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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.


This week we have -

Thursday - Thursday - Design Your Own Magnum, KERB’s Bucket List, & the Ciderdog Festival
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - The Old Bakery Gin Distillery's Enfield Gin Palace Pop-up Bar
Shops of the Week - Converse x JW Anderson in Soho




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


What’s on this week

Brand New - 
The Magnum Pleasure Store 2018 off the King's Road in Chelsea - Daily
Jump To The Beet's Vegan Taco Night in Brixton - Thurs
Hellmann's Sandwich Pop-up in Soho - Thurs-Sat
KERB's 'Bucket List' Fried Chicken Festival in Kings Cross - Fri & Sat
Aidan Brooks' Eleven 98 Supper Club at 119 Lower Clapton - Fri
Just Eat's Food Fest at the Last Days of Shoreditch in Old Street - Fri-Sun
The Ciderdog Festival near London Bridge - Sat & Sun
Malt + Pepper at The King & Co in Clapham - New brunch launches Sat
Fabulous 698B's Supper Clubs at the Thrown Gallery in Highgate - Sat
The Jam Shed Supper Club at The Royal Festival Hall in Waterloo - Launches Tues 24th

Last Chance - 
Rati’s Kitchen's Indian Residency at The Old Nun's Head in SE15 - Ends Fri
Indie & West's Caribbean Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Ends Sunday

Thursday 19th July

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

The Magnum Pleasure Store 2018 off the King's Road in Chelsea - Daily
Great news - Magnum's 'Design Your Own Magnum' Pleasure Store is back for the 5th year this summer 2018 in a new location in Chelsea.  It's at  11-13 Duke Of York Square, just off the King's Road, and round the corner from the Saatchi Gallery, and is now open daily until 16th September 2018.  This year, along with the usual 'design your own' bar, there will be events (inc an Instagram masterclass), plus a special 'Chef's Table' with bookable sessions where you can truly indulge your passion for Magnum.  Go!
& you can get one a bit like...  https://www.instagram.com/p/BlNjgeUHEKs/

Jump To The Beet's Vegan Taco Night in Brixton
"Get your taste buds jumping with our scrumptious tacos packed with an array of Mexican spices and flavour. Everything on the menu is 100% plant powered but you don’t need to be vegan to love our tacos, just come hungry :)"
& they look a bit like...  https://www.instagram.com/p/BkTO5WfHNU-/

Hellmann's Sandwich Pop-up in Soho - Thurs-Sat
"To celebrate our passion for real food and our New York deli heritage, we’re showcasing some of the best foodie talent in a pop-up deli in Soho this summer. With two of the world’s best deli chefs rustling up outrageously delicious dishes, you’ve never tasted sandwiches like these before…"
10am-5pm on those three days only

TĀ TĀ Eatery's 3 Month Residency at Borough Wines in Kensal Rise - Weds-Sun
TĀ TĀ Eatery, who serve small plates with both Asian and Portuguese influences, are back for a 3 month residency at Borough Wines in Station Terrace, Kensal Rise, NW10, serving Thursday to Sundays, starting 10th May.  Go for dinner on Wednesday to Saturday, or brunch on Saturday and Sunday.  TĀ TĀ get extraordinary love on their instagram make sure you go to get a taste!
& the Iberian Katsu Sandwich looks like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BlQIkidHeUa/

Night Tales 2018 in Hackney with Japanese Izakaya Bar 'Fat Baby' - Thurs-Sat
Night Tales is back for summer 2018 with a bar, garden, night club and music venue, and a Japanese Izakaya style grill, ‘Fat Baby’ with chef Greg Round, formerly of Umu.  It opens on Friday 13th July in Bohemia Place, off Mare Street, Hackney Central, and will be open all summer, Thursdays to Saturdays.  Can't wait to visit!

