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 17th July 2018

@ Last Days of Shoreditch on Sunday 29 July 2018

It's time to bid a final farewell to East London's favourite pop up. As its home site is given over to a new development, Last Days of Shoreditch will be having a big old goodbye party to say thank you and you're welcome to all the friends and family who have partied with them along the way.

3 events @ Neverland London with 66 upcoming dates from 18 Jul 2018 until 26 Aug 2018

Bringing together shuffleboard, mini golf, beer pong, brunch and yoga sessions, this quirky London pop up promises to be one of the best things to do in the city this spring and summer. 

5 events @ Tobacco Dock with 157 upcoming dates from 19 Jul 2018 until 25 Oct 2018

This quirky pop up in London's Tobacco Dock boasts panoramic views over the city, a fun and summery design and some seasonal lawn games to make your visit that little bit more interesting.

3 events @ Pitch Stratford with 13 upcoming dates starting on 22 Jul 2018

Pitch is basically your new back yard. From chilled out sessions playing games in their weather-proof urban garden to eating delicious street food, to their jam-packed events schedule and raucous parties, there's more than enough to do at this quirky London pop-up.

12 events @ 5 venues with 12 upcoming dates from 06 Aug 2018 until 19 Dec 2018

Learn from a professional how to use real equipment, source your own materials, and set up your own studio space at home at this fun design workshop perfect for beginners and experts.

24 events @ Secret London Location with 24 upcoming dates from 21 Jul 2018 until 29 Dec 2018

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.

2 events @ 2 venues with 19 upcoming dates from 21 Jul 2018 until 02 Nov 2018

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.

11 events @ Secret London Location with 11 upcoming dates from 21 Jul 2018 until 15 Dec 2018

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.

6 events @ Secret Location with 300 upcoming dates from 17 Jul 2018 until 04 Sep 2018

This immersive experience invites you to leave your old identity behind and step into an escape room like no other. You have 60 minutes to complete your mission, will you prevail?

17 events @ 12 venues with 19 upcoming dates from 10 Sep 2018 until 16 Sep 2018

Soak up all things Mexico, as this week-long festival brings you Mexican feasting, mezcal tastings and much more. Spread across notable city venues, there is something for everyone.

1 events @ Elsted Village Hall with 1 upcoming dates starting on 24 Jul 2018

This cute and quirky London pop up is making opera more enjoyable and accessible. Head to The Peter Samuel Theatre in Hampstead, or the Asylum in Peckham, for a great night of fun with Pop-up Opera.

35 events @ 2 venues with 36 upcoming dates from 19 Jul 2018 until 06 Oct 2018

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.

2 events @ 2 venues with 37 upcoming dates from 17 Jul 2018 until 22 Aug 2018

This summer enjoy the sights of Hackney Wick aboard this barge, where you'll sip on Wood's cocktails as you kick off from Number 90 Bar and sail all the way towards Granary Square in Kings Cross.

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates

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.

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8 events @ 2 venues with 8 upcoming dates from 18 Jul 2018 until 19 Nov 2018

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.

1 events @ Studio 338 with 1 upcoming dates starting on 18 Aug 2018

Studio 338 is transforming into a summer paradise and you're invited, with spectacular tunes, amazing street food, VIP cabanas to enjoy and two whole pools to party in complete with inflatables.  

8 events @ 3 venues with 312 upcoming dates from 30 Dec 2017 until 10 Nov 2018

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.