There are pop-ups aplenty in London this weekend as well as roof gardens and live music; here’s how we’ll be spending our two days off
Words Helen Brown
Bubbledogs at Swingers
Perfect for an alternative date or for letting loose after a hard day in the City, Swingers is London’s number one destination for competitive socialising. This week Bubbledogs jumped onboard as their newest street food vendor. The gourmet hot dog legends join foodie favourites Patty & Bun and Pizza Pilgrims. Head over this weekend to try favourites from their inventive menu, alongside new recipes created exclusively for Swingers.
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EGGBREAK X Lucky Peach
EGGBREAK are celebrating the launch of exciting new recipe book All About Eggs by serving two new and exclusive recipes. Head over throughout April for ‘Corned Beef Hash’ and ‘Spaghetti alla Carbonara’. It will be the only place in London you can try these dishes from the book. In addition, EGGBREAK will be selling copies of All About Eggs for you to make all the egg specials at home.
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Having conquered the discerning drinking scene in Liverpool, the reputable spirit aficionados of El Bandito are coming to London. Their new pop-up offers high quality cocktails from popular dim sum restaurant, The Drunken Monkey. Expect everything from frozen margaritas to flights of tequila. Those not so familiar with the Mexico’s drinking culture will be quick to learn. Choose from an impressive collection of around 50 tequilas and 25 mezcals.
Proud East Japanese Pop-Up
This spring experience the tastes and sounds of Japan at Proud’s new London pop-up. Whether you want to connect with traditional culture, sample new flavours or experience a neon-lit night to remember, the East London eatery is offering it all. The stint will see Proud East’s open-plan kitchen commandeered by Tonkotsu. Sample a tantalising menu including Gyozo, Crab Korokke and their signature Ramen. There is also sushi making, Sake workshops and Matcha blending to enjoy. And if that’s not enough, try authentic origami folding and enjoy an eclectic array of Japanese cinema.
Roof Gardens at Proud Camden
With spring finally sprung, London’s mix of rooftop hideouts will soon be abuzz, full of thirsty post-workers and those searching for sunshine. Proud Camden are inviting Londoners to enjoy the very best of the British weather in an idyllic English Garden. Retreat to this newly refurbished sunny oasis to while away the weekend. There’ll be live music, refreshing drinks and one of the best burger pop-ups in London.
Fit Brit Collective Bootcamp
Break a sweat this weekend in the last of Fit Brit Collective’s winter series bootcamps. It’ll be a fun fitness fix, complete with feel-good music to motivate you through each move. The sessions are based around principles of bodyweight training and circuit style conditioning. They are suitable for all fitness levels; from the keenest athletes to absolute beginners. Head over to the Wimbledon Windmill at 10am this Saturday to try it for yourself. Quote Absolutely Fit for an exclusive two-for-deal and take a friend for free.
MOMMI does Music
This Peruvian-Japanese-style bar has recently launched Weekend Live Music. Now it’s the perfect place to take you from drinks to dinner to the dance floor. Sit down to a delicious meal that is 100% gluten free before enjoying some late night live music. Sessions feature a range of favourites from pop, rock, funk and party playlists.
Every Friday from 8pm
Vinery London Pop-Up
Modelled on the Berlin ‘Weinerei’ style wine bar, this weekend pop-up is unlike the rest. Rent your glass, drink what you want from a range of bars and pay on an honesty basis. Expect a relaxed atmosphere with incredible wines that won’t break the bank. It’s a cool event taking place in the newest kid on the Brick Lance block, Yumchaa.
Tickets available here.