From flower shows and sporting events and even music festivals, there’s plenty going on in London during the summer. However, if you fancy experiencing something a little different, seek out the city’s collection of intriguing summer pop-ups. Whether you’re in search of a hidden rooftop garden in the midst of the city or would like to enjoy a fine dining experience 100ft above the ground, you won’t be disappointed with this selection of London’s best summer pop-ups.
Last year, Londoners lapped up this super-sweet pop-up in Covent Garden, so The Chocolate Cocktail Club is making a re-appearance this summer but this time Shoreditch. It will be worth the journey east to embark on an evening filled with chocolatey goodness. There’s no menu online which keeps patrons guessing, but what we can guarantee is a whole host of unique combinations that will satisfy your sugar cravings.
This murder mystery evening provides a theatrical experience combined with fine dining. Guests will be invited to travel back to the 1930s for an evening of glitz, glamour and, of course, murder. As well as the dramatic events that will unfold throughout, the delicious fare will be just as memorable as it’s served up by Laurence Henry, champion of MasterChef: The Professionals in 2018
When the sun is shining, locals and tourists alike are drawn to the city’s finest rooftop bars to make the most of the balmy evenings. Skylight is located on the rooftop of Tobacco Dock and thus it offers captivating views across many iconic skyscrapers including The Shard, The Gherkin and The Leadenhall Building. Once you’re satisfied with your sightseeing from the sky, you can move on to a game of croquet to round off your Skylight experience.
Vertigo sufferers may want to advert their eyes now, but this pop-up certainly takes dining to a whole new level. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to enjoy a fine-dining meal suspended 100ft above the glorious city of London, then now’s your time to try at London’s 02. You’ll sit around the 22-seat Sky Table and sample fine fare created by London’s best chefs and top mixologists will also be on hand to conjure up unforgettable cocktails. Drink in hand, you’ll be ready to toast to the beautiful city skyline that stretches out around you.
This summer, there’s no need to make a dash to the coast to get your fix of beach life, because there will be an idyllic stretch of sand right in the heart of London. We’re not claiming Fulham is the new Falmouth, but on days when the city is drenched in sunshine and the cocktails are flowing, it may well be the next best thing to being on your holidays. Book your very own cabana, beach hut or daybed to embrace the full-on tropical experience.
Taking inspiration from a Mexican fiesta, Queen of Hoxton’s roof space will be transformed into a multi-coloured menagerie. On the menu you can expect Mexican classics such as margaritas, tequila and tacos. But food and fabulous surroundings is not where it ends, there will also be a series of workshops and cultural events – oh, and did we mention the lucha libre wrestling ring?
The Rivoli Ballroom first opened in 1913 and its vintage interiors have been the backdrop for many productions since, including Strictly Come Dancing, The Avengers and Legend. But over the summer, the ballroom’s dancefloor will be covered in chairs to convert it into a beautiful cinema. Iconic films being screened include Jaws, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
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