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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 - Independence Day, Swine Dining, and a Cider Festival
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - Camden Beach at The Roundhouse
Shop of the week - Eastern Botanical’s shop in Columbia Road



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


What’s on this week

New - See all the food-related pop-ups on a map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l

Thursday 2nd July
(Lots of things are open all week or weekend - see what’s closest to you on the map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l )

The Wimbledon menu & cocktails at The Holborn Dining Rooms - Daily for Wimbledon Fortnight
Including cocktails 'served' in tennis balls...

The American Sandwich pop-up Cart outside Balthazar in Covent Garden - Thurs 2nd - Sun 5th
Celebrate Independence Day with one of their epic American sandwiches!

The 'Butcher & Barber: Americana' Dinner at Ruffians in Covent Garden
Ruffians, the barbers in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, is holding an Americana night on Thursday 2nd July, just ahead of Independence Day.  Cocktails wll come from Bulleit Whiskey, and food from Wild Game Co, including corn dogs, venison sliders, hot dogs and more.  Tickets are just £35, in store and online, and there are sittings at 5.30pm and 8.30pm

Darjeeling Express' 2015 Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho - Mon - Sat for the summer
Asma Khan's Darjeeling Express Indian food is now in residence at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho, serving Monday - Saturday.  Mon-Saturday is lunch, plus bar snacks until 6pm, while Saturday also has dinner from 6pm - 9pm - bookings required.  Go and tast here amazing dishes, inc Khosa Mangsho Bengali Goat Curry & Chicken Chaap fragrant Calcutta Korma

Carom's Spice Garden Pop-up at in Butler's Wharf, Tower Bridge - Daily
Carom Soho, temporarily closed by a fire in Wardour Street, is popping up for the summer.  From 1st July it moves to the terrace of Butler's Wharf Chop House, overlooking Tower Bridge.  Enjoy a selection of Carom's dishes, but with amazing views (& hopefully amazing weather!)

Red's True Barbecue's Weekend Residency at The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch - Ends Sat 4th
Red's True Barbecue has branches in Headingly, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham, and prior to opening up a permanent site in Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, is holding a Thurs-Sat pop-up at The Old Blue Last pub just a few doors down the road until 4th July.  Turn up hungry!
& it looks a bit like…  https://instagram.com/p/4XQxtqJodn/

Estrella Galicia's Rooftop Tapas Bar on the Roof of Netil House near Broadway Market - Ends Sat 4th
This summer, Estrella Galicia, indie Spanish brewer, is opening a Little Galicia bar with tapas at Netil 360, the open air roof of Netil House, in E8.  There will be hammocks (hammocks!) to lounge in, beers to drink, food to eat, and views to enjoy, and it's open Thursdays - Saturdays (& Bank Holiday Sundays).

Project Awana's Pop-up Restaurant at 119 Cafe in Clapton - Thurs - Sat
Project Awana is bringing a new Thurs - Sat pop-up to Clapton, E5 on 18th June, with a four course menu using sustainable, ethical produce for just £35.  Running until 11th July, it's taking place in the 119 Cafe on Lower clapton Road

Nyonya London's Thursday Laksa Nights in Forest Hill
Every Thursday in Forest Hill, SE23, Nyonya London cooks Laksa at St David Coffee House.   The Laksa - a rich & spicy South East Asian soup - comes in all sorts of varieties, and costs just £9, with drinks ranging from £2.50.

The Street Food Kitchen Hijack at The Job Centre Pub in Deptford - Thurs - Sat
Every Thursday The Job Centre Pub in Deptford SE8 (it used to be a Job Centre), runs a Thursday-Saturday kitchen takeover from street food traders
This week - I Should be Souvlaki - https://twitter.com/ISBSouvlaki

Friday 3rd July
Your House At Mine's Sardinian Summer Supper Club in Homerton - Fri 3rd
Your House At Mine, a long-running supper club from Liberty Fennell and Berty Ackerman, appears regularly at The Wash cafe in Well Street, Homerton,  On Friday 3rd July they're presenting their Sardinian Summer night, full of flavours and colours from the island.  Tickets are just £20

Oink Swine Dining's Friday & Saturday Pop-up in Spitalfields - Starts 3rd
From 3rd July Oink Swine Dining will be popping up at Crisis Cafe in Commercial Street E1 on Fridays and Saturdays for - you guessed it - a pork-based pop-up.  There will be pulled port shoulder, ribs and more, with cider, craft beer and wines to drink, with all the pork coming from a farm within 50 miles of the capital.  A set 3 course meal costs £25, with a welcome drink.

