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 17th February 2017
Life is infinitely better when its filled with craft beer and cheese, and making sure you get what you need this March is Archie's, the popular food truck. Head to Deptford for a night of tastings, led by a beer guru who will explain the favours of British cheese and craft ale, as well as letting you take home plenty of goodies.
Fresh off celebrating the 2017 City of Culture, The Chronicles is coming to The RACC. Telling the tale of missing gin magnate Cornelius Juniper and detective John Hobling – with his housemaid Doris Golightly – as they figure out his whereabouts. This hilarious 1940s, radio-style restaurant pop-up play is a must-see for gin lovers, who will also receive a complimentary G&T.
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.
Except for Christmas and New Year, what’s the best thing about the winter months? Skiing of course, so get a taste of the experience (without the exercise) at Fondue Lodge dining experience, who are serving a delicious mix of food, drink and live music. You’ll be treated to a delectable set menu, which includes both cheese and chocolate fondue as well as a starter of your choice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Being a secret agent is no easy feat, but there is a pop up theatre event in London looking to make it fun. Join the resistance with Shhh Maman Le Mot as you not only immerse yourself in actors, trials and tribulations, there's a dose of course led dining and interior theming that you're sure not to forget in a hurry.
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.
When it comes to mixology themed events in London, there's no better name for it than Cocktails In The City. Join them this 2017 as they return to the stunning One Marylebone for yet another tidal wave of cocktails, events, tastings, tips and more from some of the best bars in town.
Beer, god knows London loves it, but where to get some of the best of it? Join Craft Beer Rising for yet again, one of the most talked about pop-up events of the year as they bring 170 breweries under one roof for craft pints, street food, stalls and plenty more.
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.
Let's face it, we can't get away with rubbish cards and a box of half-melted chocolates anymore; it's time to up our present game for Mother's Day. Take your mum instead to the South Place Cinema pop-up near Liverpool Street and enjoy a hearty roast lunch accompanied with a frivolous screening of the classic feel-good film Mamma Mia. With a welcome cocktail on arrival and all your favourite lashings included with the roast dinner, this is a Mother's Day event that's sure to plant a beaming smile on your mum's face.
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.
Head to Victoria House in Central London and see the best pieces of some of London's brightest young artists at the Other Art Fair. Organised by the Saatchi Gallery, 130 of London's best up and coming artists will be showcasing and selling their best paintings. With special appearances and a few interactive experiences on offer, this is certainly not your run-of-the-mill London pop-up.
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.
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.
Take a trip to The Vaults and you’ll be catapulted to a silent disco experience that is out of this world! Dress as your favourite sci-fi character or wear your best Firefly top, it doesn’t matter at SciFilent disco. There’s three channels of banging tunes, from red funk, yellow sci-fi soundtracks and green people, you can party in space till the early hours.
For two nights, VINtwined are running the show at The Clerkenwell Kitchen as they bring a box of specially selected Champagne with them and pair it with a four-course dinner. The night will start with bubbles and canapes before guests sit down and tuck into dishes that include duck and slamon, all paired with the best bubbly.
Part pop-up, part immersive experience, The Neath is the latest creation of immersive experience creator Dean Richards. Styled as a bar run by the devil, guests will find an array of haunting creatures and surprises inside, once they've made their way through the damp doorway. Grab your mates, head to the Vaults Festival and completely immerse yourself in this intriguing experience.
Looking for one of the funniest pop-up comedy events in London? Join the Shoreditch Improv Festival as they make their way to the heart of East London for a rollicking selection of comedy sketches, improv moments and cackling laughter.
Located in Canonbury, The Snooty Fox is a fun and cute little pub that organises monthly whisky tastings. This February, they will head East and offer you the chance to learn more about Japan with their evening of five tastings which will be paired with Japanese delicacies.
Go to the movies with all the charm of a Southern American venue at Boondocks Cinema Club. Set below the delicious Boondocks restaurant, movies range from modern classics like Bridesmaids to timeless movies like Pulp Fiction or Dirt Dancing.
The team behind the Great Gatsby pop-up return to London this summer after a successful run at South London's Vaults Festival. Guests are invited to a secret location in Central London, where they'll be able to a sip on carefully crafted cocktails while dancing with Jordan Baker and flirting with the infamous Tom Buchanan. Expect debaucherous vibes and plenty of charm.
Mad for a Margarita? This pop-up foodie event combines delicious cocktails, mouth watering pizzas and one hell of an after party to bring about one of London's tastiest affairs. Your £10 ticket includes entry, one whole pizza, and one signature Margarita cocktail per person.