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8 Days a Week from London Pop-ups

Welcome to the newsletter.  The aim is to give you notice of the best of the pop-up & short term things that are happening in London, with a focus on food.


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This week we have -

Thursday - Thursday - Barbarian at Climpson’s Arch, Vinery London, & a Wind in the Willows Supper Club
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - Fourpure Brewing X The Brewery Kitchen’s Boozy Brunch in SE16
Shop of the Week - Mary Portas' Living & Giving Pop-up at Liberty in Soho for Save The Children




Follow LondonPopUps on Instagram - pics from pop-ups, plus upcoming events


What’s on this week

Brand New - 
Barbarian's Asian Dinners at Climpson's Arch in London Fields - Thurs-Sat
Chinese Laundry Room's 3 Day Pop-up at Daily Goods in Camberwell - Thurs-Sat
Lele's August Supperclub in Clapton - Thurs
The Vinery London Pop-up Honesty Wine Bar in Soho - Fri 18th
The Literary Hour's 'Banquet In Toad Hall' Supper Club in Stoke Newington - Dates til 3rd Sept
The Vegan Food Market in Hackney Downs - Sat
HARA's Weekend Brunches in E5 - Sat & Sun
Sunday Lunch at Darjeeling Express in Soho - Sun

Last Chance - 
The Summer Tastefest at St Christopher's Place - Ends Thurs 17th

Thursday 17th August

(Lots of things are open all week or weekend - see what’s closest to you on the map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l )

Barbarian's Asian Dinners at Climpson's Arch in London Fields - Thurs-Sat
Barbarian is popping up for 3 nights at Climpson's Arch in London Fields with a set dinner exploring the diverse flavours throughout Asia and sub-continent.  Taking place from Thursday 17th - Saturday 19th, dinners cost £41 incl fees, and start at 7pm, with later sittings at 9pm added on Friday and Saturday due to demand.  Go!

Chinese Laundry Room's 3 Day Pop-up at Daily Goods in Camberwell - Thurs-Sat
The Chinese Laundry Room is a a restaurant on Upper Street Islington, which unfortunately was damaged by a fire at the end of February.  They have been holding pop-ups until they can re-open - they held one in March in Clapton - and are holding a second at the Daily Goods coffee shop in Camberwell from Thurday 17th to Saturday 19th August.  There is no booking, and it look like it will be lots of fun - please support them!

Lele's August Supperclub in Clapton
"Join us for food, drinks and good times. We will be serving 5 starters, 1 main, 1 dessert and 1 special cocktail.
If you've come before you know you are in for a treat, and if you haven't yet, then it's about time!”

The final day of The Summer Tastefest at St Christopher's Place - Tues-Thurs
"This August you’re invited to come indulge in tasty twists on our favourite summer classics at the 3-day St Christopher’s Place Summer #Tastefest which will showcase a never-seen-before dish made with the world’s most unique ingredients each night, across Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 August from 5pm -8pm.
We’ve partnered with three very special food and drink brands to reinvent the culinary classics of jelly, ice cream and cocktails to bring you a gastronomic treat to try for one night only."

Colombian Street Kitchen's July & August Residency at Blend in N8 - Weds - Sats

Billy Smokes Barbecue at the Institute of Light in London Fields - Weds-Sun til December

James Nicholson's Persian Residency at Louie Louie in SE17 - Weds - Sat

Craving Coffee's July 2017 #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - Hanoi Cà Phê - Vietnamese - Thurs-Sat

Frizzante's Thursday Night Agriturismo Supperclub in Hackney - Thursdays

Friday 18th August
The Vinery London Pop-up Honesty Wine Bar in Soho - Fri 18th
Vinery, the Berlin-style 'honesty wine bar' is back for one night in August, this time on a Friday night in Soho.  It's happening on Friday 18th August at The Soho Collective in Moor Street (above Ed's Easy Diner, and close to Bodega Negra).  Tickets are just £7, which gets you in, and then pay what you want for the wine you've drunk at the end of the night (but don't be an idiot about it, obviously...).   See you there!

The Literary Hour's 'Banquet In Toad Hall' Supper Club in Stoke Newington - Dates til 3rd Sept
The Literary Hour, who specialise in supper clubs based on well-loved books, are holding a series of Wind in the Willows supperclubs at The Greenhouse in Green Lanes, N16, from 18th August to 3rd September 2017.  Following up on the success of previous events based around Sherlock Holmes and others, these will be 5 course feasts, with food based on Kenneth Grahame's book, and it's BYOB too. Tickets start at £53, and several have sold out already, so book soon to avoid missing out!

Scott Hallsworth's Freakscene Pop-up in Farringdon - Daily
Freakscene is a new pop-up from Scott Hallsworth, the Australian chef who was formerly head chef at Nobu, and set up Kurobuta (which also started as a pop-up).  The new pop-up is now open daily at 91 Cowcross Street, just round the corner from Smithfield Market.  Expect dishes like Miso-grilled Black Cod Taco, and Tuna Sashimi Pizza.  Really looking forward to visiting this one!

