The one-stop shop for all of London’s latest pop ups and residencies, regularly updated, for your reading pleasure. Read on for an ice cream museum, a Champagne beach bar and a Shakespeare-inspired afternoon tea.
Words: Eamonn Crowe
Carousel, Marylebone NEW
When: 24-28 July
Residency: Japanese chef and ‘vegetable whisperer’ Toshio Tanahashi is returning to Carousel for his second residency, where he will serve up more of his entirely vegetarian cuisine. Expect the likes of sesame tofu, which is ground by hand in a traditional suribachi.
Where: 71 Blandford Street, W1B 8AB
How much: Set menu, £33
Sccop: The Wonderful World of Ice Cream, King’s Cross NEW
When: Until 30 September
Pop up: An ice cream museum may sound like a pre-teen daydream, but Bompass & Par have made it a reality. Featuring a vast collection of ice cream paraphernalia alongside demonstrations with real icebergs and glow-in-the-dark ice cream, this is not to be missed.
Where: Gasholder 11, 1 Lewis Cubitt Square, N1C 4BY
How much: £12
Burger & Lobster at The Little Blue Door, Fulham NEW
When: From 18 July
Residency: Burger & Lobster is moving in to house-share-cum-restaurant The Little Blue Door to serve up surf ‘n’ turf all summer long. On the menu, you can expect to find lobster Benedict, egg-filled burgers and lobster salads, all served alongside Prosecco and punch.
Where: 871-873 Fulham Rd, Fulham, SW6 5HP
How much: TBC
Endo at The Berkeley, Knightsbridge NEW
When: Thursday to Saturday from 20 July to 31 August
Residency: Chef and sushi master Endo Kazutoshi is taking up residency at The Berkeley this summer to offer guests an omakase (chef’s choice) menu. Alongside Japanese-inspired cocktails, guests will experience a 15-course feast including the likes of Wagyu beef agemono.
Where: The Berkeley, Wilton Place, SW1X 7RL
How much: £150
Club 150 at Searcy’s, St Pancras NEW
When: 15 July to 9 September
Residency: Searcys St Pancras has been transformed into a beach terrace bar thanks to Perrier-Jouët. Partygoers can expect live DJs on Saturdays as well as Perrier-Jouët cocktails and bar snacks including smoked salmon croque-monsieur and fries with aioli.
Where: Grand Terrace, Upper Concourse, St Pancras International Station, N1C 4QL
How much: Bar snacks from £4.50
The Hellmann's Deli Exchange, Soho NEW
When: 19-21 July
Pop up: Lovers of mayo can get their fill of the white stuff at the new Hellmann’s deli in Soho. The team will serve up Reuben and salt beef sandwiches all topped with Hellmann’s mayonnaise, while all proceeds from sarnie sales will be donated to Action Against Hunger.
Where: 3 Bateman Street, Soho, W1D 4AG
How much: Sandwiches, £4.99
Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe, South Bank NEW
When: 23 July until 2 September
Residency: This summer Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe will host an afternoon tea parlour inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The venue’s Balcony Room has been transformed into a fairyland, where you’ll scoff sandwiches and sweet treats such as blackcurrant jam and violet macarons.
Where: 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT
How much: Afternoon tea, £35
CÎROC Summer Colada at Selfridges, Marylebone
When: Until stocks last
Residency: Celebrating the arrival of summer, CÎROC Vodka is debuting two limited-edition designs of its CÎROC Summer Colada, launching exclusively at Selfridges. CÎROC Summer Colada will also be taking pride of place in Selfridges’ Oxford Street window display from 7-14 June, showing off the classic white and gold bottle’s summer makeover, complete with palm trees and tropical flowers. The limited-edition bottles will also be available at Selfridges' Manchester and Birmingham locations.
Where: 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, W1A 1AB
How much: £39.99 (RRP)
When: Until 25 August
Pop up: This immersive BYOB experience is set in a 1880s Wild West saloon in the World’s End boondocks, with guests encouraged to ‘smuggle’ in their own booze. You can expect staff to be kitted out in camp cowboy get ups, while you try your luck at card and dice games, as well as sipping on personalised made-to-order cocktails.
Where: 535 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW10 0SZ
How much: Tickets, £33.99
Oxalis at The Shrub & Shutter, Brixton
When: Until the end of the year
Residency: Following a successful five-month residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho, Oxalis has moved on to Brixton’s The Shrub & Shutter. This time around the menu will feature the likes of a squid ink cracker with brown crab and lardo, and broad bean tortellini with cured egg, rabbit and beef tartar.
Where: 336 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8QH
How much: Four-course set menu, £30
Spritz & Giggles, City
When: Until August
Pop up: This punnily-named bar in Broadgate Circle is dedicated to Aperol Spritz and serves up a combination of cocktails, entertainment and sports screenings. Guests can have a go on the table tennis and foosball tables, while sipping on the likes of Aperol Spritz, Negronis, Pina Colada’s and Strawberry Daquiris. The terrace is perfect for sun-soaking too.
Where: 37 Broadgate Circle, EC2M 2QS
How much: Cocktails from £9.50
Cherry Blossom Garden at Inamo, Camden
When: Until the end of summer
Residency: Inamo is known for its man-made tech, but this summer the Camden site is letting nature take centre stage. The bar has been transformed into a blossoming Gin Garden, with a drinks list crafted by gin experts from Beefeater and Plymouth Gin. Sip on the likes of a Zakuro, which mixes pomegranate, lime juice and gin, and comes topped with lemonade.
Where: 265 Hampstead Road, NW1 7QX
How much: Gin cocktails from £8.50
Jimmy’s BBQ Club, South Bank
When: From 5 May
Pop up: Jimmy Garcia’s BBQ Club at London’s Southbank Centre is back for a second year. The space features a BBQ Bar showcasing dishes straight from the grill, while the rooftop restaurant serves a six-course tasting menu, including the likes of prawns with fresh langoustines, roast red pepper puree and black garlic. It’s going to be smokin’ hot.
Where: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
How much: The BBQ Club Menu, £45
When: Until October
Pop up: Pergola Paddington is back for the summer with a tempting restaurant line-up, two huge bars, and a handful of comfy day beds (alongside regular seating) where you can soak up the sun. The food line-up this time around sees the return of Patty & Bun, as well as new additions including shredded duck restaurant Canard and Vietnamese barbecue masters Mam.
Where: 5 Kingdom Street, Paddington Central, W2 6PY
How much: Patty & Bun burgers from £8.50
Rotunda, King’s Cross
When: Until September
Pop up: Rotunda Bar & Restaurant in King’s Cross has launched a 'Rum Garden by the water’, in partnership with Havana Club. Open until September 2018, Rotunda's summer terrace offers up a range of rum cocktails and Caribbean-style food. There’s also a bottomless rum brunch for those looking to keep the island vibes going all afternoon.
Where: Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG
How much: Bar platters serving four guests, £55
This article was updated 12 July 2018