London Pop Up’s to visit this Summer
As summer unfolds its’ sunny charm, the city of London becomes a playground for unique retail experiences. From trendy fashion boutiques to artistic havens and culinary delights, this blog unveils the must-visit pop-up destinations that will tantalise your senses and ignite your shopping spirit. Get ready for a thrilling retail adventure in the heart of London!
Read the below Snapshot blog post to find out the best London Pop Up’s to visit this summer.
1: Anya Hindmarch’s ice cream project
Opens: 29th June 2023
Address: 17, 15 Pont St, London SW1X 9EH, UK
After the success of last year’s debut, Anya Hindmarch is back with another wacky Ice cream concept pop-up store. Expect the unexpected at this daring ice cream pop-up parlour. Interested in seeing what interesting flavours Anya has introduced this year? Have a look at their summer 2023 menu below.
If you’re feeling daring, try their Heinz Tomato Ketchup and Warbutons Crumpets scoop. Not a Tomato sauce fan? Try out their bird’s Eye Petit Pois, Branston Pickle, Kikkoman Soy Sauce and Heinz Mayo flavoured ice creams.
The quirky concept was developed by Anya to show love for her favourite brands. Fear not sweet toothed fans, not all of them are savoury delicacies. If a soy sauce scoop isn’t for you, there are some exciting sweet options for you to try. These include Rice Krispies, Coco Pops, Ambrosia Rice Pudding, Ribena, KP Salted Peanuts, McVitie’s Digestives and Tiptree Lemon Curd flavoured ice creams.
Make sure to try out this interesting culinary pop up before the summer ends.
2: Selfridges x LOANHOOD Swapshop
Opens: 10th – 30th July 2023
Address: 400 Oxford St, London W1A 1AB, UK
One of our April Soapbox | Landsec competition finalists and circular fashion brand LOANHOOD has recently teamed up with the historical department store Selfridges. As part of Selfridge’s Worn Again program, LOANHOOD has partnered with Selfridges for a few nation-wide pop-up events this summer.
The online clothes exchange community LOANHOOD will host their London swap shop at the Selfridges Oxford Street flagship store from the 10th of July. The Swap Shop offers shoppers the option to drop by with their pre-loved clothes and trade them in for tokens.
These tokens can then be used to ‘shop’ a curated selection of secondhand pieces. A team of 2nd hand, clothing appraisal experts will be at the pop-up to value your clothing items. You can exchange up to five pieces worth £5 – £300. This will mark the first time Selfridges has ever run an initiative like this, and it may be the last; the pop-up is on for just three weeks, so don’t miss out.
3: Shelter Boutique at Brixton Village
Opens: 2nd June – 22nd July 2023
Address: Brixton Village, Coldharbour Ln, London SW9 8PS, UK
Homelessness charity Shelter is popping up at Brixton Village with a shop selling a curated selection of pre-loved clothes, from high-end finds and vintage one-offs.
The Shelter Boutique will be open from Thursday to Saturday each week and guests will be able to shop a range of books and music alongside sustainable fashion and accessories.
Of course, all proceeds will go towards tackling housing injustices across the UK and supporting Shelter’s vital work in providing expert advice, face-to-face support and legal guidance to people facing housing issues or homelessness.
4: Prada Cafe’
Open: Until 7th January 2024
Address: 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL, UK
Discover a world where art, fashion, and culinary delights seamlessly converge at the Prada Cafe that is popping up in Harrods this summer.
Step into a realm of exquisite style and indulge in a sensory journey like no other. Immerse yourself in the sleek ambiance, adorned with the iconic Prada aesthetic, while savouring a curated menu inspired by haute couture.
Let your taste buds be captivated by innovative flavours and artisanal creations, meticulously crafted by renowned chefs. Whether you’re a fashion enthusiast, an art lover, or simply seeking a unique dining experience, the Prada Cafe promises an unforgettable rendezvous with elegance, taste, and sophistication. Book your reservation and elevate your summer in London today.
5: Vauxhall Summer Screen
Opens: 4th – 25th July 2023
Address: 139 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5HL, UK
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens sees the Summer Screen return this July. You can look forward to the screening of free movies every Tuesday at 7 pm throughout the month.
The itinerary includes various family-friendly options: Frozen, Black Panther, Wakanda Forever, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Grease.
There’s something for the whole family on the Summer screen. The seating includes deckchairs and blankets, but you can bring your own. One of the benefits of the Summer screen is the option to bring your own picnic basket, though there will be food and drink traders on-site if you want to buy anything extra.
Attending is free, but if you want to be sure of a spot, you can sign up to reserve one, and you’ll be entered into weekly giveaways too.