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Pop ups are still a thing. Here are London's hottest temporary fixtures for booze, food and weird and wonderful events. Hit 'em or miss 'em, you decide.

The Big Boys

Midnight Apothecary The party on a museum roof Things are getting wild on the rooftop of the Brunel Museum where a campsite has pitched up complete with live music and marshmallows ready for toasting over the logfire. Even if the great outdoors scene isn’t your thing, this one's worth it for the sunset view alone. Brunel Museum, London SE16 4LF // May - September DMNfirepit.e1429261367152 Lewisham Model Market Killer cocktails and craft beer in SE13 Who’d have guessed the party was in Lewisham these days? After a banging summer last year, Model Market has headed back to SE13 for street food, drinking dancing and great vibes. They’ve got craft beer, wine bars and slushy cocktails on tap - as well as a 'rooftop bar' where you can catch the action going on below. Hungry? It's all about the food with 10 micro diners serving it ALL from brownies to beefsteaks and burgers. This is perfect for whiling the summer nights away. 196 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London SE13 6LS // 17th April - 25th September, 5pm - 1am POP.UP.Lewisham The Rooftop Film Club Movies, sunsets and hot hot pizza RFC is back for another summer of epic film screenings atop some awesome  rooftops. This year four venues; The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, The Bussey Building in Peckham, Roof East in Stratford and The Roof Gardens in Kensington will be serving hot pizza to guests chilling under blankets and watching classics including Casablanca and The Graduate and amazing new movies like Birdman and The Theory of Everything. Tickets sell out pretty damn fast, so book yourself up and get a sexy date - they'll think you've smashed it. Various Locations // From 1st May POP.UP.Rooftop

Booze Pop Ups

Les 3 Étages by Dom Pérignon Three levels of champagne luxury For 10 days only, Dom Pérignon are opening their doors at a secret old town house in central London  for three floors of champagne and total opulence. Each floor will show off the different levels of champagne maturity (or plénitudes if you wanna get fancy). The further up you venture, the house experience will reveal more about the quality and creativity of DP and pop open a different vintage. The first floor kicks off with a 2005 bottle then up to 1998 and finally finishing on the rarest 1982 and 1971 bottles. You’ll find us on the top floor, bottles deep in bubbles. Secret Location // 5th - 14th May domp Bloom at the Vista Bar

Gin plus epic views equals a very happy BarChick

When the sun shines and things hot up, we head straight to a rooftop. If there’s gin, that’s even better. Bloom Gin is popping up at Trafalgar Square’s Vista Bar on top of the Hilton and it promises specially created floral cocktails and some totally sexy garden vibes overlooking Big Ben and the London Eye.  Remember access is subject to availability, so book your table now or spend summer in a dark, sunset-less pub. Your choice.

2 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2TS // From April - September POP.UPS.Bloom

Lights Out

Clapham's sexy speakeasy 

This 1920s-inspired bar has popped up in Reece 79 hair salon in Clapham, filling the cool London bar void previously present within the area. Expect imaginative cocktails and live 20’s-style piano playing, which can only lead to regrettable dancing and hilarious times. A proper speakeasy. 79 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London SW4 9JN // Last Saturday of every month from 21st March POP.UP.Lights.out

The Spirit Social

£5 cocktails in Notting Hill ...Yes, you read that right! One of our favourite rum companies, The Duppy Share, have got a brand new event of boozing, eating and live music sessions in W10. The old school social club venue will put you smack bang in the swing of things with street food, amazing cocktails and tunes to make you dance even if it isn't your thing. Maxilla Hall Social Club, Notting Hill, London W10 6NQ // Every second Thursday 12th March-13th August, from 6pm // Tickets £10 incl. your first drink duppy

