Pop-ups in London
Get the scoop on the best icy treats Italy has to offer at this weekend of eating in Canopy Market. Gelatieri (ice cream pros) from all over Italy will be serving up their best and most exciting flavours. A £15 ticket (£10 for children) gives you access to sample all the flavours, as well as gelato masterclasses and themed activities during the day. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Bring some of your favourite beers and breweries to life through their art. Have a gander at London Fields Brewery and Kill Me Now Gallery's special collaborative craft beer label art exhibition. Featuring 18 international artists and breweries from across the globe all exhibiting their unique work. Not only do the beers look great, they taste great too. You'll get the chance to sample London Fields Brewery beers on tap, as well as their specials and small batches.
South Bank pop-up The BBQ Club returns next month, and this year you can reserve a private picnic spot right by the Thames - plus a gourmet hamper for four. This summer barbecue bonanza created and helmed by chef Jimmy Garcia shows off his 7-course grilled barbecue creations on the rooftop terrace. Besides good food, you'll be able to get competitive with include Giant Jenga, Boules, Skittles, Beach Tennis and Swingball. Bookings open today. Be sure to nab your spot here.
Like gin? Like brunch? If your answer is 'no' to both, you're not a real Londoner. And if it's 'yes' to both (it should be), then Dirty Martini have got a bottomless treat up their sleeves for you. Over summer the cocktail bar are offering a bottomless brunch where, alongside the usual prosecco and beer, you can indulge in unlimited G&Ts as well as passionfruit, French and espresso martinis. Add sliders, bao buns and arancini to the mix, and you're in for a pretty delicious 90 minutes.
To coincide with the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show taking place this month, 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel is going full bloom. They're transforming their traditional afternoon tea into a floral tribute inspired by the gardens at Chelsea. Modern plant hunter, horticulturalist and TV gardening presenter Tom Hart-Dyke will also be cropping up to host a special one-off guest lecture event on May 23. Tickets to the talk are available to book via email@example.com and priced at £55 per person including afternoon tea.
Fancy French cooking school Le Cordon Bleu London is opening its doors for a summer food and drink festival. Head along to get private behind the scenes tours of the legendary school, see demos hosted by Asma Khan of Darjeeling Express and featured in Netflix ‘Chef’s Table’, Anna Hansen of The Modern Pantry and Rakesh Nair of Cinnamon Club. There'll also be practical workshops hosted by Le Cordon Bleu alumni and tasty food products to take home and fill your cupboards with.
Camden Brewery gives ‘Thirsty Thursdays’ a whole new meaning. Every Thursday the brewery will be testing out new recipes and beer styles with experimental batches and collaboration beers. Aside from good drinking, there'll be pizzas provided by the epic Homeslice. This week, Camden fans can exclusively sample the ‘Home Brew Lager’. Cheers!
Beavertown is celebrating the return of the hot season by inviting Londoners to an alfresco party filled summery pints to sip on. There'll be 30 draft lines to choose from serving up hoppy stuff from Bevertown and other breweries across the country. On top of the epic beer list, there'll be stacks of soft options, food vendors and DJ’s. There are two sessions - a day-time shindig with a relaxed family-friendly summer vibe and an evening party - this one's adults only.
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