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 26th April 2018
It's all sorts of secret and it's mixing up the way you see the humble espresso martini. The Espresso Martini Society is hidden in a secret cocktail bar in Soho for six weeks only - don't miss out on the massive variation on the traditional cocktail.
Secret Cinema is back and it's bringing with it an amazing take on the neon dystopia of futuristic LA. Taking on Bladerunner, the events company will have you skulking around in clubs, searching through streets and looking for replicants before they wreck the human race.
The Pizza Run is coming to London and it’s exactly how it sounds. Race through a 5k race – fancy dress is encouraged – and along the way collect pizza as a reward! Afterwards, there’s an afterparty with DJs, photos with the other runners, and fun times.
After a murder occurs at an illicit gambling den, it’s up to you to solve the case before it’s too late. You and your team will gather evidence, meet shady characters with everything to hide, and crack clues in order to save the club.
With it's retro candy cocktails, delicious food and UV murals, Ballie Ballerson would be one London's best venues even without the one million ball play pit! This pop up event creates the ultimate adult playground for you to release your inner child, and even hosts a regular bottomless brunch.
This cool London pop up event in Stratford offers the very best in cutting edge VR gaming. Choose from over 20 different games and enjoy 30 minutes of unfettered immersive gameplay.
One of the best pop ups in London this summer, the Fulham Beach Club brings you all manner of activities to enjoy, from beer pong to bottomless brunch and some delicious BBQ food.
With three tasting glasses of Laurent-Perrier, an exclusive central London location and a more than affordable price, this summer terrace is not one to miss.
This charming pop up event at Benk & Bo sees chef and food writer duo Spirit & Salt whip a delicious dinner showcasing the best seasonal ingredients and flavours for a select group of guests.
Step into a glamorous 1960s party filled with London's elite to find out the dreadful secret one guest is harbouring. Taking place in Wringer and Mangle's downstairs bar, the night will be a fun mix of immersive theatre and murder mystery.
For the coming spring, Ham Yard Hotel have opened their private roof terrace to deliver a series of cocktails inspired by their home grown produce created using fresh vegetables and juices, as well as beer, wines, cheese and meat platters, and wonderful views of the city.
Popping up in Oval Space, drink your way through unlimited tastings of 70 craft beers from Belgium, all while enjoying live music from Boogie Belgique and delicious Belgian delicacies designed to pair with the food.
This cute and quirky London pop up offers one of the best ways to see in spring in the city. Warm yourself around a crackling campfire while you sip of botanical cocktails and chow down on tasty street food.
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.
Popping up all over the city, Last Night a Speed Date Changed My Life is the perfect way to meet other young creatives in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment. Don’t worry, there’s no pressure and no cringe – just good people.
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.
Enjoy three hours of HPA professional polo training at this unique masterclass, where you’ll train on foot, on wooden horses, and Argentine ponies, and then you’ll fest on a three-course dinner at Gaucho with wine.
This interesting London pop up event gives you the opportunity to find out exactly what defines different types of Prosecco. Held at Prosecco House, it's a great way to learn more about your favourite beverage from the people that make it.
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.
The seaside is coming to London for one night only as Beaufort House head to the sea. Get over to Chelsea as the private members club parties the opening of summer with DJs, fun and unforgettable experiences.
Pitch Stratford is just a stone’s throw away from Stratford station and your new favourite pop-up event in London, with a weather-proof urban garden, street food vendors, an enviable events schedule, and tonnes of games from giant jenga to table tennis, you’ll probably never want to leave.
All sorts of deliciousness is coming to the Bussey Building this July as WingJam takes over. The day will involve award-winning restaurants and their wing offering, live bands, DJs, hot wing challenges, ale and cocktails.
Cinco de Mayo just got a whole lot better as Corazon, Temper, Le Bab and El Camion team up to deliver four different margaritas, four different tacos, and a whole load of fun.
Roll back the clock at the 90s Brunch, undoubtedly one of London's quirkiest pop-up events. Armed with great tasting, home-cooked food, the team behind this brunch session are maestros when it comes to creating a party vibe. From lip sync battles to huge DJ sets, you'll hear all your favourite 90s tracks at this fun London day event.
Brockley's Rivoli Ballroom will be hosting this fun pop up cinema event from February through to September. Catch screenings of some iconic movies such as Pulp Fiction, Pretty Woman and Clueless at this South London cinema event.
Join the Star of Bethnal Green as they host another spectacular street party, complete with cocktails, beer, BBQ and street food, as well as great music into the night and entertainment for the kids.
This cool pop up event in Hackney sees Our/London Vodka and Chateau Marmot join forces for two evenings of stunning food inspired by the spirit.
