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Nine marvellous pop-ups happening in London this June

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Matilda Egere-Cooper

Get wavey on a movie boat, bag exclusive rock star merch or chow down on crêpes into the early hours at some of this month’s top pop-ups. 

OUR/SUMMER at Our/London vodka distillery

It’s summertime, so sit back and rewind at this boozy series of neighbourhood get-togethers hosted by the Our/London micro-distillery in Hackney Downs. Expect fiver cocktails, big tunes on blast and buff bites from a rotation of top chefs including Robin Gill and Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen. Our/London Vodka Ltd., Arch 435 & 436, Spurstowe Road, E8 1LS. Every Sat from Jun 3.   

Depeche Mode pop-up shop  

If ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ is your karaoke jam, get your fill of all things Depeche Mode at this one-off pop-up shop at Camden Market. The ‘Spirit’ Store will stock limited edition merch and accessories to mark the iconic band’s comeback gig at the London Stadium this weekend. Provender, Camden Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AH. Jun 2-4. Fri: 12-7pm; Sat: 10-7pm; Sun: 12-4pm.

U&U pop-up shop at 67 York Street

Need to spruce up the crib? Swing by this week-long pop-up gallery and showroom in Marylebone to ogle snazzy homeware. Design brand Utopia & Utility will be showcasing their ‘Stacking Vessels’ collection, with prices starting from £30. 67 York St, W1H 1QB. Jun 16-24. 11-6pm.

Holy Crêpe

This brilliantly-named pop-up off Brick Lane will be serving late-night, gluten-free savoury, sweet and vegan crepes for anyone who’d rather steer clear of the post-pub kebab crawl (not the worst idea). They’ll also be serving cocktails and red-and-blue-themed treats so Londoners can vote with their palates ahead of the election. Choose wisely! The Canvas Café, 42 Hanbury St, E1 5JL. Jun 6-Jul 1. Tues-Sat, 8pm-2am. 

Female Power pop-up shop

Ladies, assemble! Here’s your chance to support women in business – and sort out your summer wardrobe – at this four-day pop-up, courtesy of the London Designers Collective. The group is bringing together a brilliant selection of ten female-run brands – but after-hours, the space will also host workshops, talks and a café raising cash for Women’s Aid. 35 Thayer St, W1U 2QX. Jun 21-25. 10-7pm.

Fodder at Borough Wines & Beers’ Brewery Below

Tuck into some fancy fodder with your brew at this new pop-up hosted at Brewery Below. Former Claridges chef Michael Thompson has whipped up a nine-course tasting menu that’s all about seasonal and fresh ingredients – and the good man’s only gone and picked them all himself. Borough Wines’ Essex Road, 344a Essex Rd, N1 3PD. Jun 15-17. £45.

The Subculture Archives

Day raves, heated debates and rare photography are just some of the best bits you can check out at The Subculture Archives – a new retail and gallery space on Carnaby Street bigging up the history of counterculture. Pick up unique prints and limited edition merch or catch a talk from a roster of special guest artists. 3 Carnaby St, W1F 9QG. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat: 10-7pm; Thu: 10-8pm; Sun: 11-6pm 

Wood’s Navy Rum Shack

Rum lovers should hot foot it to King’s Cross as the Ladies & Gentleman Bar are taking over a barge – and yes, there will be cocktails ahoy! Line your belly with optional nosh from the London Shell Co or sign up for an hour-long tour of the barge for just £15 per person (Wood’s Navy Rum cocktail included). Ladies & Gentleman Bar, Goods Way, N1C. Jun 5-Jul 31.  

Movies on the River with City Cruises

If you haven’t heard, we’ve got a movie boat! Our pop-up floaty cinema will be setting sail along the Thames from on June 15, and you’ll get a chance to catch new and classic flicks including ‘La La Land’, ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘Finding Nemo’. Tower Pier, EC3N 4DT. Jun 15-Jul 15. 8pm. £29.


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