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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 Main Man

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

The Big Boys

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 Summer nights are made for movies on rooftops It’s back for another summer of more epic film showings atop of some of London’s best rooftops alongside great food and drinks! This year they’re rocking four venues; The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, The Bussey Building in Peckham, Roof East in Stratford and The Roof Gardens in Kensington. The films sell out pretty damn fast so make sure you get booked in soon! They’re playing some classics (hello Casablanca, The Graduate, Mean Girls…) as well as some hot new movies (Birdman, The Theory of Everything, Selma) so check out the listings here! Various Locations // From 1st May POP.UP.Rooftop

Booze Pop Ups

The Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour Beer events all over London The Brooklyn Brewery team are bringing their Mash tour to London for another year to get us drunk again. Win. They’ve got loadsa beer, food, comedy and movies all over the place… Check out what they’re up to here and remember, most of the events are ticketed so don’t just go showing up ‘cos if your name’s not down you’re not comin’ in. Various Locations // Mon 27th April - Sunday 3rd May brooklyn Bloom at the Vista Bar

Gin cocktails on a Trafalgar rooftop

When the sun shines and things hot up, we head to a rooftop. If there’s gin, that’s even better. Bloom Gin is popping up at Traflagar 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. Gin + epic views = happy BarChick. Access is subject to availability so book your tables now for some sunny rooftop fun.

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

Lights Out

1920's speakeasy vibes in Clapham

This 1920s-inspired bar has popped up in Reece 79 hair salon in Clapham for some high-quality, central London bar atmos that SW is somewhat lacking. They’ll be serving up imaginative cocktails alongside some live 20’s-style tunes from the piano for some killer old school speakeasy vibes. 79 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London SW4 9JN // From 21st March POP.UP.Lights.out

The Spirit Social

Rum, street food & tunes One of our fave rum companies, The Duppy Share, are rocking a brand new event to bring you four of the newest distils in the industry for a night of boozing, eating and live music sessions. They’ve got street food, amazing spirits and tunes to take you through a banging night in W10. Maxilla Hall Social Club, Notting Hill, London W10 6NQ // Every second Thursday from 12th March, 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 Scottish grub in an ex-sofa factory 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 cray 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 crustacean fix at Nicos Popupalot’s Lobster sesh in Brixton for one night only! All the seafood will have been 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 more as well as a gin and cucumber sorbet to finish you off. You get a free glass of Prosecco too as well as the dulcet tones of John Drain to entertain through the night. FYI you might have to sit on a table with strangers but remember, sharing is caring. 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 Reef N’ Beef Lobster, steak and booze. Nuff said. Some people call it Surf N’ Turf but Nicos Popupalot and his mate Philthy aren’t down with that, they’re rocking Reef N’ Beef and you just gotta deal with it, ‘kay? Half lobster, half ribeye, with a sh*tload of sides (hello pulled pork profiteroles) and dessert to boot, this meal ain’t nothing but amazing. With some rock’n’roll tunes and some boozy drinks going around, tickets are gonna sell fast so get involved! Upstairs at the 12 Bar Club, 203 Holloway Road, London N7 8DL // Thurs 30th April // From £39 reef.n.beef 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 because this stuff is damn good. 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 one to check out for those carnival vibes. The Yard Theatre, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN // Tues - Sat until 28th June, from 6pm - 10pm aroma7 The Italian Dinner A secret menu of Italian goodness This pop-up pops up on the reg at cycling cafe Look Mum No Hands, but this time they’re taking inspo from this sunny-ish weather we’ve sort of been having to create a spring menu of homemade goodness. Because it’s Italian, they’re whipping up a meal like Mamma used to make, but the final menu is kept a secret ‘til it’s fill your face time. Look Mum No Hands, 125-127 Mare Street, London E8 3RH // Saturday 25th April, from 7pm // Tickets £35 italian.dinner The Moveable Feast Herbivore's veggie heaven Veggies, this one’s for you. The Moveable Feast is rocking four start up vegetarian and vegan food purveyors changing on the reg to feed you all your veggie, vegan goodness as well as an Independent coffee roaster. 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 Jerk chicken & rare beats Cheeky pop up White Men Can’t Jerk are back with their banging blend of Caribbean food, epic parties and good vibes. Hit Bethnal Green, get your hands on Jerk Pork Rolls and Curried Mutton Shepherd’s Pie and get rollin’ to rare groove and disco beats. The Star of Bethnal Green, London E2 6LG white.men.can.t.jerk Wingman's Chicken Wings Residency It's all about the fried wings Just "three bros making Korean Fried Chicken" at The Star by Hackney Downs, expect seriously next level wings, chicken and even something for the veggies. The Star by Hackney Downs, 35 Queensdown Road, E5 8NN // Mon - Fri 6pm - 10pm, Sat 12pm - 10pm 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…. You want craft beers, slush puppies and live music? They’ve got it. They also have rotating chefs in the kitchen and this time they’ve got in the guys from Smoke’n’Roll who 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 or a Bit of Everything Pop Ups

