Sunday, 21 January 2018

Cadbury's Pop-up Glass & A Half Store in Soho - Where you can Pay with Trinkets

Love this - Cadbury is extending its most recent TV ad - where a girl 'buys' her mum a bar of chocolate with things she finds in her pocket - by opening a pop-up shop in Soho where you can do the same.  The Cadbury Glass and a Half shop will be open at 57 Greek Street, Soho from Thursday 25th - Sunday 28th January 2018, from 10am - 6pm, and you really will be able to buy a bar of chocolate with an old key ring, buttons, and more (or a toy unicorn).  There are 10,000 bars to be bought - go early!

"This January, Cadbury is bringing an authentic, very purple newsagent’s shop to the heart of Soho for the first time ever. Kitted out with unique Cadbury newspapers, postcards, household items and more importantly, Cadbury Dairy Milk, the shop will be open to fans for four days from 25th-28th January. The very special Cadbury Glass and a Half shop has one unique requirement, which is that no money will be exchanged. Instead, shoppers will be able to get their hands on a bar of their favourite Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate in return for a knick-knack, trinket, plastic ring, forgotten keyring or even a button!
This one-of-a-kind newsagent will be stocked with a range of never seen before purple items reminiscent of a traditional corner shop. But the only item for sale across the four days it’s open will be Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate… and the only payment accepted will be a selection of household knick-knacks or trinkets. With over 10,000 bars to give away over the four-day period, the shop will be open between 10am and 6pm welcoming chocolate fans from everywhere to come down and enjoy the nation’s favourite chocolate, delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk.
The purple newsagents is opening to bring to life the latest Cadbury TV advert and celebrate the generosity displayed by the characters that feature in it. The advert tells the story of a young girl who enters a corner store wanting to buy a bar of Cadbury Dairy Milk. However, it's not for her - it’s for her mum's birthday. As the girl has never been into a shop on her own before, she attempts to emulate what she has seen her mum do and gets her purse out to pay, but inside there is only a collection of small knick-knacks. She goes to pay using these trinkets, including a button and fake diamond ring, which the shopkeeper generously accepts. Even though it leaves him out of pocket, the girl is able to leave the shop with her Mum’s favourite bar of Cadbury Dairy Milk, and a smile on her face.
Once the London Glass and a Half shop has closed, Cadbury will be opening more purple doors to chocolate fans in Birmingham and Sheffield where fans can exchange their own knick-knacks for a bar of delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk. In addition to this, Cadbury is creating a digital activation so no matter where you are in the country you can get your own bar of Cadbury Dairy Milk from our online newsagents in the same way as the real life shop.
The Glass and a Half shop and brand new TVC are part of the first campaign under Cadbury’s new global brand platform, which shines a light on the theme of generosity and takes Cadbury back to its roots; a family brand founded on generous principles that enabled moments of real human connection by making chocolate available for everyone to enjoy and share. As part of the new platform Cadbury will be shining a light on genuine acts of kindness and true moments of human connection that are occurring every day."

When - Friday 25th - Sunday 28th January 2018
10am - 6pm

Where - 57 Greek Street, W1D 3DX


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Link - Cadbury on Facebook

Malt + Pepper's One Week Pop-up with the Redcurch Brewery in Bethnal Green

Malt + Pepper continue their rise with a one week pop-up in Bethnal Green in collatoration with the Redchurch Brewery, featuring food cooked in Redchurch's beers.  Dishes include Pulled Duck Dirty Fries with Soured Plum Ketchup, and the M+P x Redchurch Burger with Redchurch Spent Grain Bun, caramelised onion (w/ Hoxton stout), beef patty, beer candied bacon/  It's open from Monday 5th - Sunday 11th February - I think (& hope) this one is going to be crazy busy!

