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 20th September 2017
Put on your black tie and step into the glorious world of Juniper Manor as Sipsmith join forces with Gingerline for an incredible summer event. Taking place in a secret location, guests are invited into a fancy world of gin cocktails, nibbles and plenty of surprises.
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.
A London pop-up event hosted at Egg and organised by the Young Tiffany Circle, all proceeds raised from this catwalk (showcasing some of the UK's most exciting designer talent), DJ-led party and fashion brand extravaganza will be donated to the British Red Cross.
Cinnamon Kitchen has teamed up with Bombay Sapphire to create their own glorious alfresco Gin Garden, with a Summer Pavilion. With greenery a plenty, swing benches and life-size baby elephant replicas, it makes it an attractive place to sit back and relax. At night, the terrace is illuminated by fairy lights and candles, perfect for sipping on one of their many Bombay Sapphire gins.
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.
As arguably the most ap-peeling supper clubs in London, the team at Graham&Brown are hosting a dinner that revolves around the brand's luxurious range of wallpapers. After first hearing about how each wallpaper is produced, guests will be blown away by a stunning 8-course meal, where each dish has been inspired by a particular wallpaper.
In support of charity Action Against Hunger, six chefs will tackle six courses using one of the most underappreciated meats of all, billy goat meat. The guests will decide who the winner is based on their bellies, and there will also be a live auction with proceeds going to the charity.
It’s in the name: Nomad literally pop-up around some of the most beautiful locations in the city and play some of the most iconic films of all time. What’s not to love?
Drink, dance and party the night away in epic fashion as The Prohibition Party comes to Bourne and Hollingsworth. The huge party will send you back to the swinging days of secret parties in 1920s style. Put on your best threads and get ready for a stunning event in a beautiful location.
Join in with the party of the autumn as Cahoots leave their Soho for one night of mischief at The Vaults in Waterloo. In keeping with the 1940s theme, there will be live music, cocktails, Champagne, amazing set design and lots of gorgeous outfits.
Taste your way across the continent of Africa with this unique 8 course tasting menu, with a modern take on traditional meals from several different countries. There’s also music from top African musicians.
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.
Celebrate Durga Pujo festival at Calcutta Street as they offer four days of art, dance, music, games and storytelling with tonnes of delicious Bengali food.
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.
The Phileas Fogg Supper Club arrives in South Africa this month on the latest leg of its culinary world tour. Taking place at South London's County Arms, the supper club will serve 3 delicious courses of traditional food to each guest, each offered with an accompanying local drink. Using intriguing ingredients and recipes that can be traced back through the decades, this supper club is perfect for any London foodies looking to try something new.
With a three course meal and Ethiopian coffee, this evening is a delicious chance to try traditional Ethiopian cooking. Join this London chef as she uses recipes from her Grandmother and help from her mum in the kitchen for a night of great food.
Jess and Emma from Spread catering service are taking over Flotsam and Jetsam cafe in Tooting Bec to host a supper club that's capable of competing with the best. Guests will first enjoy a welcome cocktail, before tucking into a delicious 3-course dinner, made completely out of fresh, seasonal ingredients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Erith Lighthouse is asking seventeen talented chefs to host seventeen dinners, where each take inspiration from the venue’s riverside location on the border of London and Kent, their own styles and London’s food culture.
This is the BBQ food you want with a difference. Not only are you feasting on delicious food in friendly company, you get to baste and grill your six course food alongside the chef. Couple that with spectacular views of the Thames South Bank and you’ve got a great evening.
Always pushing boundaries and trying new things, The San Daniele restaurant in North London is hosting an insect-based supper club. The masterminds behind Eat Grub have teamed up with Seb Holmes to create a number of thai-inspired dishes, all created using insects. If that wasn't enough, the event will also offer guests a chance to taste a variety of cocktails created by Tomas Lenko from Strongman's Tipples, all themed around insects. Anyone for a grasshopper?
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.
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.
Following the success of his first supper club, Norman Musa is returning with a series of monthly nights. Taking place in East London, the chef is cooking up four courses of Malaysian inspired goodies.
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.
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.
Nightspot Cinema is a unique event that screens films with the most famous soundtracks, before descending into parties that use the soundtracks as inspiration for the tunes. Expect a great film and an even greater party – with an actor or two guest DJing!
An event like no other, The Reggae Brunch has made a huge splash in London's nightlife circles. Combining the delicious flavours of Caribbean brunch food with the fun of bottomless cocktails and the leg-shaking vibe of reggae music, you definitely won't forget this pop-up event in London.
The team at Roof East have opened their iconic East London rooftop up to the Social, Fun and Games Club this summer. Undoubtedly one of London's quirkier pop-ups, the club is perfect for big kids and features a batting cage, a bowls lawn, mini golf, a rooftop cinema and rollerblading, all framed by skyline views across the capital. Grab your mates and head down for a day out in London like no other.
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.
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.
Feast on a succulent hog roast and steaming vegetarian dishes as you embark on a magical journey in a secret location. The legend of Tristan and Isolde will be brought to life in a full sensory experience, including food, an orchestral performance and as much magic as they can conjure.
For a truly memorable experience in London, head to Bethnal Green's Pill Box Kitchen and enjoy all the great flavours on offer at a Brazilian supper club. Run by Luciana Berry and Julio Ketteley, the event will revolve around a 5-course meal, featuring traditional recipes that have all been reimagined and created using authentic ingredients from Brazil. Expect seasoned cuts of grilled meat, fresh seafood plates and a few culinary surprises from this fun supper club in London.
King of the Pop-ups Jimmy Garcia is back with another summer smash as he brings his BBQ Club to the Southbank. The spot features two floors of foodie deliciousness; book a spot on the top floor for a five-course eating experience, while downstairs is a walk-in bar.
Head to a bar where 50p of every drink is donated to local and international charities helping those suffering human rights abuses, issues of women’s reproductive rights and those struggling with disenfranchisement. Oh, and it’s taking the p*ss out of Trump to boot.