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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 - Le Bun, The Bar Under The Bridge, & a Lifesized Gingerbread Chalet
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - Pitt Cue is back!
Shops - The Merchant’s Tail - a pop-up shop for cats & dogs


Enjoy!

Dan

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Follow LondonPopUps on Instagram - pics from pop-ups, plus upcoming events
https://instagram.com/londonpopups/

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What’s on this week

Brand New -
Le Bun's Burger Residency at The Smugglers' Tavern in Fitzrovia - Mon-Sat
Winter 2019 at The Bar Under The Bridge with Baggio Burger - Daily
The Gun's Winter Wonderland in Spitalfields - with a Lifesized Gingerbread Chalet - Daily
The Miracle Bar Christmas Pop-up 2019 at The Henrietta Hotel in Covent Garden - Daily
The Lanson Winter Lodge at The Montague in Bloomsbury - Daily
Linnet's Kitchen's Winter Residency at Unwined in Tooting - Thurs-Sun
Eastern Bloc's November Residency at Brickfields Bar in Brockley - Tues-Thurs
The Hello Kitty Pop-up at The Japan Centre in Westfield W12 - Daily
Dirty Plate Pop-up Middle Eastern Dessert Bar in Camden - Daily
Continental Treats' Portuguese Pastries - Around London, and at One New Change every Friday
Mei Mei's Street Cart's Residency in New Cross - Tuesdays - Sundays
John Lewis's Winter 2019 Rooftop Pop-up - The Winter Carnival with food by Jimmy's Pop-up - Daily
The Saturday School in SW4 - Sat 16th
Hayman's Gin's GINEMA in SW12 - Several dates
The English Vine's Battle of The Wines in Shoreditch - Mon 18th
The 'HOPE' Charity Dinner - with Alissa Timoshkina - in E2 - Weds 20th
The Travelling Film Show's Screening of Rocket Man at The View From The Shard - Weds 20th
Wine Car Boot's Beaujolais Nouveau Day Party in Brixton Village - Thurs 21st

Shops - 
Lovehoney's Sexual Happiness Pop-up Shop in Covent Garden - Ends Thurs 14th
Paloma Wool's Pop-up Store in Shoreditch - Until Sun 17th
The Merchant's Tail - a Pop-up for Dog & Cat lovers from Fetch & Follow and Cheshire & Wain - Weds-Sun
Tits London's Christmas Pop-up Shop with Women Designers - Opens Sat 16th


Thursday 14th November

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

Le Bun's Burger Residency at The Smugglers' Tavern in Fitzrovia - Mon-Sat
https://www.londonpopups.com/2019/11/le-buns-burger-residency-at-smugglers.html
Le Bun are popping up in Fitzrovia, serving their excellent burgers and sides at The Smugglers' Tavern, a great pub in Warren Street, which has a good line in beers, over 30 different rums, and a bookable upstairs room.  Le Bun will be serving Mondays to Saturdays for lunch and dinner (all day on Saturdays), and are introducing a special burger for the occasion, Le Reuben (see above), complete with salt beef brisket.  Want!!

Winter 2019 at The Bar Under The Bridge with Baggio Burger - Daily
https://www.londonpopups.com/2019/11/winter-2019-at-bar-under-bridge-with.html
The Winter of 2019-2020 sees a new bar under the Hungerford Bridge on the South Bank, with craft beers, cocktails, ping pong, and food from Baggio Burger.  Open daily until 5th January (not Christmas Day), with heated (bookable) chalets and lots more.  See you there!

The Gun's Winter Wonderland in Spitalfields - with a Lifesized Gingerbread Chalet - Daily
https://www.londonpopups.com/2019/11/the-guns-winter-wonderland-in.html
This winter The Gun pub in Brushfield Street, next to Spitalfields Market, has built a giant gingerbread house, with edible bricks, within the bar, to serve as a dining room, plus lots of other festive touches, including a winter forest, and an edible advent calendar.  They have also re-worked the menu to include warming classics like deep fried brie, and brought in some special cocktails, though a collaboration with vermouth experts Belsazar.  Yum!

The Miracle Bar Christmas Pop-up 2019 at The Henrietta Hotel in Covent Garden - Daily
https://www.londonpopups.com/2019/10/the-miracle-bar-christmas-pop-up-2019.html
This Christmas a 'Miracle' bar is coming back to The Henrietta Hotel in London, having become a regular pop-up in New York as 'The Miracle on 9th Street', and expanded into other cities around the US and elsewhere.  The Bar, with nostalgic Christmas trimmings, will be popping up from 12th November to 23rd December 2019. Visitors can sample special cocktails like a Snowball Old Fashioned (Butterscotch Rye, Spiced Demerara, Wormwood Bitters, Orange Zest), served in festive, Instagram-friendly glasswear, eat Alpine style food and more, all within a very photogenic setting.

