Whether you want to boogie to Balearic music, eat street food in an abandoned warehouse, lose yourself in a Swedish forest or just rave on a pontoon, London has a pop-up experience to suit everyone. Here’s our pick of London's best pop-ups.
Pop-ups in London
A vegetarian and vegan pop-up supperclub with an exotic Indian twist from the Ruby and Pickles duo. Each event focuses on a different theme, with past meals including a Mediterranean feast, autumnal supper and afternoon tea with fizz. The next event will be an alternative Burns Night supper on January 22, including a vegan haggis and cranachan.
Bartenders representing a variety of gin brands battle it out creating 'classic' gin martinis with an innovative twist. The champion tipple will be available to enjoy at its resident bar throughout 2017. And you can be a part of the action - sampling the contenders martinis and enjoying a range of canapés - the perfect antidote to a dreary January.
Pop-up pro Jimmy Garcia is bringing back his immersive Alpine lodge in 2016 following last year's success. Wintry dishes and hot cocktails will have you tearing off those Christmas jumpers in no time. Fondue and wild game feature on the food menu, and visitors can get merrier on hot toddies and other cosy tipples. Booking is recommended.
Seafood and game gurus Mac & Wild are popping up in the city with their award-winning burgers which are sure to warm up your lunch breaks. Alongside their classics, the team will also be serving brand new dishes.
Guerrilla Tacos join forces with Breddos for a one-off dinner, a menu takeover and a party featuring £2-£3 tacos and £2 drinks. Expect tostadas, seafood, Herradura cocktails and mescal pairing throughout the dinner (Jan 20), and DJs spinning into the evening at the tasty taco party (Jan 22). Book for a 6.30pm or 8pm dinner sitting via the event page.
A series of booze-fuelled events giving guests the chance to samples some fine whiskies. The programme includes masterclasses with Glenfiddich (Jan 17-19), a Butchery and Bourbon evening (Feb 22-23, Mar 1), and lessons in cocktail making, courtesy of Four Roses Bourbon (Jan 12, 23, Feb 9). Check both the Youngs and Geronimo Inns websites for specific dates, times and booking.
Back again for another winter, Sipsmith Gin's the star of the show at this cocktail pop-up on the Ham Yard Hotel roof. Blankets available, Hot Negronis and Reverse Martinis on the menu, booking encouraged via the Hot Gin Roof event page.
Celebrated bartenders Kelsey Ramage (Dandelyan) and Iain Griffiths' (Mr Lyan) new venture has been founded in an attempt to tackle the issue of mass consumption within the cocktail trade. The pair have been travelling around the world, identifying how cuisines and cultures waste different flavours by binning them without maximising them in drink creation. This pop-up will endeavour to produce excellent cocktails with zero waste. It's cash only and you can't make reservations so arrive early.