Streets of Spain Festival Spanish food, wine & fiestas on the South Bank Back for another summer of Boqueria goodness, the South Bank is all prepped to transform into its own little version of Spain. With loads of live music, ‘Blend Your Own Wine’ masterclasses and a food market, it’s all about the fiesta! Campo Viejo is even creating an interactive experience that will teach you how to hear taste so you can have a little listen to your wine while you’re at it (FYI, it’s saying “you’re a p*sshead”). Split into three neighbourhoods; Las Ramblas, Madrid and Logroño, it’ll be like you’re own little holiday on the Thames. Festival Village underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX // Friday 1st - 4th May 2015 streets.of.spain 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 The Yoga Brunch Club Get zen and get fed Whether you’re a fully fledged yogi or just looking to realign that chakra, hit the Yoga Brunch Club for a chilled Sunday of stretches followed by a blowout brunch. All levels are welcome so book in and you’ll leave feeling zen, calm and well fed. Brixton East, 100 Barrington Road, Brixton, London SW9 7JP // From 26th April, 1pm - 4pm POP.UP.Yoga.club 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 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 Black Lyan Banging coffee from the White Lyan crew Just when you thought White Lyan aka. World's Best New Bar 2014 couldn't get any better, they knock back some caffeine and open up a kick-ass coffee shop. Following the same flex as the cocktail bar Black Lyan is all about house-made ingredients and a whole lot of love goes in to each drink; Barista babe Maja Jaworska (of Workshop and Notes fame) is hand-brewing coffee from an array of local and international coffee roasters and using new extraction methods (geeky) like nitro cold-brew. They're also offering up ticketed master-classes where Mr Lyan will be teaching and preaching about coffee in cocktails and sh*t will get really serious. It's a coffee lovers wet dream, the White Lyan of the coffee world - and BarChick's new hangover haven.  See you there. 153-155 Hoxton Street, London N1 6PJ // From Monday 6th April to Monday 20th April (with rumours to extend) blacklyan The Nomad Cinema Movie watching for charity Y’know cinemas pop up now, right? Well this travelling big screen sitch is popping up at the Lexi Cinema for a showing of Blade Runner and the Hoxton Hotel for Napoleon Dynamite. Don’t get too excited about Blade Runner, it’s sold out but Napoleon Dynamite still has stuff to give so get involved. All profits go to The Sustainability Institute, an environmental and education charity in South Africa, so go and watch a movie for a good cause… 81 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3HU // Sunday 26th April, 5pm // Tickets £12 here  nomad   Redemption Alcohol-Free Bar & Restaurant It's all booze-free Loved Dry January and fancy giving the sober life a crack? Don't panic because Redemption is here. In partnership with the Cancer Research UK Dryathlon Campaign, you can get your hands on mocktails & raw food aplenty to ease the guilt of 2014. 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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 Main Man