Hendrick's Surreptitious Subterranean Summertime Garden at the Worship Street Whistling Shop
This summer The Worship Street Whistling Shop, the Victorian-inspred cocktail bar in Shoreditch, is playing host to Hendrick's Surreptitious Subterranean Summertime Garden, a pop-up that gives the space a 'garden' make-over, with a grass-covered bar and lots more.  There will be lots of cocktails, created specially by the Whistling Shop team, plus masterclasses and events.

The Bussey Beer Garden Rooftop Pop-up Bar in Peckham - Fridays & Saturdays

Adam Simmonds' The Test Kitchen Pop-up Restaurant on Frith Street, Soho - Mon-Sat til 2018

Last Days of Shoreditch Summer 2017 Streetfood Market in Old Street - Thurs-Sat for the summer

Midnight Apothecary Summer Rooftop Cocktail Bar 2017 in Rotherhithe - Fri & Sat

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 19th August
The Vegan Food Market in Hackney Downs
"Monthly vegan market showcasing the best vegan street food in the capital and sometimes from further afield.
Curated by Fat Gay Vegan in conjunction with EAT WORK ART.
Market runs between 11am and 5pm."

HARA's Weekend Brunches in E5 - Sat & Sun
"We believe in bringing people together to share delicious, seasonal and inspiring food that makes you feel good - true nourishment for the mind, body and soul.
We'd love it if you come and join us for brunch!
Every Saturday + Sunday
19th August - 10th September
9am - 2pm"

Cucina Rustica's Italian & Sicilian Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Daily
Cucina Rustica, which serves fine Italian and Sicilian dishes, is taking over the kitchen at The King & Co for August 2017, when will hopefully see the weather outside matching the Mediterranean flavours inside the pub.  It's going to be a great mis of 'knife and fork' dishes like  freshly-made Pumpkin Tortellini, and arancini balls, plus more snackable finger food options like bruschettas.

The 'Lucky & Joy' Regional Chinese Pop-up Restaurant in Bethnal Green - Tues-Sun til end of Sept
Lucky & Joy is a one month pop-up from Ellen Parr of The Art of Dining, and Pete Kelly, focusing on regional Chinese cuisine.  It popped up earlier this year at Craving Coffee, and is now back for a longer run, this time in one of the railway arches on Bethnal Green Road.  Open Open Tues-Sun til the end of September expect dishes like Xinjiang cumin lamb ribs, and steamed fish with black beans.  Also, their new bar, The New Leaf, run by The Art of Drinking will in the arch next door, so make sure you visit that too!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BXsoguDDP2e/

The Ragazzi Mayfair Pop-up Panini & Relaxation Bar in W1 - Tues-Sun
Ragazzi is a new pop-up 'Panini and Relaxation spot' from the team behind Peckham's Forza Win.  It's open Tuesdays to Sundays, and does amazing Pinini, other small Italian plates, wines, beers and cocktails.  It'll be open til mid September, I understand, and it's great.  You need to pay a visit!

Ben Spalding's Small Plates Sessions at Last Days of Shoreditch - Thurs-Sat for the summer

Sunday 20th August
Sunday Lunch at Darjeeling Express in Soho
"Darjeeling Express began its journey as a supperclub in Asma's flat and Sunday Lunch is our celebration of our supperclub heritage. We will be serving dishes from our supperclub menus such as: Tale of Two Cities, with city speciality dishes of Hyderabad and Calcutta; Indo-Chinese Feast with Tibetan Noodle Soup, momos and Tangra (Calcutta Chinatown) lemon chicken and hakka chow; and our legendary Calcutta Dum Biryani Party of course.
This is a prepaid ticketed event as we will be making a limited number of dishes. The usual menu will not be available on Sundays."

Masterchef's Billy & Jack's One Month Pop-up at the Royal Festival Hall near Waterloo - Weds-Sun
Billy & Jack, who appeared in last year's Masterchef, are opening a pop-up restaurant with Silent Pool Gin at the Royal Festival Hall in Waterloo for one month, between 30th July and 28th August, Wednesdays to Sundays.  They will be cooking an early dinner on Wednesdays and Fridays at £25, a weekend bottomless brunch (£45, or £25 without booze), and a summer feast Wednesdays to Sundays (£45).  Booking is essential, and some sittings have already sold out - hurry!

Monday 21st August
John Lewis' 2017 Rooftop Bar The Gardening Society above its Oxford Street Store - Daily
John Lewis' rooftop bar and testaurant space 'The Gardening Society' has re-opened above their Oxford Street Store, with its own pub - The Gardener's Arms - plus bookable summerhouses.

Wood's Navy Rum x Ladies & Gentlemen's Bar's Floating Pop-up in Kings Cross - Daily
This summer Wood's Navy Rum has created a floating pop-up on the canal at King's Cross (just across from The Lighterman bar).  Set up in conjunction with Ladies & Gentlemen bar the neighbourhood bar in Kentish Town, and The London Shell Co, the floating restaurant, it'll be open daily until the end of July 2017.