Food Pop Ups

Wahaca’s Yucatecan Menu Authentic Mexican flavours Wahaca have switched up their menu for some Yucatan-inspired goodies at the original restaurant in Covent Garden. For eight weeks only, a menu of charred, pickled and ‘pipian’ flavours created by legendary Michelin starred Mexican chef Roberto Solis will be available so order up, eat, drool over, order more, lick the plates.  This guy is THE man over in the Yucatan and his restaurant Nectar is the hottest in Merida.  Sure Wahaca was an all-Mexican dining treat anyway but these flavours are totally different. Charred onions on a bed of charcoal? Yeah. Go get some. And wash it all down with a Rhubard Mezcalita. 66 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4HG // Until June  wahaca.tacos Dram & Smoke Beer pong and whisky In the former sofa factory of Hackney Wick - casual - Dram & Smoke’s latest pop up will be taking over for a five-course tasting menu of mad Scottish dishes, whisky cocktails, great beer and party vibes and if beer pong’s your flex, they’ve got a room for that too. Swan Wharf, 60 Dace Road, London E3 2NQ // From 17th April - 16th May // From £40 dram.and.smoke Lobster Love-In Seafood in Brixton Get your fish fix at Nicos Popupalot’s Lobster sesh in Brixton. This one night only event will see product caught that very morning, so only the freshest stuff goes into your gob. The menu includes goodies like grilled scallops with spinach puree, a shared bucket of lobster, mussels, clams and gin and cucumber sorbet to finish you off. You get a free glass of Prosecco too, and the dulcet tones of John Drain will entertain through the night. You might have to sit on a table with strangers but remember, sharing is caring. It's called a love-in, for God's sake. Brixton East, 1871 100 Barrington Road, London SW9 7JF // Thursday 28th May, food served from 6pm – 11pm, Bar open ‘til 2am // £40 + booking fee E.Lobster Aroma Jamaica 2015 Residency Jerk chicken from the best in town These guys say they’ve got the best Jerk chicken in town and we say they’re probably right. Setting up their kitchen at The Yard’s NOW ‘15 Festival to serve up only the very greatest Jerk and traditional Jamaican dishes, this is the one to hit up if you're desperate for carnival vibes and super friendly company. The Yard Theatre, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN // Tues - Sat until 28th June, from 6pm - 10pm aroma7 The Moveable Feast Veggie heaven The Moveable Feast is hosting four start up vegetarian and vegan food purveyors which constantly change to deliver fresh food ideas, each serving inventive,colourful, exciting dishes. Not a risotto with a side of leaves in sight, people. If you’re a hardcore carnivore then there’s not much here for you unless you’re willing to go meat-free for one meal. Challenge. 21-27 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY // 9th March – September 2015 moveable White Men Can’t Jerk’s Tropical Takeover Disco and chicken Cheeky pop up White Men Can’t Jerk are back with their banging blend of Caribbean food, epic parties and all-round great vibes. Get your hands round a Jerk Pork Roll and keep going with Curried Mutton Shepherd’s Pie - this is meat done right. Later, dance your a*rse off to rare groove and disco beats. The Star of Bethnal Green, London E2 6LG // Ends 30th May white.men.can.t.jerk Wingman's Chicken Wings Residency It's all about the fried wings Meet the "three bros making Korean Fried Chicken" at The Star by Hackney Downs, with thier awesome dishes that'll make you wonder why you every bought a greasy takeaway in your life. Expect seriously next level tasty wings, chicken and there are loads of veggie options, too. Everyone's gonna be happy. The Star by Hackney Downs, 35 Queensdown Road, E5 8NN // Mon - Fri 6pm - 10pm, Sat 12pm - 10pm until 17th May WINGMAN Smoke’n’Roll at The Black Heart Smokin' meats and craft beers BarChick came across The Black Heart pub only last year and oh what a find it was.They've got craft beers, slush puppies and live music and rotating chefs in the kitchen. This time it's the boys from Smoke’n’Roll's turn, and they do a LOT of smokin’. Meat, fish, veg, you name it and they smoke it with hickory, alder, cherry, apple and mesquite wood. Grab a lunch to go or settle in and check out their awesome beer selection while you’re at it! The Black Heart, 2-3 Greenland Place, NW1 0AP // 7 days a week, Friday from 3pm - Sat & Sun from 12 noon SmokeNRollPopUp (1)

Weird, Wonderful and a Bit of Everything Pop Ups

Nantucket Beach Club Pop Up American summer vibes & cocktails It’s no secret that London’s not too well known for its banging summers so when you’re craving some of that sunny action, head up to Skylounge for some laid back Nantucket vibes. They’ve got a bowling alley, a shuffleboard area (casual), vodka slushies and mothereffing lobster mac’n’cheese. See y’all there. Skylounge, 7 Pepys Street, London EC3N 4AF // 1st May - 30th September, 3pm - 10pm NantucketPopUp Chopsticks of Fury Noodles, cocktails and Asian beats We’re big lovers of Asian-themed food and booze so chuck some film, design and live music in the mix and we’re a happy bunch. For two months, Chopsticks of Fury will be popping up at 52 Social on Kingsland Road for some Asian goodness. Expect to be taken to a world of exciting pop culture and decor as well as live music, classic Kung Fu movie showings and some kickass cocktails. This is the first in a series of two-monthly changing pop ups here so get here before they revamp the whole thing! 52 Social, 52 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DP // From 22nd April - 27th June POP.UP.chopsticks Edible Stories A show, cocktails and dinner, all in one Taking inspiration from some of the West End’s most popular shows, private members club Library and Edible Stories are joining forces to take you through a whole damn musical in dinner form. Sure. Think shapeshifting cocktail concoctions for Matilda, French rough vermouth for Les Miserables and chocolate errrrythang for Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Next up is Phantom of the Opera! Theatre and booze lovers will be singing all the way home - cocktail or musical induced. Library, 112 St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4BD // 17th April - 15th May // From £45 edible.stories Afternoon Tea Pop at Burlington Arcade Afternoon tea, amazing food, awesome cocktails Afternoon tea lovers, unite because luxury bespoke dining company Cuisson are launched the ultimate in afternoon tea pop ups. They’ll be taking the classic custom that we Brits all tend to know and love so well and spinning it on its head for an inventive and totally memorable dining experience! With ex-Fat Duck chef crafting the menu and Laurent Perrier making the drinks, be there for amazing food, booze and sh*tloads of Wedgwood. 66 - 67 Burlington Arcade, London W1J 0QJ // From 8th April 2015 – 26th June 2015 POP.UP.afternoon.tea   " ["post_title"]=> string(21) "London's Best Pop Ups" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(31) "once-you-pop-you-just-cant-stop" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(675) "http://dishoom.com/2011/04/the-dishoom-chowpatty-beach-bar-may-sep/ http://dishoom.com/2011/04/the-dishoom-chowpatty-beach-bar-may-sep/ http://dishoom.com/2011/04/the-dishoom-chowpatty-beach-bar-may-sep/ http://popupslondon.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/roganics-simon-rogans-new-restaurant-venture/ http://popupslondon.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/roganics-simon-rogans-new-restaurant-venture/ http://popupslondon.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/roganics-simon-rogans-new-restaurant-venture/ http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/index.php/courtyard-at-51/ http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/index.php/courtyard-at-51/ http://superettesundays.com/blog/superette-x-castle-gibson-x-the-roast-dinner/" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-05-14 17:57:23" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-05-14 16:57:23" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(26) "http://barchick.com/?p=495" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } ["queried_object_id"]=> int(495) ["request"]=> string(208) "SELECT wp_posts.* FROM wp_posts WHERE 1=1 AND wp_posts.post_name = 'once-you-pop-you-just-cant-stop' AND post_modified > FROM_UNIXTIME(0) AND wp_posts.post_type = 'post' ORDER BY wp_posts.post_date DESC " ["posts"]=> &array(1) { [0]=> object(WP_Post)#388 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(495) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-04-21 12:00:55" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-04-21 11:00:55" ["post_content"]=> string(34214) "

Pop ups are still a thing. Here are London's hottest temporary fixtures for booze, food and weird and wonderful events. Hit 'em or miss 'em, you decide.

