The Handbook
The Handbook

Halloween; it’s the first word of most of our lips come October 1st, as we prowl the shops and world wide web looking for costumes that are going to rake in those likes. However, we’re here to shout about a whole lot more than just the ghost and ghoul filled day, as October sees pop-ups galore across the city. From drinking cocktails Parisienne-style on Queen of Hoxton’s roof, to a wine dinners and Cuban nights, we’ve got your back Londoners, we’ve got your back…

Queen of Hoxton

A bit of ooo, la la at Lady Celeste's

From rooftop cinema’s to a spot of yoga, Queen of Hoxton’s rooftop is never without something to do. And although we shiver at the thought, winter is coming – anyone else think of Game of Thrones every time that’s said?! – and Queen of Hoxton are using their rooftop for a 1900s surrealist Paris extravaganza that will see guests enjoying the glitz and glamour of the city of London. Yes, welcome Lady Celeste’s; a venue created with the help of festival production maestros Fables Creative, where you can sip on Taste Tatin Rum or Parisian spiked hot chocolate. Or, feast on cheese and wine from the Paris kitchen. Bon appetite!

From  Thursday 25th of October 2018 until April 2019


Where: 1 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3JX

Smith and Wollensky

A good old fashion wine and dine

Courtesy of Smith and Wollensky, Joseph Phelps is going to wine and dine you into winter with a delightful little wine dinner on the 10th of October. You’ll sip on Jospeh Phelps wines whilst being educated by connoisseur Robert Baxter, alongside a three-course menu plus canapés. So, if you need to add a little sophistication in your life, this one is for you.

Where: The Adelphi Building, Covent Garden Riverside, 1-11 John Adam Street, WC2N 6HT

45 Park Lane

Meeting Mallmann

South American chef Franics Mallmann will be making his London cooking debut – hurrah! with a pop up at Mayfair hotel 45 Park Lane. Mallmann will be joining executive chef David McIntyre to bring his bold Argentinian flavours to London, serving up his signature dishes such as smashed crusty Andean potato… we’re sure it’ll taste nicer than it sounds!

The event is on the 3rd of October…so get booking now!

Where: 45 Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 1PN


More wining and dining

Brand Ambassador, Giampietro Tinazzo is welcomed to Palatino on Tuesday 9th October as they host a 4 course wine dinner showcasing the Allegrini family estate. Stevie and Rich have written a menu that allows the wines to shine, with four wines being enjoyed throughout the night. The dinner menu includes dishes such as fried artichokes, risotto Amazon and tiramisu, and we can’t wait!

Where: 71 Central Street, London EC1V 8AB, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Old Street (0.3 miles)

Tobacco Dock

Havana na, na, na...

It’s the place Camila Cabello left half of her heart…na, na, na. And now, Havana is coming to Tobacco Dock for Last Nights of Havana; the pop-up launch that will see distinctive tastes, sounds and spirit of pre-revolution Cuba to Tobacco Dock with the launch of Last Nights Of Havana – a celebration of rum, jazz, dance and decadence. The pop-up comes as a result of Meanwhile Events’ genius, and will include Cuban-born Musical Director Oreste `Sambroso’ Noda leading the nightly band.

Where: Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane Gate Entrance, E1W 2SF

Rioja 10x10 Tapas event in London

Banking Hall

Even MORE wining and dining

Rioja 10×10 is returning to London’s Banking Hall, for one night only Ladies and Gents, as Rioja wines team up with Brixton-born Basque-inspired restaurant Donostia Social Club. The even, at Banking Hall, will see 100 Rioja wines served up (we’re salivating at the prospect), all of which will be paired to an array of tapas. Experts are also on hand to help you find the perfect serve. Thank us later!

On Tuesday the 3rd of August

Where: London’s Banking Hall, EC3V


One for the ladies

Covent Garden coffee house and kitchen Abuelo is inviting women within the creative and design sector to its supper club: “Women in Architecture and Associated Arts”. The evening will be hosted by Abuelo’s mother and daughter duo Lynette and Cloe De La Vega and will be a chance for ladies to network and have conversations around design, business and women in the industry. Guests will also enjoy cocktails and sharing plates.

