From Cocktail Parties To Outdoor Theatre Performances, 9 Exciting Pop-Ups Arriving This September

From learning the art of pasta making to sipping on cocktails at this year’s best alfresco party, soak up the last of the sunny September rays with these nine pop-ups arriving this month.

Kricket Guest Chef series

Kricket’s guest chef series returns and this September sees three talented chefs taking over the kitchen for three incredible nights of fine food, in aid of the Apne Aap Women’s Collective.

Working alongside Head Chef Will Bowlby, each chef will take over the kitchen for a night, collaboratively working together to mix both Kricket’s signature Indian flavours with the guest chefs unique cooking styles.

Andrew Wong will take over on the 15th September, bringing his Michelin-star culinary skills and Chinese influences to create a menu that beautifully showcases Kricket’s philosophy of Indian food, while combining Wong’s knowledge of Chinese cooking.

On 22nd September, Vivek Singh will bring his experience of modernising Indian food for the British taste through the menu, while on 29th September Nuno Mendes will  be adding a Portuguese twist, to create an exclusively curated Goan-Portuguese menu.


Khushna Sulaman-Butt, UCL: Slade School of Arts

London Grads Show 2020

2020 has brought with it huge amounts of stress, grief and upset for us all, but one group that it’s hit hugely is students. Just as restaurants, shops and businesses were forced to shut up shop, so were universities, with lectures and seminars entering the virtual world.

It’s hard reimagining the stress of dissertation deadlines, let alone having to endure the deadlines and live through a pandemic… So why not raise a toast to the students who graduated this summer and explore the wonderful works from some of London’s leading art universities at the London Grads Show 2020. 

Graduation shows may have been cancelled but the Saatchi Gallery have opened up their doors to invite students to showcase their artistic achievements with an exhibition. 

An inspiring exhibition from the up and coming talents of 2020. 

Jahnavi Innis, UAL: Central Saint Martins
Wen Ching Hao, UAL: Chelsea College of Arts

Running Thursday 3rd – Friday 25th September
Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, Chelsea SW3 4RY

Cocktails in the City 

See out the summer in style with Cocktails in the City and their annual cocktail fused party. 

Running Friday 11th and Saturday 12th, Cocktails in the City will be hosting one mega alfresco summer garden party, featuring 30 of London’s top bars. 

This year the event will be running in partnership with The Drinks Trust, and will be celebrating the best of live music from Nightjar and The Piano Works, cocktail making classes and taste street food. Oh, and cocktails of course. Bars taking part include London Cocktail Club, Mr Fogg’s and 8 & Boston.

Bedford Square Gardens, Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES
Friday 11th September & Saturday 12th September

London Terrariums at Carousel

For those looking to pick up a green-fingered trick or two should head on over to Carousel this month for one of their terrarium workshops. 

Emma Sibley from London Terrariums will be on hand to guide you through the history and science behind the self-contained ecosystems, before you design and create your own little build. Fill your jar with ferns, moss and pebbles, and create something truly unique and special.

Saturday 19th September & Saturday 3rd October
71 Blandford Street, Marylebone W1U 8AB

Pasta making workshop at Carousel

If lockdown didn’t give you enough time to learn the art of pasta making, Carousel’s pasta making workshop certainly will. 

Learn the craft like a true Italian as Carousel’s expert chefs guide you through the two doughs and various shapes, and leave with extra culinary prowess. Fire away any questions to your guides before diving into your carby creations. Yum.

Saturday 26th September
71 Blandford Street, Marylebone W1U 8AB

The Paperworks 

Located on the site of a former bottle factory, The Paperworks is the new socially distanced, outdoor area you’re going to want to spend soaking up the sunny September weather. 

The brainchild of Corsica Studios, The Paperworks will be pumping out the music, street food and cocktails every Friday and Saturday throughout September. Check their schedule to catch which DJs will be blasting out the music and keeping you boogying all day long.

© Photography by Khris Cowley
© Photography by Khris Cowley

Running until 26th September
12 Ossory Road, Peckham SE17 1LB

Reconnection Sessions at St. James Courtyard

Reconnect with yourself through a 90-minute devotional yoga class.

This September sees St. James Court and Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences host its Summer Sessions, a series of classes and workshops taking place in St James’ Courtyard. Block out the stresses of life and unwind with a reconnection session with yoga instructor, Claire Missingham. 

Suitable for all levels and abilities, the Vinyasa-Flow class will guide you through a transformation, reconnecting with oneself and your inner light. The session will be followed by a light, nourishing breakfast.

Tuesday 8th September and Tuesday 15th September, 10-11:30am
St. James Court – A Taj Hotel, 54 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF
Book Here

Summer Showtime on The Coaling Jetty, Battersea

Soak up the last few summer rays at Battersea Power Station’s Summer Showtime, a series of film screenings and theatre performances on The Coaling Jetty. 

The open-air cinema and theatre experience will be running until the 20th of September, and will host a selection of theatrical performances from the on-site theatre, The Turbine Theatre, as well as screening classic and new movies from Stand by Me to Paddington 2, Ferris Buellers Day off to La La Land. 

For the foodies, you’ll be able to snatch up your favourite cinema bites too from the on-site pop-up huts, from slushies and nachos from Birdies to popcorn from Archlight Cinema. 

Running until Saturday 20th September

For the foodies, explore the best food pop-ups before the summer is over…

As the summer slowly comes to a close, we’ve rounded up eight of our favourite foodie pop-ups to visit before we wave goodbye to the sun, long summer nights and alfresco dining. 

From our favourite outdoor dining spots to a plant-based drive thru, here are eight foodie pop-ups to try before the summer ceases.

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