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

The Big Boys

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 Summer nights are made for movies on rooftops It’s back for another summer of more epic film showings atop of some of London’s best rooftops alongside great food and drinks! This year they’re rocking four venues; The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, The Bussey Building in Peckham, Roof East in Stratford and The Roof Gardens in Kensington. The films sell out pretty damn fast so make sure you get booked in soon! They’re playing some classics (hello Casablanca, The Graduate, Mean Girls…) as well as some hot new movies (Birdman, The Theory of Everything, Selma) so check out the listings here! Various Locations // From 1st May POP.UP.Rooftop

Booze Pop Ups

The Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour Beer events all over London The Brooklyn Brewery team are bringing their Mash tour to London for another year to get us drunk again. Win. They’ve got loadsa beer, food, comedy and movies all over the place… Check out what they’re up to here and remember, most of the events are ticketed so don’t just go showing up ‘cos if your name’s not down you’re not comin’ in. Various Locations // Mon 27th April - Sunday 3rd May brooklyn Bloom at the Vista Bar

Gin cocktails on a Trafalgar rooftop

When the sun shines and things hot up, we head to a rooftop. If there’s gin, that’s even better. Bloom Gin is popping up at Traflagar 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. Gin + epic views = happy BarChick. Access is subject to availability so book your tables now for some sunny rooftop fun.

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

Lights Out

1920's speakeasy vibes in Clapham

This 1920s-inspired bar has popped up in Reece 79 hair salon in Clapham for some high-quality, central London bar atmos that SW is somewhat lacking. They’ll be serving up imaginative cocktails alongside some live 20’s-style tunes from the piano for some killer old school speakeasy vibes. 79 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London SW4 9JN // From 21st March POP.UP.Lights.out

The Spirit Social

Rum, street food & tunes One of our fave rum companies, The Duppy Share, are rocking a brand new event to bring you four of the newest distils in the industry for a night of boozing, eating and live music sessions. They’ve got street food, amazing spirits and tunes to take you through a banging night in W10. Maxilla Hall Social Club, Notting Hill, London W10 6NQ // Every second Thursday from 12th March, 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 Scottish grub in an ex-sofa factory 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 cray 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 crustacean fix at Nicos Popupalot’s Lobster sesh in Brixton for one night only! All the seafood will have been 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 more as well as a gin and cucumber sorbet to finish you off. You get a free glass of Prosecco too as well as the dulcet tones of John Drain to entertain through the night. FYI you might have to sit on a table with strangers but remember, sharing is caring. 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 Reef N’ Beef Lobster, steak and booze. Nuff said. Some people call it Surf N’ Turf but Nicos Popupalot and his mate Philthy aren’t down with that, they’re rocking Reef N’ Beef and you just gotta deal with it, ‘kay? Half lobster, half ribeye, with a sh*tload of sides (hello pulled pork profiteroles) and dessert to boot, this meal ain’t nothing but amazing. With some rock’n’roll tunes and some boozy drinks going around, tickets are gonna sell fast so get involved! Upstairs at the 12 Bar Club, 203 Holloway Road, London N7 8DL // Thurs 30th April // From £39 reef.n.beef 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 because this stuff is damn good. 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 one to check out for those carnival vibes. The Yard Theatre, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN // Tues - Sat until 28th June, from 6pm - 10pm aroma7 The Italian Dinner A secret menu of Italian goodness This pop-up pops up on the reg at cycling cafe Look Mum No Hands, but this time they’re taking inspo from this sunny-ish weather we’ve sort of been having to create a spring menu of homemade goodness. Because it’s Italian, they’re whipping up a meal like Mamma used to make, but the final menu is kept a secret ‘til it’s fill your face time. Look Mum No Hands, 125-127 Mare Street, London E8 3RH // Saturday 25th April, from 7pm // Tickets £35 italian.dinner The Moveable Feast Herbivore's veggie heaven Veggies, this one’s for you. The Moveable Feast is rocking four start up vegetarian and vegan food purveyors changing on the reg to feed you all your veggie, vegan goodness as well as an Independent coffee roaster. 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 Jerk chicken & rare beats Cheeky pop up White Men Can’t Jerk are back with their banging blend of Caribbean food, epic parties and good vibes. Hit Bethnal Green, get your hands on Jerk Pork Rolls and Curried Mutton Shepherd’s Pie and get rollin’ to rare groove and disco beats. The Star of Bethnal Green, London E2 6LG white.men.can.t.jerk Wingman's Chicken Wings Residency It's all about the fried wings Just "three bros making Korean Fried Chicken" at The Star by Hackney Downs, expect seriously next level wings, chicken and even something for the veggies. The Star by Hackney Downs, 35 Queensdown Road, E5 8NN // Mon - Fri 6pm - 10pm, Sat 12pm - 10pm 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…. You want craft beers, slush puppies and live music? They’ve got it. They also have rotating chefs in the kitchen and this time they’ve got in the guys from Smoke’n’Roll who 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 or a Bit of Everything Pop Ups

