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Ten ace pop-ups happening in London this June

Isabelle Aron

Whether you fancy dining in the London dungeons at a fire-themed supper club, rummaging through vinyl at the Hackney Record Fair, or sipping on a (classy) selection of boxed wine, we've got you covered with this month's top pop-ups.

CLAW summer pop-up at Skylon

Want a taste of the seaside without leaving London? Get your pincers on an array of crustacean-themed street food at Claw's summer residency at Skylon in the Royal Festival Hall. Chow down on sea bream carpaccio, crab croquette fondue, black sesame crayfish toast and kimchi crab burgers. If you've still got room for dessert, they've also got sweet treats from The Marshmallowist. Skylon. Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX. June 1 - August 30.

KinoVino presents: 'Fantastic Mr Fox' with chef Oliver Rowe

Sack off the multiplex and head to this cinematic supper club, where they'll be screening 'Fantastic Mr Fox' and serving up an equally fantastic five-course meal inspired by the film. Expect sour apple popcorn, savoury doughnuts with goose liver parfait, cider braised chicken and plenty of cider to drink, too. Palm2, 152 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0QJ. June 9-10, 7pm-11pm. £45.

2 Fingers at Acoustic Sundays

The humble fish finger sandwich is finally getting the attention it deserves thanks to street food vendors 2 Fingers, who will be serving up a variety of fishy dishes at the first summer instalment of Acoustic Sundays’ at The Crypt in Hackney. Choose between the 'Old Skool' classic - a Bird's Eye fish finger and ketchup sarnie - or take things up market with the 'Po$h' sandwich -  a salt and pepper-crusted bloomer loaf, stuffed with cod loin and accompanied by homemade tartare sauce. The Crypt, Northchurch Terrace, De Beauvoir, Hackney, N1 4DA June 5, 2pm-7pm.  

Wimbledon pop-up at Bread Street Kitchen

It's that time of year again when everyone starts knocking back Pimms and obsessing over all things strawberry and cream. Oh, and watching tennis. Yep, Wimbledon kicks off on June 27, but if you didn't manage to get tickets, don't despair. Head over to Bread Street Kitchen, which is being transformed into a Wimbledon-themed pop-up. The Gordon Ramsay restaurant will be decked out with picnic benches and blankets, as well as plenty of screens to watch all the action on. Plus, they'll be serving up a selection of small bites including lobster rolls, crispy scotch eggs and Eton mess. Bread Street Kitchen, 10 Bread Street, EC4M 9AJ. June 27 - July 10.

Fire & Feast

Immersive dining aficionados have teamed up with the folks at The London Dungeon for a supper club inspired by the great Great Fire of London. Guests will get an exclusive first look at the London Dungeon’s new ‘Escape The Great Fire’ show, before tucking into a five-course meal in the dungeons. Expect plenty of fire-themed fare including Sichuan-style beef ribs in fire sauce and burnt butter cake served with burnt white chocolate and stewed gooseberries. Book tickets here. The London Dungeon, Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB. June 14-25. £55.

Little Feast

Don't be mislead by this street food market's name - you'll need a big appetite if you want to make the most of all the ace traders at Little Feast's summer residency in Shepherd's Bush. They've lined up six tasty street-food vendors including Latin American-inspired grilled meats from Bull & Rancher, slow-cooked croquettes from Nanny Bill's and Cuban sandwiches from Jama Cubana. Little Feast is at Shepherd’s Bush Yard, Goldhawk Road, W12 8HA. June 1-August 22. Wednesday - Friday, 6pm-11pm. Saturday, 12-11pm and Sunday, 12-8pm.

Royal Drawing School's pop-up drawing studio in Selfridges

Get your creative juices flowing at the Royal Drawing School's drop-in sessions at Selfridges. They're encouraging folks to take a break from shopping and pick up a pencil at one of their drawing stations. It's totally free, all materials are provided, and artists from the Royal Drawing School will be on hand to provide one-to-one tuition. Selfridges. 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB. June 2. Free. 

BIB Taproom's boxed wine tasting pop-up

Proving that boxed wine is no longer reserved for festival-goers who just want to get pissed, BIB natural wine taproom is showcasing the finer varieties you can now get your hands on. From June 1-11, they'll be hosting tastings where you can meet the suppliers and take a box (or two) home with you. BIB natural wine taproom. Stamford Works, 3 Gillett Street, Dalston, N16 8JH. June 1-11.

Pret's veggie pop-up

Meat-lovers, look away now. The folks at Pret have taken the plunge and gone totally veggie for one month only at their Broadwick Street branch in Soho. They're trialling 45 new vegetarian and vegan recipes, including open sandwiches, fresh smoothies and a new range of hot protein pots. Customers will be able to leave feedback in-store and the most popular items might just make it onto the regular menu. 35 Broadwick Street, W1F 0DH. Open throughout June.

Hackney Record Fair

If your idea of a perfect day involves rummaging through boxes of vinyl, then you're in for a treat at the Hackney Record Fair, where you can get your hands on rare LPs, cassettes and vintage hi-fi. And if your collection could do with sprucing up, they're also offering a free record-cleaning service. Epic Dalston, 13-15 Stoke Newington High St. N16 8BH. June 5, 11am - 6pm. Free entry.


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