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Your February Agenda

Your February Agenda


They say a bad workman blames his tols.

Sorry, tools.

Bloody keyboard.

But a good workman doesn’t need to blame anybody, and instead sets about the business of creating incredible popups, festivals, shows, and parties for Londoners this February. Well, some of them do at any rate. And by the looks of the lineup, there have been quite a few skilled men and women hard at work.

They’ve created a Mardi Gras party with an actual New Orleans parade crew, a hip hop karaoke party at – of all places – The Tate Modern, an all-female Bruce Springsteen cover band, a kebab-off with some of London’s best chefs, and a show of weird international collages called The International Weird Collage Show, among a couple of dozen equally awesome others…


POP UP EVENTS (February 2018)

International Weird Collage Show

“So… we’ve got a collection of weird international collages to show. We just need to decide on a name for the exhibition. Quickly.”
The people at Jealous East gallery, probably.

Details: 1st – 11th February | Jealous East, 53 Curtain Road, EC2A 3PT | Free

The Vault Festival

A massive welcomebackhighfive to London’s biggest arts festival; a veritable smörgåsbord of exciting and innovative theatre, film, comedy, live performance and more running in the vaults underneath Waterloo station from 24th January until 18th March.

There are too many shows to mention by name (over three hundred, this year) but those that have already caught our eye in the sky include Revolution (a 90min rollercoaster forcing you and your fellow audience members to “make moral and tactical decisions on which the future of the revolution depends) and Neverland (a bamboozling, immersive musical about J.M Barrie’s greatest creation Peter Pan, that’ll see you dancing, commandeered to down shots of rum with the pirates, and surrounded by soaring live music from the Lost Boys themselves).

Peter Pan shows, eh…

They never get old.

Details: The Vault Festival | Until 18 Mar | The Vaults, Leake Street, SE1 7NN 

North London Brewfest

Hops. Barley. Water. These are the things that really make a good beer. With 25 craft cask and keg beers, talks from heavyweight experts is the beer world, beer tasting tutorials, opportunities to meet brewers, and nine years worth of experience hosting such an event – these are the things that really make a good brewfest.

So it’s lucky that the North London Brewfest has all of them.

Details: 1st-3rd February | The Snooty Fox, 75 Grosvenor Avenue, N5 2NN | Free

Tate Modern Payday Party featuring Hip Hop Karaoke and Brooklyn Brewery

The Tate Modern: home of cutting-edge art, conceptualism, culture, and Hip Hip Karaoke parties loaded with craft beer. DJ Rob Pursey will be there to lead the fray, and you’ll get three flights of Brooklyn Brewery beers with your ticket (including the likes of their never-before-tried-in-the-UK Naranjito Orange Peel Pale Ale).

Details: 2nd & 3rd February | Terrace Bar, Bankside, SE1 9TG | £9.50-£15.50

UV Light Painting Classes

With so many art classes popping up across London, these organisers must have wondered how they could offer something different.

And then they saw the light.

Specifically, the UV light under which you will be creating a luminescent masterpiece, aided by a little BYOB, a DJ, and other assorted capital letters.

Details: 3rd February | The Old Baths, 80 Eastway, E9 5JH | £29

Mean Girls Brunch

Get in, loser. You’re going to a brunch.

A Mean Girls brunch, to be clear, which sold out crazily fast on its NYC debut. Now, it’s in London. And just to make sure you can sit with us, they’re organising like, a million of them to be held bi-weekly, at various locations across the city. But the first will be at Floripa in Old Street on Feb 3rd…READ MORE

Details: 3rd February | Floripa , 91-92 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3HZ | £35

Som Saa Lates

Like we always say, when it comes to visiting Som Saa, it’s better late than never.

Mainly because once a month, going late means that you’ll find yourself in a late-night Thai party, with plates of street food wafting past, free-flowing cocktails and a couple of old hands on the vinyl decks. This month those hands will belong to Pete OTC, and that street food/booze will come courtesy of Rita’s.

Details: 3rd February | Som Sea, 43a Commercial Street, E1 6BD | Free entry

Berber & Q Pita Party

The culmination of a months-worth of collaboration with some of London’s finest chefs, the Pita Party at Berber & Q’s Shawarma Bar will see guests trying a quartet of mini pitas filled by chefs from places like Smokestak and Breddos Tacos. After thoroughly and ruthlessly rating them, you’ll then vote for your favourite, before being presented with a secret dessert pita, and immediately deciding that’s your favourite. We assume.

