The temporary nature of pop-up shops, restaurants and venues make them easy to miss out on. We've compiled a list the best pop-up shops in London this summer so you don't miss these one-of-a-kind places.
1. Krug & Chips
What happens when you combine Michelin starred chef Tom Sellers with Krug champagne? A gourmet chip shop that’s what. Tom Sellers has taken the humble British chippy and transformed it into a gastronomic delight – Krug & Chips that serves chip inspired dishes with Krug Grande Cuvée, inside super cool dining pods in the East Piazza, Covent Garden.
8th – 12th July, Covent Garden, www.moethennessy-selection.co.uk
© Krug & Chips
2. The London Riviera, Tower Bridge
With a boutique festival vibe, The Food Firm is transforming London’s riverside into the Riviera and offering everything from Ciroc Cocktail Mixology classes and Levantine street food and Supper Clubs from Tom Kime, to live music and outdoor theatre and film screenings.
Until 31st October, Queen's Walk, More London, London SE1 2DB, www.thelondonriviera.com
© London Riviera
3. Backyard Cinema, Camden Lock
Settle in for a night of al fresco movie merriment at the Backyard Cinema in Camden. Grab a giant beanbag and kick back with craft beers and yummy street food. Movies include everything from new releases Whiplash and Birdman to classics such as The Goonies and Dirty Dancing.
29th July – 4th September, 54-56 Camden Lock Place, London, www.backyardcinema.co.uk
4. Collectionaires’ pop-up shop
If you have a penchant for chic contemporary Japanese fashion then you may well know of Collectionaires – an online boutique specializing in Japanese designers. This summer they will be opening their pop-up shop ‘Butikku’ in Wimbledon Village, selling wares from over 20 Japanese designers, guest designers and also some very stylish art.
Until end of August, 89 Wimbledon Village, SW19 5EG, www.collectionaires.com
Bespoke gourmet dining experts Cuisson (whose team have worked at The Fat Duck, Le Gavroche and Galvin at Windows) are hosting a contemporary French supper club at Borough Barista Thursday – Saturday evenings throughout the summer. As well as a four-course option paired with wine, you can also enjoy a pop-up dessert bar.
Throughout the summer, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4RW, www.cuisson.co.uk
6. On the Roof with Vintage Salt, Oxford Street
Selfridges’ rooftop is incarnated once again and this summer you will be transported to a Cornish fishing village complete with deckchairs, beach huts and a Drift Bar specialising in British G&Tea cocktails. Soak up the city skyline views and chow down on oysters, lobster butties and fish finger sandwiches.
Until September, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB, www.selfridges.com/content/vintage-salt
7. Bistrò by Shot iced coffee bar
For a coffee kick morning, noon or night, make tracks for Bistrò by Shot in Parson’s Green and stop in or take-out your favourite iced coffee (or Espresso Martini) from their pop-up summer iced coffee bar.
Until the end of September, 28 Parsons Green Lane, London SW6 4HS, www.bistrobyshot.com
© Bistro by Shot
8. Festival of Love
Whether you are feeling the love or not this summer, the Southbank’s Festival of Love is worth a visit, as it will be hosting some great live music sessions and performances and outdoor and indoor exhibitions and installations.
Until 31st August, Belvedere Road, London, www.southbankcentre.co.uk
© Festival of Love
9. Vauxhall Street Food Garden
This seriously foodie street market gives you good reason to make a trip to Vauxhall. Eight street food vendors will be selling their global cuisine including Caribbean, Mexican, Lebanese, BBQ and Vietnamese, every day of the week from 11.30 – 9.30pm. There are also bars selling ice-cold beers, cocktails and smoothies and you can even book a table.
Throughout the summer, 6A South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall, London, www.facebook.com/vauxhallstreetfoodgarden
© Vauxhall Street Food Garden
10. BP Big Screens from the Royal Opera House, Trafalgar Square
If you miss out on tickets to the Royal Opera House itself or fancy your opera with an outside ambience, head to Trafalgar Square where you can appreciate a night at the opera al fresco, albeit on a big screen.
Various dates until 22nd September, Trafalgar Square, London, www.roh.org.uk
© Royal Opera House