Holy Schnit's 3 Month Residency at The Rose & Crown in NW5 - Tues-Sun
Holy Schnit - serving schnitzel buns, burgers, wings and lots more - are in the kitchen at The Rose & Crown in Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town from Tues 3rd July to the end of September 2018, serving Tuesdays to Sundays.  Their opening night will also feature a big wings giveaway - make sure you pay them a visit!
& the chilli cheese schnit looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk-P1u8nmyV/

Indie & West's Caribbean Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Ends Sunday
Indie & West are taking over the kitchen at The Duke's Head in Highgate for the first three weeks of June, serving up Caribbean dishes like Crispy Corn Fried Wings, Saltfish Accra, and not forgetting Curry Goat.  Go for some summer heat!

Last Days of Shoreditch's Final Month in Old Street - Thurs-Sat
The end of an era - Last Days of Shoreditch has announced that July 2017 will be their last month.  The site has been used as a street food market since 2012 when it was called Red Market - see my post here - but now sadly the developers are moving in, and preparing to build on it.  Please make sure you go in the final month - it's open Thursdays to Saturdays, with street food provided by Smokey Tails, Cheeky Burger and Crust Bro's

Craving Coffee's July 2017 #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - Fussy Chilisaurus - Vegan Japanese - Thurs-Sat

Friday 20th July
KERB's 'Bucket List' Fried Chicken Festival in Kings Cross - Fri & Sat
"Last year, street food trailblazers KERB put on London’s first fried chicken battle and you went crazy for it! Fried chicken lovers (so, most of us) gathered from all over to indulge in a giant jumble of fried chicken talent, voted for their favourite and crowned one winner London’s fried chicken champion. This summer - IT’S BACK.
The fried chicken game in London is still as strong as ever and KERB have picked some of the best traders out there (much-loved and well-known KERBanists + non-KERB very special guests) to go head-to-head under the King’s Cross canopy. 8 traders / 2 days / 1 winner - YOU decide who gets crowned the 2018 KERB Cockerel, knocking last year’s reigning champ, Petare, off the top spot (or not?!)."

Aidan Brooks' Eleven 98 Supper Club at 119 Lower Clapton
Aidan Brooks' Eleven98 supper club makes a second appearance for July at the 119 Lower Clapton, the cafe at 119 Lower Clapton Road in E5, serving up a tasting menu of courses based where possible on local growers and suppliers.  Tickets are just £55 - go and treat your taste buds!

Just Eat's Food Fest at the Last Days of Shoreditch in Old Street - Fri - Sun
"We’re getting summer started with style. Working with some of Just Eat’s most exciting restaurant partners, we will make your food dreams a reality. How? Starting with a classic you love, we’ll remix the tastiest elements with another delicious dish. Trust us, the results will take your tastebuds to another dimension."

Imad’s Syrian Kitchen x Choose Love's Pop-up Restaurant in Columbia Road - Thurs-Sun
Imad's Syrian Kitchen has teamed up with Choose Love to open a pop-up restaurant to raise money for Hope Hospital, a children's hospital in Syria.  It opens on Thursday 29th March 2018, and runs Thursday to Sunday, with two sittings a day,  until the end of May (but hopefully longer).  Tickets are just £40 + fees, and it's BYOB with a £5 corkage charge.  Please support this fabulous initiative!
Now extended til the end of September

Pop & Pour's Wine Dinners at Ginger and White in Belsize Park - Fri & Sat
Pop & Pour is a new wine dinner series, taking place on Friday and Saturday nights at the Ginger and White cafe in England's Lane, Belsize Park.  Each dinner consists of seven small plates paired with interesting wines - lesser known grape varieties, blends and producers - that they have sourced.  Tickets are just £65 per head - and it's taking place every Friday and Saturday this July.

Street Feast's Hawker Union Street Food Market in Wood Green - Fri - Sun
This weekend Street Feast is opening it's 6th market, Hawker Union, in Silsoe Road, N22.   There are six food traders - inc Fundi pizza, Petare, and Black Bear Burger, as seen on BBC 2's Million Pound Menu.  I went last weekend, and can confirm that Street Feast have done it again - it’s a great space with great food and bars.
& Petare’s Venezuelan Arepas look a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/Bks3rv5H7QF/

Rati’s Kitchen's Indian Residency at The Old Nun's Head in SE15 - Thurs & Fri
"Flying by again to the lively Old Nunhead Pub. Bringing a range of authentic Kolkata(india) cuisines."
& the curry looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BRyFXAGDxIM/

