14 Pop-Ups You Need To Visit This November

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We can’t quite believe we’re saying this, but Christmas really does feel like it’s creeping up and this November’s pop-up edition is proof. We’ve rounded up the best pop-ups landing this month, from Wishmas, the new narrative from the team behind Secret Cinema, to cosy alpine chalets. Here’s what to look out for.

Feliz Rioja

Wine lovers, this one’s for you… Throughout November, independent retailers, restaurants and wine bars across the UK will be taking part in Feliz Rioja, a month-long celebration of Spain’s finest wine-producing region. From in-store tastings and wine flights to masterclasses and wine pairings, it’s a chance to discover the region’s unique offerings in the run-up to the holiday season.

Raise a glass of Rioja at one of over 100 participating outlets. Bookmark Blanco & Gomez Wine Merchant’s complimentary tasting of Rioja by the glass on Saturday 25th November from 2pm or head to one of Lea & Sandeman’s venues for Rioja samplings on Fridays and Saturdays. With venues in vibrant and bustling Tooting & Brixton markets, specialist Spanish tapas bar and wine shop The Tapas Room, is creating an elevated dining experience for diners over the month, with three premium Rioja wines by the bottle on the menu. Discover your perfect bottle of Rioja in store and stay a while to raise a glass with friends.

Fancy buying a bottle? Head to a specialist retailer to take advantage of the in-store samples and promotions. Retailers include Dulwich Vintners, Cult Wines, Albion Wine, Streatham Wine House, and 7P Aperitivo (online). Keep up-to-date on Instagram or visit the Rioja Wine Directory to find your nearest retailer or restaurant involved.

When: throughout november 

Where: across London & the UK 

Website: www.buyrioja.co.uk 

Loves, Unboxed Experiential Pop-Up

If you’re looking for the ultimate heartwarming pop-up to visit this festive season, bookmark Loves, Unboxed. Designed to look like a Pandora jewellery box, the renowned jewellery brand is inviting Londoners to step through its doors and into an art installation. 

Working with five of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming artists, the space is dedicated to celebrating all different types of ‘loves’.

Inside the pop-up, you’ll be able to create your own expression of love and dedicate a heartfelt message to a loved one on the Christmas present tag. The exterior of the pop-up will be made from screens and will project the digital messages written by the guests inside, sharing the joy of love.

When: 09.11.2023 – 19.11.2023

Where: Potters Field Park, Tower Bridge 

Website: www.uk.pandora.net

Glass Onion Vintage Pop-Up

Vintage clothing extraordinaire, Glass Onion, will be bringing its pop-ups back to East London this November.

Renowned for offering the best vintage garments to UK cities, Glass Onion is the UK’s leading vintage clothing company and roots through pieces that would otherwise be destined for landfill. This East London pop-up will bring an exciting line-up of pieces, allowing you to find and take home your very own vintage gem.

When: 26.11.2023 

Where: Big Penny Social, 1 Priestley Way, E17 6AL 

Website: www.glass-onion.com

 

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Tipis on the Green

Inspired by cosy alpine ski chalets, Tipis on the Green is a brand-new pop-up bar heading for Parsons Green. Open from Friday 17th November, the space will bring that ski chalet nuance to London, complete with retro memorabilia, vintage Yuletide decorations, fairy lights and biofuel fire pit tables. 

Expect plenty of apres-ski cuisine to go around, including mushroom arancini, French diot sausages cooked in white wine and tartiflette. You’ll be able to warm up with a Baileys hot chocolate or festive Negroni. 

Throughout the pop-up, you can take part in different events, from wreath-making to bottomless margarita brunches.

When: 17.11.2023 – 22.12.2023

Where: Parsons Green, Fulham SW6 4UL

Website: www.tipisonthegreen.uk

YSSO Notting Hill Pop-Up

Sustainable jewellery brand, YSSO, is a Handbook favourite. In the run-up to Christmas, the brand will be hosting a pop-up in Notting Hill centred around championing independent female designers.

The revolving concept store will see YSSO collaborate with a new indie brand each week, offering a highly curated space and an ideal spot for purchasing heartfelt gifts.

Confirmed brands include Iraye Skincare, Ett Hem London, Maria de la Orden Studio, Eleanor Balfour and more.

When: until 22.12.2023 

Where: 79 Ledbury Road, W11 2AG

Website: www.theysso.com

 

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Sipsmith’s Christmas Martini Express

Encapsulating the true essence of Christmas, Sipsmith’s iconic bus will be pulling up at Covent Garden Piazza for a month-long celebration of all things gin and Martini. 

From November 7th, shoppers can hop aboard to enjoy an array of gin-infused winter warms, alcoholic and non-alcoholic G&Ts and personalised Martini masterclasses. Head down in the day to sip on the hot lemon drizzle martini or hot mulled sloe gin, or book in for one of the Martini Express’ masterclasses.

When: 07.10.2023 – 03.12.2023

Where: Covent Garden Piazza, East Side 

Website: www.sipsmith.com

Christmas at Kew

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A family favourite loved by all, Christmas at Kew returns this November for an epic festive season filled with illuminated flowers and cascading lights.

