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    17 Summer Pop Ups In London You Would Be An Idiot To Miss

    Kelis is currently making milkshakes in central London. This is not a drill.

    1. Kelis x Le Bun at One Leicester Street

    2. Sipsmith Punch House at The House of St Barnabas


    Sipsmith has launched their new London Cup, which is kind of like Pimms but 100x better. It's inspired by 18th century punches and has Earl Grey in it and tastes like actual heaven when you mix it with lemonade. Anyway, to celebrate, they've also launched a new pop up with private members club The House of St Barnabas. Go for the handcrafted "historical serves" of the London Cup, stay for the opportunity to snoop round a private members club.

    Price: £15 per session, which includes a cocktail on arrival and history talk

    Dates: every Sunday until August 14

    Book here.

    3. Vogue Cafe at Westfield

    4. Little Nan's Rio Bar at The Rio Cinema

    5. The Claw at Skylon

    6. Salon Couture High Tea at The Savoy

    The Savoy

    The Savoy's high tea is up there with some of the best high teas in London. And now they've partnered with British couturier Suzie Turner to bring the ultimate high fashion tea to the city. During the tea, you will see a showcase of Turner's amazing fashion gowns, which is great because you can pretend to be Miranda Priestly and purse your lips and make vague comments about how "colourful" everything is.

    FYI, there will be a dress with forty thousand hand-sewn emerald Nagoire flat feathers and a gown made with twenty-seven thousand Swarovski crystals. No big deal. Yeah, it's £58 a pop, but that includes a cocktail, full afternoon tea and unlimited levels of style.

    Price: £58

    Dates: take place the first Wednesday of every month

    Book here.

    7. Edible Playground at Christabel's

    8. Bloom Terrace at OXO Tower

    9. Dinerama at Shoreditch High street

    10. Thames Lates at London Eye Millennium Pier

    Sure, you could go on a leisurely cruise down the Thames on a canal boat. Or, you could get on a goddamn speedboat and live your best life like the daredevil rebel you are. Thames Lates are a sunset cruise down the river, with cocktails from London Cocktail Club. Don't worry, they don't go fast when you're drinking the cocktails.

    Price: from £39.50

    Dates: on until 17 September

    Book here.

    11. Le Petite Provence at Drake & Morgan

    A provencal-inspired pop up bar that serves lots and lots of wine. The attention to detail here is impressive: they've even hung rosemary and lavender all over the place, in true South of France style.

    Price: free entry, then wine starts from £4.75 a glass

    Dates: until the end of August

    Book here.

    12. The Gin Market at Covent Garden

    Giles Smith

    Portobello Road (gin masters extraordinaire) have just opened a gin pop up bar in Covent Garden. It's the place to be if you love gin, and specifically if you love G&Ts. The premise is simple: choose your own personalised G&T, from true classic serves with juniper berries and pink grapefruit to unusual summer twists done with watermelon, strawberries, basil and starfruit.

    Price: £8 to £9 for a G&T depending on your topping choices.

    Dates: open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 3-10pm until 30th July

    No booking.

    13. Vermouth On The Roof at Ham Yard Hotel

    Ham Yard hotel has the most glorious of rooftop bars. It's suitably private, feels very luxurious, and they have their own herb garden off in a corner, which as we all know, is the height of sophistication. They host various seasonal pop ups there, and this summers is the delightfully-named "Vermouth On The Roof".

    There's a menu of eight cocktails, all of which are focused around the produce harvested from the roof-top garden (that herb garden has a use). There's all sorts of deliciously rustic sounding homemade ingredients in them, like Ham Yard's citrus-ade and their ooftop jasmine sugar. And of course, lots of vermouth.

    Price: £15 per person which includes an antipasti buffet and a two hour time slot

    Dates: until 4 September

    Book here.

    14. Prawnography at Fish Market

    15. Magic Roundabout at Old Street

    16. Forest On The Roof at Selfridges

    17. Notting Hill Cocktail Tea Party at The Little Yellow Door

    The Little Yellow Door

    Alcoholic infused teas and sandwiches served in a apartment in Notting Hill. Little Yellow Door is a very good bar situated in a London flat, giving it a proper house party feel. They do delightfully wacky things (shots from egg cups, things like that), and their new tea party pop up is no different. Expect party games and various props.

    Price: tickets from £25

    Dates: every Saturday, 3 to 7pm

    Book here.

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