Pop Up Events in London
The London pop-up, it sure is a thing of beauty. From a myriad of spaces transformed into unique bars and creative cocktail caverns, to pop up restaurants in London that hark of new dishes and set designs that could take you to a world completely different from our own; every day, there's a new pop-up event attempting to push the boundaries. Check out our recommendations for the best pop up events in London.
Last updated on 28th April 2017
Head to South London as its hottest venue, Pop Brixton, celebrate their second birthday. The fun-time venue will be filled with shenanigans for their bash along with DJs, cake, performers, games, DJs and live music.
Little Nan is a name that rings in the ear of quirky Londoners. One of the coolest, if not cutest pop up events in London, Little Nan's are not only transforming spaces into kitsch and quirky wonderlands of trinkets and treasure, there's teapot cocktails and pic'n'mix to boot.
Summer is finally here and it's bringing with it street food stands, seriously hot DJs, cocktails and real sand, as Brixton Beach returns for another scorching year. South London's hottest party spot will be bringing the best summer vibes for all your partying needs.
When it originally kicked off in New York, The Tuna Underground sold out in under 24 hours. Now it’s coming to London and chef Ryan Smith will be butchering a 100lb tuna LIVE, serving it to the crowd throughout the night in a series of modern and traditional styles. There’s also wine and sake pairings, as well as a jazz trio to keep you entertained.
Ever wanted to experience a drinks tasting session set in complete darkness? Well, Pitch Black is the perfect pop-up for you. Guests will be plunged into complete darkness, before trying a number of delicious cocktails and fine wines. Featuring stunning flavours and a selection of quirky ingredients, this event is sure to leave you smiling from ear to ear.
Stuff yourself silly over the next few months as Brother Marcus in Balham mix it up with their supper clubs. The South London venue is kicking things off with a night of posh Yorkshire Puddings from Northern Fellowship before Instagram sensations London Food Babes bring their brand of food magic to the kitchen.
Taking over Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen is Gospeloke, the most fun you can have in one day. Release your inner-Whitney as you belt out some of your favourite songs to the sound of a gospel choir. There’s also going to be euphoric sing-a-long confessionals, team harmonies and awards for best performances.
Ever wondered what this newfangled virtual reality is all about? Well, The Four Thieves in Battersea are about to show you as they open their virtual reality room. Book a booth for you and three friends or if you're really keen take on the whole 20-minute experience for yourself.
It's time to travel to an alternate 1965, as the international community prepares to colonise Mars. You want to be one of those people, and so will embark on a night of rigorous scientific testing, an international five-course menu and cocktails in this wonderfully immersive dining experience.
Promising to be one of the hottest events for summer 2017, Neverland is a beach right beside the river. The quirky location will be rocking the good times with street food, BYOB, cocktails, beach huts and day beds, all perfect for the season of fun.
Head over to The Rosemary Branch Theatre in Shoreditch for a massive night of fun and games as professional comedian James Hancox leads a quiz night with a difference. Get ready to battle it out over sing-alongs, a powerpoint presentation and party games.
Get down and get diggity, and that's before dinner's even on the hob. One of the most unique pop up events in London and giving you brunch lovers a little something special to live for, join Hip Hop Club not only for top brunch bites, but fake tattoos, karaoke, inflatables and plenty more.
Using ouija boards and dowsing crystals, join the ghost hunters at The Viaduct Tavern for an evening of paranormal activity. Located near St Paul's, the pub used to be a gin palace and a debtors prison, and promises to be full of haunting secrets at this completely unique event.
Putting your arts and crafts skills to the test, the West Elm are hosting a series of knitting based classes for Londoners to take part in. Whether you're looking to learn how to knit for the first time, or simply trying to learn a few new techniques, these easy-going classes offer a fun and stressfree way to hone your skills.
Christabel's are popping up with another quirky event this winter as they add a great dollop of glitter and sparkle to your cocktails. Head to the secret North London location for a night of learning how to make cocktails, before you add your own artistic touch with the glitter and edible confetti. There will also be canapes and bubbly.
BallieBallerson is the latest London pop-up to take us back to our childhoods with their amazing ball pit. Throw DJs, cocktails and delicious food into the mix and you've got one seriously cool Dalston hang-out.
For an experience unlike any other, head to a beautiful London location such as The Brunel Museum or an old recotry to watch Il Matrimonio Segreto performed. The madly popular opera will be brought to life once again with talented cast members, stunning locations and the same hilarious story.
From a Cameroonian cooking class through to an eight-course feast whipped up by four chefs, Inspiring Chefs is a fun pop-up group. Head to Brixton to learn about one of Africa's most diverse cuisines, as well as sampling plenty of goodies, or simply sit and enjoy at their Bethnal Green supperclub.
If you love everything about Mexico, then the Tequila and Mezcal festival is the place for you. Not only are they uniting the best Mexican vendors from across the city to give people their favourite drink, they’ll be street food, mariachi bands, folklore dancers and more to give the full Mexican experience.
London’s first ever rooftop taco festival is finally arriving! You’ll get free tacos and a drink on arrival, with the opportunity to indulge in a tonne of different ones from London’s finest food traders. There will also be lots of frozen margaritas, tequila and Latin music.
Learn how to craft exquisite smelling gifts or a gorgeous addition to your home as Rachel Vosper leads you on a candle making class. Using her renowned scents, the evening will include candles, canapes and Champagne.
When was the last time you genuinely spent less than £5 on the cinema? Our betting is NEVER. So why not indulge in all of your cult classics and film favourites for that humble price? Found in The Clapham Grand, there's a super screen, popcorn and a post-movie party for one and for all.
Masterchef finalists Billy and Jack are hosting a supper club this May to celebrate the very best ingredients that spring has to offer. This BYOB event will take place at Battersea's London Cooking Project and will revolve around 5 stunning courses of experimental food, created by the famous duo. Featuring interesting flavour combinations, this supper club is perfect for any foodies out there.
Located in a secret London location is The Blitz Party, returning for their D-Day special. The authentic 1940s party is decked out in air-raid shelter décor, like sandbags and blackout curtains, and they’ll be serving a list of classic cocktails and delicious food from their mess stall. A live band will perform a repertoire of 40s classics to get you in the swing mood.
Brunel Museum is being taken over by campfire cocktails! Come to the rooftop gardens for some botanical cocktails made of ingredients from the very garden itself as well as local brewers and distillers. Then watch the sunset and toast marshmallows in the beautiful garden setting.
Join two MasterChef participants as they bringing their hugely popular supperclub to South London for a night of homely food. Billy and Jack will be hosting a Friday evening of deliciousness which focuses on comfort food, from pies and steak through to ice cream.
Background Bars are celebrating all the things we love about gin, hosting a number of masterclasses and evenings that show off the best produce of London's biggest gin distilleries. As part of their series of events, guests will sample drinks created by the Mead Men, The Gin Whore and the East London Liquor Company. Trust us, these events are perfect for any juniper berry fans out there.