London's Best Pop-Up Events This January

Jan 19th 2016 | lifestyle | london | Written by Will Jamieson

London does a lot of things well, but the pop ups this city plays host to is when London out does itself, ensuring that the city remains a permanent fixture on the party map. Keep up with the greatest and latest pop up bars, restaurants and more transient events that London has to offer by checking out our definitive list of recommended pop ups hitting the capital this January:

‘Astronights’ sleepovers at the Science Museum

23rd January | Science Museum | £180pp

We all love a good sleepover. But this one is a little bit special! The Science Museum opens its doors at night for one night only for a magical evening where you will get: a drink on arrival, a three course dinner, special torchlight access to the exhibits and a special midnight, 70mm screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Oh, and breakfast the next morning. 

Lumiere London

14th - 17th January | Various locations | Free

Let there be light, as the Lumiere festival comes to London for the first time this month. The free festival of light will illuminate iconic London landmarks and areas such as Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly, King’s Cross, Trafalgar Square, Mayfair and Regent Street. Produced by Artichoke and supported by the Mayor of London, a host of international artists have produce 30 iconic exhibitions transformed with 3D projections, interactive installations and other extraordinary light works.


Romy Gill (5th-16th Jan), Akané Monavon (19th - 30th Jan) | Carousel, 71 Blandford St, W1U 8AB | £35

An ever-changing line-up of talented chefs from around the world provide amazing cooking, friendly service, a relaxed environment and a shared experience from one table to the next at this revolving restaurant.

Burns Baby Burns

22nd January | St. John’s at Hackney Church | £35 - £49

On 25 January, it's Burns Night. Celebrate the anniversary of the Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns with a plate of haggis and tatties with The Nest Collective who will treat you to:

• Three-course traditional Scottish feast served on china plates, no less.
• A complimentary dram of whisky
• Burns night spectacle rituals of poetry, reading and song
• Ceilidh dancing into the night
• Entry to the vip balcony whisky bar

A Poitín Tasting

Throughout January | The Sun Tavern, Bethnal Green, E2 0AN | £25pp

For years, poitin was illegal homemade whiskey, an Irish moonshine. Not anymore and The Sun Tavern have decided to conduct a masterclass in the formidable drink. Receive a welcome poitín cocktail on arrival, an informal tasting of four poitín variations and a poitín cocktail to finish.


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