'Tottenham Social' - Street Food Fridays at Craving Coffee in N15 - This week Pochi (Japanese)
Craving Coffee, the coffee shop and bar in Markfield Road, N15, has been running occasional streetfood nights for a while, but this summer will make it a weekly affair, running every Friday night.  Called 'Tottenham Social', you can expect some returning names, like Squid Kitchen, some new stars like Colombian Street Kitchen, and some new names like The Athenian.  Please note that it's cash only for the food - but the bar will accept cards or cash for drinks.

The Moveable Feast Pop-up Vegetarian Emporium & Cafe near The Shard - Mon-Fri for 6 months - Now with BYOB on Thurs & Fri until 8pm
The Moveable Feast is a 6 month pop-up vegetarian food emporium and cafe & coffee shop, open near The Shard from Monday - Friday.

The Rooftop Film Club's Summer 2015 Screenings in Shoreditch, Peckham, Stratford and Kensington
The Rooftop Film Club has announced its Summer 2015 programme of open air screenings, back on the rooftops that gave it its name.  There are four venues for the summer, The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, The Bussey Building in Peckham, Roof East in Stratford, and Kensington Roof Gardens.

'Model Market' Indoor & Outdoor Street Food Market 2015 in Lewisham - Fri & Sat
Model Market, the enclosed street food market in Lewisham High Street, is back for 2015 opening Friday and Saturdays from Friday 17th April to Saturday 3rd October.  It's free from 5pm - 7pm, and £3 after 7pm.  There will be street food, bars and #vibes

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 4th July
The Beer Hive's American Independence Day Party in Brixton
Saturday 4th sees a big party at The Beer Hive, the brewing cooperative from Brew Lab and Clarkshaw's Brewery off Coldharbour Lane, near Loghborough Junction.  There will be lots of beers from the different brwers, the launch of Clarkshaw's own American IPA, and a BBQ from Italians Mangia Mangia.  Go!

The 2015 CiderDog Festival at The Sebright Arms E2
This July the CiderDog festival is taking place at both  The Sebight Arms in E2 on Saturday 4th and The Miller pub in SE1 on Saturday 11th.  In both cases there will be lots of British ciders on tap at just £3 a pint, plus craft beers, food from Bunsmiths, plus DJs and general merriment.  Just don't plan on having a very busy Sunday...

The Monthly Hackney Drinks Market in Hackney Downs
Max Kennady, the man behind the Dalston Food Market (every Sunday off Shacklewell Lane), is also organising the new monthly Hackney Drinks Market at Hackney Downs Studios, to showcase the best of London's new drinks producers.  Open from 1pm - 8pm on the first Saturday of each month, it will feature lots of breweries and distillers, and there will also be soft drinks, and food to soak up all the booze.  Please support this!

A Taste's Blindfold Dinners in Farringdon
Over 3 Saturdays A Taste will be hightening your sense of taste, by hosting supper clubs shere diners sit blindfolded while they eat.  The specially created menu is designed to tempt and tease your senses - diners will be in for a very memorable evening!

The Doodle Bar & Grub Club's Weekend Summer Dockside Diner near Battersea Park
This summer The Doodle Bar near Battersea Park, and Grub Club, both long term supporters of pop-ups, are collaborating to host a series of weekend lunches from some of the best names in pop-ups and supper clubs, including Italian Supper Club, and Mama's Jerk.  All events will have live blues, Cajun, gypsy jazz or reggae music as well as illustrators.  Prices vary by chef but are generally £35 or similar.