Streets of Spain Festival Spanish food, wine & fiestas on the South Bank Back for another summer of Boqueria goodness, the South Bank is all prepped to transform into its own little version of Spain. With loads of live music, ‘Blend Your Own Wine’ masterclasses and a food market, it’s all about the fiesta! Campo Viejo is even creating an interactive experience that will teach you how to hear taste so you can have a little listen to your wine while you’re at it (FYI, it’s saying “you’re a p*sshead”). Split into three neighbourhoods; Las Ramblas, Madrid and Logroño, it’ll be like you’re own little holiday on the Thames. Festival Village underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX // Friday 1st - 4th May 2015 streets.of.spain 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 The Yoga Brunch Club Get zen and get fed Whether you’re a fully fledged yogi or just looking to realign that chakra, hit the Yoga Brunch Club for a chilled Sunday of stretches followed by a blowout brunch. All levels are welcome so book in and you’ll leave feeling zen, calm and well fed. Brixton East, 100 Barrington Road, Brixton, London SW9 7JP // From 26th April, 1pm - 4pm POP.UP.Yoga.club 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 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 Black Lyan Banging coffee from the White Lyan crew Just when you thought White Lyan aka. World's Best New Bar 2014 couldn't get any better, they knock back some caffeine and open up a kick-ass coffee shop. Following the same flex as the cocktail bar Black Lyan is all about house-made ingredients and a whole lot of love goes in to each drink; Barista babe Maja Jaworska (of Workshop and Notes fame) is hand-brewing coffee from an array of local and international coffee roasters and using new extraction methods (geeky) like nitro cold-brew. They're also offering up ticketed master-classes where Mr Lyan will be teaching and preaching about coffee in cocktails and sh*t will get really serious. It's a coffee lovers wet dream, the White Lyan of the coffee world - and BarChick's new hangover haven.  See you there. 153-155 Hoxton Street, London N1 6PJ // From Monday 6th April to Monday 20th April (with rumours to extend) blacklyan The Nomad Cinema Movie watching for charity Y’know cinemas pop up now, right? Well this travelling big screen sitch is popping up at the Lexi Cinema for a showing of Blade Runner and the Hoxton Hotel for Napoleon Dynamite. Don’t get too excited about Blade Runner, it’s sold out but Napoleon Dynamite still has stuff to give so get involved. All profits go to The Sustainability Institute, an environmental and education charity in South Africa, so go and watch a movie for a good cause… 81 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3HU // Sunday 26th April, 5pm // Tickets £12 here  nomad   Redemption Alcohol-Free Bar & Restaurant It's all booze-free Loved Dry January and fancy giving the sober life a crack? Don't panic because Redemption is here. In partnership with the Cancer Research UK Dryathlon Campaign, you can get your hands on mocktails & raw food aplenty to ease the guilt of 2014. 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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 Main Man