The Big Boys

Midnight Apothecary The party on a museum roof Things are getting wild on the rooftop of the Brunel Museum where a campsite has pitched up complete with live music and marshmallows ready for toasting over the logfire. Even if the great outdoors scene isn’t your thing, this one's worth it for the sunset view alone. Brunel Museum, London SE16 4LF // May - September DMNfirepit.e1429261367152 Lewisham Model Market Killer cocktails and craft beer in SE13 Who’d have guessed the party was in Lewisham these days? After a banging summer last year, Model Market has headed back to SE13 for street food, drinking dancing and great vibes. They’ve got craft beer, wine bars and slushy cocktails on tap - as well as a 'rooftop bar' where you can catch the action going on below. Hungry? It's all about the food with 10 micro diners serving it ALL from brownies to beefsteaks and burgers. This is perfect for whiling the summer nights away. 196 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London SE13 6LS // 17th April - 25th September, 5pm - 1am POP.UP.Lewisham The Rooftop Film Club Movies, sunsets and hot hot pizza RFC is back for another summer of epic film screenings atop some awesome  rooftops. This year four venues; The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, The Bussey Building in Peckham, Roof East in Stratford and The Roof Gardens in Kensington will be serving hot pizza to guests chilling under blankets and watching classics including Casablanca and The Graduate and amazing new movies like Birdman and The Theory of Everything. Tickets sell out pretty damn fast, so book yourself up and get a sexy date - they'll think you've smashed it. Various Locations // From 1st May POP.UP.Rooftop

Booze Pop Ups

Les 3 Étages by Dom Pérignon Three levels of champagne luxury For 10 days only, Dom Pérignon are opening their doors at a secret old town house in central London  for three floors of champagne and total opulence. Each floor will show off the different levels of champagne maturity (or plénitudes if you wanna get fancy). The further up you venture, the house experience will reveal more about the quality and creativity of DP and pop open a different vintage. The first floor kicks off with a 2005 bottle then up to 1998 and finally finishing on the rarest 1982 and 1971 bottles. You’ll find us on the top floor, bottles deep in bubbles. Secret Location // 5th - 14th May domp Bloom at the Vista Bar

Gin plus epic views equals a very happy BarChick

When the sun shines and things hot up, we head straight to a rooftop. If there’s gin, that’s even better. Bloom Gin is popping up at Trafalgar Square’s Vista Bar on top of the Hilton and it promises specially created floral cocktails and some totally sexy garden vibes overlooking Big Ben and the London Eye.  Remember access is subject to availability, so book your table now or spend summer in a dark, sunset-less pub. Your choice.

2 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2TS // From April - September POP.UPS.Bloom

Lights Out

Clapham's sexy speakeasy 

This 1920s-inspired bar has popped up in Reece 79 hair salon in Clapham, filling the cool London bar void previously present within the area. Expect imaginative cocktails and live 20’s-style piano playing, which can only lead to regrettable dancing and hilarious times. A proper speakeasy. 79 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London SW4 9JN // Last Saturday of every month from 21st March POP.UP.Lights.out

The Spirit Social

£5 cocktails in Notting Hill ...Yes, you read that right! One of our favourite rum companies, The Duppy Share, have got a brand new event of boozing, eating and live music sessions in W10. The old school social club venue will put you smack bang in the swing of things with street food, amazing cocktails and tunes to make you dance even if it isn't your thing. Maxilla Hall Social Club, Notting Hill, London W10 6NQ // Every second Thursday 12th March-13th August, from 6pm // Tickets £10 incl. your first drink duppy

