On the hunt for the top things to do this month? From the return of Anna Hindmarch’s iconic ice cream pop-up to sushi supper clubs, we’ve got you covered with our edit of the best pop-ups landing in London this July.
July’s Top Pop-Ups, From Anna Hindmarch’s Ice Cream To Outdoor Cinemas
Fashion District Festival
A celebration of sustainable fashion, the Fashion District Festival returns this month to Spitalfields, inspiring Londoners to shop consciously with preloved, swapped, rented and upcycled brands.
Known for supporting fashion and fash-tech start-ups year round, the Fashion District’s festival will be packed out with over 40 events, offering the chance to explore, learn, create and network with leading conscious brands and businesses.
This year’s festival covers four themes – Watch, Shop, Make and Grow – and will kick off with a launch show curated by Lee Lapthorne, Creative Director at On | Off and AGRO Studio. Expect some of London’s up-and-coming designers to showcase physical and digital installations to create an unforgettable experience. Further showcases will take place throughout the week, including The Fabricant and Institute of Digital Fashion.
Other festival highlights include a collaborative retail pop-up at Number 1 Lamb Street in Spitalfields, featuring planet-positive designers and start-ups. Think Depop, The Alterist, Loanhood, The Cirkel, Verte London, Circular Threads and The Seam, all hosting events and experiences across the week, from swap shops to styling masterclasses and upcycling workshops. There’ll be plenty of panel discussions and roundtables with leading industry names including UKFT, Fashion Innovation Industry and The WIP, as well as interactive repair, reuse and recycle-centred workshops.
All events and workshops are free and available to book via the Fashion District website.
Live at the Palace
If you missed out on the first Live at the Palace weekender, then you’re in luck as their second weekend is just around the corner and jam-packed with huge music legends and rising stars.
Presented by Robomagic, Live at the Palace will once again be taking over Fulham Palace. The weekend will kick off on Friday 28th July with OMD, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, who will be headlining the night. Saturday 29th will see British music icon Emeli Sandé headlining, alongside special guests Sinéad Harnett and Lady Blackbird. While on Sunday 30th, join the likes of UB40 feat. Ali Campbell and his incredible nine-piece band as they headline the final night.
When: 28.07.023 – 30.07.2023
Where: Fulham Palace, Bishop’s Avenue, SW6 6EA
The Greatest Night of the Jazz Age
Looking for an escape? Travel back in time to 1930s New York and uncover the true story of Belle Livingstone’s 58th Street Country Club, a raucous Manhattan super club born in the final years of Prohibition.
Brought to life by experience experts, The Lost Estate, the evening will see you enter New York’s speakeasy scene and Ms. Belle Livingstone’s legendary club that, for a brief few hours, became a playground for Hollywood Queens, Harlem Kings and Park Avenue tycoons until it was raided by Federal agents never to be opened up again.
Due to popular demand, this one-of-a-kind experience has been extended for the final time, with dates running until late September. The must-see experience features a jaw-dropping set by long-term collaborators Darling and Edge, a culinary odyssey by Executive head chef Ash Clarke (ex-Gordon Ramsey Group) and the best live jazz band in London, led by Rory Simmons (Blur, Jamie Cullum). You do not want to miss out.
The Designer Collection at Fellows
Dreaming of getting your hands on a new vintage designer bag? Introducing the Designer Collection auctions at Fellow, the best way to jump the style queue and get your hands on desirable designer handbags, jewellery and watches for a fraction of the retail price.
Fellows’ next luxury auction may just be our favourite yet, with an exciting line-up of big-name designers. Expect everything from a Hermès Rose Dragee Swift leather Birkin 35 handbag that comes complete with its original box and dustcover to a Yves Saint Laurent Tweed Sac de Jour handbag that comes with a removable shoulder strap and original dust cover.
Running as a timed auction for over two weeks from 21st July and closes on 3rd August. You can head down to view the collection on the 24th July or book a free virtual viewing online.