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

The Big Boys

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 Summer nights are made for movies on rooftops It’s back for another summer of more epic film showings atop of some of London’s best rooftops alongside great food and drinks! This year they’re rocking four venues; The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, The Bussey Building in Peckham, Roof East in Stratford and The Roof Gardens in Kensington. The films sell out pretty damn fast so make sure you get booked in soon! They’re playing some classics (hello Casablanca, The Graduate, Mean Girls…) as well as some hot new movies (Birdman, The Theory of Everything, Selma) so check out the listings here! Various Locations // From 1st May POP.UP.Rooftop

Booze Pop Ups

The Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour Beer events all over London The Brooklyn Brewery team are bringing their Mash tour to London for another year to get us drunk again. Win. They’ve got loadsa beer, food, comedy and movies all over the place… Check out what they’re up to here and remember, most of the events are ticketed so don’t just go showing up ‘cos if your name’s not down you’re not comin’ in. Various Locations // Mon 27th April - Sunday 3rd May brooklyn Bloom at the Vista Bar

Gin cocktails on a Trafalgar rooftop

When the sun shines and things hot up, we head to a rooftop. If there’s gin, that’s even better. Bloom Gin is popping up at Traflagar 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. Gin + epic views = happy BarChick. Access is subject to availability so book your tables now for some sunny rooftop fun.

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

Lights Out

1920's speakeasy vibes in Clapham

This 1920s-inspired bar has popped up in Reece 79 hair salon in Clapham for some high-quality, central London bar atmos that SW is somewhat lacking. They’ll be serving up imaginative cocktails alongside some live 20’s-style tunes from the piano for some killer old school speakeasy vibes. 79 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London SW4 9JN // From 21st March POP.UP.Lights.out

The Spirit Social

Rum, street food & tunes One of our fave rum companies, The Duppy Share, are rocking a brand new event to bring you four of the newest distils in the industry for a night of boozing, eating and live music sessions. They’ve got street food, amazing spirits and tunes to take you through a banging night in W10. Maxilla Hall Social Club, Notting Hill, London W10 6NQ // Every second Thursday from 12th March, 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 Scottish grub in an ex-sofa factory 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 cray 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 crustacean fix at Nicos Popupalot’s Lobster sesh in Brixton for one night only! All the seafood will have been 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 more as well as a gin and cucumber sorbet to finish you off. You get a free glass of Prosecco too as well as the dulcet tones of John Drain to entertain through the night. FYI you might have to sit on a table with strangers but remember, sharing is caring. 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 Reef N’ Beef Lobster, steak and booze. Nuff said. Some people call it Surf N’ Turf but Nicos Popupalot and his mate Philthy aren’t down with that, they’re rocking Reef N’ Beef and you just gotta deal with it, ‘kay? Half lobster, half ribeye, with a sh*tload of sides (hello pulled pork profiteroles) and dessert to boot, this meal ain’t nothing but amazing. With some rock’n’roll tunes and some boozy drinks going around, tickets are gonna sell fast so get involved! Upstairs at the 12 Bar Club, 203 Holloway Road, London N7 8DL // Thurs 30th April // From £39 reef.n.beef 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 because this stuff is damn good. 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 one to check out for those carnival vibes. The Yard Theatre, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN // Tues - Sat until 28th June, from 6pm - 10pm aroma7 The Italian Dinner A secret menu of Italian goodness This pop-up pops up on the reg at cycling cafe Look Mum No Hands, but this time they’re taking inspo from this sunny-ish weather we’ve sort of been having to create a spring menu of homemade goodness. Because it’s Italian, they’re whipping up a meal like Mamma used to make, but the final menu is kept a secret ‘til it’s fill your face time. Look Mum No Hands, 125-127 Mare Street, London E8 3RH // Saturday 25th April, from 7pm // Tickets £35 italian.dinner The Moveable Feast Herbivore's veggie heaven Veggies, this one’s for you. The Moveable Feast is rocking four start up vegetarian and vegan food purveyors changing on the reg to feed you all your veggie, vegan goodness as well as an Independent coffee roaster. 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 Jerk chicken & rare beats Cheeky pop up White Men Can’t Jerk are back with their banging blend of Caribbean food, epic parties and good vibes. Hit Bethnal Green, get your hands on Jerk Pork Rolls and Curried Mutton Shepherd’s Pie and get rollin’ to rare groove and disco beats. The Star of Bethnal Green, London E2 6LG white.men.can.t.jerk Wingman's Chicken Wings Residency It's all about the fried wings Just "three bros making Korean Fried Chicken" at The Star by Hackney Downs, expect seriously next level wings, chicken and even something for the veggies. The Star by Hackney Downs, 35 Queensdown Road, E5 8NN // Mon - Fri 6pm - 10pm, Sat 12pm - 10pm 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…. You want craft beers, slush puppies and live music? They’ve got it. They also have rotating chefs in the kitchen and this time they’ve got in the guys from Smoke’n’Roll who 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 or a Bit of Everything Pop Ups