Food Pop Ups

Wahaca’s Yucatecan Menu Authentic Mexican flavours Wahaca have switched up their menu for some Yucatan-inspired goodies at the original restaurant in Covent Garden. For eight weeks only, a menu of charred, pickled and ‘pipian’ flavours created by legendary Michelin starred Mexican chef Roberto Solis will be available so order up, eat, drool over, order more, lick the plates.  This guy is THE man over in the Yucatan and his restaurant Nectar is the hottest in Merida.  Sure Wahaca was an all-Mexican dining treat anyway but these flavours are totally different. Charred onions on a bed of charcoal? Yeah. Go get some. And wash it all down with a Rhubard Mezcalita. 66 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4HG // Until June  wahaca.tacos Dram & Smoke Beer pong and whisky In the former sofa factory of Hackney Wick - casual - Dram & Smoke’s latest pop up will be taking over for a five-course tasting menu of mad Scottish dishes, whisky cocktails, great beer and party vibes and if beer pong’s your flex, they’ve got a room for that too. Swan Wharf, 60 Dace Road, London E3 2NQ // From 17th April - 16th May // From £40 dram.and.smoke Lobster Love-In Seafood in Brixton Get your fish fix at Nicos Popupalot’s Lobster sesh in Brixton. This one night only event will see product caught that very morning, so only the freshest stuff goes into your gob. The menu includes goodies like grilled scallops with spinach puree, a shared bucket of lobster, mussels, clams and gin and cucumber sorbet to finish you off. You get a free glass of Prosecco too, and the dulcet tones of John Drain will entertain through the night. You might have to sit on a table with strangers but remember, sharing is caring. It's called a love-in, for God's sake. Brixton East, 1871 100 Barrington Road, London SW9 7JF // Thursday 28th May, food served from 6pm – 11pm, Bar open ‘til 2am // £40 + booking fee E.Lobster Aroma Jamaica 2015 Residency Jerk chicken from the best in town These guys say they’ve got the best Jerk chicken in town and we say they’re probably right. Setting up their kitchen at The Yard’s NOW ‘15 Festival to serve up only the very greatest Jerk and traditional Jamaican dishes, this is the one to hit up if you're desperate for carnival vibes and super friendly company. The Yard Theatre, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN // Tues - Sat until 28th June, from 6pm - 10pm aroma7 The Moveable Feast Veggie heaven The Moveable Feast is hosting four start up vegetarian and vegan food purveyors which constantly change to deliver fresh food ideas, each serving inventive,colourful, exciting dishes. Not a risotto with a side of leaves in sight, people. If you’re a hardcore carnivore then there’s not much here for you unless you’re willing to go meat-free for one meal. Challenge. 21-27 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY // 9th March – September 2015 moveable White Men Can’t Jerk’s Tropical Takeover Disco and chicken Cheeky pop up White Men Can’t Jerk are back with their banging blend of Caribbean food, epic parties and all-round great vibes. Get your hands round a Jerk Pork Roll and keep going with Curried Mutton Shepherd’s Pie - this is meat done right. Later, dance your a*rse off to rare groove and disco beats. The Star of Bethnal Green, London E2 6LG // Ends 30th May white.men.can.t.jerk Wingman's Chicken Wings Residency It's all about the fried wings Meet the "three bros making Korean Fried Chicken" at The Star by Hackney Downs, with thier awesome dishes that'll make you wonder why you every bought a greasy takeaway in your life. Expect seriously next level tasty wings, chicken and there are loads of veggie options, too. Everyone's gonna be happy. The Star by Hackney Downs, 35 Queensdown Road, E5 8NN // Mon - Fri 6pm - 10pm, Sat 12pm - 10pm until 17th May WINGMAN Smoke’n’Roll at The Black Heart Smokin' meats and craft beers BarChick came across The Black Heart pub only last year and oh what a find it was.They've got craft beers, slush puppies and live music and rotating chefs in the kitchen. This time it's the boys from Smoke’n’Roll's turn, and they do a LOT of smokin’. Meat, fish, veg, you name it and they smoke it with hickory, alder, cherry, apple and mesquite wood. Grab a lunch to go or settle in and check out their awesome beer selection while you’re at it! The Black Heart, 2-3 Greenland Place, NW1 0AP // 7 days a week, Friday from 3pm - Sat & Sun from 12 noon SmokeNRollPopUp (1)

Weird, Wonderful and a Bit of Everything Pop Ups

Nantucket Beach Club Pop Up American summer vibes & cocktails It’s no secret that London’s not too well known for its banging summers so when you’re craving some of that sunny action, head up to Skylounge for some laid back Nantucket vibes. They’ve got a bowling alley, a shuffleboard area (casual), vodka slushies and mothereffing lobster mac’n’cheese. See y’all there. Skylounge, 7 Pepys Street, London EC3N 4AF // 1st May - 30th September, 3pm - 10pm NantucketPopUp Chopsticks of Fury Noodles, cocktails and Asian beats We’re big lovers of Asian-themed food and booze so chuck some film, design and live music in the mix and we’re a happy bunch. For two months, Chopsticks of Fury will be popping up at 52 Social on Kingsland Road for some Asian goodness. Expect to be taken to a world of exciting pop culture and decor as well as live music, classic Kung Fu movie showings and some kickass cocktails. This is the first in a series of two-monthly changing pop ups here so get here before they revamp the whole thing! 52 Social, 52 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DP // From 22nd April - 27th June POP.UP.chopsticks Edible Stories A show, cocktails and dinner, all in one Taking inspiration from some of the West End’s most popular shows, private members club Library and Edible Stories are joining forces to take you through a whole damn musical in dinner form. Sure. Think shapeshifting cocktail concoctions for Matilda, French rough vermouth for Les Miserables and chocolate errrrythang for Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Next up is Phantom of the Opera! Theatre and booze lovers will be singing all the way home - cocktail or musical induced. Library, 112 St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4BD // 17th April - 15th May // From £45 edible.stories Afternoon Tea Pop at Burlington Arcade Afternoon tea, amazing food, awesome cocktails Afternoon tea lovers, unite because luxury bespoke dining company Cuisson are launched the ultimate in afternoon tea pop ups. They’ll be taking the classic custom that we Brits all tend to know and love so well and spinning it on its head for an inventive and totally memorable dining experience! With ex-Fat Duck chef crafting the menu and Laurent Perrier making the drinks, be there for amazing food, booze and sh*tloads of Wedgwood. 66 - 67 Burlington Arcade, London W1J 0QJ // From 8th April 2015 – 26th June 2015 POP.UP.afternoon.tea   " ["post_title"]=> string(21) "London's Best Pop Ups" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(31) "once-you-pop-you-just-cant-stop" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(675) "http://dishoom.com/2011/04/the-dishoom-chowpatty-beach-bar-may-sep/ http://dishoom.com/2011/04/the-dishoom-chowpatty-beach-bar-may-sep/ http://dishoom.com/2011/04/the-dishoom-chowpatty-beach-bar-may-sep/ http://popupslondon.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/roganics-simon-rogans-new-restaurant-venture/ http://popupslondon.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/roganics-simon-rogans-new-restaurant-venture/ http://popupslondon.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/roganics-simon-rogans-new-restaurant-venture/ http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/index.php/courtyard-at-51/ http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/index.php/courtyard-at-51/ http://superettesundays.com/blog/superette-x-castle-gibson-x-the-roast-dinner/" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-05-14 17:57:23" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-05-14 16:57:23" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(26) "http://barchick.com/?p=495" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } } ["post_count"]=> int(1) ["current_post"]=> int(-1) ["in_the_loop"]=> bool(false) ["post"]=> object(WP_Post)#388 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(495) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-04-21 12:00:55" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-04-21 11:00:55" ["post_content"]=> string(34214) "

Pop ups are still a thing. Here are London's hottest temporary fixtures for booze, food and weird and wonderful events. Hit 'em or miss 'em, you decide.

