London sure loves a good pop-up these days. Whether you’re hungry for a home-cooked Sunday roast with all the trimmings, a bargain at a lost property sale, or a unique antique from a bazaar, this week’s tip-top pop-ups have got it covered.
FLOAT ALONG WITH A SPICY JULEP
Get ready for dancing, skewered meats and spicy pineapple juleps (not all at the same time) as this week’s tropical-themed floating party will probably be the last Flamingo Pier event of the year. This final Friday farewell allows you to party under the stars and journey across the Maritime Silk Route. Expect craft beer, street food, funk, boogie, disco and house music, and beautiful views across the canal and Olympic Stadium. Tickets are on sale now so get booking. £7 presale – book in advance as this is sure to sell out, Friday September 5, 6pm-2am, Flamingo Pier, 7 Roach Rd, E3 2PA.
BARGAIN HUNT FOR CHARITY
One person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure! This Sunday YHA St Paul’s is hosting its second annual pop-up charity shop and it’s selling off heaps of random pieces of clothing, jewellery, bags and shoes left unwanted in their lost property boxes. The items on sale are a combination of lost property left behind by guests last year or donated by travellers who needed to lighten their load before leaving town. Money raised at the event will be donated to charity so you can bag a bargain and feel super good about doing it. Maybe stay away from the second hand socks. Sunday September 7, 10am-5pm, YHA London St Paul’s, 36 Carter Lane, EC4V 5AB.
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SUP A BREW WITH HENRI MATISSE
It’s your last chance to visit the ‘Matisse: The Cut-Outs’ exhibition at Tate Modern this weekend and to mark the occasion Tate Food have collaborated with Brewdog to host a pop-up bar in the Turbine Hall. There will be a range of brews on offer including Punk IPA, 5AM Saint, Dead Pony Club as well as the brand spanking new This. Is. Lager, which has just been launched this week. The Matisse exhibition will be open for 36 hours straight, with the pop-up bar open until 10pm on Friday and Saturday. If you haven’t been to the show yet, get down there! We gave it five stars and can vouch that it seriously is a cut above the rest. £18, £16 concs for the exhibition (not the beer!), September 5-7, Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG.
SHOP AROUND A MOROCCAN BAZAAR
The Glade room at Sketch will be transformed into a Moroccan Bazaar this week, where shoppers will be able to purchase one-off pieces from Turner Prize winner Martin Creed’s restaurant installation. This pop-up shop will be selling off furniture, lighting and ceramics exhibited in the Creed designed space, from antiques to contemporary designs from around the world, in which every single piece of cutlery, glass, chair and table is unique. Prices start from £30 for furniture and £4 for glassware. September 1-7, 9am-6pm daily, Sketch, 9 Conduit St, W1S 2XG.
DEVOUR A FULL ROAST WITH FUTURE FRIENDS
Autumn is pretty much here so it’s time to settle down with some comforting home-cooked food and relax. Are we right? Yes, yes we are. How about a full roast with pork, crackling, all the trimmings, fruit crumble and an indulgent cheese board? Well, this Sunday Emily is inviting you around to hers for this epic-sounding feast and letting you pig out and then chill out with fellow supper club attendees while she’s left to wash up. £35, Sunday September 7, 1.30pm, Notting Hill, W11.
By Laura Sagar