Streets of Spain Festival Spanish food, wine & fiestas on the South Bank Back for another summer of Boqueria goodness, the South Bank is all prepped to transform into its own little version of Spain. With loads of live music, ‘Blend Your Own Wine’ masterclasses and a food market, it’s all about the fiesta! Campo Viejo is even creating an interactive experience that will teach you how to hear taste so you can have a little listen to your wine while you’re at it (FYI, it’s saying “you’re a p*sshead”). Split into three neighbourhoods; Las Ramblas, Madrid and Logroño, it’ll be like you’re own little holiday on the Thames. Festival Village underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX // Friday 1st - 4th May 2015 streets.of.spain 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 The Yoga Brunch Club Get zen and get fed Whether you’re a fully fledged yogi or just looking to realign that chakra, hit the Yoga Brunch Club for a chilled Sunday of stretches followed by a blowout brunch. All levels are welcome so book in and you’ll leave feeling zen, calm and well fed. Brixton East, 100 Barrington Road, Brixton, London SW9 7JP // From 26th April, 1pm - 4pm POP.UP.Yoga.club 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 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 Black Lyan Banging coffee from the White Lyan crew Just when you thought White Lyan aka. World's Best New Bar 2014 couldn't get any better, they knock back some caffeine and open up a kick-ass coffee shop. Following the same flex as the cocktail bar Black Lyan is all about house-made ingredients and a whole lot of love goes in to each drink; Barista babe Maja Jaworska (of Workshop and Notes fame) is hand-brewing coffee from an array of local and international coffee roasters and using new extraction methods (geeky) like nitro cold-brew. They're also offering up ticketed master-classes where Mr Lyan will be teaching and preaching about coffee in cocktails and sh*t will get really serious. It's a coffee lovers wet dream, the White Lyan of the coffee world - and BarChick's new hangover haven.  See you there. 153-155 Hoxton Street, London N1 6PJ // From Monday 6th April to Monday 20th April (with rumours to extend) blacklyan The Nomad Cinema Movie watching for charity Y’know cinemas pop up now, right? Well this travelling big screen sitch is popping up at the Lexi Cinema for a showing of Blade Runner and the Hoxton Hotel for Napoleon Dynamite. Don’t get too excited about Blade Runner, it’s sold out but Napoleon Dynamite still has stuff to give so get involved. All profits go to The Sustainability Institute, an environmental and education charity in South Africa, so go and watch a movie for a good cause… 81 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3HU // Sunday 26th April, 5pm // Tickets £12 here  nomad   Redemption Alcohol-Free Bar & Restaurant It's all booze-free Loved Dry January and fancy giving the sober life a crack? Don't panic because Redemption is here. In partnership with the Cancer Research UK Dryathlon Campaign, you can get your hands on mocktails & raw food aplenty to ease the guilt of 2014. 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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 Main Man

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

The Big Boys

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

Summer nights are made for movies on rooftops

It’s back for another summer of more epic film showings atop of some of London’s best rooftops alongside great food and drinks! This year they’re rocking four venues; The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, The Bussey Building in Peckham, Roof East in Stratford and The Roof Gardens in Kensington. The films sell out pretty damn fast so make sure you get booked in soon! They’re playing some classics (hello Casablanca, The Graduate, Mean Girls…) as well as some hot new movies (Birdman, The Theory of Everything, Selma) so check out the listings here!