The Big Boys

Midnight Apothecary The party on a museum roof Things are getting wild on the rooftop of the Brunel Museum where a campsite has pitched up complete with live music and marshmallows ready for toasting over the logfire. Even if the great outdoors scene isn’t your thing, this one's worth it for the sunset view alone. Brunel Museum, London SE16 4LF // May - September DMNfirepit.e1429261367152 Lewisham Model Market Killer cocktails and craft beer in SE13 Who’d have guessed the party was in Lewisham these days? After a banging summer last year, Model Market has headed back to SE13 for street food, drinking dancing and great vibes. They’ve got craft beer, wine bars and slushy cocktails on tap - as well as a 'rooftop bar' where you can catch the action going on below. Hungry? It's all about the food with 10 micro diners serving it ALL from brownies to beefsteaks and burgers. This is perfect for whiling the summer nights away. 196 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London SE13 6LS // 17th April - 25th September, 5pm - 1am POP.UP.Lewisham The Rooftop Film Club Movies, sunsets and hot hot pizza RFC is back for another summer of epic film screenings atop some awesome  rooftops. This year four venues; The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, The Bussey Building in Peckham, Roof East in Stratford and The Roof Gardens in Kensington will be serving hot pizza to guests chilling under blankets and watching classics including Casablanca and The Graduate and amazing new movies like Birdman and The Theory of Everything. Tickets sell out pretty damn fast, so book yourself up and get a sexy date - they'll think you've smashed it. Various Locations // From 1st May POP.UP.Rooftop

Booze Pop Ups

Les 3 Étages by Dom Pérignon Three levels of champagne luxury For 10 days only, Dom Pérignon are opening their doors at a secret old town house in central London  for three floors of champagne and total opulence. Each floor will show off the different levels of champagne maturity (or plénitudes if you wanna get fancy). The further up you venture, the house experience will reveal more about the quality and creativity of DP and pop open a different vintage. The first floor kicks off with a 2005 bottle then up to 1998 and finally finishing on the rarest 1982 and 1971 bottles. You’ll find us on the top floor, bottles deep in bubbles. Secret Location // 5th - 14th May domp Bloom at the Vista Bar

Gin plus epic views equals a very happy BarChick

When the sun shines and things hot up, we head straight to a rooftop. If there’s gin, that’s even better. Bloom Gin is popping up at Trafalgar Square’s Vista Bar on top of the Hilton and it promises specially created floral cocktails and some totally sexy garden vibes overlooking Big Ben and the London Eye.  Remember access is subject to availability, so book your table now or spend summer in a dark, sunset-less pub. Your choice.

2 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2TS // From April - September POP.UPS.Bloom

Lights Out

Clapham's sexy speakeasy 

This 1920s-inspired bar has popped up in Reece 79 hair salon in Clapham, filling the cool London bar void previously present within the area. Expect imaginative cocktails and live 20’s-style piano playing, which can only lead to regrettable dancing and hilarious times. A proper speakeasy. 79 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London SW4 9JN // Last Saturday of every month from 21st March POP.UP.Lights.out

The Spirit Social

£5 cocktails in Notting Hill ...Yes, you read that right! One of our favourite rum companies, The Duppy Share, have got a brand new event of boozing, eating and live music sessions in W10. The old school social club venue will put you smack bang in the swing of things with street food, amazing cocktails and tunes to make you dance even if it isn't your thing. Maxilla Hall Social Club, Notting Hill, London W10 6NQ // Every second Thursday 12th March-13th August, from 6pm // Tickets £10 incl. your first drink duppy

