London sure loves a good pop-up these days. Whether you’re after a personalised ice cream, a boozy brunch, or a party in a forest, this week’s tip-top pop-ups have got it covered.
DESIGN YOUR OWN ICE CREAM
Make My Magnum
Magnum are setting up in Selfridges and giving us the chance to create our own personalised ice cream. Choose from the selection of toppings, which include rose petals, marshmallows and chilli flakes, then they’ll dip your ice cream in melted chocolate and sprinkle on the toppings. Erm, yes please! (If the picture above isn’t enough to tempt you, I don’t know what is.)
Until August 30, opening hours same a Selfridges. 400 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1AB.
PARTY IN A FOREST
Kopparberg’s Urban Forest Bar and Event Space
Enjoy the atmosphere and aesthetic of a Swedish forest (almost) without all the pesky pine needles. A fine line-up of bands (including electropop act Little Dragon and Supergrass man Gaz Coombes) and DJs supply the tunes, plus there’s street art, cocktails and street food. Launching tonight with Kelis!
Free. 7pm-late, Thursday-Sunday, July 2-August 3, The Bootstrap Company, E8 3DL.
DEVOUR SOME DUCK
The Cornwall Project’s Duck Day
Enjoy Cornish duck cooked every way you can imagine: barbecued, smoked, grilled, seared, roasted and more. It’s like Sunday lunch but with a DJ, and plenty of quackers.
Tickets cost £10 for a drink and starter, (£12 on the door). Sunday July 6 from noon, Climpson & Sons Coffee Roastery, London Fields, Arch 374 Helmsley Place, E8 3SB.
PARTY AT A MARKET
Popping up in the courtyard of Red Gallery in Shoreditch, there’s food stalls, cocktails and beer, plus live bands and DJs, including deep disco selector Bell Towers playing this Saturday.
Free entry. Every Wed-Sat until Sat Aug 2. 288-299 Old St, EC1V 9DP.
TRY A JAPANESE SHOCHU MARTINI
Mr Musubi Tokyo pop-up
Forget cakepops, this Japanese pop-up is offering ice cream mochi pops in yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit), matcha green tea, toasted sesame and coconut flavours. Wash down your three-day salt cured salmon and five-hour braised beef and ginger with a yuzu mojito or a shochu martini.
July 3-27, Monday, Thursday, Friday 7-10pm, Saturday 6-10pm, Sunday 1-4pm., Broadway Market (schoolyard area), London E8 4PH.
CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY
This tropical party boards a floating pontoon in Hackney Wick on the first Friday of every month this summer. On Friday they celebrate US Independence Day with a Los Angeles-themed night. Enjoy LA cocktails and food, palm trees (two real, two neon) and tunes spun by London disco-house producer Dubka.
£5. Fri Jul 4 and August 1. Counter Café, Stour Space, E3 2PA.
ENJOY A BOOZY BRUNCH
Get stuck into hot tubs, DJs and beer-drenched street food at this two-part party. Choose from a boozy beery brunch or an alfresco disco in the evening. Tickets include food and drink tokens so it’s totally affordable, too.
First release tickets £20, second release £25 including entry + eight tokens, July 5, 11am-3.30pm and 4.30pm-11pm, Netil 360, Hackney.
By Laura Sagar