From winter wonderlands to one-day only immersive experiences and the coolest restaurants, never miss one of these one-off wonders ever again. This is our up-to-the-minute guide to the best London pop ups to check out.


15th April - summer 2021
Borough Market Kitchen, Winchester Walk, London, UK

After a successful evening pop-up series last summer, Nick Fitzgerald is bringing it back to Tacos Padre for 2021. Running Thursdays – Saturdays on the fully covered terrace outside the Borough Market stall, the pop-up sees Nick cook up a full dinner menu, featuring dishes like crab tostada with guajillo & tamarind, sweet potato flauta, Baja-style fish tacos, Iberico presa al pastor with burnt habanero pickled pineapple, grilled lamb with pasilla mixe, and churros with cascabel cajeta alongside frozen and mezcal margs, natural wines and beers from Mexico and London.


12th April - summer 2021
12 Stoney Street, London SE1 9AD, UK

Elliot’s is bringing back its pop-up terrace opposite the Borough Market restaurant, where can feast on the likes of Cantabrian anchovy toast; Isle of Mull cheese puffs; potato flatbread with Irish trout roe and sour cream chive butter; tuna crudo; langoustines with ginger and white pepper; and pizzas like taleggio, sage and brown butter and epic mortadella, olive, and pistachio.


15th April - summer 2021
2-16 Bayford Street, London, UK

After popping up last summer, outdoor bar and restaurant London Fields Courtyard is back for 2021. Returning to London Fields (duh!), the 180-capacity space will be open Fridays – Sundays, serving up a BBQ menu from chef Daniel Watkins with dishes like fermented squash hummus, crispy pork belly bun with apple jalapeno kraut, smoked celeriac & mushroom XO naan and rump of beef with beetroot horseradish.


16th April - 16th May 2021
1 Barrett Road, London E17 3FU, UK

First they popped up inside Walthamstow pie & mash shop L Manze, then they went permanent, and then the pandemic happened and they had to close. But now The Jellied Eel is back, popping up this time at Wood Street Studios Fridays – Sundays – they’ll be doing the pints and the cocktails with street food coming courtesy of The Lacy Nook.


12th April - August 2021
68 Duke Street, London, UK

Zero-Living, the sustainably conscious website founded by Natalie Denyer, is popping up IRL with a store in Mayfair. The shop stocks local and UK-based plastic-free, vegan, organic, recycled and Fairtrade products across homeware, beauty, fashion, cleaning and more with brands like Homework, Aff & Jam, ede, Colt & Willow, The Modern Style and Ash & Plum.


Opens 16th April 2021
3 Carnaby Street, London, UK

The Museum of Youth Culture is popping up on Carnaby Street with a shop, gallery and events space. The pop-up will feature the Reconstructed Teenage Bedroom installation filled with posters and zines, a Rusty Pin Badge Collection, a whole load of rave flyers and teenage photograph submissions the Museum has had for its Grown Up Britain project.


1st May - 7th August 2021
Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF, UK

Skylight is known for its epic rooftop space but this spring and summer it’s teaming up with KERB and taking over the quayside area at Tobacco Dock too. There’ll be picnic tables and parasols along the canal and two new food trucks will park up on Saturdays every month, kicking off with Fundi Pizza and Tongue ‘n Cheek and as well as the food you’ll also be able to enjoy Skylight’s lawn games.


12th April - 16th May 2021
10 Northumberland Ave, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5AE, UK
  • Monday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM

Kerridge’s Bar & Grill is opening a second outdoor space, Kerridge’s Garden Grill, at the Corinthia London this spring. The 46-cover terrace will feature an open Synergy grill, with dishes like grilled scallop with English asparagus & baked potato mayo, grilled whole lobster with herb butter, Cornish day boat turbot with seaweed tartare sauce, beef burger with Ogleshield cheese & pulled pork, and Amalfi lemon tart with raspberry coulis on the menu. The terrace will only be around from 12th April – 16th May though, so get those ressies in.


April - October 2021
252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN, UK

A bit of the Scottish Highlands is coming to Holborn as Rosewood London opens The Macallan Manor House in the courtyard. Inspired by a riverside boathouse, the ceiling will be filled with flowers with fishing nets and foliage throughout the rest of the space and wildlfowers and heathers outside. As well as Macallan whisky cocktails you’ll be able to tuck into dishes like griddled prawns with garlic butter, lamb rump with Jersey Royals & spring vegetables, and Paris-Brest with salted caramel & praline from the Holborn Dining Room team.