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This weekend we waved hello to Spring, and in honour of such a floral occasion, we welcomed 11 new arrivals to London’s pop-up scene.

From Kelis bringing all of her milkshakes to ‘the yard’, to technicoloured cocktails from the world’s top bars, here’s where you should be popping down to this month:

Paradiso x 100 Wardour St

Another day, another bar pop-up and this time we’re headed for 100 Wardour St as Barcelona’s Paradiso bar springs up for a four day takeover special, and if the images are anything to go by, we’re extremely excited. 

Usually found hiding behind the door of a refrigerator, Paradiso is the speakeasy you’ve always dreamt of. Over their four day pop-up, expect to be sipping on a specially curated menu of pure delights. Of course, we’re already on the tube to get our hands on the chameleon cocktail.

when: Tuesday 3rd – Friday 6th march
where: 100 Wardour Street, Soho, W1F 0TN
website: www.100wardourst.com

when: Wednesday 18th – Thursday 19th March
where: Roundhouse, 46 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3EP
website: www.deliveroo.news

Deliveroo & Kelis’ Milkshakes Come To ‘The Yard’

Don’t freak-shake out…

Kelis is back and nearly two decades later, her milkshake is still bringing all of the boys to the yard… Deliveroo is partnering up with Kelis to celebrate her debut album Kaleidoscope’s 20th anniversary reissue.

They’re celebrating with a hilarious two day pop-up at Roundhouse full of foamy milkshakes. There’s five tempting flavours to enjoy, all themed to her five most iconic songs from the album. The ‘Millionaire’, a millionaire shortbread milkshake topped with edible gold and edible paper $100 bills and choccie coins, is a real treat.

London Photo Fair

If you’re an art dealer you’ll know how big the return of the London Photo Fair is. If you aren’t, it’s your chance to rub shoulders with rare daguerreotypes and original 1960s film, fashion press prints and vintage modern masters from the 1920s. Get your dealing caps on and get haggling for the best bargain.

when: Sunday 7th March
where: King’s College London, Strand, WC2R 2LS
website: www.photofair.co.uk

Fondue Festival

Oh my gouda, see all of your cheesy dreams come to life at Covent Garden’s 28°-50° Wine Bar & Kitchen this month in their fondue festival. This month expect to indulge in their Fondue Savoyarde experience, made up of Beaufort, Comté and Abondance cheese that’s been melted with Apremont wine and kirsch. It’ll be a creamy dream.

when: Running throughout March
where: 10 Upper St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, WC2H 9FB
website: www.2850coventgarden.co.uk

The Clumsies x St James Bar

When the sixth ranked best bar in the world offers to do a pop-up takeover in one of your quirky London outposts you don’t mess around. Which is why St James Bar is opening up their doors to Athens bar The Clumsies for a two-day pop-up spectacular.  

The Clumsies talented team of mixologists will be bringing their expertise and local Greek ingredients to the table and mixing up their legendary cocktails. We’re itching to get our hands on the Synthesis, a mix of London Dry Gin, white beetroot Vermouth and cocoa.

 

when: Tuesday 3rd – Wednesday 4th MArch
where: 6 Waterloo Place, St.James’s, SW1Y 4AN
website: www.wildhoneystjames.co.uk

London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival

Grab the popcorn because there’s a whole lot of films you’ll want to get a nosy of at the London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival. 

The festival celebrates the very best of new and classic films championing the LGBTIQ+ community across the world. Explore the varying representations from one genre to the next, uncover the untold stories and special BFI Flare presentations too.

when: Wednesday 18th – Sunday 29th March
where: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, Bishop’s, SE1 8XT
website: www.whatson.bfi.org.uk

London Design Week

Continuing on the artistic theme London Design Week returns this month and boy is there a whole lot going on! Running from Sunday 8th to Friday 13th, London Design Week will be bringing a mix of original collection and specially commissioned installations for all to enjoy. Uncover the best talent from around the world and prepare to be in awe on the marvellous installations.

when: Sunday 8th – Friday 13th March
where: Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road, Fulham, SW10 0XF
websitE: www.dcch.co.uk

Love Is… At The Royal Exchange

Spring is the season for love and we’ve found a spot that’s encompassing its beauty in full effect. 

The Royal Exchange has declared a season of love to celebrate and embrace the new decade in its Love Is… campaign. The campaign is celebrating love in all its forms, from self-love and romance to the love of friends, family, work and hobbies, all through original artworks, engaging masterclasses, promotions and even in a captivating panel discussion on modern love. 

Highlights include an Equinox and Fortnum & Mason self-love yoga class followed by a delicious power breakfast and VASHI alchemists will be taking guests through co-creating a piece of jewellery.

when: Running until Wednesday 25th March
where: Bank, City of London, EC3V 3LR
website: www.theroyalexchange.co.uk

 

Veganlife

Showcasing a wealth of information for both newbie vegans and vegetarians alike, Vegan Life Live will shine a spotlight on the current trends. Bringing the very best of all things vegan, including clothing, cosmetics, household products and the most delicious food and drink for the cruelty-conscious consumer.

when: Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th March
where: 
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY
websitE: 
www.eventbrite.co.uk

Tommee Tippee Sleepfest

And, relax…

We cherish sleep and lap it up as much as possible whether that’s heading to bed half an hour earlier each night or snoozing your alarm for an extra ten minutes in the morning. So when we found out there’s a whole day dedicated to the zzz’s, we leapt with joy! 

And, if there’s two people who deserve sleep more than the rest of us, it’s parents. In honour World Sleep Day, Tommee Tippee are playing host to SleepFest, a brand new experience dedicated to inspiring and supporting parents and little ones with all things sleep. Think panels by professional sleep experts (we want this job!), workshops and relaxing experiences.

when: Friday 13th March
wherE: The Yard, 89 ½ Worship Street, Hackney, EC2A 2BF
website: www.eventbrite.co.uk

Steak & Wine Chef’s Table At Gillray’s Steakhouse

Meat lovers, this one’s for you…

In the spirit of Butcher’s Week, Gillray’s Steakhouse is hosting an extra special tasting event to celebrate the finest cuts of beef and superb matched wine. It’s the perfect time to satisfy your tastebuds with their three course steak themed evening alongside paired wines.

when: Wednesday 11th March
where: Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB
website: www.eventbrite.co.uk