We can’t quite believe it’s October already! This month is packed with a whole lot of foodie vendors, chef takeovers, art exhibitions and even a designer pop-up centred all around stationery… 

If you’re looking to fill your Google Cal with some events, read on to get inspired with our round-up of the best pop-ups coming to London this month.

Frieze London

Frieze London and Frieze Masters return to Regent’s Park this month, bringing hundreds of galleries from across the world together in a creative space. 

Over 160 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries will showcase works at Eva Langret’s Frieze London, while Frieze Masters, directed by Nathan Clements-Gillespie, will display works from over 120 galleries, featuring everything from ancient to modern day pieces. 

Explore the collections, get inspired and fall back in love with art in a vibrant way.


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When: 12.10.2022 – 16.10.2022

Where: Regent’s Park

Website: www.frieze.com

Normans x Seed Library

This autumn sees Mr Lyan’s latest watering hole, Seed Library, team up with the greasy spoon and North London institute, Norman’s Cafe, for an exciting partnership paying homage to British favourites. 

For the next eight weeks you have the chance to embark on a nostalgic journey through taste. On the food front, expect a few of your childhood favourites and beloved British classics to have been pimped. Think sliced ham, pickles and mustard; chip butties; cheese and onion toasties; potato similes served with red sauce; whipped cod’s roe with Frazzles; and syrup sponge and custard. 

Seed Library have crafted an extensive cocktail menu, featuring the likes of Crabapple gold rush; chive daiquiris; and old favourite, coriander seed gimlet.

WHEN: FROM 21.09.2022 FOR 8 WEEKS



Snackbar Supperclub with Chef Freddie Janssen

Looking for a female-founded foodie pop-up? AllBright Mayfair has teamed up with Chef Freddie Janssen to host a supper club all about comfort food.

Chef and founder of Dalston’s Snackbar, Freddie will be making her way over to AllBright to create a special four-course menu with AllBright’s Chef Francesco Schiavone.

Expect a feast made up of shrimp cocktails with corn tostada; posh fish and chips with curry butter, dill pickle fries and salad; and fried apple pie with vanilla ice cream.

when: 20.10.2022

Where: Allbright, 24-25 Maddox Street, Mayfair, W1S 1PP

Book here

Viva Viñalba Wine Tasting Experience

Taste your way around Argentina at this exclusive wine-tasting event led by Viva Viñalba. Taking place on October 12th, the night will see wine-lovers take on a guided wine tasting experience with Viñalba’s visionary owner and winemaker Diane Fabre. She’ll share all of her expert knowledge, helping you discover the world of wines, as well as give you tips on serving and pairing Argentinian wines. 

As well as sampling some of the best reds, whites and roses, there’ll also be street food and a DJ, so you can savour every bit and listen to the best beats. Grab your ticket now to avoid disappointment.

When: 12.10.2022

Where: Iron Bloom, 46 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3EP

Book your ticket


The annual celebration of Black hair, history and heritage, CURLYTREATS Festival, returns this month. 

This year’s event, taking place on October 15th, will be centred around Black Hair Stories, taking visitors on a journey from the Motherland to the Windrush Era and beyond. The day festival will explore the history and beauty of afro hair and the cultural hairstyles over the ages.  

Expect an array of activities taking place, from creative workshops to hair care seminars, hairstyling workshops to engaging conversations and film screenings.

When: 15.10.2022 

Where: NOVOTEL West London, Hammersmith, W6 8DR

Website: www.curlytreats.co.uk

The Stationery Store

Anya Hindmarch is back with yet another pop-up and this month it’s filled with just as much personality as usual. To celebrate the launch of the brand’s first ever stationery collection, they have launched a brand new pop-up concept store named The Stationery Shop. 

Taking inspiration from traditional stationery shops, the space will throw you back into your school past with its fun and quirky pieces. Think fully-stocked supple leather pencil cases, playful rulers, trendy bookmarks and of course a pencil pot with Anya’s famous googly eyes.

When: Until 16.10.2022

Where: Anya Hindmarch – The Village Hall, 11 Pont Street, SW1X 9EH

Website: www.anyahindmarch.com


It’s Oktoberfest season! Cue flurries of groups all dressed in their finest lederhosen and ordering steins of beer at beer-fuelled events. The team behind Pergola Paddington have reopened their ever popular Wunderbar. The four week pop-up transforms the alfresco space into a beer hall, serving up the best German beers and Bavarian food. 

Expect every ounce of the venue to be in spirit, from the garlands, streamers and flower-covered barrels through to the live entertainment and Bavarian oompah band.