The Magic Roundabout on Old Street with Burger Bear & Prawnography
Burger Bear has launched a new burger restaurant on Old Street Roundabout (entrance through the one of the underpasses in the station).  It's (finally) the home of the shipping container diner he funded through Kickstarter back in 2014, and joining him is Prawnography, a seafood restaurant from Jim Thomlinson (as seen in #FryHard), plus Relax, a bar

The 'Summer Tales' Street Food Market 2015 on Old Street - Thurs - Sat
Night Tales, the street food market at 288 old Street (junction of Old Street and Great Eastern Street) has street food from the likes of Burger & Lobster, Bonnie Gull, Bel-Air Food and Pizza Pilgrims, plus bars, DJs and more.  It’s open Thurs - Saturdays for 15 weeks

Dalston Yard 2015 - Friday & Saturday Street Food & Bars - Fri & Sat
Dalston Yard, the summer street food destination in E8, re-opens on Friday 1st May for a five month run, open Fridays and Saturday.  There will be 20 food traders operating in rotation, with some very big names including Bleecker St Burger, SMOKESTAK, B.O.B.'s Lobster, the vegan Club Mexicana, and Breddos Tacos.

Dalston Roof Park 2015 - Open Air Dining & Bar - Daily
Dalston Roof Park is now open for the 2015 summer season.  It's a rooftop on Ashwin Street, E8, with food served Tues - Sunday from 9am until close.  The Bar will be open at all times when food is served, run by 40ft Brewery.

Urban food Fest in Shoreditch High Street
Every Urban Food Fest market features 15 street food trucks & stalls that change each week. Global gourmet street food is served alongside a premium bar & cocktail bar

(Plus lots of Thursday & Friday things)

Sunday 5th July
Jimmy Garcia's The Secret Garden Pop-up Restaurant in Clapham North - Daily
Jimmy Garcia is back in Clapham after his winter fondue bar & restaurant The Lodge, with a six month pop-up The Secret Garden above The Clapham North pub, just opposite Clapham North tube station (Northern Line).  The menu, specially designed to showcase the best of British garden produce, includes a seven course tasting menu for just £35.

Dinerama - The 4 Day-a-Week Street Food Market in Shoreditch - Thurs - Sun
Dinerama, the new street food market from Street Feast (who also operate Dalston Yard & Model Market), is now open.  It's a street food market with built-in sit-down diners (hence 'Dinerama') and will be open from Weds - Sun for the summer.  There will also be food trucks, bars, rooftop areas and more.

Best Sunday brunch recommendations from Twitter my followers - permanent places
Now with a map!

Monday 6th July
Vinn Goute's Seychelles Streetfood Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Daily til early August
The new streetfood stars to take over the kitchen at The King & Co in Clapham are Vinn Goute, serving up food and flavours from the Seychelles.  Expect to eat things like curried octopus, grilled fish, and chunky pumpkin salad, as well as a changing selection of specials.  I've loved each of the kitchen takeovers at The King & Co - and Vinn Goute is certain to keep up the very high standard.  Open seven days a week - no excuses no to go!

The 'London Riviera' 5 Month Dining Pop-up by Tower Bridge
From 1st June to the end of October the area around City Hall near Tower Bridge will be transformed into the London Riviera pop-up with food from Ceru Restaurant, with supper clubs from chef Tom Kime, and a number of drinks events including Ciroc masterclasses.  It's a great location - make sure you go and check it out.

Tuesday 7th July
Smoke 'n' Roll's BBQ Residency at The Dissenting Academy in Newington Green
Barbecue & smoked meats experts Smoke 'n' Roll have begun a residency at The Dissenting Academy pub in Mildmay Park, Newington Green, N1.  Their food is a very effective combination of Louisiana BBQ techniques cooked on authentic kit, and Italian flavours - they're both from Italy.  It's serving every day - go and treat yourself!

