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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 - Mary Poppins, Beer by the River, & A Poolside Party
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - Kitchen Theory's Náttúra Dinner Series
Shop of The Week - Village England in Floral Street
8 Questions with - Kate Allison from LovenPresents




What’s on this week

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

Thursday 28th August
(Lots of things are open all week or weekend - see what’s closest to you on the map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l )

Steven Wallis' Late Summer Feast at Possessed N1 in Chapel Market - Thurs & Fri
Tania at Possessed N1, the vintage clothes and homewares boutique, is holding another two-night pop-up dining experience, this time with her old friend, and Masterchef winner, Steven Wallis

Anissa Helou's Syrian-Inspired Supper Club at The Mosaic Rooms in Kensington
The supper club will take place in a gallery showing photos of Mediterranean from their current exhibition, My Sister Who Travels.

The Bleach Bar 10 Week Pop-up In Dalston - Thurs - Sat
Expect amazing cocktails, plus bar food from TART, and the look is described as ' Blade Runner-esque, psychedelic acid trip with a nod to Enter the Void’s Asian clubbing and city visuals.'

The Drive In Film Club's Summer 2014 Season in Brent Cross
As with traditional drive-ins, you pay for the car (£22), irrespective of how many people there are in it.  Plus there will be 'Stateside Snacks' to eat, delivered by roller-skating waiting staff

Coppa Bar and BBQ's 2014 Rooftop Restaurant in London Fields - Thur - Sun for the summer

Frank's Cafe Rooftop Pop-up in Peckham 2014 - Tues - Sun for the summer

The Rooftop Film Club's Summer 2014 Season in Shoreditch, Peckham, Stratford & Ealing

Friday 29th August
The Mary Poppins Pop-up Dining Experience in Dalston - Fri - Sun for 3 weeks
This August and September HOTHOT magazine is holding a Mary Poppins pop-up dining experience over nine nights in a secret location in Dalston.  £75 gets you a four course dinner with drinks, and lots of strange entertainment...  Tickets are selling fast - some nights have sold out - so don't delay!

Chacho's Buenos Aires Rib Club in Vauxhall - Fri & Sat evening & Sunday lunch
This August and September a yard in Vauxhall is going to be transformed into an Argentinian rib club, with ribs, cocktails, wines from Argentina, and even a Buenos Aires playlist.  It starts on Saturday 16th August, and runs every Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday lunchtime until 28th September.

The Art of Dining's 'The Colour Palate' Dinners in Marylebone - Weds - Sat
The Colour Palate is pop-up dining experience combining food, drink, music and colour.  Create by regular organisers The Art of Dining takes place at Carousel in Marylebone from Wednesday to Saturday for three weeks this August and September, starting Weds 20th.  Diners get to enjoy a delicious five course meal, a welcome drink and a chance to literally taste the rainbow!

The Urban Food Fest in Shoreditch
Every Saturday Night From 16 August To 25 October 2014

The Power of Summer Pop-up Cinema at Battersea Power Station, with food from Street Feast - Ends 31st Aug

Street Feast's #ModelMarket Evening Street Food Market in Lewisham - Fri & Sat

Street Feast's Summer 2014 Fridays & Saturdays in Dalston Yard - Fri & Sat for the summer

(Plus almost all of the Thursday things)

Saturday 30th August
Oatly's BREAK-FEST Festival in Brockwell Park, SE24
Oatly is a breakfast drink, and they're hosting a one day (10.30am - 4.30pm) 'BREAK-FEST' festival in Brockwell Park, SE24, featuring  Kaninhopping (rabbit show jumping), music and breakfast galore.  It's free, but you need to register on Facebook here, to ensure you get in.

Christabel's August Mad Hatters Brunch in Hoxton
Christabel Beeson is back with another of her 'Mad Hatters' brunches, this time on Saturday 30th  in Hoxton, overlooking the Regent's Canal.  With lots of pancakes, bacon, and maple syrup...

The Chandon Pool Party at Tooting Bec Lido
Chandon, a new Moët Hennessy sparkling wine, is hosting a special pool party at Tooting Bec Lido on Saturday 30th August.  The iconic Tooting Bec Lido will be totally transformed, offering party goers and experience of a lifetime - from synchronised swimmers and vintage pool side waitresses, to DJs and Chandon goody bags.

Sambrook's Brewery's Beer By The River Festival in Morden
On Saturday 30th August Sambrook's Brewery is hosting its annual Beer By The River festival, at Morden Hall Park in Morden, right at the bottom of the Northern Line.  Expect beer, music, and lots of food…

Churn2's Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Pop-up at Somerset House - Ends Sun 31st
This summer Churn2, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, is setting up in a shipping container at Somerset House to serve their on-demand ice creams, made with liquid nitrogen.

