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 16th November 2017
The Underground Supperclub are back with a special night of festive feasting. Join them on their renovated tube carriage for five delicious courses, made using seasonal and British produce.
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.
Celebrate your Christmas at the wonderful Winterland, the enchanted woodland escape on the River Thames. Inside you’ll find everything from winter lodges and igloos, to games like ping pong, curling, mini golf and prosecco pong. With two bars serving fondue and two bars serving mulled wine and other booze, you’ll find that your festive time just slips away here.
South Place Hotel transforms its Secret Garden into a magical winter wonderland for this great East London pop up event featuring Elf screening and other goodies.
This cute food and drink pop up event at the Olympia is the perfect place to feel the festive cheer. Eat, drink and do some speed dating at this quirky activity evening.
The London Shuffle Club is back with their outrageously fun pop-up. Crossing bowling with curling, this night will pit you against your mates before refuelling you with cocktails and beer.
A series of three-course dining events are popping up in Dalston. Celebrate Italy's delicious dining tradition, with evenings of fondue, charcuterie, wine and spritz.
Head to the O2 this winter for the ultimate karaoke event. Massaoke is a huge night of sing-along karaoke, there will be a live band, lyrics on the screen and a whole lotta fun.
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.
Put on your flapper dress and dandy suit and head over to Manhattan Club for a night of 1920s fun. The event will be popping up to give you a roaring 1920s Christmas party complete with cocktails and dinner.
This cute winter pop up in Camden is the perfect place to while away those winter evenings. Offering lunch, dinner and afternoon teas, it's a twee British take on the old winter cabin.
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.
Come to this unique multi-sensory gallery, where a selection of amazing artists have created interactive artwork that you have to smell, taste and touch. Bespoke, innovative cocktails are available too.
Ever wanted to visit an alpine retreat, right here on the banks of the Thames? Head inside the lodge for cocktails and fondue, or move outside for alfresco eating in the private dining snow globes outside.
For one night only this pop-up dinner and mixer is offering live entertainment, three course meal and the change to mingle. Hosted by Covent Garden's Bunga Bunga its the perfect opportunity for some Italian burrata and whole lot of banter.
If you go to any pop-events this winter, make the South Pole Saloon one of them. With Christmas-themed cocktails and gorgeous views over the jewel in South London's crown that is Brixton, it's a must-visit for the festive season.
Oblix at The Shard are transforming into a fun treehouse destination for the start of the festive season, delivering delicious canapes and wonderful gin cocktails while overlooking London.
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.
Come to Dalston’s Bee Garden and you’ll find a leafy enclave where inspiring speakers and spirited musicians will give a series of amazing talks round a campfire, all while you eat your breakfast.
One of the best pop-up events this November, Alex Hutton's Elote is an adventure through Mexican street food inspired by his travels through central America. Featuring chickpea fritters, fish tacos and Mulato chilli pork it's an event you won't want to miss out on.
Taking place once a month in North London, this classes will guide you through a series of yin yoga moves. Perfect for beginners and intermediaries alike, the class is a relaxing and reflective way to spend your night.
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.
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.
Experience English sparkling wine like never before, as you sample and hear a discussion on five award-winning wines, accompanied by a selection of snacks from Club Zetter.
With a menu comprised of seasonal produce, Elaine Chalmers new London pop up event at Borough Wines' Brewery Below is the latest collaboration between the A Little Of What You Fancy owner and chef Peter Le Faucheur. Open every Thursday - Saturday, this East London pop up restaurant will offer two or three courses, or a Christmas menu.
This London pop up event is the perfect winter activity. Whether its a cosy night out with your other half, or a raucous cheese feast with your mates, there's no better way to spend a cold night this festive season
This cute Hackney pop up is the perfect way to while away a winter evening. Cosy down in front of your favourite Christmas film and get a relaxing start to the festive season.
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.
Imaginarium is billing itself as a Factory of creativity; expect roaring Christmas parties, life drawing, writers workshops, live music and much more.
This delightful London pop up restaurant from chef Jonas Lorentzen fuses fine dining with rustic autumnal dishes from his native Denmark.
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.
Exclusively at Selfridges, join them for British Afternoon Tea combined with Japanese Omakase dining, delivering three tiers of deliciousness alongside sparkling sake, jasmine needle tea and Champagne.
Along with a welcome glass of bubbly, this event will take you back in time to the 1940s. Your journey is dependent on your answer, from solving escape rooms through to intimate performances. The night culminates with an epic swing party and five amazing themed bars.
Join The Misfits of London for a jaunt across the Atlantic with their latest show. Part performance, part pop up event, each ticket includes a viewing of the performance and complimentary G&T.
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.
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.
Put on your learning hat and get ready to go back to school with this cracking pop-up from Fever-Tree. There will be tips on how to knock up the perfect G&T, a gin tasting experience and you will even get to mix up your own blend.
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.
Get into the festive spirit with this Christmas party at Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. Bringing the '60s spirit of Vegas to East London, there will be bingo games with huge prizes, a fancy dinner from the hotel and a rocking after-party.
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.
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!
Whether you're more of a stout sipper or love glugging an IPA, Craft Beer Rising will have something to wet your whistle, Taking place in Shoreditch, the beer festival will have more than 175 breweries, DJs and delicious street food traders.
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.