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 6th March 2020

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

520 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.

  The Murdér Express

721 user reviews 5

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Sunday 5th April 2020

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.

@ The Durham Arms on Various dates from Saturday 13th June 2020

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.

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.

Cocktails in the City 2020

603 user reviews 4

Cocktails in the City is making a mighty return for 2020, promising even more cocktail-fuelled fun than ever before. From live music and interactive masterclasses in The Vaults to garden games and cocktail tours at Bedford Square Gardens, there's plenty on offer.

  Dead Quiet

116 user reviews 5

@ Kensington Central Library on Various dates from Wednesday 8th April 2020

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.


99 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.

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.

Agency Unknown

234 user reviews 4

Is this the most fun you're ever going to have? There's only one way to find out... Musical Bingo, Last Man Standing and Gospeloke are getting you ready for the weekend with a series of epic events.

The 90's Brunch

204 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.

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.

Head over to The Curtain where they'll be playing host to a series of fun 'Crafternoon' events this season. From making your own body oils and bath salts, to mindful drawing for improving mental well-being, it's a great alternative to your traditional day out.