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 11th July 2019

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Wednesday 17th July 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 Wednesday 17th July 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.

@ Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club on Monday 29th July 2019 and 4 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.

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Friday 19th July 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.

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.

  Alcotraz - Prison Cocktail Bar

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Wednesday 17th July 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.

Little Nan's

200 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.

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.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Wednesday 17th July 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.

Head over to Brick Lane where The Chocolate Cocktail Club is bringing you an entire menu of sweet and boozy sips, alongside some unique events to get involved with including drag nights and a very quirky pub quiz.

  The Brig

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@ Merchant House on Various dates from Wednesday 17th July 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.

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 work in groups to find out the truth behind this war-time tale of intrigue, deception and family secrets.

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.

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.

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Wednesday 17th July 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.

The 90s Brunch

170 user reviews 4

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 Chocolate Cocktail Club on Various dates from Wednesday 17th July 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.