Must visit Summer Pop-Ups


Who can deny it – London comes alive in summer.


With longer days and warmer nights the summer is the perfect time to enjoy the plethora of pop-ups London has on offer. At Mask there’s nothing we enjoy more than visiting as many of these exciting and entertaining events – all in the name of research of course!


We’ve put together a selection of the pop-ups we’re most excited to visit this summer.


Night Tales

In the past they’ve produced 25,000 sq ft reincarnations of the back streets of Japan, as well as a treehouse-laden jungle with sun drenched terraces and this year they’ve moved the successful pop-up to a new location in Hackney Wick. Set in an old stone merchants and car scrap yard  this year it comes complete with a 25m sq sun terrace, a perfect place to enjoy delicious food and cocktails. The venue is also available from private hire – we thing its the perfect location for a late summer party!

Running every Friday and Saturday from June 25th until August 27th


Pergola on the Roof

London’s newest pop-up has taken over the top of Television Centre for a 14 week run. Inspired by Al-fresco dining by the Mediterranean, this pop-up promised a little European escapism – with food stands by some of London’s most loved eateries all underneath a beautiful wooden open air structure wrapped in evergreen ivy, wisteria and bougainvillea, set against white washed walls with murals adorning the walls.

Open Wednesday to Sunday throughout the summer months


Frank’s Cafe

Part of Peckham’s Bold Tendencies Sculpture Project, this pop-up bar sits on top of a multistory car park with breath-taking views across London. A must visit location for anyone who loves to sip on crisp campari and soda on a hot summers day (if you build it they will come).

Open Tuesday to Friday: 5pm – 11pm and Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 11pm throughout the summer.

Almost time! See you on Thursday ?

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The Gardening Society

The rooftop of John Lewis has been transformed into an oasis of blooms and fresh herbs, hosting various pop-up restaurants including one of our favourites; The Dairy. This is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and dine on some of London’s best food in a relaxed environment.

Open every day until September



‘When you walk up the stairs, slide your toes through the sun-kissed sand and with disco music singing in your ears it is evident that you have been transported into another world…’ They had us at disco music!

Open Thursday to Sunday throughout the summer



Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden

Designed by the Eden Project, theRoof Garden is the place to be on a summer’s evening to watch the sun set over the Thames. Like New York’s High Line contrast between the wild flowers and lush green grass with the graffiti and the concrete brutalism of the Southbank Centre stunning .

Open to the daily from Midday over summer

Pop Brixton 

Back for its second year this pioneering space in the heart of Brixton is the perfect destination for delicious cheap eats. Not only that but pop-up was designed by locals for locals and has turned a disused space into an organisation that supports local businesses and start-ups so your patronage is also greatly helping the community.

Open to the daily from 9.00am

Vibes from our birthday party ?? see the full album on our Facebook page #1YearHere

A photo posted by Pop Brixton (@popbrixton) on


Last Days of Shoreditch

The Red Market in Old Street is London street food institution for the past 6 years, and as this is potentially their last day at this location they have opened as The Last Days of Shoreditch for 2016. Don’t miss out!

Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the summer

Our #BenEine murial #lastdaysofshoreditch #summer #streetart #shoreditch #streetfoodmarket #london #excited

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Is there are any other Pop-Ups we should check out? Tweet us @Mask_Events with your recommendations!

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