The Lanson Winter Lodge at The Montague in Bloomsbury - Daily
https://www.montaguehotel.com/ski-and-surf/lanson-winter-lodge
"Looking for something a little different? This year, our Garden Terrace will be transformed into an elegant all-white Lanson Winter Lodge.
An atmospheric space to enjoy a drink in front of a flickering fire, the Lodge will be transformed with a Lanson Champagne bar, a Christmas tree, cosy armchairs and sofas, and beautiful white centrepieces."

Linnet's Kitchen's Winter Residency at Unwined in Tooting - Thurs-Sun
https://www.instagram.com/p/B4U53MKnLG5/
"We warmly welcome back Jane from @linnetskitchen . Serving up her seasonal British plates for the next 8 weeks!
Kitchen open Thurs - Sat 12-10pm and Sun 12-4pm"

Eastern Bloc's November Residency at Brickfields Bar in Brockley - Tues-Thurs
https://www.instagram.com/p/B4M52aUHJMz/
"Excited to explore more of Brockley and cook @brickfieldsbar for all of NOVEMBER, TUES - THU, 6-10!"

Overseas Chinese Food's 2 Month Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Mon-Sat
https://www.londonpopups.com/2019/09/overseas-chinese-foods-2-month.html
Overseas Chinese Food (aka Melissa Wong) is cooking at The King & Co in Clapham for October and September 2019 (starting 3th September).  Melissa has had a very busy year, with pop-ups at Brickfields, Unwined in Tooting, and Mercata Metropolitano already.  Go and visit for her excellent South East Asian dishes, like the Dan Dan Noodles!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/B3Ow1A5FeQg/

Craving Coffee's #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - Latty’s Kitchen - Caribbean - Thurs-Sat
https://www.cravingcoffee.co.uk/tottenham-social

Friday 15th November
The Hello Kitty Pop-up at The Japan Centre in Westfield W12 - Daily
https://www.hot-dinners.com/201911049013/Gastroblog/Latest-news/japan-centre-ichiba-is-celebrating-hello-kitty-s-45th-birthday-with-a-special-popup 
"Now, we know Hot Dinners readers love a bit of Hello Kitty, so the 45th Hello Kitty birthday pop-up at Japan Centre Ichiba is probably going to be something you want to know about.
Kicking off today Ichiba's Westfield London store is serving up a variety of Hello Kitty food and drink including a Hello Kitty Makunouchi Bento Box (with free totebag while stocks last), Matcha sundae and Matcha bun among others."

Dirty Plate Pop-up Middle Eastern Dessert Bar in Camden - Daily
https://www.camdenmarket.com/food-drink/dirty-plate 
"The possibilities are endless at Dirty Plate, creating a luxury dessert experience with a street feast twist. Throwing together the performance of dessert art, the mystic experience of surprise with an experience of unparalleled immersion. All 5 flavours are waiting to be discovered, come play!"

Continental Treats' Portuguese Pastries - Around London, and at One New Change every Friday
https://www.continentaltreats.co.uk/stores/ 
"We are foodies with a sweet tooth – aka sweeties! – who want to bring to London the pastries we grew up with but couldn’t find here (and we have looked and looked). So we decided to source the best and rarest treats from Southern Europe and bring them over ourselves: our initial product lineup celebrates the glory of Portuguese confectionery, which draws from century-old traditions and superb agricultural produce to create unique and exquisite pastries and sweets."

Flat Earth's Wild Pizzas at The Hive in Bethnal Green - Thurs-Sat
https://www.londonpopups.com/2019/08/flat-earths-wild-pizzas-at-hive-in.html
Flat Earth have started a new 6 month residency at The Hive natural wine bar in Bethnal Green, serving Thursday to Saturday evenings.  Flat Earth's pizzas are delicious and inventive.  Cooked in a specially installed pizza oven, they use local, wild, natural, foraged, fermented and refined ingredients, producing a new range of pizzas every month.  Expect something out of the ordinary - for example plum and aubergine, or a kimchi Fiorentina (complete with egg).  I went at the weekend, and loved them; fantastic story too - two local people - Rich & Sarah - whose experiments with bread and cooking have taken them from their own kitchen to this new adventure.
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/B07387hFCHW/

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 16th November
Mei Mei's Street Cart's Residency in New Cross - Tuesdays - Sundays
https://twitter.com/mmStreetCart/status/1189878421742084097 
"We now have a new permanent site in #NewCross! Find us at The LP Bar for breakfast #jianbing & coffee, weekend brunch bowls and late night fried chicken, chinese tacos and beeeeer!
#meimeisback!"

