You’ve done it, you have survived the January blues (relatively unscathed) and now you’re ready to get back out there and enjoy what London has to offer. Wondering where to start? Panic not, we’ve done a round up of the best pop-ups and supper clubs to get you back into the social swing of things this February.
What: Design And Create Your Own Ring
Why: Hosted at the legendary Groucho Club, London, you will combine a custom ring design workshop alongside Katie and Kirstie, carving your unique design in jeweller’s wax, while enjoying a Charles Heidsieck masterclass. Your design will be taken away by the ladies from The Workbench who will cast and polish your ring in your choice of gold or silver, before posting the final piece back to you.
Wednesday 7th February
Where: 45 Dean St, Soho, W1D 4QB
What: Flavours of Syria
Why: A Syrian inspired feast cooked up by award-winning chef Ben Spalding who earned his stripes at Michelin starred The Fat Duck, The Ledbury and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and now creates his own gastronomic projects on the global stage. The dishes will be accompanied by a selection of exceptional French wines. During the evening, Action for Education founder Nick Millet will share the story of his work providing emergency education for children and young people in the refugee camps on the Greek island of Chios.
Thursday 8th February
Where: 27 Dingley Place, Islington, EC1V 8BR
What: Paper Cutting Worshop
Why: Luxury lifestyle hotel, ME London, has partnered with London-based illustrator and paper cut artist Poppy Chancellor, who will be hosting a Valentine’s card-making workshop. During the two-hour session, participants will learn how to paper cut – creating the ultimate Valentine’s Card for a loved one, or a one-off piece of artwork to keep.
Saturday 10th February
Where: Strand, WC2R 1HA
What: Be My Vegan Valentine
Why: The Vegan Chocolate pop-up is coming to Camden Market and it giving you the chance to create your own bespoke vegan chocolate selection box; or pick up some naughty edible vegan chocolate massage butter to take home or be delivered to your lover on Valentine’s Day.
Sunday 11th February
Where: Camden Market, North Yard, NW1 8AH
What: Ritorno Gin Partnership
Why: The Italian restaurant on Kings Road has partnered up with VII Hills Italian Dry Gin. The collaboration means that Ritorno’s ‘Dolce Domenica’; which is a celebration of the Milanese tradition of aperitivo, will be taken over by the Gin company every second Sunday of the month. With aperitivo as inspiration each cocktail will be served with a complimentary platter of cicchetti.
Sunday 11th February
Where: Ritorno, King's Road, SW10 0LQ
What: Pip And Nut Pancakes
Why: Pip And Nut, and Whole Foods have joined forces to create the ultimate pancake day party. Not only will they be serving deliciously nutty, gooey, sweet and savoury pancakes. The first 100 pancakes sold within happy hour will be totally free so don’t hang about and get yourselves down to the Pip and Nut Pop-up.
Monday 12th – Tuesday 13th February
Where: 63-93 Kensington High Street, London
What: Mix, Shake, Create.
Why: Enter into a vibrant session of mixing, shaking and bejewelling a selection of flirty cocktails. In honour of Valentine’s Day you will be shown how to mix and shake two timeless cocktails which you can recreate at home, one smokey and one ft. fiery passion. Each cocktail will then be transformed into a visual masterpiece as you get creative and pimp them up with (edible) glitter, sequins, and edible rose petals.
Wednesday 14th February
Where: Secret Location
What: Three Girls Cook...For All The Single Ladies
Why: Following on from the success of their sell-out junk food supper club in 2017, Three Girls Cook are back at Brother Marcus for round-two, this time it’s only for a select few. All the single ladies, this is a supper for you. The trio of MasterChef 2017 finalists, Alison, Giovanna and Lorna are hosting a night especially for all those who prefer fries over guys…dare we tempt you with more?
Wednesday 14th February
Where: 9 Chestnut Grove, SW12 8JA
Outlaw's At The Capital
What: Fish Kitchen At the Capital
Why: Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, lead by Head Chef Tim Barnes, are known for their small, original and delicious seafood plates served sharing style. Guests can expect to be treated to cured brill with cucumber and watercress and monkfish tandoori with cauliflower pickle followed by an irresistible sticky toffee pudding with boozy prunes.
Monday 19th February
Where: 22-24 Basil St, Knightsbridge, SW3 1AT
Caravan X Yonder Collective
What: Caravan Fitzrovia
Why: Once home to the BBC’s Central Music Library of over a million vinyl records and to the famous 19th century conman Charles Deville Wells, the man who broke the bank of Monte Carlo. The Yalding house is soon to become the new venue for Fitzrovia’s Caravan. Before the building commences however, the old Radio 1 studio is being transformed into a fine dining experience. For this occasion the theme of the dinner is ‘Cultivating the Courageous’ – designed to spark confidence in creativity: something that will shine through in the food, design, and the evening’s speaker Charlotte Instone’s story as founder of Know The Origin. An ethical clothing company that is determined to create a new standard within the fashion industry.
Saturday 24th February
Where: Yalding House, Great Portland Street
Social Wine & Tapas
What: Jason Atherton Supper Club At Picture
Why: On Monday 19th February, Jason Atherton and executive head chef of Social Wine & Tapas, Marcus Rohlen, will be hosting a collaborative dinner with fellow Marylebone restaurant, Picture. Available for one night only, the five-course menu will offer guests the opportunity to experience a selection of dishes that will showcase the essence of each restaurant’s style of cooking, whilst working together harmoniously to deliver a unique experience for the diner. Jason will be greeting guests on arrival, and with Marcus, will be introducing the dishes created by Social Wine & Tapas, while the dishes created by Picture will be introduced by co-founders Colin Kelly, Tom Slegg and Alan Christie.
Monday 19th February
Where: 39 James Street, Marylebone, W1U 1DL
What: Bubbledogs Celebrates Chinese New Year With Chapette's Café
Why: Bubbledogs, the gourmet hot dog and Champagne bar in Fitzrovia, will become ‘Chappett’s Café,’ a Chinese café, for one night only, in celebration of Chinese New Year. Sandia Chang of bubbledogs, will be joined in her kitchen for the first time ever by husband, James Knappett, Head Chef of Michelin Starred Kitchen Table, the intimate chef’s table tucked behind bubbledogs. For this special occasion they are sliding the hotdogs to one side and have put together a blowout menu including Taiwanese spiced fried rabbit; Satay roasted cauliflower; 3 cup English clams, marinated and cooked in sesame oil, Chinese rice wine, soy sauce and basil.
Tuesday 20th February
Where: 70 Charlotte St, London W1T 4QG
Valentine's Day Gift Market
What: Valentine Gifting Market
Why: The central avenue of Covent Garden is being transformed into a Valentine’s gift market. The perfect destination for all your Valentine’s Day needs. Godiva and Early Hours Flowers pop-up carts will be stocked with the very best freshly cut flowers. Whether you wish to woo with flora, jewellery, or delicious scents there will be gifts that suit everyone. You can even book in and get date ready with the renowned make up artist Vincent Ford, at NARS.
The Valentine’s Market will be open from 9th-15th February
Where: Covent Garden