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 7th March 2019




  The Brig

30 user reviews 5

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

Little Nan's

36 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.

Luscious Cabaret

8 user reviews 5

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. 

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.

Immersive Mysteries

44 user reviews 5

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.

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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

133 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.

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

Save 50% on ticket Lunch with discount code FOOLS50
Valid on the following dates: 26/01/2019, 27/01/2019, 02/02/2019, 03/02/2019, 23/02/2019, 24/02/2019, 03/03/2019, 10/03/2019, 17/03/2019, 23/03/2019, 24/03/2019, 31/03/2019, 06/04/2019 and 07/04/2019.

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.

@ Savoy Pier on Sat, 23rd Mar 2019 @ 20:00 - 2:00

Bourne & Hollingsworth are hosting the ultimate homage to the 1920's. Celebrating 100 years of Prohibition, this party will be taking place at a secret location at London Pier before setting sail, with plenty of booze, games and entertainment in store.   

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club on Various dates from Wednesday 20th March 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.  

@ Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club on Monday 25th March 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.

The 90s Brunch

23 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.

@ Concrete on Thursday 28th March 2019 and 8 other Thursdays

Is this the most fun you're ever going to have? There's only one way to find out... Musical Bingo is getting you ready for the weekend with their epic events - think dancing on tables, singing along and mad competitions.

  Alcotraz - Prison Cocktail Bar

268 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Wednesday 20th March 2019

Save 20% on ticket Sentence No. 1 (Wednesday) with discount code ORANGEWEDNESDAY
Valid on any dates that fall on Wednesday.

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.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Tuesday 19th March 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.