The best weird, wacky and wonderful pop-ups in London
Blueprint Cafe is helping to tackle food waste by creating dishes using surplus ingredients provided by food waste campaigners FareShare. Not only will you get a great meal from a daily changing menu, you'll be helping to tackle the issue of food waste by eating in-date produce that would have gone in the bin and by paying for the meal, with the half the profits going directly to the charity. It's a win-win.
Mon 16th October - Sun 19th November 2017
28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD, United Kingdom -
Tower Hill London Bridge London Bridge
Pergola Paddington Central, West London’s biggest outdoor drinking and dining spot, is back for winter fully covered and fully weatherproofed, blankets included. They've got a new foodie line-up too, including Made of Dough, Tonkotsu, Little Ghost Bagels, Patty & Bun and DF Mexico. Winter is coming and we're actually a little bit excited.
Wed 25th October – Sat 23rd December 2017
5 Kingdom Street, Paddington Central, London W2 6PY -
Alcotraz is one cell you’ll definitely want to end up in…Yes Alcotraz, not Alcatraz, is London’s first prison cocktail bar. On arrival you’ll be given your inmate number and orange jumpsuit before being locked behind bars. Once in, you’ll have to learn how to smuggle contraband past security and then get your mixologist to shake up a few cocktails on the sly.
Thurs 28th September – Sun 17th December 2017
212 Brick Lane, London E1 6RL, United Kingdom -
Liverpool Street Liverpool Street Liverpool Street Shoreditch High Street
Adam Simmonds is launching The Test Kitchen, a year-long pop-up in Soho, ahead of opening a perm spot in early 2018. Taking over the old Barrafina site on Frith Street, the pop-up will essentially one big chef’s table – you’ll be asked for feedback on the dishes to help evolve dishes that could appear on the menu at his future restaurant and there’ll be animated mirrors highlighting the progress of the ideas on the walls. Adam’s not sticking to a set style of cookery so we don’t know what you’re gonna get, but it's defo going to be an interesting experience.
54 Frith Street, London W1D 4SL -
Tottenham Court Road Leicester Square
The peeps behind Rooftop Film Club are taking summer rooftop fun to new heights this year with the Social Fun & Games Club at Stratford’s Roof East. Birdies Crazy Golf is back with an even more challenging course and there’ll be a packed programme of film screenings as well as the brand new Rooftop Rollers disco, hip-hop inspired lawn bowls from De La Bowl and Sluggers, London’s first batting cage experience. So whether you’re a big hitter or disco queen there’s plenty of chances for you to show off your skills, with that bangin’ view over the Olympic Park as your backdrop.
Roof East, 45a Broadway, London E15 1XD, United Kingdom -
Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford
Licking the spoon is always the best bit of baking, so we couldn’t be more excited about the opening of London’s first edible cookie dough pop-up at Old Street station. Naked Dough creates safe-to-eat raw cookie dough with flavours like ‘Unicorn Food’ with marshmallows and sprinkles, ‘Nutting Better’ with peanut butter and crunched peanuts and ‘Ed Sheeran’ with salted caramel and honeycomb. YUM. It comes in a cone, a tub or whizzed up into a shake for those who wanna go all in.
Until end of 2017
Old Street, London EC1Y 1BE, United Kingdom -
Old Street Old Street