On the 4th of October

Where: 26 Southampton Street, WC2E 7RS

Avenue Cookery School

Sushi in the city

A fun, hands-on sushi-making class with bottomless booze for a night of relaxed sushi mastery. The class will kick off with an exciting demonstration, running through how to prepare ingredients and make different types of tasty sushi rolls from cooking the sushi rice, and preparing the filling to making Japanese mayo and mastering those all-important sushi rolling skills. Once the demonstration is over, guests will be able to sit back, relax and eat both bottomless sushi and drink bottomless wine.

On 4th of October

Where: St. Luke's Community Centre, 90 Central Street, EC1V 8AJ, UK

J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

Baby get sheekey after school

Celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, J Sheekey has announced its second season of its guest chef series, this time hosting some of the most celebrated food writers and chefs in the UK, accompanied by Executive Head Chef Andrew McLay to create a one-off menu for up to 50 guests. Each chef will also give a rare insight into their respective approaches and methods, as they discuss their philosophies with diners after the meal. Plymouth Gin will return to serve cocktails as well. TV actress and chef Lisa Faulkner will host the third event, Lisa’s cookery skills are highly sought after for live demonstrations at food events including BBC Good Food, The Cake & Bake Show and the Ideal Home Show.

On the 30th of October

Where: 33-35 St Martin's Ct, London WC2N 4AL, UK
Nearest station: Leicester Square (0.1 miles)
Website: Get Tickets Here

The Luna Cinema

Spooky Cinema

The Luna Cinema is partnering with the Natural History Museum to bring a pop-up cinema this autumn. The pop up event will occur over two nights of classic Halloween films just days shy away from the 31st. Screening in the Hintze Hall, viewers will be screaming underneath the iconic 25-metre skeleton of ‘Hope’ the blue whale suspended in the air. With two screenings each night, viewers would get the option to choose between The Blair Witch Project or Silence of the Lambs and either Ghostbusters or The Shining with a complimentary bag of popcorn in hand.

28th-29th of October

Where: Cromwell Road, Kensington, SW7 5BD

Vegan Winefullness

Yet more wining

Hosted by mindfulness trainer, Andy Hix from Wellbeing Capital Partners and wine communicator, Emma Roberts from Eviva Communications, this fun and experiential event will help you learn to taste wine like the professionals and become more wine confident, apply the principles of mindfulness to your daily life and learn to really savour everything you eat and drink, and to be in control of your wine consumption rather than it controlling you.

The event is open to all, no matter what your previous mindfulness or wine tasting experience.

On 23rd of October

Where: 52-56 Kingsland Road, E2 8DP, UK

Heist Bank Beer Fest


Heist Bank are cracking open the keg for the annual Heist Bank Beer Festival. The festival will include over 60 beers on tap, showcasing breweries from across the UK, Scandinavia and Australasia. There will also be Heist Bank’s pizza oven available for guests to grab a slice alongside DJs throughout the evening.

Where: 2 Princess Street, SE1 6JP, UK

Sofitel London St James

Feast your eyes on these

It’s all happening at Sofitel London St James this October; namely in the form of food, food and food galore! With several events to choose fromthere’s something for everyone to enjoy. From a 4-course menu available at The Balcon until the 31st of October, a seven-course tasting menu tomorrow in the Private Dining Room and a Remy Martin and Sturia tasting on the 16th of October in the Royal Suite it’s most definitely time to feast!

Where: Sofitel London St James, Waterloo Place, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (0.3 miles)

Andaz London Liverpool Street

Lady Abercorn’s Pub and Kitchen located snugly in five-star lifestyle hotel Andaz London Liverpool Street has partnered with a tattoo artist Sophie Mo no less, to create a Bulleit Frontier whiskey drinking and dining experience that pays homage to Lady Abercorn’s Pub fabulous landlady, and her intrepid travels and creative flair for the area. Whilst you’re there, enjoy the whisky and get involved with some tattoo consultancy to plan your next tattoo envy-enticer! With Sophie Mo around and a full length ‘magic mirror’, gone are the days when you get your exes name awkwardly tatted on your arm, as her magic sweeps in.

Where: 40 Liverpool Street, The City, EC2M 7QN