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Ten ace pop-ups happening in London this April

Isabelle Aron

Whether you fancy cranking up the heat at Meat Liquor's super spicy wing challenge, chowing down on an avocado-themed brunch or picking up some discounted designer garms, we've got you covered with this month's top pop-ups. 

The Bell & Brisket salt beef bar at The King & Co

If you're not sold on rainbow bagels, the folks at The Bell & Brisket will be keeping it old school for their residency at The King & Co, serving up traditional hand-brined salt beef bagels stuffed with pickled cabbage, dijon mayonnaise, melted cheddar and plenty of dill pickles. They've also got brisket croquettes, a trio of mini burgers on rye buns, 'filthy fries' and a weekend brunch menu, which includes a salt beef 'bacon' hash. Bring on the meat sweats. The King & Co, 100 Clapham Park Road, SW4 7BZ. Until May 2.

Pizza Pilgrims X Forza Win

Italian supperclubbers Forza Win started out as a rooftop pizza pop-up with Pizza Pilgrims in Shoreditch, and before they open their second permanent site, they're taking it back to their roots for one month only. They'll be reuniting with the guys from Pizza Pilgrims to bring you some seriously tasty pizzas including old favourites and some new collaboration pizzas. Say cheese! Thursday–Sunday, until April 30. Forza Win Peckham, 133 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN.

Bread Street Sessions featuring Papi's Pickles

The folks at Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen are handing over the reigns to some of London's best street food vendors for the Bread Street Bar Sessions. Next up, it's Papi's Pickles, which specialises in south Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine. They'll kick things off with plenty of poppadoms served with their signature pickles, followed by mutton rolls, chickpea chaat and masala dosas, before rounding things off with a south Indian doughnut flavoured with rosewater and saffron. Bread Street Kitchen, 10 Bread Street, EC4M 9AJ. 

Pet Shop Boys pop-up at Boxpark

Pelle Crépin

Is your life lacking in Pet Shop Boys merchandise? Not anymore, pal. There's going to be a pop-up Pet Shop Boys shop at Boxpark April 1-3 to celebrate the release of their new album, 'Super', where you can get your hands on t-shirts, iPhone cases, signed screen prints, badges and signed copies of their new album on CD and vinyl. You can also have a listen of the new album at one of the designated 'listening stations'. Unit 26, Boxpark, Braithwaite Street, E1 6GY.

Dark souls wings challenge at Meat Liquor

Have you got tastebuds of steel? Put 'em to the test at Meat Liquor's hot wing challenge, which involves wolfing down a plate of 20 wings, which have been smothered in a quarter of a litre of super spicy hot sauce. How hot are we talking? Well, you'll have to sign a waiver before you attempt the challenge and wear protective gloves – so, pretty hot, we're guessing. If you manage to get through the plate of wings, you'll be given a free 'I survived' t-shirt and you could win a Playstation 4 if you manage to top the restaurant's leaderboard. All Meat Liquor branches. April 4-29.

The Art of Dining: 'Say Cheese'

The Art of Dining has teamed up with The Other Art Fair to host an immersive culinary cultural extravaganza, with a four-course meal inspired by the work of photographer Martin Parr, in an exhibition of his own work. Yep, it's seriously meta. The British-themed menu includes a chicken and vermouth pie, a lemon curd mousse and a course of 'tea' (pictured above), that's actually a beef and mushroom massaman broth – so don't expect a biscuit to dunk in it. April 7-10. The Other Art Fair. Victoria House, Southampton Row, WC1B 4DA. £40.

Pop Feast

If you can never settle on a place for dinner, Pop Feast will be your kind of supper club. They're bringing together three of Pop Brixton's traders – Zoe's Ghana Kitchen, Baba G's Bhangra Burger and Viet Box – so that you can get a taste of all their food in a mega six-course meal. Each vendor will be cooking up two courses, including scallop carpaccio with mango jelly, slow-cooked goat curry, and Vietnamese duck ravioli. They'll also be serving three paired cocktails, so you'll definitely leave well fed and watered. Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Rd, SW9 8PQ. April 7. £40.

PopUp Painting

Creative juices aren't the only thing that'll be flowing at PopUp Painting's boozy art classes, where you'll have a glass of wine in one hand and a paintbrush in the other. All their events are themed, so you can choose from a class inspired by Van Gogh’s ’Starry Night’ with a soundtrack about stars, a Picasso night with French wine and music, or a pop art night with tunes from the '60s. Various locations throughout April.

Avocado brunch club

Have we reached peak avocado? Quite possibly, yes. But who cares, because there's a pop-up avocado brunch club coming to London and it sounds amazing. There are five avocado-centric courses, including avocado gazpacho, deep-fried avocado in quinoa, avocado ice cream AND an avocado margarita. And the best part? Avocado on toast isn't even getting a look-in. Printworks Kitchen, 26 Rosebery Ave, EC1R 4SX. April 10. £55.

Concrete Studio sample sale

Give your wardrobe a spring clean and then reward yourself with a trip to Concrete Studio's menswear sample sale where you can get up to 80 percent off from the likes of Natural Selection, ADYN, Stutterheim, Filson and Vintage Frames. The Dray Walk Gallery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL. April 1-3. 


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