Pop-up Shops in London that you don’t want to miss out on this Spring!
Firstly, let’s get ourselves acquainted with the term, “Pop-up”. If You’re not familiar with the term “pop-up”, pop-up retail, also known as pop-up shops or flash retailing, is a retail trend that involves opening short-term sales spaces that last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks before closing, often to catch onto a trend or to schedule an event in a targeted geographic area. Post pandemic is seeing retailers looking into Pop-up retail more than ever, and here at completely, we’re ALL for it.
On the back of the recent lunch of CR flexible, we thought it would be great to keep you up to date with the latest pop-up only immersive experiences and the coolest pop-up restaurants to check out this Spring. We want to make sure that you keep that “fomo” at bay.
1: RITES RELOVE POP-UP
9th March – 5th April 2022 – 4 Broadway Market, London, UK
For the first time ever, the fashion resale and rental platform Rites is popping up on Broadway Market with Rites Relove. The eco-conscious pop-up, designed to reduce clothing waste by keeping garments in circulation, will stock an edit of preloved, sample and archive clothing, accessories, and bags from brands like Stine Goya, Rixo, and Faithfull the Brand, with prices slashed by up to 80%. Yes, you read that correctly. There’ll be some vintage goodies from the likes of Gucci, Miu Miu and Balenciaga in store too alongside beauty and homewares from Sustainable Dept. Store. Thrift enthusiasts assemble!
Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum, South Access Road, London E17 8AX, UK
The thought of dining on a Victoria line train might seem a bit obscure and possibly distasteful when thinking of the stuffy gum ladened sweatbox you are used to being in on your commute to and from work. Let us assure you, that Supper club Tube is nowhere near that experience. This 1967 refurbished carriage has been promoted to “fine dining status” with elegantly laid out tables, fine silverware, linens and even a curated playlist and dimmed lights to create a very sophisticated and intimate affair. Onboard you’ll be greeted with a welcome drink then seated for a 6-course meal that has been prepared by Colombian head chef Beatriz Maldonado Carreño. You’ll be treated to dishes like sweetcorn dumplings with smoky corn salad and queso fresco; ceviche Ecuatoriano, that’s hake and prawns cured in lime and chilli; and an asado of beef and roasted corn-fed chicken with chimichurri, and cassava chips. This is a dining experience you don’t want to miss out on.
3: ALICE IN WINTERLAND AT QUEEN OF HOXTON
Until spring 2022 – 1 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3JX, UK
Fancy something a bit more eccentric? Well, then it’s time to go down the rabbit hole and up to the roof at Queen of Hoxton where you’ll find Alice in Winter land. Once you’ve entered the wonderful world of Alice, you’ll find that nothing is quite what it seems with psychedelic visuals, Potions, toadstools, teacups, Mad Hatter-inspired shisha and even the Cheshire Cat to greet you. The menu provides wonderland inspired tea party potions to drink and burgers in red buns to eat. If you’re “curiouser and curiouser” we suggest heading down to Queen of Hoxton to check it out.
4: PUMP STREET EASTER POP-UP
31st March – 10th April 2022 16c Calvert Avenue, London E2 7JP, UK
Looking for some Easter treats? Pump Street is opening a chocolate-packed pop-up in Shoreditch from the 31st of March until the 10th of April. Not only are they showcasing their full Easter range along with their eating and drinking chocolate, but the chocoholics dream pop-up will also be hosting a charity bake sale that will change daily to raise money for #CookForUkraine. You can expect guest pastries such as Esters, Flor, Brunswick East, Gwyn’s Bakery, Nicola Lamb, Happy Endings, Nova, Violet & Toklas, so we’re sure that you will be making a few trips to this pop-up.
5: THE HASH HUT
21st February – 15th May 2022. 99 George St, Croydon CR0 1LD, UK
Never has the Hash brown been as celebrated, as at “The Hash Hut” in London. If you’re a Hash-fan, you’ll want to head down to The Hash Hut at Boxpark Croydon to have a taste of their Hash-tastic menu. The Hash Hut was founded by chef James Sharp, previously of Michelin-starred Alchemilla where he created the concept. HH takes hash browns from being the back-up singer, to being the main attraction and the menu includes the likes of the Hash Hut Chip with roast garlic mayo; the Hatsu, hash browns topped with fried panko chicken thighs; Bangers and Hash; Raclette Hash; and Smoked Ancho Chlli Ragu. We might have just found the best hash browns in the world #justsaying.
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