Now in its 11th year, the UK’s original festive light trail will be bringing a new line-up of installations. Bespoke displays include Lili by TILT, a series of abstract, illuminated flowers standing almost three metres tall; Trapezoid, one of the longest light tunnels to feature; and Spark Ballet, 24 lanterns filled with sparkling lights that ‘dance’ in the night.

Fan favourites will be returning too, from the Christmas Cathedral, a twinkling tunnel of light shaped like arched church windows, to the newly designed Fire Garden.

When: 15.11.2023 – 07.01.2024

Where: Kew Gardens, Richmond, TW9 3AE 

Website: www.kew.org

Eataly’s Wine & Truffle Festival

London’s very first wine and truffle festival arrives this month, hosted by Italian specialists Eataly. Running Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th, the festival will celebrate the complexity of truffles and their complimentary wine pairings.

Home to the largest collection of Italian wines in Europe (outside of Italy), Eataly invites you to sample more than 50 quality wines from 10 different producers. There’ll of course be a selection of truffle-themed food throughout the store, from the panino porchetta al tartufo (porchetta bun with truffle cream cheese) to gelato vaniglia e miele al tartufo (vanilla ice cream with truffle honey).

When: 02.11.2023 – 04.11.2023

Where: Eataly, 135 Bishopsgate, EC2M 3YD

Website: www.eataly.co.uk

Wishmas: A Fantastical Christmas Adventure

A brand-new original story from the team behind Secret Cinema, Wishmas: A Fantastical Christmas Adventure is this winter’s hottest ticket.

Hidden inside London’s Old Bauble Factory under Waterloo Station, your experience begins the moment you step inside. You’ll witness the journey of your wishes from their humble beginnings with the mysterious Wishkeepers and travel across the sky to their final destination with Father Christmas himself. 

After your journey, you’ll be able to enjoy the luminous Wishmas Market, with treats and drinks to enjoy and gifts to shop.

When: 14.11.2023 – 07.01.2024

Where: Old Bauble Factory, 1 Launcelot Street, Waterloo, SE1 7AD 

Website: www.wishmas.co.uk

Miracle at Henrietta

Returning for its sixth year is Covent Garden’s Miracle at Henrietta, the iconic pop-up bar all the way from the US. Renowned for its kitsch interiors, outlandish colour scheme and novelty cocktails, this pop-up is guaranteed to bring a smile to even the Grinch-iest of folk. 

Expect everything from candy canes and giant Nutcrackers to endless tinsel and bauble-filled garlands. 

Cocktails will once again be on the menu, featuring the hero Christmapolitan, made with vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, lime, rosemary and an absinthe mist. 

When: 13.11.2023 – 23.12.2023

Where: Henrietta Hotel, 14-15 Henrietta Street, WC2E 8QH 

Website: www.miracleathenrietta.com

Diptyque Christmas Pop-Up

What’s Christmas without a festive scent? Diptyque will be popping up on Marylebone High Street this winter to celebrate the launch of its new, limited-edition Holiday collection.

This year’s collection draws inspiration from the magic of the flame. Diptyque’s trio of festive scents is the perfect stocking filler, featuring Sapin (pine tree), Délice (delight) and Coton (cotton) scents.

This expansive pop-up marks the next chapter of the brand’s retail expansion, with a larger store opening in spring 2024.

When: Until 31.12.2023 

Where: 35C Marylebone High Street, W1U 4PY 

Website: www.diptyqueparis.com

Skate at Somerset House

Skate at Somerset House

Somerset House’s infamous ice rink returns this November and we couldn’t be more excited to whizz around aimlessly trying not to fall… 

With this year’s headline partner being Switzerland Tourism, you can expect an authentic Swiss experience. There’ll be special curated sessions inspired by the Swiss regions of Bern, Lucerne and Valais on 19th November, 26th November and 3rd December. 

Pop-up king Jimmy Garcia will launch Chalet Suisse, a cosy chalet experience bringing a taste of the Swiss mountains to London. Think fresh waffles with salted caramel; classic Swiss fondue; and warming croissant bread and butter pudding.

When: 15.11.2023 – 14.01.2024 

Where: Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA 

Website: www.somersethouse.org.uk

EFG London Jazz Festival

One for the music enthusiasts… EFG London Jazz Festival returns to the city once more, bringing with it ten days of live performances, collaborations and new commissions. 

Kicking off on Friday 10th, the opening gala takes place at the Royal Festival Hall and will feature a mesmerising line-up of soloists, joined by arranger and conductor Guy Barker and the specially created EFG London Jazz Festival Orchestra. 

Throughout the ten days, expect exciting performances from the likes of London Brew, Aynur, Kroke, Cory Henry + Josh Barrt, and Scary Pockets.

When: 10.11.2023 – 19.11.2023

Where: Various locations across London 

Website: www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk

We Are. Second Hand Fashion Kilo Sale

We Are. Second Light Fashion is back at it again with numerous vintage fashion pop-ups this month. 

Taking over All Saints Church on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th, you can rummage through their piles upon piles of pieces in the hope of finding some brilliant statement pieces for your wardrobe. 

The premise is simple: you can buy as much or as little as you like. You’ll then weigh your pieces and pay.

When: 10.11.2023 – 11.11.2023

Where: All Saints Church, Clydesdale Road, W11 1JE 

Website: www.weare.shop


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