Food Pop Ups

Wahaca’s Yucatecan Menu Authentic Mexican flavours Wahaca have switched up their menu for some Yucatan-inspired goodies at the original restaurant in Covent Garden. For eight weeks only, a menu of charred, pickled and ‘pipian’ flavours created by legendary Michelin starred Mexican chef Roberto Solis will be available so order up, eat, drool over, order more, lick the plates.  This guy is THE man over in the Yucatan and his restaurant Nectar is the hottest in Merida.  Sure Wahaca was an all-Mexican dining treat anyway but these flavours are totally different. Charred onions on a bed of charcoal? Yeah. Go get some. And wash it all down with a Rhubard Mezcalita. 66 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4HG // Until June  wahaca.tacos Dram & Smoke Beer pong and whisky In the former sofa factory of Hackney Wick - casual - Dram & Smoke’s latest pop up will be taking over for a five-course tasting menu of mad Scottish dishes, whisky cocktails, great beer and party vibes and if beer pong’s your flex, they’ve got a room for that too. Swan Wharf, 60 Dace Road, London E3 2NQ // From 17th April - 16th May // From £40 dram.and.smoke Lobster Love-In Seafood in Brixton Get your fish fix at Nicos Popupalot’s Lobster sesh in Brixton. This one night only event will see product caught that very morning, so only the freshest stuff goes into your gob. The menu includes goodies like grilled scallops with spinach puree, a shared bucket of lobster, mussels, clams and gin and cucumber sorbet to finish you off. You get a free glass of Prosecco too, and the dulcet tones of John Drain will entertain through the night. You might have to sit on a table with strangers but remember, sharing is caring. It's called a love-in, for God's sake. Brixton East, 1871 100 Barrington Road, London SW9 7JF // Thursday 28th May, food served from 6pm – 11pm, Bar open ‘til 2am // £40 + booking fee E.Lobster Aroma Jamaica 2015 Residency Jerk chicken from the best in town These guys say they’ve got the best Jerk chicken in town and we say they’re probably right. Setting up their kitchen at The Yard’s NOW ‘15 Festival to serve up only the very greatest Jerk and traditional Jamaican dishes, this is the one to hit up if you're desperate for carnival vibes and super friendly company. The Yard Theatre, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN // Tues - Sat until 28th June, from 6pm - 10pm aroma7 The Moveable Feast Veggie heaven The Moveable Feast is hosting four start up vegetarian and vegan food purveyors which constantly change to deliver fresh food ideas, each serving inventive,colourful, exciting dishes. Not a risotto with a side of leaves in sight, people. If you’re a hardcore carnivore then there’s not much here for you unless you’re willing to go meat-free for one meal. Challenge. 21-27 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY // 9th March – September 2015 moveable White Men Can’t Jerk’s Tropical Takeover Disco and chicken Cheeky pop up White Men Can’t Jerk are back with their banging blend of Caribbean food, epic parties and all-round great vibes. Get your hands round a Jerk Pork Roll and keep going with Curried Mutton Shepherd’s Pie - this is meat done right. Later, dance your a*rse off to rare groove and disco beats. The Star of Bethnal Green, London E2 6LG // Ends 30th May white.men.can.t.jerk Wingman's Chicken Wings Residency It's all about the fried wings Meet the "three bros making Korean Fried Chicken" at The Star by Hackney Downs, with thier awesome dishes that'll make you wonder why you every bought a greasy takeaway in your life. Expect seriously next level tasty wings, chicken and there are loads of veggie options, too. Everyone's gonna be happy. The Star by Hackney Downs, 35 Queensdown Road, E5 8NN // Mon - Fri 6pm - 10pm, Sat 12pm - 10pm until 17th May WINGMAN Smoke’n’Roll at The Black Heart Smokin' meats and craft beers BarChick came across The Black Heart pub only last year and oh what a find it was.They've got craft beers, slush puppies and live music and rotating chefs in the kitchen. This time it's the boys from Smoke’n’Roll's turn, and they do a LOT of smokin’. Meat, fish, veg, you name it and they smoke it with hickory, alder, cherry, apple and mesquite wood. Grab a lunch to go or settle in and check out their awesome beer selection while you’re at it! The Black Heart, 2-3 Greenland Place, NW1 0AP // 7 days a week, Friday from 3pm - Sat & Sun from 12 noon SmokeNRollPopUp (1)

Weird, Wonderful and a Bit of Everything Pop Ups

Nantucket Beach Club Pop Up American summer vibes & cocktails It’s no secret that London’s not too well known for its banging summers so when you’re craving some of that sunny action, head up to Skylounge for some laid back Nantucket vibes. They’ve got a bowling alley, a shuffleboard area (casual), vodka slushies and mothereffing lobster mac’n’cheese. See y’all there. Skylounge, 7 Pepys Street, London EC3N 4AF // 1st May - 30th September, 3pm - 10pm NantucketPopUp Chopsticks of Fury Noodles, cocktails and Asian beats We’re big lovers of Asian-themed food and booze so chuck some film, design and live music in the mix and we’re a happy bunch. For two months, Chopsticks of Fury will be popping up at 52 Social on Kingsland Road for some Asian goodness. Expect to be taken to a world of exciting pop culture and decor as well as live music, classic Kung Fu movie showings and some kickass cocktails. This is the first in a series of two-monthly changing pop ups here so get here before they revamp the whole thing! 52 Social, 52 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DP // From 22nd April - 27th June POP.UP.chopsticks Edible Stories A show, cocktails and dinner, all in one Taking inspiration from some of the West End’s most popular shows, private members club Library and Edible Stories are joining forces to take you through a whole damn musical in dinner form. Sure. Think shapeshifting cocktail concoctions for Matilda, French rough vermouth for Les Miserables and chocolate errrrythang for Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Next up is Phantom of the Opera! Theatre and booze lovers will be singing all the way home - cocktail or musical induced. Library, 112 St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4BD // 17th April - 15th May // From £45 edible.stories Afternoon Tea Pop at Burlington Arcade Afternoon tea, amazing food, awesome cocktails Afternoon tea lovers, unite because luxury bespoke dining company Cuisson are launched the ultimate in afternoon tea pop ups. They’ll be taking the classic custom that we Brits all tend to know and love so well and spinning it on its head for an inventive and totally memorable dining experience! With ex-Fat Duck chef crafting the menu and Laurent Perrier making the drinks, be there for amazing food, booze and sh*tloads of Wedgwood. 66 - 67 Burlington Arcade, London W1J 0QJ // From 8th April 2015 – 26th June 2015 POP.UP.afternoon.tea   " ["post_title"]=> string(21) "London's Best Pop Ups" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(31) "once-you-pop-you-just-cant-stop" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(675) "http://dishoom.com/2011/04/the-dishoom-chowpatty-beach-bar-may-sep/ http://dishoom.com/2011/04/the-dishoom-chowpatty-beach-bar-may-sep/ http://dishoom.com/2011/04/the-dishoom-chowpatty-beach-bar-may-sep/ http://popupslondon.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/roganics-simon-rogans-new-restaurant-venture/ http://popupslondon.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/roganics-simon-rogans-new-restaurant-venture/ http://popupslondon.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/roganics-simon-rogans-new-restaurant-venture/ http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/index.php/courtyard-at-51/ http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/index.php/courtyard-at-51/ http://superettesundays.com/blog/superette-x-castle-gibson-x-the-roast-dinner/" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-05-14 17:57:23" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-05-14 16:57:23" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(26) "http://barchick.com/?p=495" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } ["comment_count"]=> int(0) ["current_comment"]=> int(-1) ["found_posts"]=> int(1) ["max_num_pages"]=> int(0) ["max_num_comment_pages"]=> int(0) ["is_single"]=> bool(true) ["is_preview"]=> bool(false) ["is_page"]=> bool(false) ["is_archive"]=> bool(false) ["is_date"]=> bool(false) ["is_year"]=> bool(false) ["is_month"]=> bool(false) ["is_day"]=> bool(false) ["is_time"]=> bool(false) ["is_author"]=> bool(false) ["is_category"]=> bool(false) ["is_tag"]=> bool(false) ["is_tax"]=> bool(false) ["is_search"]=> bool(false) ["is_feed"]=> bool(false) ["is_comment_feed"]=> bool(false) ["is_trackback"]=> bool(false) ["is_home"]=> bool(false) ["is_404"]=> bool(false) ["is_comments_popup"]=> bool(false) ["is_paged"]=> bool(false) ["is_admin"]=> bool(false) ["is_attachment"]=> bool(false) ["is_singular"]=> bool(true) ["is_robots"]=> bool(false) ["is_posts_page"]=> bool(false) ["is_post_type_archive"]=> bool(false) ["query_vars_hash":"WP_Query":private]=> string(32) "77b4bad3e1c619c30d430b1507dd7e40" ["query_vars_changed":"WP_Query":private]=> bool(false) ["thumbnails_cached"]=> bool(false) ["stopwords":"WP_Query":private]=> NULL }