When: timed auction runs from 21.07.2023, closing 03.08.2023
Where: Viewing dates 24.07.2023 at 29 Charles Street, W1J 5DT
The Ice Cream Project by Anna Hindmarch
Anna Hindmarch’s hugely popular summer concept store, The Ice Cream Project, is back with a vengeance. Partnering with huge cult food brands, from Ribena to Maldon Salt, Londoners will be queuing around the corner to get a taste of the weird, the wacky and the wonderful ice creams and sorbets.
Made in small batches in Devon, this year’s line-up of peculiar flavours includes fan favourites and a few new welcome additions. Choose from the likes of Ambrosia Rice Pudding, a creamy option laced with the original Devon rice pud; Kikkoman Soy Sauce, a toasted sesame ice cream laced with umami-rich soy sauce; Tiptree Lemon Curd, made using the finest Sicilian lemon curd; Warburtons Crumpets, an ice cream packed with toasted crumpet and notes of butter; and Kellogg’s Coco Pops with an added crunch of chocolate flavoured toasted rice.
When: Until 27.08.023
Where: 11 Pont Street, SW1X 9EH
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Yesterday Outdoor Screening at The Swan at Streatley
It’s the season of al fresco performances, and where better to soak up the magic of cinema than at The Swan at Streatley’s special July screening?
This month’s film will see you enter Danny Boyle’s 2019 rom-com Yesterday. It follows Jack, a struggling musician who wakes up in an alternate reality where he is the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles, so he starts putting out the band’s music in order to gain fame.
Armed with headphones, you can sing along to all of your favourite Beatles songs while tucking into BBQ dishes, popcorn and drinks.
Where: The Swan at Streatley, Streatley-on-Thames, Reading, RG8 9HR
The Royal Exchange’s Fortnum & Mason Summer Terrace
Summer is here and if you’re searching for the ultimate city sundowners spot, Fortnum & Mason’s summer pop-up terrace at the Royal Exchange is well worth the visit.
You’ll find them serving up their classic afternoon tea, as well as light lunch options and seasonal dishes for a late-evening treat. Pair it with a glass or bottle of Champagne and what more could you want?
When: Throughout the summer
Where: The Courtyard, The Royal Exchange, EC3V 3LR
Asteroid City Exhibition
Whether you’ve just watched Asteroid City in the cinema or you’re an all-time Wes Anderson fan, 180 Studios’ latest exhibition is a must-visit. Prepare to be transported to the wonderful world of Anderson’s latest epic that’s received rave critical reviews and said to be his best film to date.
Endorsed by Anderson himself, you know this is the best of the best. The exhibition features original sets, props, costumes and artwork, all capturing Anderson’s signature one-of-a-kind style. You can even dine at the film’s 1950s diner which has been recreated onsite, as well as spot a few out-of-this-world characters…
Terrazza at Eataly
Special sunny moments call for an Aperol Spritz. If you aren’t flitting off to Italy this summer, enjoy the next best thing right here in London. The capital’s largest Italian destination, Eataly, is bringing the country to us thanks to their pop-up Terrazza.
Relax on their outdoor terrace next to the bright orange van with a glass of Aperol Spritz in one hand and Italian antipasti in the other. Expect dishes such as a trio of bruschetta; pizza topped with parma ham and creamy burrata; deep bowls of freshly made pasta; and tiramisu baked by their head pastry chef. You can also head over to their Instagram page to enter their giveaway with Aperol Spritz.
The Sloane Club x Whispering Angel Summer Pop-Up
It’s the summer of pink and where better to soak it up than at The Roof Terrace at The Sloane Club’s terrace takeover courtesy of rosé brand, Whispering Angel.
Bursting with summer soirées and al fresco dining throughout July and August, the Roof Terrace has a delicious special menu on offer, featuring an array of British flavours from aromatic lemongrass chicken burgers to a seafood and basil risotto with native lobster, Devon crab, tiger prawns and squid.
Every Friday and Sunday, you can look forward to live music from London’s talented independent artists too.
When: throughout the summer
Where: 60 Lower Sloane Street, Chelsea, SW1W 8BP
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L’Atelier Nawbar x Harrods
Taking over the pop-up space for the summer season at Harrods’ 1st Floor Jewellery Department will be Lebanese brand L’Atelier Nawbar.
