Top 5: Summer Pop-Ups You Need to Visit in London This MonthBy Angelica Malin
With summer in full swing, London has once again seen an influx of pop-ups. From rooftop terraces to summer gardens, we’ve hand picked the best London has to offer – here’s the best pop-ups to look out for in June:
The Run-Down: ROKA Canary Wharf has partnered with CÎROC Vodka to launch ROKA Summer Terrace Sessions, a series of parties to celebrate the warm summer months. On the last Friday of each month (next event June 29th), ROKA’s Canary Wharf terrace will be transformed into a rooftop party, featuring performances by internationally renowned DJs.
Drink: From 6:30pm to 11pm, start your weekend in style with a selection of CÎROC vodka cocktails, specially created by the ROKA bar team, including Amnesia, with CÎROC vodka infused with sansho berries, rosemary droplets bitters, tonic water and garnished with an orange zest, rosemary and thyme; and the British Garden, a CÎROC vodka martini, with Sakura vermouth, Cocchi Americano, elderflower and strawberry cordial, garnished with a grapefruit zest.
Where: Park Pavillion, 4 Park Pavilion, Canada Square, London E14 5FW
The Run-Down: Sassy Cidre have a new home for the summer: St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London. Over the summer months, the French cider brand will be partnering with three different alcohol brands every month to create innovative cocktails at the Summer Orchard pop-up. And this month, they’re pairing with Suze & Lillet.
Drink: Highlights from the menu include Rose in the Orchard, a fruity blend of Lilet Rose, Poco green rhubarb sorbet, and Sassy Rosè cider; and the Summer Spritz with Lillet Blanc, vanilla bitters, organic apple cider vinegar and Sassy Rosè.
Where: Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2AR
The Run-Down: A collaboration between award-winning gin Tanqueray No. TEN and Drake & Morgan, the Tanqueray Garden at The Sipping Room at West India Quay is a magical garden with a living herb wall, a Negroni fountain and herbaceous concoctions.
Drink: Signature serves include the Sevilla Spritz with Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla, pink grapefruit sherbet and Prosecco; and the Flora Smash,including Tanqueray No. TEN, lemon juice, raspberries, cucumber, elderflower syrup, ginger ale. You can customise your cocktail further by helping yourself to a sprig of mint, thyme or rosemary from the Garden’s herb wall. And what’s a garden without a fountain? Tanqueray Garden’s dedicated Rosé Negroni Fountain is a water feature with a difference. With serves poured straight from the fountain, enjoy a summery twist on the classic cocktail blend.
Where: 16 Hertsmere Road, West India Quay, London E14 4AX
The Run-Down: Dry and aromatic white wines, fruity rosés, sparkling Crémants and soft, fruit-forward reds – try the lot at Bordeaux’s Butterfly Bar at Finsbury Square. Running until Friday (22nd June), the bar is well stocked with a range of vinos, and there’s plenty of munch to grab from food traders nearby.
Drink: The bar is stocked with over 26 different wines, and rotating specials of 6 guest wines each week, so you can drink your way through Bordeaux. Fancy a wine education? Bordeaux Wines are running bespoke sessions for groups of 6-10, costing £10 per head. You’ll sample five wines including a dry white, a rosé, a Crémant and two reds.
Where: Finsbury Square, London EC2M 2PG
Please note: the bar is open on weekdays only
The Run-Down: 2018 marks over two centuries of Veuve Clicquot doing things differently, 200 years since the invention of the first blended Rosé, 200 years of audacity and 200 years of the unexpected. This year, Veuve Clicquot is continuing to mix things up, turning a summer of sport into summer of Brosé. Opening on June 19th, the rooftop at Selfridges will be turned into the ultimate terrace for Champagne sippers, sun worshippers and sports lovers.
Drink: Often regarded the red wine of the champagne world, Veuve Clicquot Rosé is full bodied, complex and has the depth of flavour to pair perfectly with food like steak, truffle and spicy dishes. The pop-up will be serving Veuve Clicquot rosé in large red wine glasses, (rather than a quaint flute), to be enjoyed while watching all the live sport on the big screen – and paired with a menu that includes mini burgers, parmesan truffle fries and sharing charcuterie boards.
Where: 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB