11 Pop-Ups You Need To Visit This April

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Fill your diary with our edit of the best upcoming events in London this April. From travelling the world through food at Marylebone Food Festival to finding a bargain at the Classic Car Boot, these are the events to book this month.

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Marylebone Food Festival

Marylebone Food Festival - upcoming events in london

Calling all foodies, Marylebone Food Festival returns this month bringing with it five days action-packed with masterclasses, tasting menus, supper clubs and tours from the neighbourhood’s leading restaurants, bars and businesses. 

Taking place on Tuesday 25th to Sunday 30th April, the festival will see Marylebone’s restaurants and bars getting involved, and the line-up looks epic. Festival highlights include Atul Kocchar’s Kitchen takeover at Home Grown that’ll see him bring a taste of India to London; Spanish wine tasting tours at Philglas & Swiggot; butchery classes with the Ginger Pig; mezcal masterclasses at Cavita’s Mayahuel; oyster workshops with Wright Brothers; and chocolate tasting with Rococo. 

Looking for a spring menu to sample? Head to Nobu Terrace for a three-course lunch and cocktail, or perhaps try afternoon tea with a difference at Seymour’s Parlour or a quintessential tea take at The Marylebone Hotel. 

With tickets start from £10, this is the ultimate place to head to kickstart your spring foodie adventures the right way.

When: 25.04.2023 – 30.04.2023 

Where: Across Marylebone 

Website: www.marylebonefoodfestival.com

Classic Car Boot Sale

Car boot sales don’t come classier than this. The hugely popular Classic Car Boot Sale is set to return to Granary Square this April with an engine-revving bang. 

The car boot sale, running 15-16th April, will take over Granary Square and Coal Drops Yards, bringing with it over 100 market stalls specialising in fashion, homeware, art and accessories. 

Peruse the stalls, scanning for that one special vintage item you’ve been longing for. Expect everything from vinyl records, collectibles, homewares and designer collections, prints and artworks. As the name suggests, there’ll also be vintage cars dotted throughout the market, as well as DJs blasting soul, funk, reggae and disco tunes spanning the decades.

When: 15.04.2023 – 16.04.2023

Where: Granary Square & Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross 

Website: www.classiccarbootsale.co.uk

are you mad - upcoming events in london
are you mad - upcoming events in london

Are You Mad

Despite all of our efforts to recycle, much of the waste still ends up in landfills, being burned or in some cases sent to other countries. On a mission to do better is Londoner James Suckling who set up London’s first visible recycling shop, Are You Mad. 

The space acts as plastic sorting facility and a retail store, allowing Londoners the opportunity to shop and help out where they can. The team collects waste from local businesses, shoppers and the growing community, before it’s then sorted, cleaned, shredded and turned into new objects, from furniture to art. Since launching last summer, the ongoing pop-up has helped to regenerate five tonnes of plastic waste.

When: Ongoing 

Where: 96-97 Berwick Street, Soho, W1F 0QB 

Website: www.areyoumad.co

Roof East

roof east - upcoming events in london

You know summer is around the corner when London’s outdoor pop-ups start showing up. This month sees the return of Roof East, Stratford’s rooftop haven. As always, the multi-storey car park venue will be going all out – think crazy golf from Birdies, Sluggers batting cages and disco antics from Glitter Bowls. 

New for 2023 is the new free games area where you can challenge your friends to a game of giant Jenga, Kub, Connect Four, cornhole and table tennis. Or catch a film at the Rooftop Film Club, showing everything from cult hits and classics to new film favourites. 

There’ll be plenty of food and drink options too, including highlights like Cheeky Burger, Piddaji and Papa Chulo.

When: Opening up for summer from 20.04.2023 

Where: floors 7 & 8, stratford multi-storey car park, great eastern way, e15 1XE 

Website: www.roofeast.com

Prada Caffè x Harrods

One of the most exciting launches of the year, Harrods has teamed up with iconic luxury brand Prada to launch Prada Caffè. The space takes inspiration from Prada’s most famous stores, including its first-ever boutique opened at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in 1913. 

Expect a taste of Milan, complete with iconic black-and-white chequered flooring slotted alongside this season’s pale green velvet sofas. 

The menu will reflect the best of Italian dining, from poached eggs and pastries for breakfast to cannelloni filled with ricotta and spinach served with Parmesan cream and fresh black truffle for lunch and dinner. Find out more about the Prada Caffè here.

When: Until 07.01.2024

Where: Harrods

Website: www.harrods.com


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Bang & Olufsen x Tom Sellers Cinematic Experience

Who doesn’t love a good cinema experience? Taking it up a notch is audio specialists Bang & Olufsen who’ll be inviting Londoners to lose themselves in the magic of cinema this month.

Taking over Smallbone’s Luxury Pavilion in Knightsbridge, this two-week pop-up will see them team up with two Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Tom Sellers to unite film and food.

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Guests can choose a film screening of their choice and look forward to welcome drinks in the Smallbone showroom before taking their seats in one of the booths, decked out with Bang & Olufsen’s latest home cinema kit, Beosound Theatre. Throughout the film, Tom Sellers will be creating signature small plates to create the ultimate home-cinema feast.

When: Various dates in april

Where: Smallbone Luxury Pavilion, 197-205 Brompton Road, SW3 1LB

Book here

The Laphroaig Market with Tom Aikens

The Laphroaig Market with Tom Aikens - upcoming events in london

Pushing the boundaries of flavour this April is The Laphoaig Market, a three-day collaboration between Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens. 

Taking over Borough Yards from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April, the pop-up will see Tom Aikens prepare six sensory dishes inspired by Islay, the island home of Laphroaig. The dishes will pay homage to the flavours of salt, fire and peat, the three elements that make the Scotch whisky so distinctive. Dishes include the Lobster Roll with sudachi, spiced mayo, nori, fried cabbage and cicely; Steak Rib Eye with Laphroaig 10 year old shallot sauce, grilled onion and pink purslane; and Cold Smoked & Charred Cabbage with fermented grains and gremolata. 

The market will also play host to food producers who have been selected for their passion for seasonal ingredients, including family-run greengrocer Turnips.

When: 21.04.2023 – 23.04.2023

Where: Borough Yards, Stoney Street, SE1 9AD

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The Waters Are Rising Installation

Raising important environmental issues, King’s Cross’ latest outdoor installation, The Waters Are Rising, is a must-see this month. Created by artist Phil Barton, the installation will use the Granary Square fountations to represent how sea levels are dangerously rising by programming them at present and future high tide heights. 

Spread across four areas, the fountations will be programmed to symbolise the growing risk, with the outer jets highlighting the current 40cm high levels and the central jets showcasing the predicted 2123 levels of 200cm.

When: 18.04.2023 – 23.04.2023

Where: Granary Square, N1C 4AB 

Website: www.kingscross.co.uk

The Waters Are Rising Installation - upcoming events in london

Miffy Pop-Up Store

Miffy Chinatown London - upcoming events in london

We couldn’t think of a more cute pop-up to arrive in time for spring. This spring-summer sees Miffy, the iconic bunny character, pop-up in Chinatown. 

The pop-up store will be the UK’s first dedicated Miffy shop as part of Chinatown’s ongoing celebrations for Year of the Rabbit. Open until July, Miffy lovers can shop everything from limited-edition exclusive drops to special items never seen before in the UK. 

There’ll be plenty of photo opps around every corner, including posing alongside a giant 2metre Miffy lamp.

When: Until 03.07.2023

Where: 78 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6NE 

Website: www.chinatown.co.uk

Inside Elton’s World - upcoming events in london

Inside Elton’s World

Looking for more upcoming events in London? Here’s one to scream and shout about… Selfridges has launched an exciting pop-up to celebrate one of the greatest living music icons. Inside Elton’s World takes a look at Rocket Man, offering Londoners the chance to fall back in love with Elton John before heads on the UK leg of his final farewell tour. 

The department store has transformed The Corner shop to bring to life Elton’s musical career, from iconic archive looks and luxurious velvet furniture to custom-themed memorabilia.

When: Until 15.04.2023

Where: Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB 

Website: www.selfridges.com

The Pelican x Sapling Spirits Supper Club

To celebrate Earth Month, climate-positive spirits brand, Sapling Spirits has teamed up with Notting Hill’s The Pelican for a zero-waste supper club. 

On Tuesday 18th, you’ll have the chance to tuck into a four-course feast complete with Sapling cocktails to complement each course. The menu will be centred around the cow, sourced from Whittington Lodge Farm – expect the lines of beef shin and mustard terrine; braised ox tongue with wilted greens; Fifth Quarter hot pot with lettuce and a mustard dressing; and soused blackberry, rhubarb and almond cake. 

The Pelican x Sapling Spirits Supper Club upcoming events in london

When: 19.04.2023

Where: The Pelican, 45 All Saints Road, W11 1HE

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