John Lewis's Winter 2019 Rooftop Pop-up - The Winter Carnival with food by Jimmy's Pop-up - Daily
https://www.londonpopups.com/2019/10/john-lewiss-winter-2019-rooftop-pop-up.html
John Lewis' Roof Garden above its Oxford Street store has re-opened for the winter, now open daily until 5th January 2020.  This time the theme is The Winter Carnival, with US comfort food from pop-up legend Jimmy Garcia (@jimmyspopup), drinks from Background Bars, high tech curling with Google, and lots of private areas, huts and chalets to book.

The Saturday School in SW4 - Sat 16th
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-saturday-school-tickets-38202731398
"Sharpen your pencils, pack your notebooks and lace your shoes - it's back to school for adults!
Book your ticket to London's latest immersive experience and spend an afternoon back in a classroom, with a difference.
What can you expect? Your teachers will give bitesize lessons in everything from the history of the Apollo space missions and the biology of hangovers, to the geography of the deep-sea and a beginner's guide to Italian. Make sure you're paying attention - there may be a quiz with prizes to end the day."

Hayman's Gin's GINEMA in SW12 - Several dates
http://www.haymansgin.com/events
"Join us at an event at the Home of English Gin in Balham, South West London and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how and where we make our range of gins. We host a range of events, from regular cocktail masterclasses to one-off collaborations, so join us and experience a real insight into the world of True English Gin."
Dirty Dancing, Greatest Showman and lots more

Sunday 17th November
Filthy Buns' Residency at The Three Compasses in Dalston - Daily
https://www.londonpopups.com/2019/09/filthy-buns-residency-at-three.html
Filthy Buns - John & Debs - are now in the kitchen at The Three Compasses in Dalston, serving burgers, buns, and sides seven days a week.  They are serving early with breakfast buns for the Rugby World Cup, and also have a set of Sunday Roast buns (which sound incredible) for Sundays.
& the Sunday Roast Bun looks a bit like…
https://twitter.com/LondonPopups/status/1180869298098712578

Sugoi's 'Sushi Tacos' at Mother Kelly's in Bethnal Green - Thurs-Sun
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwwKA9olP6e/
"Like tacos? Like sushi? Then you'll love @sugoijpn's 'n
Noritacos' - now serving Thursdays to Sundays at @motherkellys_e2 just a short walk from Bethnal Green station! 😍😍
This is the Chingon, with tuna, salmon, pico e gallo, kimchi, rice and more, all in one of Sugoi's own tempura nori shells"

Monday 18th November
The English Vine's Battle of The Wines in Shoreditch - Mon 18th
https://www.instagram.com/p/B4uctEmFeaW/
"On Monday 18 November @46 Great Eastern Street, London, starting at 730pm. A free event, with English and French wines. It will be a lot of fun."

Carcass Ldn at The Kenton Arms Hackney E9 - Daily
https://www.kentonpub.co.uk/
"Grass fed, dry aged, rare breed british meats, cooked over smoke and fire."
Including very special Sunday Roasts!

Tuesday 19th November
Yucatan Taqueria's Late Summer Residency at The Rose & Crown in Kentish Town - Tues-Sun
https://www.londonpopups.com/2019/08/yucatan-taquerias-summer-2019-residency.html
Yucatan Taqueria, with chefs Matt & Spencer, have returned to The Rose & Crown in Kentish Town for a couple of months, bringing their Mexican tacos - Yucatan style - plus chilaquiles, papadzilas and lots more.  They are serving Tuesdays to Sundays in the pub - perfect weather for these fantastic tacos!  (Extended to end of Nov 2019)
& it looks like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/B165QQ6l65F/

Prairie Fire BBQ at the new London Fields Brewery Taproom - Daily
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1trVz0nh5p/
"@prairiefirebbq going all in with epic Kansas City style BBQ at our upcoming Taproom launch! ⁠
⁠Pop down over the weekend 6/7/8 September and ‘meat’ our new taproom! HA, see what we did there?⁠
⁠But seriously, there’s epic BBQ (feat Vegan options) and top drawer beers on offer."
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/B2YzDgLl5hR/

Wednesday 20th November
The 'HOPE' Charity Dinner - with Alissa Timoshkina - in E2 - Weds 20th
https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/supper-clubs/hope?t=tickets
"‘HOPE' is a gourmet charity dinner series based in London, with the aim to raise awareness for the marginalised in our communities and to give back a little hope to those in need.
This HOPE dinner’s chef is Alissa Timoshkina, who will serve a beautiful four-course meal of autumnal dishes from her cookbook ’Salt & Time’, accompanied by fine artisan wines and nibbles."

