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 23rd June 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.
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?
Your summer’s biggest pop-up party is returning to East London. Last Days of Shoreditch offers everything from a delicious street food market to club night take-overs, live music and great art exhibitions for all of London’s trendiest patrons.
The Wimbledon championship deserves the kind of summer style that the South Place Hotel is delivering. The men’s final will be playing on their large Olufsen screen on the open-air, West-facing rooftop terrace. With delicious ice cream, a gourmet scotch egg and a refreshing cocktail including in the price and a retractable roof should it rain, there probably isn’t a better option out there.
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.
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?
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.
Cha Chaan Teng and Lima are collaborating to give lucky diners a five-course tasting menu of Chinese and Peruvian fusion food in celebration of London Food Month. Alongside the five-courses, guests will receive two cocktails.
Overdough is taking over the Strongroom Bar & Kitchen for an afternoon of off-the-wall fun. Unlike any brunch party you’ve done before, there’s an hour of bottomless cocktails followed by unlimited pizza, crazy light shows, music, acts and even hip-hop karaoke.
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.
Head over to the Geffrye Theatre to spend summer evenings playing garden games, sipping g&ts and cocktails and eating delicious BBQ food as they create their pop-up garden event. Tickets start from £3 and give you entry the gorgeous garden in Hoxton.
With whiskey and Guinness being the national drinks, you could be surprised that the country is great at gin too – until you taste it. Gin from every province will be available to sample, and you’ll get to meet the people behind the drinks too.
The Freud Museum is celebrating the Summer Solstice with a Persian themed dinner party.The evening's host will plate up a delicious 8-course feast, featuring Persian recipes that go back hundreds of years. On top of that, the event will also feature a live performance by a traditional Persian dancer and live band.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For a truly unforgettable night out in London this summer, join Jay Gatsby for a secret party that's certain to leave a lasting impact on you. The night is certain to draw in London's most famous faces, and so it's only appropriate that guests all dress in their finest 1920s attire. Sip on a delicate cocktail, dance a jive with Daisy and watch the amazing live jazz band fill the entire venue with a carefree vibe.
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.
Join Michelin-starred chef Shay Cooper for a delicious four-course meal in South London. The renowned chef will be creating an epic menu in honour of The Social Diner, a group who aim to tackle homelessness through to training programmes.
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.
This secret supper club comes with another secret – a special guest every week! Head to a courtyard, where there are fine dining spaces, drinking cocktails at an incredibly popular bar, and some great alfresco spots, you’ll not only be treated to spectacular food, but some incredibly talented dinner guests too.
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.
With hearty, locally sourced dishes and fresh cocktails, Emma and Jess are putting a delightful summer spin on their supper club. Head over to Camberwell's Blue Cottage Kitchen for an evening of exquisite food and a sociable atmosphere at this intimate evening which includes a BYOB option.
Revolution has swept London and it’s up to you to save the city from its fires. The audience are leaders of factions in a civil war, and you’ll make moral and tactical decisions to determine the fate of the city. Can you make the right choices?
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.
English wine has never been more popular. To show off the very best that England has to offer, Neil Deacon from VINtwined wines is hosting a series of supper clubs in Central London. At each dinner, guests will enjoy a stunning three-course dinner, where each plate of food has been inspired and paired with a particular English Wine. In tandem with the Evening Standards food month, this pop-up event promises to leave you full of facts and with a pleasant taste in your mouth.
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.
Located in central London, The Windmill Mayfair may not seem like a likely spot for a summer picnic, but head up to their gorgeous rooftop terrace to find an oasis. This summer they will be joined by Sipsmith as they pack a picnic of British goodies and G&Ts.
This summer, Worship Street is being taken over by the London Shuffle Club. The game has taken the capital by storm, and is now inviting you and your friends to play. With several lanes going for an hour at a time, get a group together and play, or enjoy a drink or two at the bar while listening to some mean disco tunes – there’s even two table shuffleboards to help you learn the rules.
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.
The renowned Literary Club are back in the capital this August, taking their love of hosting supper clubs themed around famous novels to the next level. This summer, all their attention turns to E. H. Shepard's The Wind in the Willows. Alongside a welcome drink on arrival, guests will be treated to a great 5-course dinner, with each course subtly referencing the novel and its characters. As far as pop up events in London go, this has to be up there with the best.
A magical retelling of some of the most magical fairytales ever told is coming to the enchanting setting of Abney Park. Acting troupe Pandemonium Performance, famous for their sell-out performances of Alice in Wonderland and Macbeth, are bringing to life the fantastical fairytales of Brothers Grimm, including Hansel & Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin and Red Riding Hood in shows that are perfect for both adults and children.
Moet & Chandon have combined forces with The Hampshire Lounge Bar to deliver a unique menu of food and drink. Delivering their new Ice Imperial – designed specifically to go over ice – it’s the perfect accompaniment as you indulge in afternoon tea or dinner.
What more could you want than an evening of gin and delicious dinner? That's we thought. Head over to Battersea's Social Pantry Cafe for a delicious event which includes four courses of seasonal food and gin cocktails by Hayman's Gin, the oldest family distillers in the UK.
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.
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.