A look back at January 2020 – Community fun

This article is a look back at the amazing experiences which I and various community members of Love Pop Ups London enjoyed and helped spread the word about during January 2020 on a gifted complimentary basis.

January 2020 a look back

Lost Boys Pizzeria

Lost Boys Pizza are famous for being the world’s only vampire themed pizzeria who serve pizzas made by infusing charcoal within the pizza dough.

They serve signature black charcoal pizza, killer cocktails, play 80’s soundtracks upstairs and downstairs customers can even learn and enjoy about absinthe at their Croque Monsieur bar.

The perfect eatery for any vampire who just loves to sink their teeth into charcoal pizzas covered with bloody tomato sauce.

Lost Boys Pizza me and my clutch

 “Such an epic near deathperience Lost Boys Pizza – my dark soul was fed in more ways than one.”


I and some other community members of Love Pop Ups London we sunk our fangs into black pizza from another realm and was to die for. Click here to read our write ups.

Makan Supperclub

Ever wanted to taste what Malaysian food might be like. Then Makan Malaysian does just that. They love putting on supperclubs as their mission is to share a little bit of the food and culture from Malaysia.​

Makan Malaysia

 “I loved the crisp sweet potato chips and the ever so tangy sour noodles. I just wish I had a lot more as I could not get enough of this noodle nest.”


I and some other community members of Love Pop Ups London we feasted on vegan Malaysian food and loved it. Click here to read our write ups.


Gingerline put on immersive dining experiences throughout the year from their classic Gingerline, Chamber of Flavours, and Flavourology private events taking all diners on an epic culinary immersive adventure.

So if you love food, theatre, surprises and immersive experiences then you will love Gingerline.

This year they bought to London a new dining experience called TV Dinners which transported us to the world of TV quizzing.

“Expect the UNEXPECTED with 2 hours of NOSTALGIC gameshow everything from SENsORY to PHYSICAL challenges and FOODIE TRIVIA.”


Some other community members of Love Pop Ups London this month quizzed their way through the night over various different dates putting their culinary knowledge to the test. Click here to read our write ups.

DoubleTree by Hilton – Pirate themed afternoon tea

Within DoubleTree by Hilton at the Docklands within the Columbia restaurant you can sit back relax and take in views of the Thames and Canary Wharf whilst starting your day of with Breakfast, fuelling up for lunch, indulge in afternoon tea or enjoying a meal with friends in the evening.

We buccaneers took over Columbia restaurant for a pirate themed afternoon tea and found much sugary gems as not all treasure is silver and gold.

DoubleTree Hilton me and my buccaneers

 Served in a treasure chest, this pirate afternoon tea by Double Tree Docklands has a WIDE RANGE of cakes and sweets for you to choose from.”


I and some other community members of Love Pop Ups London we tucked into cakes and sandwiches whilst sipping rum at Columbia restaurant within DoubleTree by Hilton and came out very merry. Click here to read our write ups.


Lightopia is a brand new immersive and visually-dramatic lantern and light festival, that promises to fuse beautiful art installations with human experience. You will get to interact and immersive with lights, lanterns, installations and enjoy an incredible 3D mapping projection on Chiswick House, creating unforgettable memories.

Wonder through chapters from The Love Gate, Tree of Life, Elysian Field, Flower Hand, The Flower Road, Happy Valley and many more, each symbolising various experiences throughout life and humanity.

 “I thought it was going to be a light festival but it’s really mostly a Chinese lantern display which was also nice.”


I and another community members of Love Pop Ups London we took the lights of Lightopia whilst walking the beautiful grounds of Chiswick Gardens. Click here to read our write ups.

Darts Club Clapham

Darts Club combines great food and craft beers along with a fun night of darts. Grab an electronic oche area, invite your mates and play darts.

 “You can play your classic round of darts or choose from a variety of games to play from killer darts through to blockbuster darts.”


I and some other community members of Love Pop Ups London we had fun night throwing darts and sipping on drinks at their launch of Darts Club in Clapham. Click here to read our write ups.

