Do/Events Farmopolis

by George Palmer


5 inventive pop-ups you’d be a fool to miss this November

You guys might have heard rumours trawling around out there that “the pop-up” is dead or old news these days – well, in fact, those naysayers couldn’t be more wrong.

To put our money where our mouth is here, we’ve uncovered five reasons for you not to believe the gossip. Thrill-seekers everywhere rejoice, this November these inventive pop-ups are making their way to a London near you…


Picture a botanical filled wonderland, fully equipped with an entertainment stage, bar and café… got that? Now, imagine this all on top of a mammoth jetty floating on the Thames. Imagine no more, introducing… Farmopolis. Created using rescued Chelsea Flower Show plants, this flamboyant venue will be a contemporary playground of live music and TED-style talks, throughout November.

Open November | FREE

See for more info:

The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0FL

T2 Shoreditch

T2 Shoreditch Gallery

What do you get when you take one Aussie tea brand, six up and coming artists, and a stylish Redchurch Street space? You guessed it, T2’s Shoreditch Gallery pop-up. The global tea-makers have proven they’re passionate about supporting their neighbours and emerging local talent, setting six young creatives the challenge of producing diverse artworks inspired T2’s iconic tea-offering and the surrounding buzzing Shoreditch culture.


See T2’s website for more information and Shoreditch store opening times:

48-50 Redchurch St, London, Shoreditch E2 7DP

Peckham Festival

Shoreditch, Dalston, Camden… Peckham?? Yes, Peckham isn’t the back-oh-van-business, Only Fools and Horses, neighbourhood it once was. These days the area’s abundant in carefully trimmed beards, thick-framed glasses and pompadour hairdos. The newly reigning hipster central will be welcoming this street food pop-up festival, including appearance from culinary virtuosos such as Forza Win, Popdogs and The Cheese Truck – not to mention, a crazy golf course from Birdies!

Open from 11th November

See the Peckham Festival website for more information:

Unit 8, 133 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN

Backyard Cinema

Backyard Cinema’s Winter Night Garden

When? 18th November. Where? Right in the heart of a beautiful enchanted woodland (… inside of an artisan food market). Why? Because your central-heated sitting room at home just ISN’T good enough! This is a pop-up sure for a unique experience, enter: cosy sleeping bags, festival vibes and some truly classic films (including the aptly named, ‘Frozen’)

Open from 18th November

See the Backyard Cinema website for full film listings:

Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, SE1 6DR

Cocktail Cruise

London life can be stressful, especially when it comes to settling with friends whose turf to meet on for drinks. Solution found – why not travel through several at once on a canal boat? Cocktail Cruise is your ideal weekend getaway bar for the indecisive, departing from the happening Hackney Wick, making its turn back at Springfield Park and Limehouse Basin. Boasting a menu of tasty cocktails, craft beers and artisan food, this one is perfect to drop by with the crew, or even with that special someone.

Open from 5th November | Tickets from £20

Canalside Queen’s Yard, London, E9 5EN

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About the Author

Spending his younger-years with hands on every musical instrument within reach, this opinionated writer found his voice reviewing the best new music. With work published in the likes of Attitude magazine, Notion and IDOL, this Brightonian (with his head over in London) is on a mission to kick his passions for food, fitness and culture into action, to uncover some of London’s best.

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