Pop Down: Grub Club, Waterloo Vaults

On a cool autumn evening we drive through London’s Lower Marsh to a mysterious venue. It was a surprise anniversary date and I had no idea where we might be going. I was somewhat sceptical as we make our way down a seedy graffiti covered tunnel but pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the notorious…

Chapter 8 Games With Chambord

Back when summer was shinning its final rays I attended a great pop up hosted by Chambord. The Chapter 8 Games picked up on 2015’s top theme, Alice in Wonderland, with a stylised game of flamingo croquet. The setting was an astro turf covered rooftop bar near London fields. The playing field was small but…

100 Years Of Campari #rediscoverred

Campari are celebrating their hundredth anniversary with a series of events in Shoreditch this weekend. There’s the opportunity to grab not one but two free cocktails at the Rediscover Red Gallery at 9 Kingsland Road. Try the Italian summer staple”Spritz” or the classic negroni while checking out the retrospective exhibition of Campari advertising.

Just Opened: House Of Peroni Pop-Up Brick Lane

Newly opened on Brick Lane is the latest pop-up to occupy the Truman Brewery Space – The House Of Peroni. After one visit I’m sold, iconic Italian beer brand Peroni have used the huge warehouse space spectacularly to create a Italian cocktail hour worthy of stylish Milan. The whole area has been filled with huge…

Moretti Gran Tour London

Last weekend I had a taste of Italy in my own East London backyard, or back Alley in this case. The Moretti Gran Tour London is back after a successful summer run with “The Winter Edition” at The Lofts. “The Lofts” is PR speak for empty and hard to find warehouse space, but this makes the perfect…

The Kerouac Shack

Just when I thought I was over the pop-up phenomenon they went and reinvented themselves, as pop-up 2:0. This new phase is all about interactive experiences, as The Kerouac Shack demonstrated with an evening of 50’s Americana, beat poetry and jives. Held in a working petrol station in Kentish Town (think strict smoking policy and…