London loves a good pop-up. Whether you’re after a crafty cake party, vintage homeware, or a haircut by the canal, this week’s top ten pop-ups have got it covered.
CAKE AND COCKTAILS
1. Lilly Vanilli and Pearl’s Pop-Up
Give your sweet tooth a good workout at this cake and cocktail night. Cake connoisseur Lily Vanilli will bake up an array of scrumptious sounding creations such as basil strawberry elderflower cake, and courgette raspberry and coconut macaroon. Wash it down with an earl grey infused pear martini.
£25, June 17, 7pm, designmynight.com, 76 Broadway Market, London, E8 4QJ.
2. Summer Solstice two night supper club
Those Scandinavians know all about how to celebrate the longest day of the year. BYOB to this Scandi-inspired four-course feast to get in the Nordic mood. Friday caters to vegans while Saturday goes all out with fresh fish and smoked meats.
£25, June 20-21, 7:30pm, sumersolsticehaggerston.wordpress.com, Haggerston Espresso Rooms, 13 Downham Rd, N1 5AA.
3. Model Market
Street Feast bring their night-time street food fun to Lewisham with alcoholic slushies and shandies to be enjoyed indoor, outdoor or up high on the rooftop.
£3 or free before 7pm, June 20, 6pm, streetfeastlondon.com, 196 Lewisham High St, SE13 6LS.
4. Fendi Fun Pop-Up
Fashion house Fendi has kitted out Harrods with its own amusement arcade including giant vending machines selling their luxury handbags. Think of it more like a museum than a shopping experience and you won’t be too disappointed!
Until June 28, harrods.com, Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, SW1X 7QN.
MORE STREET FOOD
5. Street Food Sundays at Crate Brewery
This weekend is the start of something special down on the canal: top notch craft beer and street food by the canal in Hackney Wick featuring The Ribman and Popdogs.
June 22, 1pm-9pm, @CrateBrewery, Crate’s Brewshed, 14a Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick.
6. Hair cut at Ky’Cut Wilson Pop-Up
Before its street food fiesta at the weekend, Crate Brewery is also hosting 24-year-old barber and blogger Ky’Cut Wilson, who is offering haircuts for £25.
June 17, 6pm, cratebrewery.com, Crate’s Brewshed, 14a Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick.
7. Fat Ronaldos
Five-week football fiesta with a Panini sticker swap-shop, DJs, re-runs of classic World Cup games, plenty of food and screenings of this year’s matches (of course).
Until July 13, 1pm, facebook.com, 347 Old St, EC1V 9LP.
8. Victoria pop-up Britain
There are six new start ups at Pop Up Britain offering vintage home-ware, interior accessories, jewellery, silk clothes, mentoring from the Visible Women campaign, and a sneaky peek at next season’s designers’ collections.
Ongoing, popupbritain.com, Department of Communities and Local Government, Eland House, SW1E 5DU.
9. Black Vanilla Gelato’s Pop-Up
Boutique gelateria Black Vanilla has a summery pop-up parlour at Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge. There’s a range of Wimbledon-themed ice creams including gin and tonic, cream tea, and grass flavours.
Until July 6, harveynichols.com, 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ.
10. Sugarpova Pop Up Shop
Maria Sharapova has opened her own pop-up candy shop in Wimbledon with tennis-ball-shaped chewing gum and other creative candies.
Until July 6, sugarpova.com, 89 High Street Wimbledon, SW19 5EG.
Find out other great stuff happening this June.