This cute and quirky London pop up event at the Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club is a great way to get your creative juices flowing. Grab a couple of drinks and have a go at sketching some real life cabaret and burlesque performers at this fun South London event.
This cool and quirky pop up event in London brings together over 30 different types of Belgian brews for an innovative festival of beer that lets you pour all your own drinks.
This fascinating series of London events pop up events offers a refreshing change from your standard smell-swill-and-spit wine tasting. Enjoy informative discussions about the elements that make up good wine, with dishes to go with every glass.
Popping up in the Vaults is the ultimate Bingo Academy, where the Bingo Trainers will whip you pathetic bingo losers into the most ferocious, bingo champions the underground has ever seen.
Explore the taste of Japan at the Japanese Sake Festival, where you can sample over 20 different kinds of sake, enjoy five food stands delivering traditional food, and handcrafted art stands too.
Inspired by the footballing legend that is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, this pop-up at Infernos in Clapham is a top choice for catching all the 2018 football world cup. Grab a seat, singalong and play your trumpet as your team battles it out to be crowned champ.
Here to make croquet cool again is Mallets & Hoops, the riverside pop-up that combines team sports with great music and cheap drinks for a summer activity with a difference.
Wahaca's Shoreditch test kitchen has teamed up with American chef Jonathan Zaragoza for its latest menu of stunning US-inspired Mexican food. Book now to sample the range of delicious dishes from this great pop up restaurant.
Supa Dupa Fly are shacking up in Ace Hotel, delivering an afternoon brunch made of two delicious courses, a quiz and 90s and 00s hip-hop all day long.
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.
Dreams really do come true with this two-day festival at Porchester Hall. Feeding you all the pizza you can manage, the celebration will also include craft beer and live music.
From live music to go-go dancers, Factory de Joie is taking over Hackney's Paper Dress Vintage for a big night of 60s and 70s fun. The East London space will be pulling out all the stops as bands, cabaret stars and DJs all show off their talents.
The London Quiz is coming to Porchester Hall to raise money for Breast Cancer Haven, where you’ll go head-to-head with other teams in questions presented by celebrity comedian Hugh Dennis.
Immersive yourself in the hedonism of early Japanese culture at the Floating World, where the Lacy Nook is transformed into an Eastern wonderland complete with delicious nibbles followed by a three-course meal, Japanese calligraphy, and kimonos.
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.
Heading to Oval is the London Whisky Weekender, boasting over 100 different whiskies from Scotland and further afield from expert vendors, as well as blending workshops, cocktail masterclasses, and a gin lounge for those who aren’t fans of whisky.
Bringing you all the flavours of the seaside from the safety and comfort of Zone 2, this quirky pop up event in Clapton will be serving up whelks, winkles, potted shrimps and lobster.
Hush are celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a murder mystery dinner, where a Mexican starlet has been murdered, and everyone’s a suspect. You must watch out while you feast on four delicious courses and drink margaritas.
You better brunch with the best soundtrack, as you’re treated to a delicious three course African meal, an hour of bottomless cocktails, and with the hottest afrobeat performers and dancers to keep you entertained throughout.
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.
Making the case for sherry, contemporary brand XECO are heading to the Social Pantry in Battersea to bring you an evening of carefully selected sherry pairings accompanied by delicious food from the cafe.
Taking over the kitchen in Bar Story in Peckham, Don Luigi is bringing tasty food from the Molise region of Italy, with delicious three-course lunches or tasty brunch platters too.
Back to fill those long summer months with grilled meat and toasted marshmallows, Jimmy's BBQ Club returns to the South Bank for more delicious food and stunning views of the cpaital.
Popping up in West London, join the London BBQ Festival as you feast on a ribs, seafood, beef and more, all while enjoying beer and cocktails from their pop-up bar, and there’s activities for kids too.
Margarita Rumble is back and uniting even more of London’s most amazing bars for two hours of unlimited margaritas, in order to find out which bar makes the Best Margarita in London.
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.
Taking place over three days this May Bank Holiday, this fun pop up event in East London gives you the opportunity to taste-test the wares from some of the country's finest cheese makers, cheese-mongers and cheese-melters.
This immersive drinking experience sees you smuggle in a bottle of your favourite alcohol so you can have one of the inmates mix you up some fabulous cocktails. But in a land of bribery and contraband, you have to make sure you aren’t caught.
Spread across a number of Croydon venues from train stations to the boxing academy, this pop up theatre event in London offers a great selection of theatre, dance and interactive performances for everyone to enjoy.
Get ready for London night out Utopia as Musical Bingo lands in London with its notorious events. From dancing on tables to singing along to absolute belters, this is one night not to miss.