Since launching back in 1891, the brand has always strived to create intricate, fun and delicate designs. Now four generations on, the brand is now run by sisters Dima and Tania who continue to champion its legacy and heritage with colourful pieces. Their latest collection, Psycheliah, came to life following a vivid dream of a flower. Head over to Harrods to explore the brand’s story and pieces in more detail.
When: running until 31.08.2023
Where: 1st Floor Harrods Jewellery Department, 87-135 Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL
Maison Mirabeau x South Place Hotel
It’s the summer of transformations and South Place Hotel’s is firmly one of our favourites. The D&D hotel has partnered with Maison Mirabeau and has been transformed into a pink paradise.
Over at 3Bar and 3 South Place, you can look forward to a bespoke menu, while the Secret Garden will also have a new floral installation inspired by the brand’s pink gin.
When: throughout the summer
Where: 3 South Place, Finsbury, EC2M 2AF
The Sensory Garden at The Westin London City
Escape the buzz of the city and immerse yourself in nature with a helping hand from The Westin London City’s new Sensory Garden.
Inspired by English wildlife, the space mimics the natural composition of the countryside, from moss and water to dried and preserved flowers to recreate lush blooming meadows. Throughout the summer, expect a range of talks, demonstrations, workshops and family-friendly activities to take place across here – follow on Instagram for updates on upcoming events.
WHEN: FOR THE SUMMER SEASON
WHERE: 60 UPPER THAMES ST., EC4V 3AD
Lanson Champagne x The Terrace, The Royal Horseguards Hotel
The Terrace at The Royal Horseguards Hotel has partnered with Lanson Champagne for a summer-long celebration. Creating the ultimate al fresco dining experience, the restaurant has unveiled a new menu, with each dish designed to pair with limited-edition Champagne serves and cocktails.
Menu highlights include salt and pepper squid with chive and garlic mayo; smoked salmon and cream cheese roulade; smoked duck salad with goats cheese; and Eton mess for dessert.
When: Until 01.09.2023
Where: 2 Whitehall Court, SW1A 2EJ
Laurent-Perrier x The Happenstance by Drake & Morgan
Escape to the French coast with this summer terrace takeover. Created in partnership with champagne heroes Laurent-Perrier, The Happenstance by Drake & Morgan’s all-weather space has been transformed with blush florals and perfectly pink decor.
Grab your girls and sip into the summer on a glass of La Cuvée or Cuvée Rosé Champagne.
When: Throughout the summer
Where: 10 Paternoster Square, EC4M 7SX
Tarquin’s x Searcys at the Gherkin
Love gin? This summer Cornish gin brand, Tarquin’s, will be landing at the toop of Searcys at the Gherkin to celebrate its 10th birthday. Expect a whole host of activations, from a bespoke cocktail menu and afternoon tea to exclusive gin masterclasses.
The Iris Bar will also be transformed into a Cornish oasis, complete with a sea of blue and white, beach huts and floral decor. Order in a G&T trio and it’ll be served straight off a surfboard – pretty cool.
When: throughout the summer
Where: The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8BF
Pop-Ups To Book Now For Next Month…
Travelzoo’s Ascot Racecourse Event
Missed out on tickets for the Royal Ascot? Fear not, as their next big race is on the horizon and Travelzoo is hosting an exclusive private event you can now book in for.
The Dubai Duty-Free Shergar Cup will be taking place on Saturday 12th August and Travelzoo members can get dressed up and experience all of the action up close. Their offer includes admission to the race, a Champagne reception, a three-course dinner in the Furlong Restaurant, entry to the family funfair and admission to the Craig David concert.
Supper Club Series at Tokii
Japanese fusion restaurant Tokii is launching a new Supper Club Series this month, guiding diners on a journey through Japanese cuisine.
The evening menu includes a sake pairing, kicking off with a traditional sake barrel experience led by the hotel’s expert sake sommelier. This will be followed by a six-course dinner complementing the sake flavours.
Menu highlights include beef fillet tataki with red onion salsa, ponzu and garlic crisps; grade A5 Wagyu with spicy ponzu; and a dark chocolate fondant with matcha ice cream.