The Art of Movement, Van Cleef & Arpels

Whether you’re an accessory enthusiast or simply just love a good gem, The Design Museum’s latest exhibition is well worth exploring. Centred around Van Cleef & Arpels and their delicate, mesmerising jewellery, the short-run exhibit takes a look at some of the most precious materials and designs from the brand’s collection. 

The exhibit showcases pieces from the Maison’s collection, archive documents and private collectors’ creations to create a ‘dreamlike world of movement and harmony’.

When: Until 20.10.2022

Where: The Design Museum, 224 – 238 Kensington High Street,  W8 6AG

Website: www.designmuseum.org

Black History Month at Fairfield Halls

To celebrate Black History Month, Fairfield Halls will be celebrating with special film screenings. Taking place throughout the month, grab a box of popcorn, a fizzy pop and book in for one of their screenings. 

Upcoming films include Hidden Figures, The Help, The Harder They Come, Kirikou and the Sorceress, The Princess and The Frog, and Hairspray!.

When: Across October

Where: Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DG 

WebsitE: www.fairfield.co.uk

Chinese Food Festival

This October sees the return of the Chinese Food Festival, a three-day immersive Chinese cultural and culinary celebration with food, craftwork, workshops and performances. Taking place at London’s largest private Georgian garden, the festival will offer Londoners the opportunity to experience an array of diverse cuisines from different regions of China, including food and drinks from Master Wei, Noodle & Beer, CoCo Fresh Tea  & Juice and YiFang.

Alongside the food, there’ll be live folk music and classical dancer performances, as well as workshops and demos on traditional Chinese crafts, from woodblock printing to Chinese lantern making. 

When: 28.10.2022 – 30.10.2022

Where: Bedford Square Gardens, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3DP 

Website: www.chinesefoodfestival.com

Chimps Are Family

We’re pretty similar to chimps. In fact, it’s been proven that we share about 99% of our DNA with them, and yet despite this, humans are the biggest threat to these animals, with miles of their habitat being destroyed, constant city expansion, agriculture, road, logging, mining and so on. Which is where the Chimps Are Family project comes in, offering a chance to us to get to know these animals and all of their wonderful ways in a never-seen-before way. 

On display until October 22nd, a sculptural trail will be on offer across the London Bridge City area. Expect to find 28 chimps made out of bronze on show, with the hope of changing our understanding of our closest relatives. Each unique and different in its own way, the sculptures span a range of chimpanzee behaviours and ages, from newborn to elderly, as they swing, eat, dance and leap. It’s a brilliant one to explore with little ones and learn more about the animals.

It’s a brilliant one to explore with little ones and learn more about the animals.

When: Until 22.10.2022

Where: Across London Bridge City 

Website: www.gillieandmarc.art

The Curiosity Room by TED

After successful takeovers in San Francisco and Bangkok, the playful Curiosity Room by TED has launched in the UK. Landing at London Marriott Hotel County Hall, this fun pop-up room will spark curiosity for families and friends. 

Perfect for the upcoming half term break, the adventure starts from the moment you enter the room, with puzzles dotted around to be discovered. Hunt for hidden messages, find missing pieces and experience the unexpected. 

When the final challenge has been completed, guests receive a certificate and can celebrate with a complimentary dessert at the hotel’s Steakhouse & Bar, Gillray’s.

When: Until 02.01.2023 

Where: London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB

Website: www.marriott.com

Searcys x Lisa Lloyd Exhibition

This month sees Searcys at the Gherkin launch its first ever art exhibition with contemporary paper artist, Lisa Lloyd. Taking over the top floors of the skyscraper, the space will be transformed with a bespoke collection of bright and vibrant artwork and sculptures. 

Titled ‘Rise’, the collection is all made entirely from paper and inspired by life found in nature. Designed specially for Searcys and available to purchase, head down to explore the work and try one of the bar’s new art-influenced cocktails.

When: 30.09.2022 – 30.11.2022

Where: The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8BF 

Website: www.searcysatthegherkin.co.uk

World Pasta Day at The Pasta Academy

As if we needed any more of an excuse to tuck into a warming bowl of pasta, it’s World Pasta Day on October 25th, and the carb lovers at Pasta Evangelists are putting on the show. They’ve teamed up with Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream to offer two bespoke cookery demonstrations centred around pasta (obvs). 

Taking place on October 12th and 26th, the classes will be led by Pasta Evangelist’s head chef Roberta d’Elia. The recipes to be created include a delicious Cornish crab, lemon and Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream ravioli, topped with herb butter, and a zucca, parmesan and Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream ravioli for the veggies.

When: 12.10.2022 & 26.10.2022, 6:30-9pm

Where: The Pasta Academy, 62-63 Long Lane, EC1A 9EJ

Website: www.pastaevangelists.com

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