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 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. 

For more ideas? Why not check out our guide to pop-up bars and pop-up restaurants in London.

Last updated on 15th January 2020

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Wednesday 22nd January 2020

This new voyage from the minds behind Alcotraz will get you absolutely tankard, as you attempt to unravel a thrilling story line aboard an actual pirate ship. Drink your way through the immersive experience in which you'll attempt to steal long-lost treasure form the grasps of the governor. 

@ Masquerade Palace on Various dates from Tuesday 28th January 2020

One of the best pieces of interactive theatre in London this year, The Invitation is taking over an opulent London location to bring you a masked ball to remember. Featuring dinner, drinks, dancing and tragedy, the Secret Theatre Project bring their Eyes Wide Shut-inspired show to the UK for the first time.

@ Venue TBC on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th May 2020

Popping up in Hackney for 2 days this May, the London Margarita Rumble is the ultimate destination for cocktail lovers. Make your way to London Fields where you'll find over 15 bespoke margaritas - flowing for 2 hours - alongside food from James Cochran.

Tobacco Dock has never looked so cool with Skylight. The rooftop space is set for all seasons, from petanque and croquet during the summer through to igloos and ice skating in the winter.

We all love a good bottomless brunch, but sometimes the usual stuff just doesn't cut it. Well, that's all about to change because this quirky brunch is bringing you disco tunes, bottomless cocktails and a delicious 2-course brunch feast in a secret location.

Bashment Brunch

42 user reviews 4

This summer, add some extra swizzle to your partying at Bashment Brunch is taking over spaces in London. Armed with bottomless drinks, delicious brunch dishes and a soundtrack of tropical music hits, it promise to be a raucous celebration of food drink. 

The 90's Brunch

194 user reviews 3

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.

  The Greatest Brunch

23 user reviews 4

@ Secret London Location on Saturday 25th January 2020 and 22 other Saturdays

The Greatest Brunch is a unique pop-up brunch event in a hidden London location, promising a plethora of performances from unusual humans of several different peculiarities. Expect 5 hours of musical theatre hits, with immersive characters, unlimited bubbles and more.


90 user reviews 4

Gin-House Burlesque is popping up at this suave private members club and you're invited. Think fire-eating, snake-charming, impressive cabaret acts, sexy burlesque performers and special guests.

@ Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club on Monday 27th January 2020 and 5 other dates

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.

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

77 user reviews 4

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.

Discounts available on certain events

Bringing you a wealth of unique cabaret shows to check out this May, the London Burlesque Festival is blowing off the lid of classic and contemporary forms to showcase some of the finest talents from across the globe in two central London venues.

@ Mercato Metropolitano on Friday 24th January 2020 and 3 other dates

Head over to Mercato Metropolitano for a night of tasty street food, delicious craft brews and impressive circus acts. Prepare to be amazed as you watch musical and circus talents from Circus Raj as they contort, sword swallow and pole climb before dancing to electro swing, gypsy fold and mad-cap tunes.

@ 5-15 Sun Street, London, EC2M2PT on Sunday 19th January 2020

Step inside the high-stakes world of The Immersive Wolf of Wall Street, where the shocking tale of millionaire and master of deception Jordan Belfort is brought to life. You'll experience the rise and fall first-hand of one of the world's most charismatic criminals.

  The Heist

8 user reviews 5

@ Colab House on Fri, 7th Feb 2020 @ 22:00 - 3:00

This quirky pop-up experience at The King of Thieves is sure to be one heck of an adventure, taking you on an immersive journey through a twisted tale with crooked characters before partying the night away. Simply earn your cocktails by solving puzzles, and let the fun commence. 

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.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Howdy partner- have you got what it takes to survive in the Wild West? There's only one way to find out at this immersive secret pop-up which will knock you up moonshine cocktails and keep you on your toes with games of dice.

For an eclectic season of quirky events, look no further than VAULT Festival. Spend an evening hustling at an immersive dinner, laughing along to a side-splitting comedy cabaret show or discussing the cosmos whilst dancing to progressive brass.

Film And Fizz with Curzon

69 user reviews 5

Taking over the intimate screening room of One Aldwych this season, Film & Fizz returns with a new line up of excellent movies, From big time blockbusters like The Lion King and Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood, to Christmas classics and a Halloween special.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

492 user reviews 4

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. 

@ Ham Yard Hotel on Various dates from Friday 24th January 2020

Gin lovers have we got the pop up for you. Ham Yard Hotel and Sipsmith have teamed up to create the Hot Gin Roof experience, taking place on the hotel's private roof terrace and featuring a menu of hot, cold, low and no alcoholic gin cocktails. What's more, there's also a weekly masterclass held with Sipsmith's own Master distiller Jared Brown.

  Gospeloke East London

49 user reviews 4

@ Colours Hoxton on Thursday 20th February 2020 and 4 other Thursdays

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.