The Travelling Film Show's Screening of Rocket Man at The View From The Shard - Weds 20th
https://www.travellingfilmshow.co.uk/rocketman
"You too can be a Rock Star for one night! Experience the best and most exclusive views of London with a complimentary Mermaid Gin and Tonic in hand and freshly made popcorn. It truly is a special way to see the film on the big screen!"

Sho Foo Doh's Japanese Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Tues-Sun
https://www.londonpopups.com/2019/09/sho-foo-dohs-japanese-residency-at.html
Sho Foo Doh's excellent okonomiyaki and other Japanese dishes are coming to The Duke's Head in Highgate from 2nd October, serving Tuesdays to Sundays for two months.  Fumio's food is always incredibly popular; time to make a pilgrimage to N6!

Rajiv's Kitchen's Nepalese Residency at Blend in Harringay N8 - Tues-Sat evenings
https://www.londonpopups.com/2019/09/rajivs-kitchens-nepalese-residency-at.html
Rajiv's Kitchen has started a new residency at Blend cafe and bar in Green Lanes, Harringay, N8, serving his Nepalese food five evenings a week, Tuesday to Saturday.  Go for Rajiv's excellent momos, plus curries and lots more.  I first met Rajiv earlier this year when he was popping up in Tooting, and it's been a pleasure watch his career flourish since then.  Go!

Thursday 21st November
Wine Car Boot's Beaujolais Nouveau Day Party in Brixton Village - Thurs 21st
https://www.instagram.com/p/B4U_L6aHIlm/
"Gamayzing news!🍷🥳 We're throwing a special twilight wine market @brixtonvillage_marketrow for this year's Beaujolais Nouveau Day.  London's best indie wine stores and sellers, gallons of Gamay and plenty other wine alongside too, plus sausage rolls and fingers crossed mulled wine. It's basically Christmas. More details coming soon but it's already up on the website and while you're there don't forget sign up for the newsletter. It's arguably the most fun date in the wine calendar and the perfect warm up for silly season. See you in three weeks!"

fodder's 6 Month Residency at The Shrub & Shutter in Brixton - Tues-Sat
https://www.londonpopups.com/2019/10/fodders-6-month-residency-at-shrub.html
.fodder, a pop-up from Michael Thompson, Jenny Novitzy and Louise Stapley, has been on hiatus for a few months, but is making a big return with a new six month residency at The Shrub & Shutter bar in Coldharbour Lane, Brixton.  Serving from Tuesday to Saturday evenings until the end of March 2019, fodder specialises in locally sourced seasonal produce, and will have a mix of snacks, sharing plates, showcasing their creativity and craft.  Go!

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Maps

See everything on one of my new maps:

All the maps on one page
http://www.londonpopups.com/p/maps.html

Food-related things - restaurants, bars, streetfood in pubs & more
http://goo.gl/ACvi0l

Pop-ups Shops
http://goo.gl/mAopu7

Supper Clubs (approximate locations)
http://goo.gl/0OEdRe

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There are always lots of Supper Clubs happening too - Find a Supper Club here
http://www.londonpopups.com/p/london-supper-clubs.html

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Coming Soon - Listings to make you hungry (& thirsty)
See them all here
http://www.londonpopups.com/p/booking-ahead.html

The Bottomless Espresso Martini Christmas Pop-up in King's Cross - Starts Sat 23rd
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bottomless-espresso-martini-november-dates-tickets-77299947223
"After serving more than 20,000 espresso martinis over three pop-ups the nomadic Espresso Martini Society returns this Christmas with a bottomless edition in Kings Cross.
While their previous pop-up bars featured the largest list of Espresso Martini variations in the world, this series takes things up a level, offering a bottomless menu of five festive variations to a soundtrack of the cheesiest, cheeriest."

