London sure loves a good pop-up. Whether you want to dine a mile high, watch a film in a backyard or get creative in a café, this week’s tip-top pop-ups have got it covered.
CHILL IN A CREATIVE CAFE
Eat Chic Cafe
Hmm, what to have with your creamy flat white? A fresh pastry from a micro-bakery based in east London? A handcrafted meringue? Or how about a flick through a selection of fashion, art, and craft magazines? This pop-up café is all about getting people to think creatively. The organic, gluten-free, palm oil-free, preservative-free, and (very nearly) guilt-free chocolates sound promising too.
Open now until Sunday August 3, Monday-Friday 8am-7pm (Thursday open until 8pm), Saturday 9am – 6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm, 159 Camden High St London NW1 7JY.
SEAFOOD AND EAT IT
Seafood fans, you NEED to check out the stonking great menu Nicos Popupalot is offering to those attending his Lobster Pot party. After an early morning trip to pick up some fresh fish at Billingsgate Market, he’s cooking them in a wonderful sounding three-course meal. Grilled scallops, deep-fried oysters, mussels, clams, razor clams, crayfish, massive tiger prawns, Devon crab claws, and Canadian lobster with samphire sound good? Drooling yet? You need to call or Email Nicos to book in advance, put down a £10 deposit and pay cash on the night.
£35, July 31-August 2, 6pm-11.30pm, The Arch Gallery, 289 Cambridge Heath Rd, Railway Arches, Tower Hamlets, E2 9HA.
WATCH A FILM IN THE BACKYARD
Backyard Cinema is back! There are 20 great film screenings, an Honest burgers pop-up BBQ and a Brewdog bar. As you may expect, most screenings are already sold out, but if you manage to sniff out some spare tickets, get yourself down to Camden Lock to slouch in a beanbag and snaffle some popcorn.
Prices vary, various dates until September 4, 9pm, Backyard Cinema, Camden Lock, 217 Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AB.
POP OVER FOR A LUXURY SORBETTO
It’s still summery and warm so Snowflake Gelato is popping to Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge to cool shoppers down with their handmade ice cream. For those of us watching our waistlines for the impending beach holiday, there is also a range of fat, gluten and dairy free sorbetti made with seasonal fruits.
Now until August 31, Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RJ.
JOIN THE MILE HIGH CLUB IN SPAIN
Craving a holiday? The Mile High club are offering an evening in Andalucia (kind of). Combining the best bits of a weekend away, this evening has the food, drink, immersive entertainment and a real latino vibe. The location is totally secret and the event suggests there will be a few other surprises too.
£65, Wed-Sat this week and various later dates, 6.30pm-midnight (doors at 18.30), secret location.
POP BACK TO THE ’90S
Who doesn’t love an outdoor cinema? Who doesn’t love the ’90s? Duo ‘Tee’s and Cee’s’ have combined them to create the winning formula that is We Love the ’90s film festival. This week is offering ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Boyz N The Hood’, ‘Higher Learning’ and a Caribbean burger joint. It’s a popular one so make sure you book way in advance – you have until Sunday August 3.
£5.50, Various days, doors open at 7pm and screenings begin at 7:.5pm, We Love the ’90s, Portobello Road, W10 5TD.
Get your pencil case stocked up for this week’s variety of talks and workshops about fashion, art and business. Out of the box thinkers can head over to Hackney for training, insight and inspiration from fellow creatives.
Various dates throughout July, various venues in Hackney.
By Laura Sagar