Also - book before the 1st February and get your first drink on us, just quote "LondonPopUps sent me" when using the booking form

"Since the end of December, we've been working away behind the scenes to create a UK first, and our most ambitious project yet. For one week only, we're taking over an Arch in Cambridge Heath and working with the guys from Redchurch Brewery, located just a few yards away.
Our menu will be created exclusively with beers brewed and supplied by Redchurch Brewery and our draught beer and bottle offer will also come the Bethnal Green based brewery. 
We'll open the doors on Monday, 5th February @ 5pm and then open from lunch through to dinner from Tuesday - Sunday. We're excited to have the opportunity to showcase our food in East London for the first time and experiment with both Redchurch's awesome core range along with the expansive Urban Farmhouse specials."

When - Monday 5th - Sunday 11th February 2018
Monday, 5th February: 5pm til 11pm
Tuesday, 6th - Thursday, 8th: 12pm til 11pm
Friday 9th & Saturday, 10th: 12pm til 1am (kitchen til 11pm)
Sunday, 11th February: 12pm til 10pm

Where - 298-299, Railway Arches, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9HA

Booking - Book here
Book before the 1st February and get your first drink on us, just quote "LondonPopUps sent me" when using the booking form

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Link - Malt + Pepper

BXR's Pop-up Boxing Gym at Selfridges on Oxford Street

Boxing & fitness brand BXR is opening a pop-up boxing gym at Selfridges on 1st February, offering classes, personal training and more Thursdays to Sundays, with BXR branded activewear, jewellery and art also on sale at the Selfridges Corner Shop.  All details about booking classes below:

"BXR London, the world’s first boutique boxing club, will launch an exclusive pop up boxing gym at Selfridges, as part of Lamyland X Selfridges, in collaboration with renowned artist, creative director and producer Michele Lamy.
Inspired by her love of boxing and her training experience at BXR since its launch in January 2017, Michele was keen to partner with BXR to offer their unique boxing as part of her exciting Lamyland project.  “Boxing is fascinating… More than a sport it’s a state of mind. Once up on the ring, losing the robe, almost naked, you bare soul and mind and start the encounter of four firsts and two heads in an uncertain outcome.
The rage to live throws its thunders in the fights. It’s the NOBLE ART’ ” Launching on the 1 st February, BXR will be operating a fully-functioning boxing gym in the Ultralounge area on the lower ground floor of the store. During the month of February, Selfridges customers and Londoners alike can select from one of the bespoke in-store BXR experiences; including a 45-minute group boxing class, or a private personal boxing session with one of their elite coaches. There will also be workshops and social moments hosted by Michele and friends during this time.
Combining elements from their renowned ‘Boxing Skills’ and ‘Strength and Conditioning’ classes, the bespoke BXR Ultralounge group exercise classes will run at peak times, from Thursday to Sunday. With punch bags supplied by boxing kit global leaders, Everlast, classes are designed to teach and hone individuals boxing skills through a variety of high intensity rounds of boxing, bodyweight exercises and ab drills, whilst incorporating a series of strength, mobility and conditioning exercises for an effective, full-body workout. 
The BXR boxing studio is an expansion of the Lamyland x Selfridges project, which officially launches on January 4 th, 2018, aiming to turn retail new- year-new- you concepts on their head. As part of this project, Michele Lamy along with boxing collaborators, artists and friends including Gareth Pugh, Stephen Jones, Edward Bess and Rick Owens, will create an exclusive collection of boxing active wear, equipment, memorabilia, jewellery, fragrance & art, which will retail at The Selfridges Corner Shop.
To be up with a fighting chance of securing a BXR Selfridges experience, visit to view the timetable and book your preferred slot.

When - 1st-28th February 2018
Thurdays to Sundays

Where - Where - Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB
Ultralounge area on the lower ground floor of the store

Booking - To make a reservation please visit


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Link - BXR Selfridges

Winterland 2018 - The Riverside Pop-up in Fulham Returns

Winterland, the riverside pop-up in Fulham with an enchanted forest, food - inc raclette - from Jimmy Garcia, and cocktails, re-opens for a month on 1st February 2018, due to popular demand.  Book your private lodge or riverside igloo, go curling, or sing karaoke.  They will also have a special Valentine's Night event.  Get involved!

