If there was ever a season you could call pop-up season it would be summer. It’s packed with everything from terrace takeovers to arty festivals, restaurant pop-ups to even an adorable arrival from everyone’s favourite famous bunny. Read on to find out the best pop-ups arriving this July. 

Lisa Eldridge’s ‘Carnival of Colour’ Pop-Up

A burst of colour is coming to Covent Garden this summer in the form of Lisa Eldridge’s new immersive pop-up ‘Carnival of Colour’. You’ll be able to dive into the colourful escapism, immersing yourself in the textures and exploring Lisa Eldridge’s new beauty products. 

The make-up artist-turned-brand will be denoting ten new shades additional to the Luxuriously Lucent and Insanely Saturated Lip Colour collections, as well as six sparkling new shades of Liquid Lurex Eyeshadow. You’ll be able to try and buy the new range at the pop-up, as well as have the opportunity to be matched with the right Seamless Skin Foundation shade thanks to help from Lisa’s team of beauty experts.

When: 09.07.2022 – 04.09.2022 

Where: Unit 10, Market Buildings, Covent Garden, WC2E 8RB

Website: www.lisaeldridge.com

Tendrils Regent Street Pop-Up

Tendril’s, the mostly vegan restaurant, is crowdfunding at the moment to find the perfect permanent space but in the meantime they’ll be popping up in Regent’s Street for the summer!

Whether you’re plant-based or are looking for something new to try, they’ll be serving up a selection of their signature dishes, as well as some tasty new options too.

Menu highlights include roasted cauliflower with pickled grapes, moiled and black rice; chipotle mushroom with bbq kale, walnut, crispy potato and gremolata; and vegan tiramisu.

WHEN: THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER

WHERE: 5 PRINCES STREET, W1B 2LQ

WEBSITE: WWW.TENDRILKITCHEN.CO.UK

Cocktails in the City

Taking over Bedford Square Gardens once again will be Cocktails in the City, the annual cocktail festival that brings together London’s top bars, live music and outdoor games.

The event takes place over three weekends throughout the summer, with the first taking place Friday 7th to Sunday 9th. And this year, each weekender will have a different theme and style. 

July’s theme will focus on innovation and discovery found within London’s bar and cocktail scene. Expect big names including Coupette, Disrepute, Homeboy Bars and Bourne & Hollingworth to be crafting drinks worth tasting. 

There’ll be plenty of activities to get involved with including London Shuffle Club’s pop-up shuffle lanes where you can put your competitive nature to the test with a game. Other pop-ups include the ice carving workshops, cocktail making classes and silent disco. 

When: 07.07.2022 – 09.07.2022 (+ August & September dates) 

WherE: Bedford Square Gardens

Website: www.cocktailsinthecity.com

Miffy x Ichiba London Pop-Up

Everyone’s favourite childhood bunny is hopping to London! Popping up in Ichiba at Westfield London will be Miffy’s first food and drink experience, arriving with it will be bunny shaped Japanese baked treats, Miffy lattes, exclusive merchandise and engaging workshops for all ages.

The pop-up will take over the specialist food centre from 11 July to 30 September, and there might even be a chance for your little ones to meet Miffy in person. Could a pop-up be any more adorable? 

Make sure to follow @ichibalondon on Instagram for further information.

When: 11.07.2022 – 30.09.2022

Where: Ichiba, Level –2 Westfield London, White City, W12 7HB

Website: www.ichibalondon.com

English Brekkie Pop-Up From Sausage Press

How do you like your egg in the morning? If you like yours with a side of beans, sausages and all the trimmings, then you’ll want to visit Albie at The Hoxton this July as a special English brekkie pop-up will be serving up the weekend favourite. 

Sausage Press, founded by the team behind London on the Inside, will be bringing some of the city’s best fry-ups to Albie for a weekend packed with bacon. 

Head down and you can tuck into the likes of Dishoom’s masala beans, Riding House Cafes’ streaky bacon, Norman Cafe’s sizzling sausages, Pellicci’s runny eggs, The Breakfast Club’s crispy potatoes and Beppe’s fried toast. All served with a lovely brew of course.

