October 2015's Hottest Pop Ups

Cîroc at London Riviera Thought you had to leave the city to find a beach in London? You're wrong! Grab your sunnies and something skimpy and head towards the light - a giant, bright pink neon sign - at this pop up kitchen and bar to order a round of Piña Colada's served in fresh pineapples. These guys have got all your summer booze cravings sorted, from tropical Cîroc serves to the pre-bottled goodness from the guys at Craft Cocktail Company in Bethnal Green. Hungry? Join the queue round the side for Mediterranean feasts including dips, mezze and salads - we recommend slow roast lamb shoulder with shawarma spices. F*ck expensive holidays, get your suntan and sexy Instagram pictures here. Queen's Walk, More London, London, SE1 2DB Riviera.Ciroc.School Merchant House Spritz Bar Go explore behind Bow Lane and you’ll find sexy winding alleyways like something out of a Dicken’s book. Follow them away from the madness of the main road and you’ll reach Merchant House, where this cosy spritz pop-up is serving £5 drinks all summer from midday - now that’s what we call a liquid lunch! Fill yer boots with Aperol Spritzs and Negronis and party under the red umbrellas all night. From 2nd June Tues-Fri Midday-sundown // 13 Well Court, Off Bow Lane, EC4M 9DN MerchantHouse.1 Carom at Madison The pan-Indian joint is sacking off Soho after a fire on Wardour Street and upping their game (literally) at a sky-high pop-up on the One New Change rooftop in St Paul’s. Check out views of the cathedral and panoramic east London sights while munching down a plate of chicken winglet lollipops. Rooftop Terrace, 1 New Change, St Paul’s, London, EC4M 9AF carom at madison Sabel Any place that serves a ‘snack’ course is a place you’ll find a BarChick. They keep business in the family at Sabel, where the head chef (who’s worked with Ottolenghi and Simon Rogan, to name a few) takes inspiration from travelling all over the world and puts it straight back into his feasts. Book tickets for the pop up at Palm2, running all summer, where you’ll be greeted with a super fresh Rose and Gin Rickey when you arrive and served all kinds of fusion food, including glazed pork belly and crackling crumble. Immense. From 12th June // 152-156 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0QJ // Tickets £35 Sabel   Smoke ‘n’ Roll residency at The Dissenting Academy pub Smoke ‘n’ Roll have left their residency at The Black Heart while the pub refurbishes, but don’t panic - they’re moving to not one but two new kitchens to get their BBQ on. Head to The Dissenting Academy in Mildmay Park or The Elderfield in Clapton and get meat, fish, veg – you name it and they smoke it with hickory, alder, cherry, apple and mesquite wood. These Italian boys use a combination of flavours inspired by their heritage and authentic Louisiana style barbecuing and are open everyday. They’ll put your disposable tin foil nonsense to shame. The Dissenting Academy, 92 Mildmay Park, London N1 4PR // The Elderfield, 57 Elderfield Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 0LF Smoke.N.Roll Hammerschlagen Things were getting a bit too easy for us with pop ups like an owl Bar, Tiki spots and movies in a hot tub, it’s about time we did some hard work for our booze. Bring on Hammerschlagen, the bar that wants you to hammer nails into a tree trunk in as few hits as possible in exchange for a cheaper bar tab. All you’ve gotta do is beat the bartender’s number of nail whacks and your bill is cut down. Sure. 79 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8AD // Thursday 1st - Saturday 31st October hammerschlagen Pop Up Screens Pack a boozy hamper, grab a picnic blanket and call a hot date - this summer Pop Up Screens have planned al fresco cinema parties across the city and they’re guaranteed to get you laid. Watch classics like Pulp Fiction, Romeo and Juliet and Top Gun under the stars among trees in a load of London parks. There’s food, popcorn and a bar on each site but we say make a batch of homemade cocktails and take ‘em with you. From 24th July // Various locations // Advanced tickets £10 Pop.Up.Screens STOREYS Ever wondered what you could get up to on top of the old BBC rooftop car park at TVC? Probably not but trust us, you want in because this is taking car park partying to the next level. With some amazing panoramic views of the city, this pop up has got a rotating line of dynamic street food traders serving up everything from crab burgers to buffalo wings to keep that stomach lined. Alongside whole cocktail menus dedicated to rum and Bloody Marys, this White