Details: 4th February | Berber & Q – Shawarma Bar, 46 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QE | £26-£53

Super Bowl party at Red Rooster

If you’re after a party dedicated to superb owls, you’re bang out of luck. Because Red Rooster only deals in one type of bird, and they’re serving up its wings for their Super Bowl party, alongside beer, cocktails, and DJs until 4am. Oh, and the big game of course. Tickets are £20 and get you entry, wings, and your first beer.

Details: 4th February | Red Rooster, 45 Curtain Rd, EC2A 4PJ | £20

Jazz musicals.
They’re usually pretty offbeat….
…but they less usually involve you stepping into an authentic 1940s New Orleans cocktail bar hidden inside a pop up, travelling Spiegeltent by Marble Arch; they rarely go on to feature a swinging, foot-stomping live musical score entirely composed from the songs of jazz genius Louis Jordan; and they almost never culminate with a man in a suit high-kicking above your head as you sip mint julep at a retro cabaret table.
But happily this one does.   READ MORE
DetailsUntil 24th March Marble Arch Theatre, Marble Arch, W1C 1CX From £10

Wanderlust at B&H Buildings

If you like pina coladas…

Then you’ll really like this event, because not only will you be able to sip on welcome cocktails like bellinis, mojitos and the Koko Kolada, you’ll be hearing from travel guru Bonnie Rakhit on the best hidden gems to visit around the world this year, all in the plush greenhouse bar at B&H buildings

Details: 7th February B&H Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R 0HU | Email for tickets

Winterland Returns!

Neverland was already a pretty popular spot when it launched last year.

And since it became Winterland, well, things have snowballed.

So it’s unsurprising that they’ve extended the Thames-side pop up until March, retaining the just-slightly-romantic fairylit forest tunnel, plush sofas decked out with furs, and the wintry dining pergola, and adding in a bespoke karaoke booth to its many other charms… READ MORE

Details: Throughout February | Winterland, Albert Wharf, SW6 2TY | £5

Gourmet Syrian Supperclub in aid of Action for Education

The Greek Island of Chios is currently home to a refugee camp, and Action for Education co-founders Nick Millet and Martha Glover-Short are doing everything in their power to provide emergency education for the children and young people there.

Thankfully, they’re being helped out by chef Ben Spalding (who earned his stripes at Michelin starred The Fat Duck, The Ledbury and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay), who’ll be cooking up a three-course feast accompanied by French wines, cocktails, and dessert by Laila Naanaa – herself a refugee from Syria.

Details: 8th February | Impact Hub Islington, 27 Dingley Place, EC1V 8BR | £45

The Great British Bab Off

Fancy some swish kebabs? Then head down to Le Bab for the inaugural GBBO, where you’ll get a five-course tasting menu of ‘babs made by esteemed chefs from Pitt Cue, Ikoyi, Yosma, and El Pastor, before voting for your favourite. It’s all in aid of Action Against Hunger, and there are wine flights to pair with it all should you fancy one.

Details: 11th February | Top Floor Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, W1B 5PW | £45

Pancake Day

Yes, it’s Shrove Tuesday once again. And the best place to go on Pancake Day is Where The Pancakes Are. Because not only will there be pancakes, but there’ll be the traditional three-legged pancake race, too.

Details: 13th February | Southwark | Walk-in Only

Valentine’s Day

Yes, it’s V-Day. And whether you want to stay at home and have a relaxed, laid back panic attack as you realise you didn’t plan anything, or go out on the town… you’ll need this guide. READ MORE

Details: 14th February | All over London

The She Street Band

Meet the new Boss.

Not quite the same as the old Boss.

Because this one is the world’s first all-female Springsteen cover band. They call themselves The She Street Band, and they’re following up their sold out debut gig in April at London’s Moth Club (and a mini tour up to Scotland later in the summer) with a Valentine’s Week show on Friday February 16th at the Clapham Grand… READ MORE

Details: 16th February | The Clapham Grand, 21-25 St John’s Hill, SW11 1TT | £12.50

The Orient Express at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green

Broken your new year’s resolutions yet? Well, thank God the Chinese are here to give you a do-over. Beloved popup maestros The Dinner Ladies are going to be celebrating Chinese New Years with a feast in which you’ll get to eat your way through 4 different provinces of China. Your culinary voyage will include over 10 Chinese dishes to try, plus welcome cocktail, and entrance to Chinese New Year after-party with live music and “a few surprises”.

