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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 - KERB Does Alchemy, The Fulham Beach Club, & Jimmy’s BBQ
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - Edd Kimber’s Brunch at Good & Proper Tea




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


What’s on this week

Brand New - 
The Neverland London Summer 2018 Urban Beach Pop-up near Fulham - Opens Thurs
KERB Does Alchemy - South Asian Street Food near Waterloo - Thurs - Mon
Crafty Pies' Thursday & Friday nights at the Old Nun's Head - Thurs & Fri
Malay Plate at Two Spoons in Honor Oak Park - Fri & Sat
Jimmy's BBQ Club 2018 on the South Bank - Where you BBQ Your Own Dinner - Opens Sat
The Ugly Dumplings at The Dukes Head in Highgate - Starts Sat
Cinco de Mayo at Wahaca restaurants - Sat & Sun
Burger & Beyond at The Rumpus Room Rooftop Bar on the South Bank - Tuesdays
TĀ TĀ Eatery's 3 Month Residency at Borough Wines in Kensal Rise - Starts Thurs 10th

Thursday 3rd May

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

KERB Does Alchemy - South Asian Street Food near Waterloo - Thurs - Mon
"KERB does Alchemy is BACK! Transforming the SE1 concrete into a rambunctious raft of heat and spice. This year we’re packing in the flavour with a 29-strong  fleet of traders cooking up dishes from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, as part of Southbank’s South Asian Alchemy Festival 2018."

The opening night of The Neverland London Summer 2018 Urban Beach Pop-up near Fulham - Weds-Sun for the summer
Neverland London is back for summer 2018 as the Fulham Beach Club, a riverside pop-up in Fulham with sun loungers, beach huts, DJs, bars, BBQ dining, and lots more. It costs just £5 to get in (links below), and new for this year wll be a £25 bottomless beach brunch every Sunday for £25 includes a £10 food voucher along with bottomless prosecco, cider and frozen pina coladas.  Definitely one to visit!

Crafty Pies' Thursday & Friday nights at the Old Nun's Head - Thurs & Fri
Crafty Pies are popping up at The Old Nun's Head in Nunhead Green, serving Thursday and Friday evenings until the end of May. (See the line-up on the other days here) Great pies, and perfect pub food.  Looking forward to paying them a visit!

Craving Coffee's July 2017 #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - Marli’s Kitchen - Vegan Soul Food - Thurs-Sat

Friday 4th May
Malay Plate at Two Spoons in Honor Oak Park - Fri & Sat
Thrilled to announce our next pop-up will be @malayplate.
Bringing delicious Malaysian plates every Friday and Saturday night. WE'RE SO EXCITED!"

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.  While PFG started off as gourmet toast, the menu has now evolved to include classib pub food including burgers, roasts (PFG Roast), and an excellent Saturday Brunch.   All produce is carefully sourced - meat from The Ginger Pig, cheese from Wildes, and as you'd imagine they know their breads!  I tried this yesterday and it was amazing.  Can't wait to visit again!
& the Saturday Brunch looks like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BiHZTXlHLu9/

Chicken & Gochu's Korean Chicken at The Rose & Crown in E17 - Fri & Sat
"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 5th May
The first day of Jimmy's BBQ Club 2018 on the South Bank - Where you BBQ Your Own Dinner - Tues-Sun
Great news!  Jimmy's BBQ Club is returning to 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 containters), for bookable BBQ dinners.  Jimmy has embedded Big Green Egg BBQs into each table, and you cook the food yourself - a really fun way to eat.  The downstairs will feature a hatch, like last year, with burgers, slow cooked meats and more, with a bar and space to eat.  Dates for upstairs are selling out already so hurry up and book!

The Ugly Dumplings at The Dukes Head in Highgate - Sat 5th - Sat 12th
"We are taking over @DukesHighgate for one week only 5th-12th May! Come for your favourite dumplings and more"

Cinco de Mayo at Wahaca restaurants - Sat & Sun
"Get in the spirit of this famous Mexican fiesta with £5 margarita & mojito cocktails* and your favourite street food at all Wahacas, and at our cocktail bars.
*So that’s £5 cocktails to celebrate the 5th day of the 5th month (see what we did there?)"

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!

Eastern Bloc's Residency at Blend in N8 - Weds-Sun
"new popup alert! find us @blendharringay til April, food AND drinks by us so yeh c u there!"

Sunday 6th May
Linnet's Kitchen's April & May Residency at Unwined in Tooting - Thurs-Sun
Linnet's Kitchen are cooking at Unwined, the wine bar in Tooting Market, serving Thursday to Sundays.  Go down for a selecton of British classics with a slight twist, including Cornonation Fried Chicken, Cornish Crab on Taost, and Slow-Cooked Lamb Shoulder, all paired with Unwined's great wine selections.  See you there!