Tuesday 22nd August
GoneBurger's 6 Month Residency at The Three Compasses in Dalston - Daily
The Three Compasses in Dalston will have GoneBurger in the kitchen for the second half of 2017, serving their amazing burgers Mondays to Saturdays (& roasts on Sundays).  Gone burger specialises in Organic Beef and Pork. Free range and additive free chicken, and will smoke all their meats on the premises, including their Low & Slow brisket.  .

Jimmy Garcia's BBQ Club on the South Bank with Big Green Egg BBQs - Daily

Wednesday 23rd August
The Neverland London Summer Urban Beach Pop-up near Fulham - Weds-Sun for the summer
Neverland London is a new 'urban beach' pop-up for Summer 2017 comprising an outdoor stretch of Thames beach on the North side of the river, south of Fulham and next to Wandsworth Bridge.

Thursday 24th August
Just Desserts' Fortnightly Cakes & Pudding Market in Covent Garden - 11am-6pm
"Sweeten up your summer as we celebrate all things sugar with our new market, Just Desserts at Mercers Walk.
It's time to indulge in everything from doughnuts and cupcakes to ice cream and patisserie, exploring different forms of 'dessert' - and naturally experiencing some of the best sweet street food London has to offer!
Accompanied by a soundtrack of sweet tunes, this is the only place to be if you like a bit of sugar in your life..."

Summer Supperclubs at Erith Lighthouse - Thurs-Sat
Erith Lighthouse, overlooking the Thames in Erith, just 33 mins from London Bridge station, is holding a series of supper clubs in August 2017, on Thursday to Saturday nights.  Chefs include Tokunbo's Kitchen and Felix Woodward, and tickets are prices from £25, depending on the chef.  Hurry - a few are sold out already!



See everything on one of my new maps:

All the maps on one page

Food-related things - restaurants, bars, streetfood in pubs & more

Pop-ups Shops

Supper Clubs (approximate locations)


There are always lots of Supper Clubs happening too - Find a Supper Club here


Coming Soon - Listings to make you hungry (& thirsty)
See them all here

A Crayfish Summer Feast at The Aster Hotel Terrace in Victoria - Thurs 31st
"We’re celebrating all things Midsummer at Aster on 31st August with a traditional crayfish feast!
You’ll be treated to a dozen Wiltshire crayfish with toasted sourdough and half a bottle of Cote de Provence Rose, followed by a choice of creamed girolles, smoked Arctic char or rump of lamb, and blueberry creme fraiche tart, Nordic mess or the Marshall, all for just £52!"

Little Ghost's Bagels at Brother Marcus in Balham - Starts Fri 1st
Little Ghost will be taking over the kitchen at Brother Marcus, Balham every Friday & Saturday night 6:30pm - 11pm in September with heavy metal & fried chicken.
Street food stall turned pop up restaurant, Little Ghost focuses on Asian inspired bagels, loaded fries and squid ink fried chicken wings. The concept is that of a burger chain, ordering the whole menu and sharing items with friends over a few beers.

Brewery Brunch | Fourpure Brewing X The Brewery Kitchen in SE16 - Sun 3rd
"Join us on Sunday 3rd September at 13:00 for our second beer & food feast of the year with The Brewery Kitchen. We're keeping it rustic, homely and chilled out for this one and hosting the Brewery Brunch in our very own Tap Room. Your ticket guarentees you a seat at our Brewery Brunch and includes welcome drinks on arrival and finger food to wet your appetite followed by five expertly paired courses to satisfy your tummy and taste buds in equal measures. Each person will also get a take-home goodie bag with a can of our beer inside, plus a whole bunch of other brewery goodies."


Shop of the Week
See all the pop-up shops in London on my handy map

Mary Portas' Living & Giving Pop-up at Liberty in Soho for Save The Children
"Shop our pop-up boutique and help fund Save the Children
For two weeks we will be playing host to Mary Portas’ charity boutique with a difference. Housing a curated collection of designer donations and vintage finds, Mary’s Living and Giving offers you the chance to expand your wardrobe and give back, with proceeds helping to support the vital work carried out by Save the Children."

Magnum's 'Design Your Own' Magnum Pop-up Shop in Seven Dials - Daily
For the fifth year, Magnum is opening a 'Design Your Own' pop-up store in London in supper 2017.  For 2017 it's based at 21-23 Earlham Street, Seven Dials (formerly Le Coq Sportif), and will be open every day from Thursday 29th June to 10th September, this time in partnership with Moschino.  Visitors will be able to choose their ice cream, the colour of their chocolate, plus sprinkles and sauces - to design a very Instagram-friendly (& delicious) bar to eat.  These have always been a huge hit in previous years - can't wait to get my hands on one!


Elsewhere on the site

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