City temporary hangout is where it’s at. Television Centre, Wood Lane, London W12 7RJ // Until mid-October Storeys.Ceviche.jpg.large (1) The Wick at The Old Baths The last time this pop up took place 2,000 people rocked up and road blocked the street! We’re all over it. The chicks behind The Wick have hosted areas at Glasto, Burning Man and Secret Garden  Party (yup, they know their sh*t) and this urban east London festival is just as banging. Grab a slice from Pizza Surgery or get stuck in at Danger Dogs Hotdogs and shop around at the huge outdoor market where you can buy tonnes of vintage clothes and cool stuff for your house. More important, though, a beach has been created in the space, complete with the king of all summer boozers; a tiki bar. There are hot tubs too. Time to get your kit off. The Old Baths, Cre-8 Centre, 80 Eastway, E9 5JH // Every Sunday from 3rd May - 25th October, midday-11pm The.Wick.Tiki.Bar Roofnic This oasis in the middle of central London feels like a little relaxation retreat. But with booze. Grab some space on the scattered floor cushions and start the night by ordering a PBJ hard shake - the hard bit's bourbon, baby. Hungry? Show the punters what you're made of and go for the giant pulled pork and cheddar ‘manwich’. Wash all that down with something refreshing from the cocktail menu, like a Lady Garden (don’t worry, tastes of strawberries) or a glass from the wine menu – they do ‘Nice’, ‘Nicer’ and ‘Nicest’ bottles of red and white, cutting the sh*t out of trying to order fancy. We like their style. Open until September // 535 Oxford Street, W1C 2QW Roofnic_4_Cropped.001 (1) Bubbles Lovely jubbly, lovely bubbly, there's a Champagne bath bar coming to Shoreditch and it's not skimping on the rose petals, bath bombs or booze. There will even be butlers available on site to cater to all of your whims. Extra large bathtubs will be available for two or three to share for those who will be feeling, erm, adventurous. The fully-clothed will be welcomed with flutes as well. Email bubbles@frankpr.it with your name and contact details if you're keen on getting soaking wet. Eyyyy. Arch 406, Long Street, Shoreditch, London E2 8HG // Wednesday 7th - Thursday 8th October bubbles   Willy's At Herman Ze German Herman Ze German has collaborated with Elephant Gin and The Candlelight Club to celebrate Ocktoberfest and Cocktail Week. Stoked? You should be. On ze cocktails front is Herr Chris Lacey (Rules, Connaught Bar) who'll be preparing German cocktails and on ze nosh front is Herman Ze German, obviously. Currywurst is calling your name and it's not taking no for an answer. Head to Herman Ze German's basement on Charlotte Street and see what it's all about. 33 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1RS // From 5th October to 14th October herman-ze-german   Art of Patrón Cocktail Cantina at Moniker Art Fair 2015 If you're kicking about Brick Lane this weekend and looking for an art hit/cocktail fix then Patron has got your back. They've installed tequila-inspired installations and will have Lauren Baker creating bespoke Patron bottle chandeliers and street art canvasses from Nick Walker on the walls. Best bit will be the Mexican food & drink pairing on offer, get stuck into the likes of Guacamole topped with grasshoppers (yep!) and wash it down with Patrónic or Lamb Barbacoa with Patrón Rosemary Paloma. 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL // Thursday 15th - Sunday 18th October // Tickets to the Art of Patrón Cocktail Cantina are £25 per ticket which includes five dishes and five miniature Patrón Tequila cocktails. Tickets for Moniker Art Fair are from £8. Guests to Art of Patrón Cocktail Cantina must have a ticket to Moniker Art Fair. GET THEM HERE Patron.Pop.Up.2.000 The Owls Are Not What They Seem If you've never watched Twin Peaks, you're missing out on one of the most awesome television series you will ever watch in life. Brought to you by the pop-up pros, Lemonade and Laughing Gas and Blanch & Shock, this pop up is going to thrust you into an eerie, bizarre, surreal American abyss that will leave you mind f*cked and it's gonna be BRILLIANT. You can pretend to be Agent Dale Cooper for a night and say things like 'that's a damn fine cup of coffee' and maybe even meet a 'man from another world.' Go trip out without shrooming from August 27th. Late-night drinking den, secret missions and a three-course meal for £65. You'll be talking about it for years to come and may be unbearable to be around, but whatever. Do it. 27th August - 17th October // Secret Location TheOwlsAreNotWhatTheSeem