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Pop ups are still a thing. Here are London’s hottest temporary fixtures for booze, food and weird and wonderful events. Hit ‘em or miss ‘em, you decide.

The Big Boys

Midnight Apothecary

The party on a museum roof

Things are getting wild on the rooftop of the Brunel Museum where a campsite has pitched up complete with live music and marshmallows ready for toasting over the logfire. Even if the great outdoors scene isn’t your thing, this one’s worth it for the sunset view alone.

Brunel Museum, London SE16 4LF // May – September

DMNfirepit.e1429261367152

Lewisham Model Market

Killer cocktails and craft beer in SE13

Who’d have guessed the party was in Lewisham these days? After a banging summer last year, Model Market has headed back to SE13 for street food, drinking dancing and great vibes. They’ve got craft beer, wine bars and slushy cocktails on tap – as well as a ‘rooftop bar’ where you can catch the action going on below. Hungry? It’s all about the food with 10 micro diners serving it ALL from brownies to beefsteaks and burgers. This is perfect for whiling the summer nights away.

196 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London SE13 6LS // 17th April – 25th September, 5pm – 1am

POP.UP.Lewisham

The Rooftop Film Club

Movies, sunsets and hot hot pizza

RFC is back for another summer of epic film screenings atop some awesome  rooftops. This year four venues; The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, The Bussey Building in Peckham, Roof East in Stratford and The Roof Gardens in Kensington will be serving hot pizza to guests chilling under blankets and watching classics including Casablanca and The Graduate and amazing new movies like Birdman and The Theory of Everything. Tickets sell out pretty damn fast, so book yourself up and get a sexy date – they’ll think you’ve smashed it.

Various Locations // From 1st May

POP.UP.Rooftop

Booze Pop Ups

Les 3 Étages by Dom Pérignon

Three levels of champagne luxury

For 10 days only, Dom Pérignon are opening their doors at a secret old town house in central London  for three floors of champagne and total opulence. Each floor will show off the different levels of champagne maturity (or plénitudes if you wanna get fancy). The further up you venture, the house experience will reveal more about the quality and creativity of DP and pop open a different vintage. The first floor kicks off with a 2005 bottle then up to 1998 and finally finishing on the rarest 1982 and 1971 bottles. You’ll find us on the top floor, bottles deep in bubbles.

Secret Location // 5th – 14th May

domp

Bloom at the Vista Bar

Gin plus epic views equals a very happy BarChick

When the sun shines and things hot up, we head straight to a rooftop. If there’s gin, that’s even better. Bloom Gin is popping up at Trafalgar Square’s Vista Bar on top of the Hilton and it promises specially created floral cocktails and some totally sexy garden vibes overlooking Big Ben and the London Eye.  Remember access is subject to availability, so book your table now or spend summer in a dark, sunset-less pub. Your choice.

2 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2TS // From April – September

POP.UPS.Bloom

Lights Out

Clapham’s sexy speakeasy 

This 1920s-inspired bar has popped up in Reece 79 hair salon in Clapham, filling the cool London bar void previously present within the area. Expect imaginative cocktails and live 20’s-style piano playing, which can only lead to regrettable dancing and hilarious times. A proper speakeasy.

79 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London SW4 9JN // Last Saturday of every month from 21st March

POP.UP.Lights.out

The Spirit Social

£5 cocktails in Notting Hill

…Yes, you read that right! One of our favourite rum companies, The Duppy Share, have got a brand new event of boozing, eating and live music sessions in W10. The old school social club venue will put you smack bang in the swing of things with street food, amazing cocktails and tunes to make you dance even if it isn’t your thing.

Maxilla Hall Social Club, Notting Hill, London W10 6NQ // Every second Thursday 12th March-13th August, from 6pm // Tickets £10 incl. your first drink

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Food Pop Ups

Wahaca’s Yucatecan Menu

Authentic Mexican flavours

Wahaca have switched up their menu for some Yucatan-inspired goodies at the original restaurant in Covent Garden. For eight weeks only, a menu of charred, pickled and ‘pipian’ flavours created by legendary Michelin starred Mexican chef Roberto Solis will be available so order up, eat, drool over, order more, lick the plates.  This guy is THE man over in the Yucatan and his restaurant Nectar is the hottest in Merida.  Sure Wahaca was an all-Mexican dining treat anyway but these flavours are totally different. Charred onions on a bed of charcoal? Yeah. Go get some. And wash it all down with a Rhubard Mezcalita.

66 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4HG // Until June 

wahaca.tacos

Dram & Smoke

Beer pong and whisky

In the former sofa factory of Hackney Wick – casual – Dram & Smoke’s latest pop up will be taking over for a five-course tasting menu of mad Scottish dishes, whisky cocktails, great beer and party vibes and if beer pong’s your flex, they’ve got a room for that too.