Strazzanti's Sicilian Sunday Bakery Brunch in Warren Street - Sundays
On Sunday 11th March 2018 Strazzanti, founded by three Sicilian sisters start a Sunday bakery & brunch at seventeen O seven, the cafe and restaurant in Warren Street and also will open on Saturdays from the 24th March 2018.  Walk in, or it's highly recommended to prebook via their instagram, where you get to delve into a traditional Sicilian style brunch, including cakes and pastries, and eggy options.
& the ‘Sofia’ eggy brunch looks like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BgdoWSIHkGF/

Victoria Park Market nr Bethnal Green - Sundays 10am-4pm
“Seasonal fruit and veg. Organic farm butchers. Fresh fish. Locally baked bread. Small batch cakes and biscuits. Cheeses. Farm made pies. Charcuterie. Olives. Pasta. Biltong. Raw milk. Pate'. Pickles. Raw honey. Herbs and spices. Olive Oils. Ice cream. Lollies. Single origin coffee. Juice bar.”
& A Pie Party’s cakes look a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh4gF6unnXq/

Zoe's Ghana Kitchen's Residency at the Institute of Light - Daily
Zoe's Ghana Kitchen has started a new residency at the Institute of Light, a bar and cinema in London Fields.  They are serving every day - bar snacks and cinema snacks only on Mondays and Tuesdays - with brunch and dinner at weekends.

Monday 7th May - Bank Holiday Monday
The final day of KERB Does Alchemy - near Waterloo
Nearly 30 South Asian Street Food Stalls

Tuesday 8th May
Burger & Beyond at The Rumpus Room Rooftop Bar on the South Bank - Tuesdays
Thursday nights only - wonderful burgers, great cocktails, booking recommended!

Zephyr’s SoCal Street Food at The Great Exhibition Pub in East Dulwich - Tues & Weds
"Perfect #southlondon combo @greatexhibit in #eastdulwich (Every Tuesday and Wednesday until June) Grab one of our double cheeseburgers and fries with a side of deep fried Brussels sprouts in whole grain Dijon vinaigrette. Then follow up with a slice of incredible @apieparty Snickers Brownie Cheesecake Pie."

fodder's 3 Month Residency at Great Guns Social in SE1 - Mon-Fri
fodder, one of the best new pop-ups of last year, has found a new home with a 3 month residency at Great Guns Social near Borough, serving Mondays to Fridays from 20th March 2018.

Wednesday 9th May
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 spring and the summer.  It's open from now until July 2018 - really looking forward to trying this one!
& the loaded fries look a bit like… https://www.instagram.com/p/BguE5y5nLu6/

Yucatán's Mexican Kitchen Residency at The Rose & Crown in NW5 - Tues-Sun
Yucatán, who serve food from the South of Mexico, have taken over the kitchen at The Rose & Crown in Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, serving Wednesdays to Sundays.  Expect tasty signature dishes like their Panuchos – fried tortillas stuffed with refried beans, Chilaquiles, strips of fried tortillas simmered in red or green salsas, alongside tacos (Mmmmm- Tacos!).  Fresh flavours for the spring, but with enough spice to warm you up!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BgeG7y5nIZc/

Thursday 10th May
TĀ TĀ Eatery's 3 Month Residency at Borough Wines in Kensal Rise - Thurs-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 Thursday, Friday and Saturday, or brunch on Saturday and Sunday.  TĀ TĀ get extraordinary love on their instagram make sure you go to get a taste!



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 Grand Trunk Road South Asian Supper Club in Brixton - Sat 12th May
The Grand Trunk Road supper club is the first in a series from Empress Market, a Pakistani company that also does street food.  The six course menu traverses the ancient trade route from Kabul to Kolkata showcasing how the merchant travellers have shaped the food and culture along the way.  Tickets are just £36, with BYOB, and it is held at the Brixton Pound Cafe in Atlantic Road.  Tickets are already selling fast - don't miss out!

GBBO Winner Edd Kimber's Brunch at Good & Proper Tea near Chancery Lane - Sun 13th
"As part of our aim to connect people with great food and the people who make them we've asked some of our favourite cook book authors and friends to cook for you. All of the profits go to charity.
Tickets include a feast of delicious sweet and savoury bakes, an Our/London cocktail and a treat to take away. See the menu below!
Any profit from our first event with Edd Kimber (@theboywhobakes) will go to Hackney community charity Centre for Better Health supporting people who suffer with mental ill-health."

Thomasina Miers x Jonathan Zaragoza Supper Club in Shoreditch - 15th May
We are excited to welcome talented guest chef Jonathan Zaragoza to cook with our very own Thomasina Miers for a one night only supper club. Fresh from the bustling streets of Chicago’s foodie scene where he heads up restaurant & Mexican cocina Birrieria Zaragoza, Jonathan has been leading the march to bring amazing Mexican food to stateside dinner tables, being named on Zagat’s “30 Under 30” industry list at the age of just 22 back in 2012.

A Royal Wedding Rooftop Party in Shoreditch - 19th May
"Want to celebrate the Royal Wedding but don’t fancy sitting around your aunt’s lounge watching it on the TV all day? Come and marry your best friends at our rooftop wedding disco instead!
On Saturday 19th June, the UK will unite in the name of love to celebrate the Royal wedding, so get involved, put on your finest wedding gear (anyone in a wedding dress will be given a free shot) and join us on the #LostVegas rooftop, complete with our very own little chapel."


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

The Harrods x NSPCC 'Fashion Re-Told' Pop-up Shop in Belgravia
Harrods has opened its first pop-up shop, a charity designer were pop-up with the NSPCC at 196 Slaone Street, SW1.  It features designer items that have been donated, and is the first time that Harrods has taken over an external space for a pop-up, donated by the property company Cadogan (there have been lots of pop-ups within the store.  It's open daily til 13th May - Go to get a designer bargain, and support the work of the NSPCC in London!


Elsewhere on the site

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