January’s over (thank goodness), and now we think it’s time for some well deserved fun! So, without further ado, we’re inviting you to enjoy a range of pop-ups that’ll have you drinking away dry Jan, eating away your New Year’s resolutions and then fitting in the odd bit of yoga in order to convince yourself you “do fitness.” It’s going to be a fun month and here’s why:
Free champers and shopping? Come on, that’s not something to turn away from! Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean we can’t shop like it’s the Boxing Day sales. Enjoy a glass of Champagne for this exclusive shopping event at Ham Yard Hotel which will include the Michaela Jedinak blazer collection, new designs and new Couture fabrics plus special discounts. Bank card, brace yourself…
19th of February
Ooo, arr! Shiver me timbers! All hands hoay! Hornswaggle! Sailing into 2019 is a nautical adventure like no other, courtesy of Bompas & Parr. To unpathed waters and, undreamed shores, the pirate ship of dreams will drift in on the world’s biggest boating lake. That’s right, world’s biggest! Taking place in Zone 1, (yep, turns out the world’s biggest boating lake is in Zone 1 in London – who knew!) the immersive experience will run for three months, beginning towards the end of January and ending, to our dismay, until the end of March.
Bompas & Parr has partnered with Captain Morgan for the shenanigans, with #RumQuest set to be the hashtag taking over our social feeds next year, as the mysterious event gets underway. Budding buccaneers will set sail in the bleak mid winter into cosier rum filled climes by at the atolls of the South Pacific. You’ll reach a series of different islands, battling and braving various weather conditions. But, as your booty, you’ll receive ingredients to create a delectable punch recipe, reinvigorating a 400-year-old rhyme-based recipe. Lost Lagoon represents a fantastical reinterpretation of the eponymous Captain Henry Morgan’s world, with interactive theatre running alongside the shenanigans. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll sail your way to a party bar – perhaps the greatest treasure trove of them all. Here you’ll find delectable downings in the form of rum-based drinks, a whirlpool cocktail station, beach-inspired food and entertainment.
Hopes are pretty high for this immersive offering, as Bompus & Parr reside in our waters as one of the best names in the business, having produced events glow in the dark jelly, Willy-Wonka style flavour-changing chewing gum, breathable gin and tonic, coffee in space, coco rococo and many more. We’re sure this event won’t take the wind out of their sails, so to speak!
Cocktails? Yes please. This event will see Daniele Umoette from Pernod-Ricard welcome you with a specially designed Elyx cocktail – you can’t go far wrong with that! Then a cocktail class will follow, takingplace in a private area at 116 where you will receive your personalised name tag and martini bar tools. Count us in!
28th of February
Château La Tour de By is a large estate member of The Union des Grands Crus of Bordeaux and, just in time for Valentine’s, the stately building will be hosting a decadent dinner withCru Bourgeois Exceptionnel, Médoc, France hosted by co-owner Benjamin Richer De Forges. Expect highlights of game terrine with toasted brioche, duck breast and a French cheese selection – Ooo, la la!
14th of February
The Little Blue Door are proud to be hosting former Hollyoaks actress Daisy Wood-Davis’ hotly anticipated debut London Supper Club. Created by actress and passionate foodie, Daisy Wood-Davis, who began her supper clubs in Liverpool creating successful evenings around her filming schedule for Hollyoaks. It’s set to bring back those sentimental dishes that everyone all grew up to love and we can’t wait!
6th of February
After Facebook went wild for the ice bucket challenge, it might be a little too late for handing out tips! Yet, if you’re still eager to learn more Tony Riddle and his team will be leading an exercise in breathing and Wim Hof techniques necessary for taking an ice bath. Participants are then encouraged to reap the benefits of taking the polar plunge.
16th of February
Ekte Nordic Kitchen will host the first of a series of Nordic Masterclasses. Guests will first gather around a table in the centre of the restaurant for coffee and cinnamon buns, followed by a lesson in how to pickle, store and traditionally serve Nordic herring. Quite the pop-up with a difference!
16th of February
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams will be the largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior. It is the V&A’s biggest fashion exhibition since Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in 2015, with over 500 objects and 200 rare haute couture garments. From 1947 to the present day, the exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, and the six artistic directors who have succeeded him. The exhibition will run until 14th July 2019.
2nd of February
Strazzanti is back with their latest Sicilian Supper Club which this time will celebrate the Sicilian Almond Blossom season through a five-course delicious Italian feast. Additionally, McQueen’s florists are creating a bespoke white blossom tree installation, making for the perfect setting for Valentine’s Day.
14th of February
Eleven98 is an interactive social fine dining experience for up to 20 guests. Showcasing incredible produce grown in the London Borough of Hackney, where chef Aidan Brooks was born and bred. Guests will be offered a quirky welcome cocktail with Hackney-produced gin or vodka followed by a signature six course tasting menu. Alcohol is usually BYOB.
22nd of February
One for the yogi’s! During this exclusive session you will be lead through a signature low impact, high intensity work out, followed by a breath-led Slow Flow class where you will have the opportunity to flex everything out and release all of your unwanted tension. The day will end with cardio, courtesy of brand Skimmed Milk and will display their pop-up.
9th of February
Monograph, a Japanese supper club in London, is offering an exclusive dining experience. They will be serving a secret multi-course Japanese dinner, which will be coupled with immersive audio and visual ambiance. Guests will feel like they are being transported to Tokyo in the secret London location.
15th of February
Ibiza’s hottest night spot will take temporary residency in The London Cabaret Club in 2019, for six weeks. The spirit of the White Isle will come to the capital with the launch of Lío London, which will include world-class cabaret with Ibizan DJ’s and eclectic entertainment, for an immersive gourmet experience not for the faint hearted. Tickets are now available, and are expected to sell out fast.
21st of February
New York City hat designer will be making her Boxpark debut during London Fashion Week. This one of a kind pop-up will display sustainably handmade hats using ethically sourced furs and straws.
19-24th of February
This Cooking with Cupid Class in the City will fill stomachs with love (for food) this coming Valentine’s day. Accompanied with bottomless booze, guests will sit for a fun and relaxed demonstration, cook a delicious dinner and of course finish off by eating their dishes on the dining table. Learn to cook the perfect juicy scallops and sea bass but also making your very own fresh tagliatelle, and the chocolatey pud.
14th of February
Watch 7 scenes of Shakespeare in a site-specific medieval crypt while being served a 7-course meal and award winning wine at this immersive pop-up dinner theatre. The evening will be all-inclusive and tickets cover the show, food, wine, and access to the medieval crypt.