When: 09.07.2022 – 10.07.2022

Where: Albie at The Hoxton, 40 Blackfriars Road, SE1 8NY 

Find out more on their Instagram page

Bluebird Chelsea x Maison Mirabeau

Bluebird Chelsea has transformed their renowned outdoor space into a quintessential English garden this summer. Created in collaboration with Mirabeau, you’ll be invited to sip the summer away through rose tinted glasses as you wine and dine. 

Popping up for the entirety of the summer, a dedicated menu has been crafted inspired by the fields of Cote de Provence. Expect the likes of poached turbot with crispy courgette flower, tomato oil and chorizo oil; and baby spatchcook chicken with mixed kale salad and roasted garlic aioli. 

On the drinks menu, Mirabeau will be providing four rose gin cocktails exclusive to Bluebird, from the Summer Loving, a fresh and fruity tipple to the Petals on the Bed, a pink liqueur coconut infusion.

When: On-going throughout the summer

Where: Bluebird, 350 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UU 

Website: www.bluebird-restaurant.co.uk 

Savour Food Festival

Those looking to sink their teeth into another food festival, Savour is a brand new London foodie festival bringing together over 30 chefs and London’s best restaurants and bars together for a weekend to remember. 

Taking over Chelsea’s Royal Hospital Gardens, the festival will celebrate hospitality and see pop-ups from the likes of Sumosan Twiga, Chicken George, OTTO, Frenchie, 10 GREEK STREET, Polpo, Vinoteca and La Roulotte. 

Expect live music, interactive cooking and masterclasses taking place throughout the weekend too.

 

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When: 30.07.2022 – 31.07.2022 

Where: Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4SR

Website: www.savourfestival.com

LIFT Festival

London’s biennial international festival of theatre has returned, bringing with it a wealth of exciting theatrical performances, comedy acts and film taking place across the capital and beyond. 

Taking place at various venues until 10th July, the festival’s line-up is set to impress, from the Sorry 4 Real, a video animation revealing blatant structural white supremacy to Denise The Uplifters’ Uplifted, a mystery performance produced by the next generation of creatives. 

The performance that’s got the crowd’s attention this year however is the Sun & Sea, a climate opera performance performed on a beach… You’ll be invited to watch from above, looking down on the crowded beach filled with towels, squealing children, whirling plastic bags and half-trodden sandwiches. Expect stories that ferry between the mundane, the sinister and the surreal.

WHEN: UNTIL 10.07.2022

WHERE: VARIOUS LOCATIONS

WEBSITE: WWW.LIFTFESTIVAL.COM

Shroom Town

Looking for a new coffee shop to try out? You’re in luck, as a brand new one-of-a-kind adaptogenic coffee bar has popped up in Piccadilly Circus. 

London Nootropics and OH MY SHROOMS have joined forces to bring the mushroom love to the centre of London. The pop-up, taking over Koppel X, allows you to choose from different adaptogenic coffee blends from London Nootropics, from ‘flow’ for clarity and ‘mojo’ for energy and chocolate treats from OH MY SHROOMS, including the adorable moons. 

Adaptogens have nootropic properties, helping to improve brain health, produce benefits like memory, focus, motivation and encourage physical, mental and emotional balance. 

When: Ongoing

Where: Koppel X, 48 Piccadilly Circus, Regent’s Street, W1B 5RA 

Website: www.ohmyshrooms.com | www.londonnootropics.com

Bold Tendencies Performances

Live music performed in a multi-storey car park? It might not grab your attention on first look but it’s certainly a performance to take note of.

Bold Tendencies’ annual live programme has returned, bringing a great line-up of rising stars and large-scale orchestral performances. Book in for a unique night and see the likes of Abel Selaocoe, Plínio Fernandes, James McVinnie, George Barton & Siwan Rhys, and orchesterial names like Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy and Poem of Fire, and Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.

When: Until 10.09.2022 

Where: 7th-10th Floor Multi-Storey Car Park, 95a Rye Lane, SE15 4ST 

Website: www.boldtendencies.com


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