Beavertown Brewery's Tap Room in Tottenham Hale
Every Saturday from, 12 noon until 6pm,

Plus - lots of Thursday & Friday things continue...

Sunday 31st August
The final day of Cornershop - the world's first knitted & handmade sweet shop near Columbia Road E2
For one month only a very special art project, Cornershop, is opening in Wellington Row, E2.  Artist Lucy Sparrow has recreated a corner shop, using entirely knitted and cloth items.  Note that it's an art project rather than a shop, but things are on sale online

The Deptford Brunch Club in Giffin Square

The Pudding Bar Pop-up Restaurant in Greek Street, Soho - Daily
As the name suggests, it's all about dessert, with cafe style cakes during the day, and plated desserts paired with wine in the evening.

Wapping Market - every Sunday
The weekly Sunday fine food market of East London

Monday 1st September
Sub Cult's Gourmet Sub Sandwich Residency at The Duke of Wellington in Dalston - Daily
Try their big juicy sub sandwiches with a variety of fillings, including pulled pork, and slow-cooked lamb, plus roasts on Sundays with the best quality meat from Smithfield.

Tuesday 2nd September
Tacu Tacu's Latin American Street Food Residency at Casa Blue Bar on Brick Lane - Tues - Sun until 16th Sept
Street food regular and frequent popper-upper Tacu Tacu now has a regular 6 day a week residency for his amazing burgers.  The menu is street food with a Latin American twist, and includes Baja Shrimp Burgers, and Duck'n'Cheese Tacos - has to be done!

Wednesday 3rd September
The 101 MEZE SERIES Dinner in Stoke Newington
Gulay's 101 MEZE SERIES is holding a dinner at Cafe Nar in Church Street, Stoke Newington on Weds 3rd September.  Expect 20 delicious hot and cold meze - I don't think you're going to leave this one hungry!

Thursday 4th September
La Freak Smut Cinema's Peep Show Night in Bethnal Green
La Freak Smut Cinema - which takes over spaces to show tasteful erotic films - is back on the 4th September at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, but this time with liver performances and a peep show.  File under 'very guilty pleasure'!

The New Music Supper Club's Dinner with Music From NUDES in Dalston
The New Music Supper Club is a dinner club with live music in Kingland Road, and on Thurs 4th September the musical entertainment will come from a new duo called NUDES.  Tickets are approx £60 + fees, or £15 if you just want to enjoy the music.  You can also book a table of 10 for a private dining experience.



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

Fatman & Friends' One Night Pop-up in Bethnal Green - Sat 6th

Michael Sanders' E7 Supper Club at The Wanstead Tap in Forest Gate, E7 - Weds 10th

Kitchen Theory's Náttúra Nordic-inspired Pop-up Dinner Series in Maida Hill - 12th - 13th

The Unit D Pop-up Shop and Restaurant near Aldgate for Urban Food Fortnight - 13th - 21st

Papi's Pickles' Indian Sunday Brunch Series at Brixton Cornercopia - 14th Sept

YaDa Chef's 10 Course Mexican Tapas with Beers from Indie Ales, near Old Street - 15th - 17th Sept


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

Village England's Pop-up Shop in Floral Street, Covent Garden
British accessories company Village England has opened a pop-up shop in Floral Street, Covent Garden to showcase its distinctly English handbags.  It's open now, until 1st September 2014


8 Questions with…  8 Questions with…  Kate Allison from LovenPresents
Weekly Sunday pizza parties in N16 near the River Lea

You haven’t lived until you’ve tasted...  Our pizzas! Seriously they are really bloody good, even i am (only slightly) surprised about how good they are!

I can’t live without my...  DeWalt Drill. I get bored and over-reflective if i am not making things.

5 years ago I was... Sitting in an architects office, plotting, planning and dreaming of what i am doing now

The last music I downloaded was... David Byrne: Rei Momo. Apparently good pizza music, i agree!

My favourite local pub... is the Anchor & Hope on the River Lea. i hardly ever go anymore but i enjoy walking past and remembering lost summer days there.

My favourite local restaurant... Captain Correlli in battersea. Definitely not local to me but i love going there with a bunch of italians, i have no idea what is going on and i feel relaxed and happy like a baby... Food is great too!

My favourite local shop... Fresh and fruity in stamford hill! beautiful shiny vegetables and hilarious staff make me smile everytime i go.

I always take visitors to... Walthamstow marshes! i am lucky to live and work right on the edge of them, a secret bit of countryside in the city.

Next Time - Someone (Has anyone got DJ Grandpa’s email address?)

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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