Frank's Cafe - Peckham's Original Rooftop Pop-up - Back for 2015 - Tues - Sun http://www.londonpopups.com/2015/05/franks-cafe-peckhams-original-rooftop.html
Franks Cafe, the rooftop restaurnt & bar in Peckham, re-opens for 2015 on Thursday 28th May.  Perched on the top of a multistorey car park, ten stories high, it's one of the original London pop-up restaurants - first opening for the summer in 2008 - and still one of the best.

Wednesday 8th July
The first night of The 'Krug & Chips' Pop-up Luxury Fish & Chip Shop in Covent Garden - Weds - Sun
Krug & Chips is a luxury fish & chip shop in Covent Garden from Krug, opening from Wednesday 8th - Sunday 12th July 2015.  Tickets start at £35 for a glass of Krug Cuvee and a dish of your choice in one of their special pods for 45 minutes, and go up to £250 for a private pod experience for up to 6 people.  This follows earlier pop-ups including Krug & Krustacean in 2014.

The first night of Suntory's Two Day Hibiki Japanese Harmony Bar in Soho - Weds & Thurs
On Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th July Suntory Whiskey is opening a Hibiki Japanese Harmony Bar at the Soho Revue in Greek Street, Soho.  A £24 ticket allows you into the sensory experience for two and a half hours, in which time you'll learn a lot about Japanese traditions, and be able to drink from a range of cocktails including Hibiki Cherry Blossom.

Jimmy's Wednesday BBQ Club in Clapham
As summer approaches, there's arguably nothing that the British public like doing more with their summer than marinating, grilling and devouring meat with the help of hot coals.
Every Wednesday diners will be treated to a unique, 4 course BBQ experience, with table top BBQs, delicious marinades, sides, salads, ice creams and much more!  The price is just £35, and includes a welcome cocktail... From then on its everyone's favourite: bring your own booze! So roll up your sleeves, and get ready to grill for the thrill! For more information, or to book a table, please email events@jimmyspopup.com only. Only bookings are only for The Secret Garden.

Thursday 9th July
The first night of Funthyme's 2015 Alfresco Dinners at Spitalfields City Farm - Various dates in Jul & Aug
Funthyme is hosting another series of alfresco suppers at Spitalfields City Farm, off Brick Lane, in July and August 2015.  It's a 3 course dinner of locally sourced food, with a main from their BBQ for just £35, and it's BYOB.

The first night of Kitchen Theory's Sensualità Summer Dining Experience at Maida Hill Place, W9 - Several dates in July for lunch & dinner
High end pop-up veterans Kithcen Throry have announced their summer project - a series of lunches and dinners under the banner Sensualit√† - a multi-sensory dining experience at Maida Hill Place restaurnat in W9.  Prices range from £32 for a lunch, to £105 for funn dinner with wine pairing - Prepare to be dazzled!

The first night of The Bulmers #LiveColourful Bar in Shoreditch - Thurs & Fri
For two nights Bulmers is opening an entirely black & white bar in Leonard Street, Shoreditch.  Called the #LiveColourful Bar (because Bulmers brings colour to the occasion), the bar is open from 6.30pm - 11pm on Thursday 9th & Friday 10th July only.  Entry is through a free ticket that gets you two bottles of Bulmers at the bar (& then you can buy more).



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

Camden Beach 2015 at The Roundhouse - Opens 17th July
Camden Beach is back for 2015, presented by Stoli.  Located at The Roundhouse, it's an expanse of sand, beach huts, food and bars, and is free to enter, but you can also book beach huts


Shop of the Week

Eastern Biological Columbia Road Pop-up Shop and Exhibition in E2
Eastern Biological, the independent natural history & lifestyle shop, is back with another pop-up this July at The Columbia Road Arts Club, open on Fridays - Sundays from 3rd - 26th July 2015.  I visited their earlier shop in Redchurch Street and loved it.  Make sure you visit this time round!

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


8 Questions with…   (Definitely) Back next week

Note - I’ve now put all the London food tips from the previous interviews onto this handy map - http://goo.gl/1cekZO - None of them are pop-ups; they’re all good local pubs, bars, cafes & restaurants)


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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