Best New Pop-Ups To Try This Summer |

Best New Pop-Ups To Try This Summer

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From sunny roof terraces to urban street feasts, when it comes to creative pop-ups, London has it sussed. Take your pick from this month’s edit of quirky collaborations and food extravaganzas, guaranteed to satisfy your food fix…

Selfridges Roof Deck

Set up camp at Selfridges’ newly opened Roof Deck Restaurant & Bar, where you can soak up some rays alongside tropical plants and delicious plates of Californian-inspired fare – think healthy salads, grains, fresh fish and seafood with a Latin flair – and summery cocktails.

Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street W1A 1AB, open until August 2017, Saturday 11am – 11pm; Sunday 12pm – 6pm



Jason Atherton’s Sunday Social

Jason Atherton's Social Sunday is back for the third year running, taking place across Social Company's nine London restaurants in aid of Hospitality Action, the charity that pledges to help people in the hospitality industry. The events will include 22 Michelin-starred or multi-award-wining chefs; five world-class bartenders; and one day of spectacular food; all for one very worthwhile cause.

11th June, various venues and prices




A sunny rooftop bar that dispenses its own Negronis? Yes please. This serene Scandi retreat is perched on the top of Oxford Street and comes crammed full of foliage and Scandi-inspired décor. Street food comes in the form of Canadian poutine (chips with cheese curds and gravy); chicken waffles; miso aubergine tacos; and crispy squid with kimchi – and there’s a coin-operated cocktail machine that dispenses ready-made Negronis and Old Fashioneds with the click of a button. Sounds pretty cool to us.

535 Rooftop Oxford Street, W1, open every day 12pm-10pm



Eat Grub at Farang

Could you brave a meal made entirely from edible insects? For those of you adventurous enough to delve into the culinary world of creepy crawlies, Thai restaurant Farang will be teaming up with edible insect peddlers Eat Grub, to bring a five-course tasting menu to daring diners  throughout the summer. Dishes will include Insect Miang: cricket and worms with coconut, ginger, chili and betel leaves. Enter if you dare…

72 Highbury Park, Highbury, N5 2XE, £33 for the tasting menu, 28 May, 25 June, 30 July, 27 August and 24 September



Sipsmith & Gingerline's Juniper Manor

London's most exciting immersive dining experience is set to join forces with coolest gin brand for a secret soiree this summer. The series of theatrcial foodie events will take place in June (the next batch of tickets go on sale 7th June and are sure to sell out) at a secret location. Mystically named the Juniper Manor, guests will be whisked through the ages to a world of gin and gastronomic adventure. Look forward to a perfectly paired four-course flavour feast complimented by mini Sipsmith tipples, alongside a night full of interactive and immersive entertainment. And don't miss the World Gin Day Party they will be hosting on Saturday 10th June. 

Location TBC, tickets £52.50 to £70 from Tuesday to Saturday, or £18 for bar tickets (without dining)



Neverland Beach

Dreaming of sun-kissed beaches? Get your fix at Fulham's glorious Thameside beach spot, which will be welcoming sun worshippers to bask on the golden sands all over the summer. As well as sand and palm trees, there will be beach huts and day beds available to rent with optional beach butler service – they’ll bring bespoke cocktails from the mixology trolley, so you won’t even have to leave your bed. For those watching the pennies, you can bring your own food and booze, however with the glut of mouthwatering street food stalls including Le Rac Shack, The Duck Truck and Taco Dave, you’ll almost certainly want to sling your sandwich in the bin. Now all we need is some sun…

Albert Wharf, Fulham SW6 2TY, open from Wednesday – Sunday until October 2017, tickets from £5



Pergola on the Roof

Rooftop restaurant Pergola on the Roof is back in town for another summer of food, booze and good vibes. Launching last summer on top of the old BBC Television Centre building in White City, we’ve seen it go from a Mediterranean sunspot to a wintry Nordic forest. This summer, Pergola will be inspired by The Hamptons, to bring a taste of Long Island living to the heart of west London. Breddos Tacos and Patty & Bun will dish up delicious grub, and there will also be cocktails and wine served amongst the palm trees and wooden decking.

Multi-Story Car Park, Television Centre, Wood Lane, White City W12 7RJ, open from Wednesday – Sunday until 1st October, FREE entry



Last Days of Shoreditch Riviera

Street food and music fest Last Days of Shoreditch returns to the capital this month, and this time there’s an avocado bar and an urban beach. Renamed Last Days of Shoreditch Riviera, the street food fest will come complete with its own sandy beach overlooked by palm trees and decking, as well as the usual throng of food stalls, cocktail and craft beers. XOYO DJs will be in residence every Saturday, with a guest line-up including Maribou State, Stuart Patterson, Phil Mison and The Dr Orders. If you’d prefer to listen to your own dulcet tones, there’s also a Lucky Voice karaoke pop-up, for any budding Beyoncé’s.

288 Old Street, Shoreditch EC1V 9LA, launch night 25th May, FREE



Beer Yoga 

Apparently, drinking beer post-yoga is the perfect tipple to cool down with. So who are we to argue? Get your beer and yoga fix at Taproom in London Fields Brewery, where they’ll be hosting a series of dynamic music-led classes with friendly teachers, designed to build strength, flexibility and calm the mind.

London Fields Brewery, The Taproom, 365-366 Warburton Street, Hackney, E8 3RR, every Saturday from 3rd June10:00am - 11:00am, tickets £15



Summer on the Square

Popping up in Finsbury Square, just in time for the sunny summer weather, Summer on the Square’s exciting new pop-up will offer a delectable selection of affordable, seasonal small plates including pig’s head with black pudding croquettes, and smoked eel with artichoke. Showcasing the best of British, this seasonal menu will use one meat product at a time, with hearty breakfasts and lunch, and a moreish menu of British tapas in the evening. Need another reason to visit? It’s also BYOB. Winning.

Finsbury Square, Moorgate, EC2A 1AH, open Tuesday-Friday 5.30pm-10.30pm, throughout May and June, plates range from £3-£6



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