"Now open throughout February, Winterland, one of the city's most extravagant heated outdoor drinking, dining and entertainment destinations, boasts its very own enchanted forest, cosy winter lodges, riverside igloos, curling lanes, karaoke booths and a fully licensed bar featuring winter warmer cocktails such as the Spiced Hot Maple Bourbon Toddy and Gin Merry Martini. Guests can relax on fur lined sofas and indulge in food courtesy of Jimmy Garcia of Jimmy's Lodge, who is on hand to serve up incredible fondues and raclettes. 
As well as amazing food and drink on offer, Winterland boasts an amazing snow-clad adult playground, featuring four fantastic curling lanes where guests can try their hand at a Winter Olympics favourite, neon-lit mini golf, beer & prosecco pong for a wintery spin on the classic college drinking game, and table tennis for those who want to keep fit whatever the weather. New for February is Winterland's very own karaoke booth where visitors can belt out the best of old and new classics to their hearts content, a perfect way to stay warm!
Winterland welcomes parties and larger groups. Fur lined sofas can be booked for up to 15 people and group bookings of up to 10 have access to heated winter lodges and heated igloos by the river for up to 8 people. Birthday packages of fondue and booze are available to pre-order. Curling lanes, beer pong and ping pong tables available to hire from £5 per person. Private hire and secret private dining room bookings available, as are karaoke booth bookings.
Entry starts at £5, giving entry and access to any of the free seating from feasting tables to furry sofas. Limited tickets can be purchased on the door or jump the queue by pre-booking ticket on the Winterland website."

When - From Thursday 9th November 2017
Thursday & Friday: 6pm - 11pm
Saturday: 12pm - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm-7pm

Where - Winterland, Wandsworth Bridge Road, London, SW6 2TY

Booking -
London starts at £5 granting access to heated seating and the enchanted forest. Private hire bookings available. Further information via and get tickets via Design My Night here - Curling is separate with tickets available here.


Link - Winterland London

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The 'Kultured' Pop-up Bar with Kombucha & Fermented Drinks in Soho

Kultured is a pop-up bar at 21 Great Windmill Street, Soho, just south of Brewer Street, specialising in fermented and foraged food and drinks, including kombucha, a fermented black or green tea.  Set up by Alix Caiger and Jono Hope, it's open Mondays to Saturdays until the end of February, but hopefully longer.  Visit!

"Soho has a new resident in the form of Kultured, a pop-up bar serving its own naturally carbonated tonics and kombuchas with the best of English spirits, as well a perfectly complementing sharing plates menu of the finest fermented food.
Soho’s 21 Great Windmill Street – a former townhouse spanning four floors – will be the place to call home for Kultured. Open Monday-Saturday from 11.30am, the bar will welcome pre-bookings and walk-ins who are open to the introduction of a new way – the Kultured way – of drinking and dining in the Capital.
Kultured’s naturally carbonated tonics and kombuchas are created from all-natural, English produce – many of the ingredients have been foraged from the East London Marshes by the Kultured team, and others sourced from the best local suppliers. The tonics and kombuchas will be served with English spirits, as well as featuring on a specially curated cocktail menu, including:
- Turbo Gin and Tonic (Gin, espresso, black pepper tonic)
- Winter Kir (Harrow and Hope sparkling, Victory bitters)
- Mulberry Chocolate Tonic (100% dark chocolate ganache, mulberry gin, sea salt)To match the cocktails, the Kultured team has created a menu incorporating a whole host of fermented foods for brunch, lunch, dinner, and bar snacks too. Dishes include:
- Signature East End bagels, salt beef & kimcheese
- Potato cake, Ewes eggs, jalapeño kraut slaw, ham hock, marmite crème fraiche
- Whipped bone marrow, fermented chilli, smoked salt and toast
- Black rice, avocado, sesame tamari brittle, green kimchi
The team behind Kultured are Jono Hope, who launched Bunyardi (London’s first naked restaurant) and Alix Caiger, founder of Caiger & Co. and Salt of the Earth. Jono and Alix have worked together for several years, finding a joint love of all things fermented when they were approached to work on a new café concept early last year."

