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 16th September 2019

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 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

449 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 Saturday 21st September 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 90s Brunch

183 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 Essence House on Thursday 3rd October 2019 and 2 other dates

Do a girls night out with a difference and head over Leicester Square where The Essence House is helping you discover your personal palate profile through an interactive session of flavour perception followed by a couple of great cocktails that have been scientifically matched to your tastes.

Little Nan's

203 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.

@ Pedley Street Station on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September 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 Durham Arms on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 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 31st October 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.

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.


66 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.

Immersive Mysteries

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

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.

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

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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.

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.

@ Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club on Monday 14th October 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 Brig

50 user reviews 5

@ Merchant House on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 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.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

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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.