Details: 16th & 17th February | Paradise by Way of Kensal Green, 19 Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green, W10 4AE | £45

Four Letter Word Weekender at the Old Blue Last

Jazz promoters Four Letter Word are putting on a mini-festival at The Old Blue Last this February. And ironically, they’re not improvising anything. Instead they’ve decided to simply showcase some of the best new talent on the jazz scene with some soul and hip-hop blends, and a special exhibition from collective CAN’T WIN. DON’T TRY.

Details: 17th-18th February | The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3ES | £8-£12

The Little Orchestra



That was the opening of Beethoven’s fifth symphony, as played in your head by three letters of the alphabet. Now imagine it played by an actual orchestra.One that’s just a few feet away from you, for a spine-tinglingly intimate experience in a gorgeously atmospheric space. That’s what The Little Orchestra are about. And they’re back for another fantastic-looking season called (for good reason) “Fire in the Evening”… READ MORE

Details: 22nd & 23rd of February | York Hall, 5 Old Ford Road, E2 9PJ | £20-£35

Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton

Mardi Gras literally means ‘fat Tuesday’, making it odd that Pop Brixton are holding their party on a Saturday – so at least they’re fattening it up with Louisiana themed food & drink, live art, a free fortune teller, a busking stage, live music from Dom & the Ikos, swing song DJ Lil’ Koko, a best-dressed competition, and a gloriously authentic parade crew.

Details: 24th February | POP Brixton, 53 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ | Free

The Grift

You may not know it yet, but you’re about to pull off an ingenious heist at Bethnal Green’s Town Hall Hotel.

You’ll receive extensive training in the art of the con from a serious of shady characters dotted around the art deco building, including classic swindles from the Pig-in-the-Poke to the Round-the-Corner, all before you take on the big boss at his own game in one grand finale. Having already run to rave reviews across the pond, you can expect the trademark attention to detail of creator Tom Salamon, who also brought us Goosebumps Alive! in 2016…READ MORE

Details: Until 23rd March Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, E2 9NF | From £35

The Silhouette in the Smoke


They’ve always seemed a little shady.

Which is, presumably, why this immersive 19th century drama is centred around the mysterious, ghostly wails of a child heard amidst the engines at the Museum of Water and Steam. You’ll begin your evening with an opulent Victorian High Tea, before sleuthing your way around the old building, piecing together clues and meeting a host of creepy characters…

Details: Until 16th February London Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon Lane, TW8 0EN£28

La Soirée

The circus has grown up.

La Soiree has fired the human cannonball. They’ve let the trapeze artist go. They’ve gone for the juggler.

Because their version of a circus is an Olivier award-winning, all-adult, all-risque, burlesque, cabaret, and sideshow cocktail. And it’s back in London for the winter… READ MORE

Details: Until 3rd February 2018 49 Aldwych, WC2B 4DF From £19.50

Backyard Cinema’s Snow Kingdom

Backyard Cinema are ambitiously transforming themselves into a Snow Kingdom.

Something tells us it’s going to be all white.

After all, their previous incarnations – including the sandy Miami Beach and the adventure-laden Lost World– were pretty damn amazing too. This time around, you’ll be walking into the space through an ice cave, before ending up in the grand ballroom of an enchanted castle. It’s here that you’ll likely take a wee jaunt over to the potion bar, where you can warm up with some of their hot cocktails, and load up on some popcorn before the film itself… READ MORE

Details: Until 4th March Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, SE1 6DR | From £17

The Little Shuffle Club

If you’re one of the many people who enjoys shuffleboard, but find that its only major flaw is that it just isn’t little enough, then we have some good news for you. The Little Shuffle Club has come to Shoreditch, proudly boasting “the UK’s first Snapback Shuffleboard” (which, for those of you wondering why this is a big deal, is a rebound version of the game with electronic scoring). There are cocktails, beers, and each table can handle up to 6 players at a time.