When - Mondays to Saturdays until the end of Feb 2018 (& possibly longer)
Mon 12 noon - 10pm
Tues - Fri 12 noon - midnight
Sat 11:30am - midnight 

Where - 21 Great Windmill Street, W1D 7LB

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Link 1 - Kultured
Link 2 - Kultured on Twitter

Tokunbo's Kitchen's Winter Weekday Residency at Green Rooms Hotel in N22

Tokunbo's Kitchen has just started a new residency at The Green Rooms Hotel in Wood Green, N22, serving up her great Nigerian food Mondays to Fridays for lunch and dinner until the end of March 2018.  There is also a vegan supperclub every Tuesday evening.I love Tokunbo's food - go and try it! 

"Our new winter residency starts Monday 15th January. Join us, Monday - Friday, for lunch 12-3pm and dinner 5-9pm."

When - Mondays to Fridays til end of March 2018
12pm-3pm & 5pm-9pm

Where - Green Rooms, 13-27 Station Road, Wood Green, N22 6UW


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Link 1 - Green Rooms
Link 2 - Tokunbo's Kitchen on Twitter

Friday, 19 January 2018

Pop-ups in London - 19th - 26th January 2018

Brindian's British & Indian Fusion Pop-up in Kentish Town - Fri-Sun

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Food & Drink

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* Brindian's British & Indian Fusion Pop-up in Kentish Town - Fri-Sun
* The Cadbury Creme Egg Camp Pop-up in Old Street - Thurs-Sun
* The Canadian Breakfast Stout Brunch at The Axe in N16 - Sat 20th
* Chef Romy Gill's takeover of Bleecker Burger in EC4 - Weds 24th
Cooking Happy's Weekly Thai Pop-up in Peckham - Sun
* The Dessert Deli's Sunday Roast in Battersea - Sun
Freakscene - Scott Hallsworth's new pop-up, in Clerkenwell - Tues-Sat
An Intro to Kombucha in N1 - Weds 24th
* KERB's Vegan Curry Night in Camden - Weds 24th & Thurs 25th
* Lele's Vegan Supperclub in Clapton - Thurs 25th
The Mookrata Thai BBQ Pop-up on Shaftesbury Avenue - Daily
The 'Nuclear Winter' Immersive Pop-up with Dining, Bars & more in Tottenham Hale - Weds-Sat
Mr Singh's Sunday Brunch Club at Johnny Rocco's Bar in Forest Gate, E7 - Sundays
Rempah Malaysian Pop-up in Peckham - Wednesdays
Guest Pitas at Shawarmabar in Exmouth Market - Mon-Sat

Streetfood Markets

Dinerama - The Streetfood Market in Shoreditch - Re-opens 12th Jan
Fat Gay Vegan's Weekly Vegan Streetfood Market in Hackney - Saturdays
KERB's Streetfood Market in Camden - Daily 
Street Feast’s Giant Robot  in Canary Wharf - Daily 

Pub & Bar Residencies - Often Open 6 or 7 Days a Week

Mao Chow's Vegan Chinese Residency at Pamela in Dalston - Tues-Sat
Craving Coffee's #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - Thurs - Sat
Cucina Rustica's Winter Sicilian Residency at Blend in N8 - Weds-Sun
Cue Point's BBQ at The Rose & Crown in Kentish Town - Weds-Sun
GoneBurger's 6 Month Residency at The Three Compasses in Dalston - Daily
Malt + Pepper's January Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily
Marlon's Kitchen's 6 Week Colombian Residency at Unwined in Tooting - Thurs-Sun
* Tokunbo's Kitchen's Nigerian Residency at Green Rooms in N22 - Mon-Fri

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Boxpark Pop-up Retail Mall in Shoreditch
Brands Popping Up at Old Street Station

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