Hans & Gretel Dessert Cafe

Hans & Gretel brings a shop full of magical candy to Camden, where you’ll feel the sugar rush just from stepping within.

Release your inner child and create your own Chimney Cake from the many ice cream flavours and sweet toppings which is their signature dessert.

 “Stepping into this fairytale-inspired cafe decorated with candy canes, lollipops and sweets, it feels as if we are teleported to the magical sweets house in Hans & Gretel!”


Some other community members of Love Pop Ups London this month went and took a journey into a Hans & Gretel sweet shop full of sugary delight, luckily though they avoided the clutches of the hungry witch. Click here to read our write ups.

Abd ed Wahab

Abd ed Wahab brings Lebanese to the heart of Belgravia in London.

On special dates at Abd ed Wahab you can learn how to make Lebanese dishes.

Two members from Love Pop Ups London joined in for a night of Lebanese Cooking hosted within Abd El Wahab.

 After masterclass, besides tasting all the dishes listed above we also had Lebanese hummus, bread and line ras asfur!! All dishes were very delicious, however two dishes which won my heart are – kale tabbouleh and frikkeh muhammara!


Some community members of Love Pop Ups London went along and experienced a masterclass in how to cook Lebanese food at Abd ed Wahab leaving with new skills. Click here to read our write ups.

Chef Niku

Chef Niku supperclubs provide Indian cuisine which is cooked by Nikitesh Jaiswal who is a self-trained chef who just loves Indian food.

At any of Chef Niku supperclubs you’ll enjoy culture, flavours, personalities, music and history, all within an intimate atmosphere.

Yaatra by Chef Niku - Steve, Chef and me

 “This time though instead of our food served on plates it was to be served on banana leaf which is a traditional way of serving Thali.”


I and another community members of Love Pop Ups London we went along and dined on delicious South Indian food by Chef Niku leaving our bellies full. Click here to read our write ups.


Yatri is set within Euston and serves up great North Indian cuisine.

Within this lovely Indian restaurant Yatri chefs provide diners with unique regional food from the North and Northwest regions of India

 “So much delicious food packed with the most wonderful seasoning from starters that included tandoori prawns, paneer, sheekh kebab, samosa chaat and more! Then went on to the mains with an array of such flavourful dishes such as the railway chicken, paneer butter masala, hariyali chicken, Chef’s Special Gujarati undhiyu and black daal!”


I and some other community members of Love Pop Ups London we feasted on Indian cuisine made by the chefs of Yatri and loved it from the ambience to the welcoming staff. Click here to read our write ups.

WeFiFo – Malaysian Chinese New Year Feast London by Malaysian by May

May loves to introduce diners to Malaysian cuisine and this January at her Malaysian Chinese New Year Supperclub she hosted an intimate supperclub at her elegant private home in Marylebone.

On the Malaysian By May menu is her most requested New Year Salad Yee Sang (or Loh Hei). This is her interactive salad where everyone gets involved in tossing the salad while shouting out auspicious things. The rest of the meal on the night consisted of 8 dishes all inspired by Malaysian and China featuring prawns, quail and more.

 “This delicious supper club was hosted by the amazing Chef May who runs @eatcookexplore and hosts various supper clubs, usually at least monthly. Tonight it was in a lovely home near to Oxford Street, and in a lovely study with a long table and book shelves along the walls. The setting matters so much and it was spot on. Thankfully, so was the company and we quickly started having some nice chats with everyone there.”

Steve blog post

A member of Love Pop Ups London had the pleasure of attending with his partner to enjoy the delights of a Malaysian Chinese New Year by May. Click here to read his full write up.

Romulo Cafe & Restaurant

At Romulo Cafe & Restaurant they serve Philippine cuisine within a fashionable setting fit for any food scene. Set in a converted Georgian townhouse near the Design Museum, you’ll be able to taste Filipino food. Food which is made using the best seasonal ingredients and British produce all produced by Chef Jeremy Villanueva.

 “When it comes to good Philippine cuisine, they certainly know how to please.”


I and my plus one a community member of Love Pop Ups London we enjoyed a feast of Philippine food. Click here to read our write ups.

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