Various Locations // From 1st May

POP.UP.Rooftop

Booze Pop Ups

The Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour

Beer events all over London

The Brooklyn Brewery team are bringing their Mash tour to London for another year to get us drunk again. Win. They’ve got loadsa beer, food, comedy and movies all over the place… Check out what they’re up to here and remember, most of the events are ticketed so don’t just go showing up ‘cos if your name’s not down you’re not comin’ in.

Various Locations // Mon 27th April – Sunday 3rd May

brooklyn

Bloom at the Vista Bar

Gin cocktails on a Trafalgar rooftop

When the sun shines and things hot up, we head to a rooftop. If there’s gin, that’s even better. Bloom Gin is popping up at Traflagar 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. Gin + epic views = happy BarChick. Access is subject to availability so book your tables now for some sunny rooftop fun.

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

POP.UPS.Bloom

Lights Out

1920’s speakeasy vibes in Clapham

This 1920s-inspired bar has popped up in Reece 79 hair salon in Clapham for some high-quality, central London bar atmos that SW is somewhat lacking. They’ll be serving up imaginative cocktails alongside some live 20’s-style tunes from the piano for some killer old school speakeasy vibes.

79 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London SW4 9JN // From 21st March

POP.UP.Lights.out

The Spirit Social

Rum, street food & tunes

One of our fave rum companies, The Duppy Share, are rocking a brand new event to bring you four of the newest distils in the industry for a night of boozing, eating and live music sessions. They’ve got street food, amazing spirits and tunes to take you through a banging night in W10.

Maxilla Hall Social Club, Notting Hill, London W10 6NQ // Every second Thursday from 12th March, 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 

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Dram & Smoke

Scottish grub in an ex-sofa factory

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 cray 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

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Lobster Love-In

Seafood in Brixton

Get your crustacean fix at Nicos Popupalot’s Lobster sesh in Brixton for one night only! All the seafood will have been 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 more as well as a gin and cucumber sorbet to finish you off. You get a free glass of Prosecco too as well as the dulcet tones of John Drain to entertain through the night. FYI you might have to sit on a table with strangers but remember, sharing is caring.

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

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Reef N’ Beef

Lobster, steak and booze. Nuff said.

Some people call it Surf N’ Turf but Nicos Popupalot and his mate Philthy aren’t down with that, they’re rocking Reef N’ Beef and you just gotta deal with it, ‘kay? Half lobster, half ribeye, with a sh*tload of sides (hello pulled pork profiteroles) and dessert to boot, this meal ain’t nothing but amazing. With some rock’n’roll tunes and some boozy drinks going around, tickets are gonna sell fast so get involved!

Upstairs at the 12 Bar Club, 203 Holloway Road, London N7 8DL // Thurs 30th April // From £39

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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 because this stuff is damn good. 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 one to check out for those carnival vibes.

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

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The Italian Dinner

A secret menu of Italian goodness

This pop-up pops up on the reg at cycling cafe Look Mum No Hands, but this time they’re taking inspo from this sunny-ish weather we’ve sort of been having to create a spring menu of homemade goodness. Because it’s Italian, they’re whipping up a meal like Mamma used to make, but the final menu is kept a secret ‘til it’s fill your face time.

