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Five of the best pop-up events in London this summer

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From a beach in east London to an outdoor cinema south of the river, these are the pop-up events worth knowing about in the capital.

When the sun makes an appearance in the UK, your first instinct might be to head to the coast or countryside. But over the next few months, London will be filled to the brim with exciting one-off events, all of which scream summer.

Whether you want to indulge in culinary delights on a floral garden terrace or you feel like taking in some culture under the stars, make the most of London this summer with these pop-ups events.

Somerset House Terrace Bar with San Miguel and Jimmy Garcia

This summer, Somerset House Terrace Bar with San Miguel returns to the iconic River Terrace. Bringing a taste of Spain to the streets of London, Jimmy Garcia will be launching his new small-plate tapas menu, featuring tasty dishes like beef fillet and courgette carpaccio. In addition to the food, the terrace will also be hosting a range of events, from immersive cooking masterclasses and special supper club experiences to live musical performances.

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Somerset House Terrace Bar with San Miguel and Jimmy garcia

The Roseblood Terrace at the Pan Pacific London

If you’re looking for an enchanting garden oasis to luxuriate in this summer, look no further than Pan Pacific London. Here, you can sip rosé in style in an expansive open terrace adorned with vivid floral blooms. The hotel has partnered with French rosé brand Roseblood to bring the essence of Provence’s captivating countryside to London, complemented by a full sharing menu of charcuterie and Mediterranean flatbreads.


For those seeking the comfort and familiarity of a seaside retreat, but who aren’t prepared to travel, this man-made beach is the pick for you. From 7 June, Big Penny Social will be bringing the classic British seaside to the city — on Blackhorse Road in Walthamstow. From vintage striped beach huts to soft-serve ice cream, it’s a quintessential seaside experience — without having to leave the city. Enjoy pizza, fish and chips, beer and frozen cocktails, and you can even rent one of the beach huts for the day.


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Fuller’s Shakespeare in the Garden

This summer, Fuller’s pubs across London are inviting guests to experience Shakespeare as originally intended — outdoors and with a drink in your hand. Open Bar, the theatre production team behind the shows, is carving out a new genre of theatre by demystifying Shakespeare and transforming classic plays into more accessible stories through hilarious songs and innovative sets. With this season’s offerings of The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing, there’s never been a better time to lose yourself in a night of comedy, romance and adventure under the stars. Book your tickets now at

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Summer Screen

Each summer, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens — a historic park in the centre of London — hosts a range of charming, family-friendly events. Every Tuesday starting from 9 July, the venue will be hosting a free outdoor cinema experience, where you can sing along to the soundtrack of Encanto, have a dance to Moulin Rouge or catch the 1990s family favourite, Men in Black. Enjoy a tantalising selection of street food delights from the likes of Hermanos Taco House, Inamo Sukoshi, the Duck Shed and more, as well as all the classic cinema snacks. Book your tickets now at

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