Pop Up Bars in London 2016
London does a lot of things well, but the pop ups this city hosts are quite frankly, next-bloody-level. A cultural melting pot for all things unique, crafty and bloody alcoholic, the incredible selection of London pop ups and pop up restaurants ensures that our city remains a permanent fixture on the party map. Keep on top of the greatest and latest pop up bars in London by checking out our list of the recommended pop ups in London 2016.
Last updated on 7th November 2016
Taking place at the Loves Company, just off Old Street roundabout, the Pitch Black tasting session hopes to transform the way we look at drinking cocktails. Unconcerned with presentation, and instead focusing on each drink's complex web of flavours, the entire tasting session takes place in near pitch black darkness, thus enhancing their guests' senses. The session will include 2 cocktails, an amuse bouche and 2 aromatic wines, and will force guests to explore the flavours of a drink in a new and intriguing way.
The QOH rooftop returns and this time they're taking you back into the Nordic throngs of a Viking era. Join this homage to the Norse gods as you enjoy mead, Thor inspired cocktails, a long-boat, viking life drawing classes, braid workshops and plenty more.
Christmas has a distinctive Prohibition flavour this year with The Manhattan Project as they take you to 1920s Harlem for the festive season. Gorge yourself on the feast inspired by an American president and glug galleons of moonshine while playing on the casino games.
With Autumn now upon us, the team at the London Shuffle Club offer guests a chance to escape the wet weather, opening up their impressive courts to the wider public. Combining the competitive edge of ten pin bowling with the finesse of curling, Shuffleboard has taken Brooklyn and Miami by storm. With DJs filling the air with all the best Hip Hop, RnB and Pop tracks, and plenty of spirit infused cocktails on offer, you'll struggle to find a more frivolous and fun-loving way to try a new sport.
The queen of pop ups is back. Well, if we're being completely factual, the old girl is actually off to Benidorm, but her grandkids are taking the reigns. Kids being kids, they've rounded up all of Nan's things and loaded them into a destination in Dalston. Here, they'll be throwing a 90s party of total and complete throwback excess.
Club Tropicana drinks are freeee. Taking to a secret location in South London, you'll discover the basement space of a Caribbean pub where there'll be island inspired interiors, cocktails in teapots and exotic foods to boot courtesy of the team behind Little Nan's.
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Specialists in immersive eating and drinking experiences, a Christabel’s event comes packed out with creativity, flair and colour. Counting Mad Hatter’s brunches, edible playgrounds and botanical speakeasies among their regular events, it’s Christabel’s attention to detail that helps them create such unique productions. Expect a delicious foodie pop up experience in London from this princess.
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There’s all kinds of quirky oddities to discover behind The Little Yellow Door. An eccentric concept based on a fictional houseshare between five very different flatmates, you’ll find menus hand written on the backs of magazines and regulars letting themselves in with their very own key. The cocktails are suitably innovative and come based on the flatmates’ favourite TV shows, and stop in on Friday to find The Wandering Chef hosting the ultimate dinner party London pop up restaurant experience.