Details: Throughout February | The Little Shuffle Club, 2 Ebor Street, E1 6AW | £20

Bespoke Gin Making with Half Hitch

It’s a little-known fact that Camden Lock used to be a hub for gin distillery and storage – and an express train used to ship it out daily. And an even littler known fact that the fine Half Hitch Gin micro-distillery now tucked away in the heart of Camden Market is not only reviving the tradition, but inviting you to join in – with an hour’s masterclass and distillation session, where you can make your own gin with literally any ingredients you like. READ MORE

DetailsThroughout February | Unit 53 Camden Lock Place, NW1 8AF £50

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

On a scale of 1 to 10, how big a Harry Potter fan are you?


Then you should hotfoot it over to the British Library, where they’ll be exhibiting original drafts of the Harry Potter books and the official illustrations, on display for the first time, alongside medieval manuscripts on the subject of magic and alchemy (including 16th century instructions on how to make the Philosopher’s Stone).

Details: Until 28th February The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB £16

Rent a Hot Tug

Why this has taken so long to happen, we’ll never know. But finally, someone’s had the bright idea of bringing a motorised hot tub boat to the canals of London, where you’ll be able to embark on a 90 minute trip along the waterways from the comfort of your own, self-driven bubbling jacuzzi – they even offer sailor hats in their upgrade package. Which you’ll probably need. You don’t want to look amateurish, after all.

Details: Throughout February Islington | £220 per trip

Hit the Theatre

Ever since the dawn of time, human beings have gazed at the stars in awe and asked themselves “Where can I get a list of only the absolute best theatre shows playing in London right now – divided into musical, comedy, drama, and immersive categories – in which I can also discover a heap of nearby bars and restaurants to help me make a night of it?” 

Well the answer is… right hereREAD MORE


POP UP RESTAURANTS (February 2018)


It’s probably wise to book in to Plates immediately…

At least, before they smash it.

Coming to you from chef Kirk Haworth and his 15 years of kitchen experience at spots like The French Laundry and Restaurant Sat Bains, it’s a nutrition-focussed, plant-based, pop-up eatery where you’ll be able to score a five course set menu, with dishes like beetroot tartare with fermented berries and fennel pollen; shiitake broth with baked celeriac; and coconut yoghurt with sour apples and cocoa.

Details: Weekends from 17th February Secret location £35

Mao Chow

Communist jokes aren’t funny…

…unless everyone gets them.

And Mao Chow serves food that everyone can eat, being London’s first all-vegan Chinese. Proudly labelling itself “inauthentic Chinese”, they’re popping up in chic Dalston cocktail spot Pamela for the foreseeable future, serving up a number of innovative dishes none of which a) have any meat/dairy, or b) will set you back more than £9… READ MORE

Details: Tues-Sat throughout February Pamela, 428 Kingsland Rd, E8 4AA

Billy & Jack’s 24 Hour Charity Supperclub

Cooking for 24 hours solid might seem like a bold move.

But this pair won’t sleep until they’ve done it.

For a cause close to their own hearts, the Masterchef finalists are hosting a rolling service from 11am-11am, finishing up on World Cancer Day. They’ll be serving up a menu of their favourite dishes from brunch through to brunch; alongside a bevy of special guests including chef Ben Tish, Masterchef winner Jane Devonshire and chef Emily Roux.

Details: 3rd-4th February Plum + Spilt Milk, Great Northern Hotel Pancras Road, N1C 4TB From £35

Malt + Pepper x Redchurch Brewery

the first East London appearance from the insanely delicious Malt + Pepper, where they’ll be knocking up dishes created with Redchurch brews from just a few doors down – resulting in numbers like IPA marinated bavette steak with stout peppercorn sauce; cauliflower popcorn with lager hot sauce; and pulled duck dirty fries with soured plum ketchup…

Just pray you don’t have to do any dividing with your companion.

Details: 5th-11th February Arch 298 – 299 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 0EL

Mexican Underground

The abandoned, subterranean venue for this supperclub might look a little shady at first…

But rest assured, it’s just full of people who want tequila.

Which, of course, you’ll be getting plenty of – alongside tuna tartare tostadas; wild duck breast and mole coloradito; and thick tortillas stuffed with cheese and black bean purée…

Details: 9th & 10th February Secret Location £39.60

Oxalis at The Sun & 13 Cantons

Having housed fledgling eateries like CLAW and Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen in the past, The Sun is becoming one of the prerequisite rungs on the ladder from pop up to permanence. So it bodes well for Oxalis, who nailed a five month residency at Platform 1 last summer, and are now bringing their gloriously executed, ingredient-led dishes to the buzzy Soho pub for the winter. Expect dishes like polenta with wild mushrooms, honey and thyme; lamb sweetbreads with sherry sauce; and beef dripping toast with grouse parfait…

Details: Monday-Thursday and Saturdays in February The Sun & 13 Cantons, 21 Great Pulteney Street, W1F 9NG


Creating the right environment for probiotic bacteria takes guts.

