8 of the UK’s best summer pop-ups

With a BYOB beach boasting sandy floors and pastel coloured huts, to an old school drive-in cinema, it’s clear that 2017 is the year of the pop-up. To ensure you’re acquainted with the UK’s top going-ons, we got in touch with DesignMyNight for their top summer picks.

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Neverland, London

Neverland London- London

Neverland London is a dreamy beach pop-up in Fulham with a unique BYOB policy. Put on your flip flops and head down there with a bottle of your preferred poison, and make the most of its pretty alfresco space. Decorated with golden sand, deckchairs, pastel coloured beach huts and leafy palm trees – this place would trick anyone into believing they’re partying on an exotic island, far far away from the Big Smoke.

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Cocktails in the City, Glasgow

Cocktails in the City – Glasgow

Consider yourself a cocktail connoisseur? Whip out your diary and scribble down Cocktails in the City as your August priority. Here for one day only, this boozy event will gather 16 of Glasgow’s best bars to battle it out and bring you a mirage of mind-blowing cocktails. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, your £12 ticket will include a complimentary cocktail and a CITC membership card worth £20, giving you exclusive access to cocktail preview evenings, masterclasses, tastings, food and cocktail pairings throughout the rest of the year.

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The BBQ Club, London


The BBQ Club – London

We don’t need to tell you twice; The BBQ Club is one of this summer’s hottest pop-ups. Sat proudly along the Thames, this two-storey foodie haven dishes out takeaway bites at the downstairs bar, but upstairs is where you need to be. Get involved with an interactive six-course supper club where you’ll be cooking your own food on built in BBQs: think hand dived scallops, chicken and chorizo kebabs, and s’mores filled with toasted marshmallows.

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Social Fun and Games Club at Roof East – London

Escape real life for an evening and ascend to the skies for Roof East; London’s rooftop adult playground. This quirky pop-up will have you putting your way through rounds at Birdies Crazy Golf, smashing balls out of the park at London’s first ever American-style batting cages and skating rings around your friends at a roller disco. After you’re done kidding around, refuel at Pizza Shack with some dribble worthy slices.

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Seaside in the Sky, London

Seaside in the Sky – London

There are plenty of places to take in London’s jaw-dropping skyline, Searcys at the Gherkin is a cut above the rest. Always striving to take things to the next level, this normally members-only club is turning its space into a trendy seaside pop-up with candy-coloured beach huts, deckchairs and a fishing boat for summer 2017. Seaside in the Sky will have hand-crafted gin cocktails and authentic bites, like gourmet fish and chips, at the ready to please the masses.

Moonbeamers Pop-Up Cinema – Essex

Drive-in cinemas might have originated from 1930s America, but the trend is making a massive comeback, and you need to find your keys and get involved. Popping up everywhere from Thorndon Country Park to the Memorial Park, and screening everything from Top Gun to the recent Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; gather a car load of your mates and put the pedal to the metal to get to Moonbeamers for a unique cinema experience.

Bottomless Brunch at Lights of Soho – London

Everyone who’s anyone knows that a trip to London isn’t complete without getting down and dirty with a bottomless brunch. Fiz is London’s first ever sparkling wine bar and it’s popping up at the neon-littered Lights of Soho. They’re hosting a boozy bottomless brunch every weekend until August 13th, where you can uncork endless bottles of house fizz for £20. Knocking up some of the most impressive pancake stacks to hit the city, be wise and bunk this place up to the top of your priority list.

Brum’s Big Fat Burger Festival – Birmingham

The masterminds behind Brum’s Big Fat Pizza Festival have decided to move the spotlight over to burgers this August, and we’re bloody delighted. Brum’s Big Fat Burger Festival promises epic sliders, towering buns and drool-inducing sides. Not a meat eater? No biggie. They have two alternative traders for vegetarians, lots of themed bars and sets from some of the city’s best DJs.

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