing, dining and drinking with the Trotters.

Immersive Mysteries

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Immerse yourselves in these tales, as a unique London location becomes the set for a story of mystery, murder, and dark secrets, as you aid master of the supernatural Jack Daw to uncover the truth.

@ Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club on Monday 10th June 2019 and 5 other Mondays

This quirky London pop up at the Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club offers a nice change form your standard life drawing class. With cabaret and burlesque stars as your models, and the bar open throughout, you're always sure to produce something interesting.

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Friday 24th May 2019

All aboard the Murdér Express, as it carries an incredibly rare diamond to the Von Cleethorpes estate for its latest show. But things never run smoothly on the train, and this time there's been a heist, with the diamond reported missing. Watch the action unfold as you tuck into a delicious four course menu from Masterchef winner Laurence Henry.

  Alcotraz - Prison Cocktail Bar

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Friday 24th May 2019

Ever drank in prison before? Because now's your time. It's all getting a bit Orange is the New Black up in here, where it's up to you to smuggle in your favourite bottle of alcohol, past the warden using bribery and special techniques, so that one of the inmates can mix you up some spectacular cocktails. Just make sure you aren't caught.

Luscious Cabaret

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The Albarny is playing host to this awe-inspiring cabaret residency. Add some heat to even coldest winter nights by witnessing the best in drag, burlesque and more at one of the city's most glamorous cabaret showcases. 

@ Seymour Leisure Centre on Wednesday 12th June 2019 and 4 other dates

This isn't a regular quirky pop up, this is a cool and quirky pop up. Marylebone is being taken over by this Mean Girls-themed party, as North Shore High hosts its Spring Fling complete with screening, themed drinks, food and photo ops...Grool

Little Nan's

198 user reviews 4

An icon on the London's quirky pop-up scene, Little Nan bars are inspired by all things 80s. Head to one of their wacky events to experience the bars at their best, from afternoon teas through to craft classes.

If you're looking for good drinks, lively dancing and an evening of debauchery, then head to this private members club with Gin-House Burlesque is taking over with jaw-dropping circus performers, slinky cabaret queens and live music, plus special guests.

Poetry Brothel London

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Taking over unique spaces for avant-garde performances, Poetry Brothel is a unique, immersive pop-up poetry event that features an ever-rotating cast of 'whores' presenting their unique character. Expect passionate public readings, musical performance and intimate poetry sessions.

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club on Various dates from Friday 24th May 2019

This pop-up sounds just like it's rolled out of Will Wonka's wildest dreams. Creating crazy concoctions from chocolate, they'll be serving up mocha, mint and many more flavoured cocktails as well as their signature mix the Chocolate Chocotini and chocolate beers and wines.  

@ The Vaults on Sat, 8th Jun 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Take cover at The Vaults this summer as The Blitz Party returns for its D-Day special with a fully-immersive evening of swing, jive, jazz and a carefully curated selection of classic cocktails given the Bourne & Hollingsworth treatment.

  The Brig

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@ Merchant House on Various dates from Friday 24th May 2019

If it's a hidden bar that you're after, this intimate nook within Merchant House has it all. Available to book all summer, London's smallest bar gives you the opportunity to listen to your own music and shake up cocktails with your own personal bartender.

The 90s Brunch

161 user reviews 3

Roll back the clock at the 90s Brunch, undoubtedly one of London's quirkiest pop-up events. Certain to leave you beaming from ear to ear, the event revolves around a home cooked brunch offering, rounded off by huge 90s tracks - R Kelly, Destiny's Child etc - and a few frivolous rounds of lip-syncing.

FEST Camden is already making its mark on the London nightlife scene as they go all out with parties and club events; from Grease singalongs through to massive DJ nights.