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 20th November 2019

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Wednesday 20th November 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

475 user reviews 4

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 Wednesday 20th November 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.

  The Murdér Express

579 user reviews 5

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Wednesday 20th November 2019

From the same team behind Journey to the Underworld and Jewel of The Empire, comes The Murdér Express - an immersive dining experience that will have you pointing your finger at your fellow passengers. The luxury four-course menu is created by Jane Devonshire and includes dishes such as three bird roast, and parsnip and maple veloute.

Little Nan's

207 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.

@ Skylight on Various dates from Thursday 21st November 2019

Trade in your igloos for a night in your own cosy lifesize gingerbread house at popular rooftop bar Skylight. Filled with an edible wall, cosy fire and pink interiors, you'll also be treated to waiter service and an exclusive cocktail menu when you hire out the hut. 

Offering one heck of a seasonal dining experience, Jimmy's Winter Lodges and Igloos return to the Thames. Complete with unique views, delicious drinks and hit fondue, these cute pop-ups make for the quintessential festive escape. 

@ The Durham Arms on Various dates from Wednesday 20th November 2019

One of the best escape rooms in East London, this immersive pop up in Canning Town is sending you into the wizard's lair to collect six stolen dragon eggs. With the entire session held in complete darkness you'll have to rely on your sense of touch, smell and sounds to make it to the end.

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club Pop Up on Various dates from Thursday 21st November 2019

Having already sold out events in Covent Garden, Shoreditch and Brighton, The London Cocktail Club are now taking up residence in Farringdon until the 21st of December. Expect sweet treat creations such as the chocolatini as well as chocolate-flavoured beer and wine.

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.

  Dead Quiet

81 user reviews 5

@ Kensington Central Library on Various dates from Wednesday 20th November 2019

Set in the 1960s, this evening is a twisty, turny, suspenseful night of mystery and case solving. Librarian Gwendolyn Radcliffe has always had her suspicions about the homeless man found dead in the library many moons ago, but now that it's discovered to be the same night as an undercover agent went missing, she needs your help to piece it all together.

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.

@ Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club on Monday 25th November 2019 and 5 other dates

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.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Wednesday 20th November 2019

So you've smuggled your bottle of moonshine into this unique BYOB pop-up, what next? Moonshine Saloon is plunging you straight into the Wild West at this illicit gambling den with card games, sheriffs and libations to knock your socks off.

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.

The 90s Brunch

188 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.

  The Brig

57 user reviews 5

@ Merchant House on Various dates from Wednesday 20th November 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.

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Friday 22nd November 2019

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.


80 user reviews 4

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.

@ York and Albany on Various dates from Wednesday 20th November 2019

Ditch the same old drinks destination for a trip to this quirky pop where Bacardi winter cocktails and seasonal sharing boards provide the sustenance for a wintry visit to the gingerbread cabin at York & Albany in Camden.