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11 top pop-ups happening in London this November

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Isabelle Aron
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Whether you fancy getting in the Christmas spirit at a mulled wine festival, stuffing your face at Street Feast's new Hawker House, or heading underground for a subterranean film screening at The Vaults, we've got you covered with this month's best pop-ups.

Street Feast's Hawker House

Summer might be over, but London's love affair with street food markets continues. To satisfy our endless appetite, Street Feast is back with another instalment of its (thankfully) indoor winter market, Hawker House – this time in a much bigger venue at a two-storey warehouse in Canada Water. Expect some of the usual suspects including B.O.B’s Lobster, Smokestak, Mother Clucker, as well as a new offering from Smokehouse's chef Neil Rankin, who will be slow-cooking huge joints of meat in a two-metre tall 'cage'. They've also got six bars, including one where you can play whiskey roulette, so you'll be well watered too. Arrive hungry and leave very, very full. Hawker House, Canada Street, SE16 2XU.

Rekorderlig Cider Lodge

Warm your cockles at this Scandi-inspired pop-up lodge, which is part of the Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival. Get cosy by the fire pit and sip on warm cider and other festive cocktails including frosty cosmos and svenska mojitos. Southbank Centre’s Queen’s Walk, SE1 8XX. November 20–January 17.

Mulled Wine Festival

Yes, it's only November, but why should we only drink mulled wine for one month of the year? Get a head start on the festive season at London's first mulled wine festival, where they're mulling everything in sight including wine, cider, candy and ice cream from the likes of Gordon Ramsay's Heddon Street Kitchen, Thistly Cross Cider and Morelli's Gelato. Covent Garden, East Piazza. November 12-14, midday-9pm. Free (guests must check into the Yelp app or donate £10 to charity).

Underground Film Club at The Vaults

Rootftop Cinema Club is going into hibernation again for the winter months, relocating deep underground to The Vaults in Waterloo for another season of Underground Film Club. The tunnels have been transformed into a swanky cinema decked out with velvet seats where you can kick back and watch screenings of new releases, including 'Amy' and 'Jurassic World' as well as some old favourites - 'Casablanca' and 'Some Like It Hot'. The Vaults, Launcelot Street, SE1 7AD.

Tokyo Nights

Night Tales is shaking things up this winter by transforming its Shoreditch space into new Japanese-inspired night market, decked out with neon signs, cherry blossoms and a private dining room where Tokyo-born chef Yoshiko Wada will be hosting an eight-course supper club. They've also teamed up with six vendors including Patty & Bun, Nanny Bill's and Bubbledogs, which will be putting a Japanese twist on their street food offerings. Red Market, 288-299 Old Street, EC1V 9DP. Thursday–Saturday until December 19. 

Syrian Supper Club

Help raise money for refugees at this Syrian-inspired supper club, where all of the proceeds will be split between buying useful items for refugees held in Calais and the supper club's new initiative ‘Hands Up for Medical Salaries III’, which is raising funds for the medical team at a field hospital in Aleppo, Syria. Feast on a three-course meal with dishes including beetroot babaganoush, pomegranate poussin and sticky date and almond pudding. Get tickets. Palm 2, Lower Clapton Road, E5 0SB. November 13, 8pm.

Le Bun at Le Zetter

Street food favourites Le Bun are setting up shop for a five-week residency at The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell, where they'll be serving up new dishes including duck 'fries' poutine and 'le truffle double double' – a double cheese burger with truffle mayo and truffle veal jam. And to ease aching heads on weekends, they've got a special brunch menu featuring le benedict bun, truffles 'n' waffles and bottomless prosecco, if you're up to it. 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M 5RJ. November 12–December 20.

The House of Peroni

The House of Peroni is back in Brick Lane for another year, bringing a slice of Mediterranean life to east London by transforming the Truman Brewery into an Italian-style home. Take a seat at the dining table or hang out on the terrace and work your way through the list of Peroni-infused cocktails including the negroni autunno and a hop-infused espresso martini. 152 Brick Lane, E1 6RU. Until November 25.

Little Feast

Street food festival Feast's younger sibling returns to Shepherd's Bush with a wintery offering at this Scandinavian forest-inspired pop-up. Chow down on slow-roasted pork and lamb and flatbreads from Sticky Beaks, wood-fired pizzas from Tomattos or pick up freshly baked bread, cheese, smoked fish and meat from The Deli Shed, which is open on weekends. They'll also be selling Danish Christmas trees from November 13 and unveiling a giant advent calendar in December, which will feature daily food and drink offers. Shepherds Bush Yard, Goldhawk Road, W12 8HA. November 5–December 23, Wednesday–Sunday.

B.I.B pop-up wine bar

Ah, boxed wine – usually bought in bulk and served at sweaty-tent temperature during festival season. But natural wine club Weino London is hoping to shake off that reputation by opening a super classy boxed wine pop-up bar. They're taking up residency at Brunswick East in Dalston, where they'll be serving wine by the glass at £3 as well as a few small plates to help soak up all the boxed booze. Brunswick East, Stamford Works, Gillett Street, N16 8JH. Wednesday–Saturday throughout November. 

The Engine Room

Go back in time at The Art of Dining's latest pop-up supper club, where they'll be taking over The London Museum of Water and Steam for a night of immersive dining inspired by Victorian London. You'll get to explore the historic pump house before learning how to mix your own cocktails and feasting on a five-course meal with each dish inspired by oil, minerals, steam, smoke and fire, including smoked lamb shoulder and a cardamom and pistachio Alaska bombe flambé. The London Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, TW8 0EN. November 17-20 and 25-27. £55. 

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