Chicken & Gochu's Korean Chicken at The Rose & Crown in E17 - Fri
"Korean and Japanese bar bites pop-up taking over the kitchen @ Ye Olde Rose and Crown E17"
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BiFdHTUHwRT/

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 21st July
The Ciderdog Festival near London Bridge - Sat & Sun
"Join us for the sixth year of London's biggest cider festival! Entry is free and we've kept all festival ciders at the amazingly good value price of £3.50 per pint.
Ciderdog features a staggering 100+ British ciders & perrys on our outside bar, expertly picked from makers such as Seacider, Olivers, Turners and Abrahalls. Every taste is catered for from super sweet to dry, cloudy scrumpys, and single varieties and blends. There will be award winners, special one of collaborations and cider mixed with everything from passion fruit and blueberry to chill and ginger."

Malt + Pepper's Kitchen Takeover at The King & Co in Clapham - Daily
Kitchen residencies are making a return to The King & Co in Clapham, with a new 3 month kitch takeover by Malt + Pepper, the chefs that like to cook with beer.  It's a great move - The King & Co is a great beer pub, with over 20 different beers on tap at any time, and Malt + Pepper have been successfully popping up for over a year now serving food that people love.  The menu will be both meaty - I love the Stout Braised Pork Belly - but with lots of vegetarians too.
& the meatballs look a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BkD3JrLncYJ/
Plus - new brunch launches this Sat - https://twitter.com/MaltPepperLDN/status/1019265728220975104

Fabulous 698B's Supper Clubs at the Thrown Gallery in Highgate
Fabulous 698B is holding a series of supper clubs at the Thrown Gallery in Highgate on Saturday 21st July, and Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th August.  The £60 6 course dinner will be served on ceramics specially made for the event, with pieces available to buy on the night.

Overseas Kitchen's Chinese Residency at Unwined in Tooting - Thurs-Sun
Chinese food, complemented by Island wines - the new summer residency at Unwined in Tooting

Donnelly’s Residency at Louie Louie in SE17 - Tues-Sat
"Sound the new menu klaxon. It's here! Come and join us for our first residency at Louie Louie this summer. We're really excited to be behind the stoves of this great London establishment.
Join us for delicious food, mouth watering cocktails and great music!"

Malay Plate's Residency at Two Spoons in Honor Oak Park - Fri & Sat
Malay Plate are now serving their Malaysian dishes at Two Spoons, the cafe and cocktail bar in Honor Oak Park, SE23, every Friday and Saturday night.  Go for a mix of small plates, big plates, and sweet things, too.

Sunday 22nd July
Wood's Rum Boat's Floating Summer Pop-up in Hackney Wick and King's Cross
Wood's Rum Boat, one of the best summer pop-ups of last year, is back for July and August 2018, first in Hackney Wick (until 25th July), then in King's Cross, and then back to Hackney Wick over the Carnival weekend.  Go for cocktails at Number 90 Bar & Kitchen, or, from 7pm each night go for an hour-long cruise - with free cocktail - for just £15.  Hurry - some of the dates for cruises are getting sold out.

Jimmy Garcia’s BBQ Club on the South Bank - Daily
Jimmy's BBQ Club is now open on the South Bank (by the skate park) for the summer of 2018 with a new double sized upstairs dining area (on top of two shipping containers), for bookable BBQ dinners.
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BiZcwzCHbWI/

SoBe Sliders's Summer Residency at The London Fields Brewery Taproom in E8 - Thurs-Sun
SoBe Sliders, who take inspiration from South Beach in Miami, have popped up at the London Fields Brewery taproom in Warburton Street, E8, serving their 3" sliders from Thursdays to Sundays to accompany London Fields' range of beers.  There are three to choose from initially - including a 'Fidy-Fidy' - half beef half smoked bacon - and you can get all three with a beer for £16, or buy them individually.
& the Key Lime Clucker looks a bit like… https://www.instagram.com/p/BkaxMTWndl4/