Look Mum No Hands, 125-127 Mare Street, London E8 3RH // Saturday 25th April, from 7pm // Tickets £35

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The Moveable Feast

Herbivore’s veggie heaven

Veggies, this one’s for you. The Moveable Feast is rocking four start up vegetarian and vegan food purveyors changing on the reg to feed you all your veggie, vegan goodness as well as an Independent coffee roaster. 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

Jerk chicken & rare beats

Cheeky pop up White Men Can’t Jerk are back with their banging blend of Caribbean food, epic parties and good vibes. Hit Bethnal Green, get your hands on Jerk Pork Rolls and Curried Mutton Shepherd’s Pie and get rollin’ to rare groove and disco beats.

The Star of Bethnal Green, London E2 6LG

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Wingman’s Chicken Wings Residency

It’s all about the fried wings

Just “three bros making Korean Fried Chicken” at The Star by Hackney Downs, expect seriously next level wings, chicken and even something for the veggies.

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

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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…. You want craft beers, slush puppies and live music? They’ve got it. They also have rotating chefs in the kitchen and this time they’ve got in the guys from Smoke’n’Roll who 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 or a Bit of Everything Pop Ups

Streets of Spain Festival

Spanish food, wine & fiestas on the South Bank

Back for another summer of Boqueria goodness, the South Bank is all prepped to transform into its own little version of Spain. With loads of live music, ‘Blend Your Own Wine’ masterclasses and a food market, it’s all about the fiesta! Campo Viejo is even creating an interactive experience that will teach you how to hear taste so you can have a little listen to your wine while you’re at it (FYI, it’s saying “you’re a p*sshead”). Split into three neighbourhoods; Las Ramblas, Madrid and Logroño, it’ll be like you’re own little holiday on the Thames.

Festival Village underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX // Friday 1st – 4th May 2015

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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

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The Yoga Brunch Club

Get zen and get fed

Whether you’re a fully fledged yogi or just looking to realign that chakra, hit the Yoga Brunch Club for a chilled Sunday of stretches followed by a blowout brunch. All levels are welcome so book in and you’ll leave feeling zen, calm and well fed.

Brixton East, 100 Barrington Road, Brixton, London SW9 7JP // From 26th April, 1pm – 4pm

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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

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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

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Black Lyan

Banging coffee from the White Lyan crew

Just when you thought White Lyan aka. World’s Best New Bar 2014 couldn’t get any better, they knock back some caffeine and open up a kick-ass coffee shop. Following the same flex as the cocktail bar Black Lyan is all about house-made ingredients and a whole lot of love goes in to each drink; Barista babe Maja Jaworska (of Workshop and Notes fame) is hand-brewing coffee from an array of local and international coffee roasters and using new extraction methods (geeky) like nitro cold-brew. They’re also offering up ticketed master-classes where Mr Lyan will be teaching and preaching about coffee in cocktails and sh*t will get really serious. It’s a coffee lovers wet dream, the White Lyan of the coffee world – and BarChick’s new hangover haven.  See you there.

153-155 Hoxton Street, London N1 6PJ // From Monday 6th April to Monday 20th April (with rumours to extend)

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The Nomad Cinema

Movie watching for charity

Y’know cinemas pop up now, right? Well this travelling big screen sitch is popping up at the Lexi Cinema for a showing of Blade Runner and the Hoxton Hotel for Napoleon Dynamite. Don’t get too excited about Blade Runner, it’s sold out but Napoleon Dynamite still has stuff to give so get involved. All profits go to The Sustainability Institute, an environmental and education charity in South Africa, so go and watch a movie for a good cause…

81 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3HU // Sunday 26th April, 5pm // Tickets £12 here 

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Redemption Alcohol-Free Bar & Restaurant

It’s all booze-free

Loved Dry January and fancy giving the sober life a crack? Don’t panic because Redemption is here. In partnership with the Cancer Research UK Dryathlon Campaign, you can get your hands on mocktails & raw food aplenty to ease the guilt of 2014.

Fairly Square, 51 Red Lion Street, Holborn, WC1R 4PF // Daily until 31st January then Sundays and Mondays thereafter, 12pm – 11pm

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