London’s top popups – our selection
As the heavens rain down supreme over Blighty, we thought it appropriate to embrace this damp and soggy summer with a post about that summertime craze and staple London ingredient, the mercurial “popup”
…stiff upper lip and all that…
As Londoners trudge through the rain this week, what better way to lighten the mood than with a reminder that all is not doom and gloom in the capital. Honest!
Popups have become a mainstay of London’s culture in recent times, sprouting up in pretty much every corner of our city, come rain or shine.
So, what to do and where to go? Well, we’ve picked out some of the coolest upcoming popup events on the calendar for you all to look forward to.
We look to the indomitable bible of all things popup - London Popups - for our first contender. Feast Festival of Dining in London Bridge looks like a must. The team behind last autumn’s Long Table, these guys clearly know how to put on a mouth-watering event; this is three days stacked full of London’s best culinary outfits, including Moro, Morito and The Wright Brothers.
With added live music, installations and art interventions, this looks like a cracker.
Taking over Leonard Street car park, this Olympic time celebration will see paddling pools, neon-light installations, a gargantuan tent and “lots of social sporting silliness”.
With London Fields Brewery on que to quench all this thirstbusting activity and Street Kitchen providing the grub, there’s no excuse not to head down and indulge in a spot of beer pong, or croquet for the more civilized amongst you!
A perfect place, if you’ve missed out tickets to the real deal…
Having opened at the end of June (and having last graced London’s streets back in December) Dezeen Magazine‘s stylish popup, Dezeen Super Store bids to present “an innovative retail and gallery concept” in Covent Garden over the remaining summer months.
Describing themselves as a “micro-department store hosting exclusive product launches” whilst bringing “together a number of retail concepts” curated by themselves, this is definitely a popup for those interested in the arts and craft market. Featuring boutique goods from ventures around the city, Dezeen will also be including a Designed in Hackney Shop.
Keeping things fresh, there will also be an exhibition space that will showcase works from different creative talents each week.