7 London pop-ups to have on your radar
From an immersive cocktail experience aboard a Pirate ship, a fitness masterclass with a former Pussycat doll to a winter wonderland with fur-lined sofas and fondue, here are 6 pop ups to check out this November…
PIRATES OF THE HIDDEN SPIRIT: COCKTAIL EXPERIENCE
Various dates from Thursday 22nd November 2018
Step foot on The Hidden Spirit this Winter for an undercover voyage to steal long lost treasure from the grasps of the Governor. Set on board a real ship docked in London, those willing to join Captain Jack Cassidy’s undercover crew will be taken on an epic journey of mischief as they steal the hidden treasure aboard The Hidden Spirit from the Government in this truly unique immersive cocktail experience.
Don your very own Tricorn hat and turn to a life of piracy as you take your share of the world’s finest collection of precious metals & jewels, liquors and liqueurs and enjoy some delicious cocktails on board to make the journey at sea all that bit richer… Just make sure the Governor doesn’t catch wind of your plans. The Hidden Spirit includes 3 x cocktails within the entry price.
WORKOUT WITH KIMBERLY WYATT AT THIRD SPACE
Tuesday 13th November 18:30 | Tuesday 20th November 18:30 | Tuesday 27th November 18:30 | Tuesday 4th December 18:30
The new City club is the exclusive home to Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt’s ‘Bring Your Heels’ dance workout, for a six weeks series. Each class works on building inner body strength, aligning body symmetry and increasing balance. The workout is accessible to every woman, fusing techniques from different disciplines such as dance, yoga and calisthenics to help achieve full body strength.
Kimberly will personally host each weekly class at Third Space City, open to members who want to expand their fitness repertoire. Each weekly class covers a different intent, from learning how to stay consistent to building flexibility. The 45-minute session includes a warm-up, learning choreography to a unique dance routine, performance time followed by a cool down.
QUEEN OF HOXTON – LADY CELESTE’S WINTER ROOFTOP
Step back in time to the 1900’s bohemia of Montmartre. This Winter, Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch are recreating one of Paris’ most famous music halls with a surrealist twist. Sit by fire pits under the twinkling lights of the red windmill in Celeste’s enchanting rooftop garden and enjoy a hot buttered Tarte Tatin Rum while sampling some raclette and charcuterie. Find a surrealist absinthe bar compete with Tarot Card reader waiting to tell you your fortune, and enter into a red velvet draped music hall to meet the mysterious Lady Celeste herself…
Week long pop up at Cannon St w/c 12th November 2018
For one week only, experience the best of what GYMBOX has to offer at their Cannon Street pop up. Get a taster of each of the eight class categories and workout with master trainers and resident DJs, to show you just what GYMBOX is all about. Goodies will be supplied by NOCCO and Barebells. All net proceeds from the events are going to YoungMindsUK as part of GymBox’s Mental Health charity focus for the next year.
Later in the month GYMBOX presents… The Fire Pit. Prepare to be fully immersed with sensory experiences, performance art and interactive installations, all under the watchful eye of carefully curated DJs who will keep you going until 4am. This rave will be held in a secret underground location and kept under wraps until nearer the time so keep an eye on their social feeds to be the first to know.
KETEL ONE ‘COCKTAILS WITH CARE COLLECTIVE’
Month long pop up at The Refinery Regent’s Place from 30th Oct
The Refinery in Regent’s Place has teamed up with Ketel One, leading eco-friendly specialists KeepCup and renowned wild food expert James Wood, to launch a month long residency to inspire mindful living.
The Ketel One: Cocktails with Care Collective will feature great tasting cocktails made from ingredients destined for landfill. Pay a visit to the Conscious bar and take a moment to enjoy a cocktail on an immersive swing adorned in living plants and discover chambers featuring thought-provoking environmental fact and sustainability tips. They will also be hosting two masterclasses giving practical advice for recreating sustainable cocktails at home.
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FOOD & LYCRA: JUST DOIN’ IT – PRESS UP & PULL WORKSHOP
Join fitness duo Food & Lycra for a 90 minute workshop that will focus on the core basics of your press up and pull up technique. For the first half of the session, you will be taken through the various press-up modifications and shown how to perfect your form, no matter your skill level. The second half will focus on the different methods for perfecting your pull up technique and upping your reps. You’ll also leave with a mini homework booklet to help you track your progress at home. This is a workshop, not a workout. Be prepared to slow everything down and focus on form and technique so you come away with more than just a sweat.
JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD
Wednesday 7th November 2018 and 3 other dates
An immersive dining and theatre experience from the creators of The Murdér Express with a new menu creatively crafted by BBC MasterChef Finalist 2017 Louisa Ellis. Known for her intense and creative flavours, this very special guest will be designing an imaginatively curated three-course menu fit for all dietary requirements that ties in with the theatrical narrative.
Guests will join Claude, the shackled conductor, and his lowly assistant Gordy, on a quest for absolution, redemption and eternal love that will take them all the way to the Underworld. Along the way, guests will do their best to outwit the seductive Gatekeeper, the hunched Harbinger, and the damnable Dark One, all the while praying that this isn’t a one-way ticket.