Monday 23rd July
PFGT's Daily Residency at The Star by Hackney Downs - Daily
PFGT - which stands for Pretty - um - Flipping Good Toast - have taken over the kitchens at The Star by Hackney Downs, serving daily, including Fish Friday, Saturday brunch, & a Sunday Roast.
& the Saturday Brunch looks like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BiHZTXlHLu9/

Tuesday 24th July
The Jam Shed Supper Club at The Royal Festival Hall in Waterloo - Tues-Sat
The Jam Shed Supper Club is popping up on the rooftop pavilion at the Royal Festival Hall this summer, with a 6 week season of dinners with former Masterchef contestants as guest chefs.  It's running Tuesday to Saturday nights from 24th July to 8th September, with two sittings per night, and tickets cost just £45.  Sounds wonderful!

Planet Patty - The Global Burger Residency in Stepney - Tues-Sun
Planet Patty is a new burger residency from Giorgio. founder of the great Sicilian pop-up Cucina Rustica.  He has created a range of burgers inspired by the flavours of the world including China, Jamaica and Italy, and serving them Monday - Saturday at The Horn of Plenty pub in Stepney E1, between Bethnal Green and Mile End, and very close to Stepney Green station.  On Sundays Giorgio will be serving up Sunday roasts with a slight mediterranean twist - perfect for the summer.
& the loaded fries look a bit like… https://www.instagram.com/p/BguE5y5nLu6/

Wednesday 25th July
Bubala's Modern Middle Eastern Feasts at the Pillbox Kitchen in Bethnal Green
Bubala is a collaboration between a former General Manager at Berber & Q, and a development chef from Ottolenghi, who will be serving up their take on modern middle eastern feasting, that just happens to be vegetarian or vegan.  It's taking place over two nights - Weds 18th & Thurs 19th July 2018 - at the Pillbox Kitchen near to Bethnal Green tube station.  Tickets are just £30, and there will be beers from 40ft Brewery and wines from Under the Bonnet to buy on the night.

Thursday 26th July
African Volcano's Two Month Residency at Great Guns Social in Borough - Tues-Sat
African Volcano, with chef Grant Hawthorne, is now in the kitchen at Great Guns Social in Southwark Bridge Road, near Borough, serving Tuesdays to Saturdays.  I went on one of the frst days and loved it - Peri Peri Prawns with Tomato Pilaf, Rissois (Mozambique-style crab croquettes), and not forgetting the Portuguese coffee flavoured custard flan, a dessert that had me licking the plate at the end...  Serving until 25th August - and you can also find African Volcano at Maltby Street Market on Saturdays and Sundays.  Go!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkk2zP1nTjx/



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

The Old Bakery Gin Distillery's Enfield Gin Palace Pop-up Bar - Sat 28th
The Old Bakery Gin Distillery is opening a pop-up Gin Palace in its distillery in Pymmes Mews, N13 on Saturday 28th July.  Go for their gin cocktails, but also to buy bottles of their gin, produced on the premises, and their lovely 'Copa' glasses, which will make your gin cocktails taste even better when you make them at home!

Bleecker x Pitt Cue Pop-up in the South Bank - Sat 18th
"Our next kitchen collab will be bringing @pittcueco back to the Southbank. Testing menu ideas now"


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

Converse x JW Anderson's Sneakers Pop-up in Soho - Until Sun 22nd
"Converse and JW Anderson are teaming for a second season on a sneaker collection, and are planning a pop-up in London’s Soho to showcase the new goods. The four-day retail venture aims to take Anderson’s latest approach to the Converse Chuck 70, and translate it into an experience that resembles a traditional art gallery.
The collection is called Toy, and the pop-up will be called Toy Gallery. It will run from July 19 to 22 at 20 Beak Street in Soho, displaying works by the Los Angeles-based artist Delfin Finley inspired by the Converse x JW Anderson Chuck 70 styles."

Jaded London's Festival-wear Pop-up Shop off Carnaby Street - Daily
"Jaded London's flagship store is now open in Carnaby, London's famous fashion quarter.
Only 4 minutes walk from Oxford Circus Underground Station, plan your visit today."


Elsewhere on the site

See all this week’s listings here

What’s on near me - Search by the first 3 letters of your postcode - e.g. SW2


Do it yourself - Find out how to organise your own pop-ups here


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