And that’s precisely what the people behind Soho pop up bar and eatery Kultured have; specialising in probiotic tonic, English spirit, and wines as well as some fermented foods to go with them. Holing up in a plush townhouse, they’re serving up drinks like Turbo G&Ts and the Mulberry Chocolate Tonic, with 100% dark chocolate ganache, mulberry gin, and sea salt… READ MORE

Details: Monday-Saturday throughout February 21 Great Windmill St, W1D 7LB

York & Albany Winter Cabin

The York and Albany, elegantly perched on the perimeter of Regent’s Park, has a private, bookable lodge perched equally elegantly in the back garden. And for the winter they’ve kitted the place out with fairylit trees, cosy cushions and throws, and that classic piece of seasonal decor; a portrait of owner Gordon Ramsay dressed up in 18th century naval garb. Inside, you’ll be able to feast on hot cocktails, mulled wine, bacon-infused whisky, haggis sausage rolls, chestnut Eton Mess aaand Christmas cake popcorn.

Details: Until 16th February York and Albany, 127-129 Parkway, NW1 7PS From £96

Nuclear Winter

Nuclear Winter is a new immersive, slightly insane supper club.

And no, they’re not serving fission chips.

Instead, they’re sprucing the Styx space in Tottenham Hale with a couple of iron curtains, and filling it with Cold War-themed bars, plutonium cocktails, immersive performances, cabaret nights, live music, and fine dining supperclubs set in the CIA Situation Room… READ MORE

Details: Until 24th February 2018 Styx, 5 Ashley Road, N17 9LJ

Poon’s Pop Up

That’s right.

Poon’s back.

Once a (Michelin-starred) London fixture, the Chinese restaurant is being revived by the founder’s daughter, Amy Poon, for 3 months – where they’ll be serving classic dishes alongside new additions based on family recipes; including claypot rice with wind-dried bacon; Hakka pork belly; plus DIY hotpots on Sundays.

Details: From 17th February 131 – 133 Central Street, EC1V 8AP

Cue Point at The Rose & Crown

If you’re not sure how to get a barbecue going in the winter, it’s best not to brisket.

Instead, leave it in the capable hands of Cue Point, who are helming the kitchens at Kentish Town pub The Rose & Crown for three months and serving up Texan-style smoked grub, from brisket and melted cheese toasties to 16 hour-smoked pork wraps with a jalapeño vinaigrette; and pulled pork, cheese and potato croquettes with smoky aioli.

Details: Until end of February The Rose & Crown, 71-73 Torriano Avenue, NW5 2SG

Le Petit Chef

Tiny chefs don’t often find work. The steaks are just too high. But this particular hyper-diminutive food-smith has no such problem, mostly thanks to the augmented reality 3D projection that’s bringing him to life… READ MORE

Details: Until end of February | TT Liquor, 17b Kingsland Road, E2 8AA | £95
(NOTETo book, just email – a link will be sent to you to confirm the booking)

London Shell Co. Cruises

Unlike their dishes, the London Shell Co. aren’t shellfish. Which is why they’re kindly inviting you to join them aboard their romantic, flower-garlanded canal boat for a series of seafood-laden dinner cruises along the Regent’s Canal, powered with English natural wines and cocktails made with spirits distilled in Britain.

Details: Throughout Febuary | Departs from Paddington Central, Sheldon Square, W2 6EP | £45


Korean BBQ cooking.

It’s hot right now.

And just the thing you want to be chowing down on in these wintry months – so it’s a good thing that Shuang Shuang have filled their first floor pop up space with Mookrata, a mini eatery inspired by both Thai and Korean cooking. You’ll sit down to tables kitted out with their very own barbecue plate within a hotpot, so that you can allow prime morsels of meat to sizzle on the former, while you let chopped up veg simmer away in the pot below, before combining it all with spicy Thai dipping sauces.

Details: Until June 2018 64 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6LU


POP UP BARS (February 2018)

Midnight Apothecary

Why go to the Midnight Apothecary?