The World Aeropress Championships in E2 - Sun 24th
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2019-world-aeropress-championship-tickets-70878616851
"On Sunday November 24th, 65 of the world’s best coffee brewers will travel to Bethnal Green, East London, where they’ll compete for the title of ‘2019 World AeroPress Champion’.
This global championship and it’s cult-like following centres on coffee brewed with the AeroPress; a plunger-style device adored by coffee fanatics, which retails for around £25. Having defeated thousands of counterparts in their home countries, national champions from as far and wide as India, Australia, Timor Leste, Chile, and Iran will battle to see who’s coffee brewing recipe reigns supreme.
It’s serious business, but all in good fun, with a blend of skill and luck needed for a win."

Alexandra Dudley & Nina Parker's Rainforest Dinner in Earl's Court - Weds 27th
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/rainforestactionnetwork/311409#
"Coming together for an incredibly special evening on Wednesday the 27th November, chefs Alexandra Dudley and Nina Parker will be cooking supper in aid of the Amazon.  Supporting the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), the proceeds will be going specifically to their long running project; Protect An Acre (PAA). The program ensures that funds go directly to frontline communities and local NGOs to aid protection of forests and wildlife."

Pitt Cue's Thanksgiving Banquet in Covent Garden - Thurs 28th
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pitt-cue-co-thanksgiving-banquet-tickets-77477885441
"We founded Pitt Cue Co. in 2011 on a love of three simple things – barbecue, bourbon and beer.
Over the years, we’ve played around with variations on that theme, but it always comes back to great meat - smoked or grilled - served with beer and American whiskey.
In celebration of the fact that Pitt Cue Co. is back under Old Management and to give you who've been missing your pulled pork fix something to get your teeth into, we're back for one night only hosted by our friends at Maison Bab.
Join us for an evening of food and drink, all served up by some of the original Pitt Cue Co. team from Newburgh Street!"

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Shop of the Week
See all the pop-up shops in London on my handy map
http://goo.gl/mAopu7

Lovehoney's Sexual Happiness Pop-up Shop in Covent Garden - Ends Thurs 14th
https://www.londonpopups.com/2019/11/lovehoneys-sexual-happiness-pop-up-shop.html
Lovehoney, the sexual happiness people - have opened a pop-up shop at 67B Neal Street, Covent Garden (Shaftesbury Avenue end), open daily (to over 18s) until Thursday 14th November 2019.  Inside the shop you will find lots of grown up festive gifts, all ready to be boxed up and placed under your Christmas tree.  It's the first time they have ever opened a physical store, and you can take this opportunity to talk to their staff and get advice before you buy.  Don't be shy...

Paloma Wool's Pop-up Store in Shoreditch - Until Sun 17th
https://www.proteinstudios.com/news/paloma-wool-pop-up-store 
"¡Hola amigos! Paloma Wool are continuing their world tour and will be here at Protein Studios from Tuesday 12th - Sunday 17th November, 12pm-8pm. Can't wait!"

The Merchant's Tail - a Pop-up for Dog & Cat lovers from Fetch & Follow and Cheshire & Wain - Weds-Sun
https://www.londonpopups.com/2019/11/the-merchants-tail-pop-up-for-dog-cat.html
The Merchant's Tail is a collaborative pop-ups shop from two online brands, Cheshire & Wain, who specialise in gifts for cats, and Fetch & Follow, who do the same for dogs.  It's now open Wednesdays to Sundays until 8th December at 270 Hackney Road, E2, and it's a treasure trove of items like collars, treats, toys, and even coats.  They will also be holding regular events through the run of the pop-up, including having a pet photographer in.  I visited yesterday, and ended up buying Christmas presents for Tiger, Lola and Pip.  A brilliant shop.

Tits London's Christmas Pop-up Shop with Women Designers - Opens Sat 16th
https://www.londonpopups.com/2019/11/tits-londons-christmas-pop-up-shop-with.html
Tits London is opening a pop-up shop at 188 Shoreditch High Street from 16th - 30th November 2019, to showcase and sell work from their favourite women designers.  As with Tits' other events, 10% of the profits will go to CoppaFeel, so you will be helping a great cause as well as buying some excellent designs and gifts.

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Elsewhere on the site

See all this week’s listings here
http://www.londonpopups.com/search/label/Schedule

What’s on near me - Search by the first 3 letters of your postcode - e.g. SW2
http://www.londonpopups.com/search?q=SW2


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Do it yourself - Find out how to organise your own pop-ups here
http://www.londonpopups.com/p/advice-resources.html

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