Swan Wharf, 60 Dace Road, London E3 2NQ // From 17th April – 16th May // From £40

dram.and.smoke

Lobster Love-In

Seafood in Brixton

Get your fish fix at Nicos Popupalot’s Lobster sesh in Brixton. This one night only event will see product caught that very morning, so only the freshest stuff goes into your gob. The menu includes goodies like grilled scallops with spinach puree, a shared bucket of lobster, mussels, clams and gin and cucumber sorbet to finish you off. You get a free glass of Prosecco too, and the dulcet tones of John Drain will entertain through the night. You might have to sit on a table with strangers but remember, sharing is caring. It’s called a love-in, for God’s sake.

Brixton East, 1871 100 Barrington Road, London SW9 7JF // Thursday 28th May, food served from 6pm – 11pm, Bar open ‘til 2am // £40 + booking fee

E.Lobster

Aroma Jamaica 2015 Residency

Jerk chicken from the best in town

These guys say they’ve got the best Jerk chicken in town and we say they’re probably right. Setting up their kitchen at The Yard’s NOW ‘15 Festival to serve up only the very greatest Jerk and traditional Jamaican dishes, this is the one to hit up if you’re desperate for carnival vibes and super friendly company.

The Yard Theatre, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN // Tues – Sat until 28th June, from 6pm – 10pm

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The Moveable Feast

Veggie heaven

The Moveable Feast is hosting four start up vegetarian and vegan food purveyors which constantly change to deliver fresh food ideas, each serving inventive,colourful, exciting dishes. Not a risotto with a side of leaves in sight, people. If you’re a hardcore carnivore then there’s not much here for you unless you’re willing to go meat-free for one meal. Challenge.

21-27 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY // 9th March – September 2015

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White Men Can’t Jerk’s Tropical Takeover

Disco and chicken

Cheeky pop up White Men Can’t Jerk are back with their banging blend of Caribbean food, epic parties and all-round great vibes. Get your hands round a Jerk Pork Roll and keep going with Curried Mutton Shepherd’s Pie – this is meat done right. Later, dance your a*rse off to rare groove and disco beats.

The Star of Bethnal Green, London E2 6LG // Ends 30th May

white.men.can.t.jerk

Wingman’s Chicken Wings Residency

It’s all about the fried wings

Meet the “three bros making Korean Fried Chicken” at The Star by Hackney Downs, with thier awesome dishes that’ll make you wonder why you every bought a greasy takeaway in your life. Expect seriously next level tasty wings, chicken and there are loads of veggie options, too. Everyone’s gonna be happy.

The Star by Hackney Downs, 35 Queensdown Road, E5 8NN // Mon – Fri 6pm – 10pm, Sat 12pm – 10pm until 17th May

WINGMAN

Smoke’n’Roll at The Black Heart

Smokin’ meats and craft beers

BarChick came across The Black Heart pub only last year and oh what a find it was.They’ve got craft beers, slush puppies and live music and rotating chefs in the kitchen. This time it’s the boys from Smoke’n’Roll’s turn, and they do a LOT of smokin’. Meat, fish, veg, you name it and they smoke it with hickory, alder, cherry, apple and mesquite wood. Grab a lunch to go or settle in and check out their awesome beer selection while you’re at it!

The Black Heart, 2-3 Greenland Place, NW1 0AP // 7 days a week, Friday from 3pm – Sat & Sun from 12 noon

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Weird, Wonderful and a Bit of Everything Pop Ups

Nantucket Beach Club Pop Up

American summer vibes & cocktails

It’s no secret that London’s not too well known for its banging summers so when you’re craving some of that sunny action, head up to Skylounge for some laid back Nantucket vibes. They’ve got a bowling alley, a shuffleboard area (casual), vodka slushies and mothereffing lobster mac’n’cheese. See y’all there.

Skylounge, 7 Pepys Street, London EC3N 4AF // 1st May – 30th September, 3pm – 10pm

NantucketPopUp

Chopsticks of Fury

Noodles, cocktails and Asian beats

We’re big lovers of Asian-themed food and booze so chuck some film, design and live music in the mix and we’re a happy bunch. For two months, Chopsticks of Fury will be popping up at 52 Social on Kingsland Road for some Asian goodness. Expect to be taken to a world of exciting pop culture and decor as well as live music, classic Kung Fu movie showings and some kickass cocktails. This is the first in a series of two-monthly changing pop ups here so get here before they revamp the whole thing!

52 Social, 52 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DP // From 22nd April – 27th June

POP.UP.chopsticks

Edible Stories

A show, cocktails and dinner, all in one

Taking inspiration from some of the West End’s most popular shows, private members club Library and Edible Stories are joining forces to take you through a whole damn musical in dinner form. Sure. Think shapeshifting cocktail concoctions for Matilda, French rough vermouth for Les Miserables and chocolate errrrythang for Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Next up is Phantom of the Opera! Theatre and booze lovers will be singing all the way home – cocktail or musical induced.

Library, 112 St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4BD // 17th April – 15th May // From £45

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Afternoon Tea Pop at Burlington Arcade

Afternoon tea, amazing food, awesome cocktails

Afternoon tea lovers, unite because luxury bespoke dining company Cuisson are launched the ultimate in afternoon tea pop ups. They’ll be taking the classic custom that we Brits all tend to know and love so well and spinning it on its head for an inventive and totally memorable dining experience! With ex-Fat Duck chef crafting the menu and Laurent Perrier making the drinks, be there for amazing food, booze and sh*tloads of Wedgwood.

66 – 67 Burlington Arcade, London W1J 0QJ // From 8th April 2015 – 26th June 2015

POP.UP.afternoon.tea