1) It’s in the rooftop garden of the Brunel Museum
2) You get award-winning botanical cocktails, with ingredients grown in the garden itself by ‘The Cocktail Gardener’
3) You’ll get a tour of The Grand Entrance Hall to Brunel’s Thames Tunnel, which is an underground chamber half the size of Shakespeare’s Globe
4) Tickets are a fiver. A fiver.


Details: Fridays & Saturdays | The Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden, Railway Avenue, SE16 4LF | £5

The Candlelight Club

How to create a great pop-up bar – secret location? Check. Completely lit by candles? Check. 20s theme? Check. Live jazz bands? Check. Burlesque acts? Check. Bar bites like langoustine cocktail and raised game pie? Check.

You? Check.

Details: 10th February | A Secret Location | £25-£130 HERE

Linje Tio

Swedish bars.

You might think you can’t afjord to visit one this year.

But luckily this month they’re coming to you, with Stockholm’s finest (and World Top 50) cocktail bar Linje Tio popping up in the den of 100 Wardour Street, serving up Nordic concoctions like La Belle Epoque, which tops a swirl of cognac, absinthe, lemon and sugar with Champagne, or the Open Sesame, ​in which a slug of Blantons Bourbon is combined with Swedish punsch, Café Borghetti, espresso, and sesame syrup.

Details: Until 10th Feb ​100 Wardour Street, W1F 0TN

Hot Gin Roof

The Ham Yard Hotel have the hottest things in the London cocktail scene.

Quite literally.

They’re called loggerheads, and they’re basically iron pokers heated in a fire until they’re literally white hot before being dunked into a cocktail to flash-warm it in front of your eyes.

It’s all part of the Hot Gin Roof taking place on – you guessed it – the roof of the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, dolled up with ever-so-slightly magical touches like festoon lighting, open fires, warm blankets, and blazing heaters to go with the sofas & wicker chairs you’ll be reclining on…READ MORE

Details: Until 24th February Ham Yard Hotel Rooftop, 1 Ham Yard, W1D 7DT £18


Sky Garden’s Winter Bar Pop Up

The Sky Garden’s 38th floor rooftop bar is already one of the most ludicrously impressive and romantic spots in London. But just to spoil you, they’ve decked the place out with fur throws and blankets, candle-lit hurricane lanterns, mulled wine, toasted sandwiches, and hot cocktails for the winter.

Details: Until 1st March Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 8AF


It’s not often that the person serving behind the bar is literally serving behind bars. But that’s precisely the idea at Alcotraz – a prison-themed pop up bar that’s currently doing time in London.

Tucked behind a shuttered, nondescript building on Brick Lane, it promises to replicate the ‘eerie atmosphere’ of America’s most infamous prison – only with more margaritas. You’ll smuggle in a bottle of your own particular poison past the prison guards, before finding a host of expert mixologists ready to knock up four bespoke cocktails for you… READ MORE

Details: Until 31st March | 212 Brick Lane, E1 6RL | £33.99 (including your jumpsuit and 4 cocktails made with whichever spirit you bring)

Après London

As a sport, skiing is going downhill fast.

Which is probably why the après ski is so good at helping you unwind. And why it’s so great that a pop up venue dedicated to it is coming to London.

Après London will appear in Flat Iron square for four months this winter/early spring season, and it’ll bring with it an authentic ski-lodge vibe, a full programme of events throughout the winter (or with live DJs every night when there isn’t a specific event on), and two bars, including a chalet bar serving seasonal hot cocktails… READ MORE

Details: Until 31st March | 53 Southwark St, SE1 1RU

Queen of Hoxton’s Rooftop Medina

Medina-styled pop ups.

They’ve always been a little Moorish.

And that’s certainly the case with the Queen of Hoxton, who have converted their rooftop wigwam to a Moroccan hideaway for the winter. Inside there’s a cushion-strewn den, filled with shisha scents and silver lanterns, while the terrace outside is inspired by Marrakesh’s Jardin Majorelles. In these plush surroundings, they’re serving up Mint Tea, Spiced Hot Buttered Rum, and Gold Pomegranate Bellinis, alongside mezze platters and halloumi fries. Plus you can look forward to events like Moroccan slipper workshops and lizard life drawing.

Details: Mon-Sat throughout February | Queen of Hoxton, 1 Curtain Road, EC2A 3JX


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