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This Summer’s Hottest Pop Ups, Part 2

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Tired of doing the same old thing every weekend? If you’re looking for an alternative to dining out and bar hopping, turn to some of London’s brand new pop ups – from a Wild West themed gold rush to floating cinemas – for activities guaranteed to entertain every night of the week…

Brixton Beach Boulevard, Brixton

Get a taste of the seaside here in blighty with Brixton’s latest venture into the pop-up world. A Miami themed beach has taken over a rooftop space in the south London hub, with the promise of pastel coloured buildings, palm trees, sand and a host of food and drink stalls to boot. With private spaces available, from The Diner to the Salon, this is a themed-one not to miss if you’re stuck staycationing this year.

Visit BrixtonBeachBoulevard.com

 

The Bullshit Walking Tour, Various locations

Ever fancied a completely inaccurate, made up tour of London? If the news is getting you down and you’re after something a bit more light hearted, book yourself onto one of this summer’s Bullshit Walking Tours, every Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon. Jam packed with nonsense history and fictional tales, it will have you completely immersed for an hour or two.

Visit BullshitLondon.com 

 

Gin and Spritz Bar at Big Chill, Kings Cross

Uber-cool Kings cross bar Big Chill is celebrating our favourite beverage (alright, spirit) this summer with a gin-dedicated pop up. The space’s garden terrace has been transformed into a hippy-themed haven, bedecked with botanicals and with gin-based cocktails on tap. The perfect spot for a bit of peace.

Visit WeAreBigChill.com

 

Gold Rush, Vauxhall

If you like the sound of life back in the Wild Wild West, pull on your spurs and dust off your cowboy hat for Django Gold Rush: a gold-mining themed pop up taking place in Vauxhall this summer. Head down to listen to live music and claim exciting prizes by snapping up gold coins along the way…

Visit DjangoBango.com

 

HMS Film Club, Victoria Embankment

What do you mean you’ve never dreamt about watching Titanic on a boat? For a seriously meta experience head down to The Good Ship Benefit to watch the blockbuster flick at London’s only floating cinema – and if you’re after something a bit less weepy, The Devil Wears Prada and When Harry Met Sally are screening, too. From the creators of Roof Top Film Club, this is a summer experience not to be missed.

Visit ExperienceCinema.com

 

Hox de Janeiro, Shoreditch

The Hoxton, Shoreditch, is embracing Olympic fever in a big way this summer and will be bringing the colour and spirit of the games to London by way of Hox de Janeiro: a Brazilian-inspired pop-up in The Garden for two weeks in August. Head down for tropical themed foods and a host of summery activities, from hoola hoop masterclasses to Gymbox surfing sessions.

Visit HoxTown.com

 

Kinema and Cocktails, Aldwych

London’s most intimate cinema, Cellar Door, is hosting screenings of your favourite old school movies this summer. Each film will be preceded by a Charlie Chaplin short, "Dough & Dynamite", accompanied by a live piano performance. Whether you’re a Hitchcock addict or a Marilyn fan, there’s a vintage-inspired event to tickle everyone’s fancy.

Visit DesignMyNight.com

 

Last Days of Shoreditch, Shoreditch

East London’s Red Market has been given a playful transformation this year, with a street party taking place every weekend until the end of August. From crazy golf to football screening, street food to all-night parties, this is the perfect saturday night activity on warm summer evenings.

Visit LastDaysOfShoreditch.co.uk

 

RA Lates Summer Circus

The Royal Academy is this year hosting a Summer Circus – a flamboyant and theatrical night of circus-inspired delights, where the surreal world of the Victorian circus meets the RA’s contemporary Exhibition. Head down to the museum after dark to experience the works of art amongst performers, live bands, food trucks and activities. Be warned, the dress code is ‘vintage circus’…

Visit RoyalAcademy.org.uk

 

Night Tales, Hackney Wick

London’s ultimate food feast returns for another year, this time in a grand outdoor space in Hackney Wick. All the old favourites return, like The Lazy Flamingo Bar and Nanny Bills, and don’t forget to sample new kids on the block Wingmans and Slice Guys.

Visit NightTales.co.uk

 

Pergola on the Roof, Shepherds Bush

The roof of the old BBC HQ car park has been given a feminine make over this year, with whitewashed tressels and an abundance of greenery transforming it into a panoramic eatery for the summer. Feast on some of London’s hottest foody offerings, with residencies from Salt Yard, Patty and Bun, LeCoq and Rabbit in place throughout the coming months.

Visit PergolaOnTheRoof.co.uk 

 

Pop Up Cinema, Various Locations

Taking place across the capital is the much-loved Pop Up Cinema, back for another year of cinematic fun. With screenings in some of London’s most picturesque locations, from the Greenwich Peninsula to Guild Hall yard, all your favourite films feature – we’re already lining up for Dirty Dancing and Romeo and Juliet.

Visit PopUpScreens.co.uk

 

Roof East, Stratford

With views over Stratford’s Olympic Park, it’s impossible to deny the wow-factor at this annual pop up. With new street food by Hawksmoor Knightsbridge Head Chef at Rockadollar Dogs, cocktails by the award winning Spirited Mixers and the ultimate outdoor cinema experience by Rooftop Film Club, this is a reason to head east.

Visit RoofEast.com

 

Sipsmith Punch House, Soho

If gin’s your tipple of choice, head down to The House of St Barnabas, the iconic Soho bar, to experience the atmosphere of the 1800s Punch Houses in London, where gin cups were traditionally served. They’ve teamed up with spirit favourite Sipsmith to create a punch that packs a serious, well, punch – with a guided tour through the history of gin thrown in, this is a well-rounded activity for summer evenings…

Visit SipSmith.com

 

Tipple on the Thames, Embankment

This one pretty much does what it says on the tin. Enjoy a cruise down the river, taking in the city’s iconic landmarks, with live band, complimentary drinks on arrival and free entry to a London club on docking thrown in with the price of your ticket.

Visit TippleOnTheThames.co.uk