August, what a wonderful month, another Bank Holiday and hopefully the good weather will continue! Of course, to celebrate the summer there are lots of pop-ups, supper clubs and masterclasses ready and waiting to be attended. From rooftop markets to floating HIIT exercises classes, we’ve rounded up some of the best happening this month. Make sure you keep checking our pop-ups page too!
If there are two words that are music to our ears, then it they are rum shack. So we can’t make it out of London for the weekend to the rum soaked Caribbean, but we can head to Tooting, to The Castle for their weekend rum pop-up. Sit in the garden, order a classic, we’re thinking maybe a cuba libres or maybe trying a new favourite – rum and ginger ale. They also have the burger shack so you can soak up your cocktail with the likes of The Streaky or the Chilli Pulled Pork. Happy weekend!
13th -14th August
Where: 38 Tooting High Street, Tooting Broadway, SW17 0RG
Our favourite online shop for cute, quirky and unique gifts are coming offline and into real life for the August Bank Holiday weekend! You’ll find 20 Etsy makers including Fox in the Attic and I am Acrylic selling their wares at our new favourite rooftop, The Gardening Society. It’s the perfect time to stock up on presents or you know just treat yourself, it is a Bank Holiday and pay day after all.
25th -29th August
Where: John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street, W1C 1DX
We love supper clubs, the fact that you never know who you might sit next to, who you might meet and the fact that the menu is always a little more exciting when you know you can only try it once. Over at Salon, in Brixton they’re hosting a supper club with Anna Tobias, Head Chef of The Rochelle Canteen. She’ll be joining Nicholas Balfe (Head Chef of Salon) to cook up a five-course feast packed full of delicious things, we’d love to give you more details but they’re keeping things under wraps, but we can’t imagine it will be anything less than wonderful given who is cooking.
Where: 18 Market Row, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LD
Website: Get Tickets Here
Floating Exercise Class
It’s time to see just how good your core is. Why? Because this is no ordinary fitness class, you’re going to be squatting, doing planks and burpees – no big deal you say? Ok so how about doing it on a float in the middle of a swimming pool? Not so easy now is it. It is however great fun and a sure fire why to switch up your workout routine and get you in tip top shape. There is of course brunch afterwards, because what is a fitness class on a Saturday morning if you can’t have brunch after?
Every Saturday from 6th August-10th September
Where: 1 Suffolk Place, London, SW1Y 4BP, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (0.2 miles)
A classic 1920s Whodunnit
As part of the Quaglino’s 1920s Gin Joint extravaganza they’re hosting a classic Murder Mystery evening. So now is your time to find your inner Poirot or Miss Marple and it’s time to don your deer stalker hat to ask the important questions. Who was killed? In the billiards room or in the ballroom? Was it with the candlestick or the rope? The evening includes a Champagne reception, three course meal and everyone is pre-assigned their character so now is the time to put your amateur dramatics to good use. Set to be a lot of fun!
Where: 16 Bury Street, London, SW1Y 6AJ, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Green Park (0.3 miles)
In celebration of this year’s Olympics in Rio, Hoxton Grill is bringing South America to Shoreditch for a Brazilian-themed summer pop-up, which will be screening all the games. Hox de Janeiro is giving guests a celebration of Olympic proportions, putting on a bespoke Brazilian menu (think braised beef ribs with chimichurri sauce, BBQ’d sweetcorn & pickled chillies, cheese bread, and crispy potato salad) alongside a pop-up bar serving drinks made from cachaça. Aside from that, every Saturday there will be SixtyNinety Brazilian bikini sample sales, an Amo Jewellery pop-up, Gymbox surfing classes, samba dancing sessions, massages and, if you dare, real Brazilian waxes.
Where: 81 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HU, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Old Street (0.3 miles)
Charitable Italian dining
Peardrop London is bringing its third seasonal #DineDanceDonate pop-up to raise awareness and money for Mind, a mental health charity. Rose Lloyd Owen, the founder of Peardrop, is drawing inspiration from the Italian’s enthusiasm for food, community and locality, creating Peardrop Italia to transport guests to the gorgeous country through a series of dishes such as deep fried courgette flowers with goat’s cheese, T bone steak with parmesan, crispy sage & roast potatoes all paired with Italian wines. Tickets will include a four course feast, aperitivi and a £5 charitable contribution. And on top of that – entrance into a secret raffle for the chance to win prizes.
Where: The Kings Head, 257 Kingsland Road, Hackney E2 8AS
Chef patron Bruno Loubet and Grain Store are hosting an exclusive vegetarian feast with guest chefs in celebration of this year’s Meat Free Week. Guests will be served a special 4-course menu in honour of the event, which hopes to raise awareness of the amount of meat Britons eat and the impact this has on human health, the welfare of farm animals and the environment.
Where: Granary Square, 1-3 Stable Street, Kings Cross, N1C 4AB
Underground tiki bar
Hospitality group The Experimental Cocktail Club will be transforming its Shoreditch basement bar, ‘Joyeux Bordel’, into ‘Tiki Bordel’ to provide a taste of the tropics to East London this summer. Event partner Cheeky Tiki is set to deck out the underground bar will in full tiki attire, complete with palm matting, surfing accessories, vibrant floral wallpapers and banana trees. And of course, an extensive range of rum will be on offer, along with special tutorial tasting sessions and events, so don’t write off summer just yet!
3rd August-13th September
Where: 147 Curtain Road London EC2A 3QE
A Brazilian celebration
With the Rio Olympics right around the corner, Battersea’s tongue-in-cheek bar Bunga Bunga will transform itself into a Brazilian hub, featuring an exclusive Olympic-themed pop-up upstairs in Latin American-inspired beach shack, Cocobananas. The pop-up will be decked out with the flags of Brazil, palm trees, banana leaves, beach balls, exotic flowers and lounge chairs and will feature a Caipirinha bar, an Olympic-themed cocktail menu and Samba dancers. As for the food, guests will enjoy Brazilian pastels, grilled chicken heart skewers, seabass ceviche, kale and mango salad, truffle casava chips, acai Bowls and homemade avocado ice cream gondolas.
Where: 37 Battersea Bridge Road, Battersea, London, SW11 3BA, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Imperial Wharf (0.6 miles)
Surf & Turf
Jimmy Garcia is bringing a new ten night Surf & Turf summer pop-up throughout August offering 5 creative courses at his culinary home at The Lodge in Clapham. There will be delicious beach-themed cocktails from Summer Spritz to Sand buckets to share, as well as 10 pint Kegs for the table, buckets of beer, and some seriously good drinks offers. Gorge on oysters, crispy cod, Cornish mackerel, lobster tails and a host of delicious sides plus their ‘Picnic Basket for the Beach’ dessert. Mmmmmm.
6th, 7th, 11th-13th, 19th, 20th, 25th-27th August
Where: 409 Clapham Road, Clapham, SW9 9BT