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London is always changing with a vast array of pop ups and new popped up venues and experiences from restaurants to new shows.

Jimmy’s Pop Up – Fire & Fromage on the Southbank

Date: 2nd November until 31st December 2023
Location: London Southbank
Various menus
Website: www.jimmyspopup.com for private hire email info@jimmyspopup.com

Back for Winter 2023 Fire and Fromage returns to London’s Southbank in partnership with Black Cow.

Jimmy Garcia pop up has a Après ski vibe in which you can dine within an igloo and feast on a fondue and raclette.

Yorkshire-born and bred, Jimmy Garcia discovered his taste for good food from an early age. After his first 25-
seater pop-up restaurant in his living room at his flat in South-West London, borrowing tables and chairs from
the local church, started selling out, he knew he’d found his calling. Today, widely known as The King of pop-up
dining in the UK, his pop-ups have been celebrated by the likes of British Vogue, The Sunday Times, The FT,
Evening Standard, Foodism, The Nudge, Time Out London and The Telegraph to name a few and he has also
featured on a range of TV shows over the years including Sunday Brunch and This Morning.
In addition to Jimmy’s Pop Ups, his namesake catering company Jimmy Garcia Catering specialise in catering at
luxury events and weddings. They are specialists in delivering extraordinary food experiences. Garnering many
accolades along the way, their portfolio spans working with most major brands around the globe from Google,
Disney, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram to Netflix, Warner Brothers, Waitrose, Nike, Samsung, Spotify and

Black Cow is a single ingredient vodka made in West Dorset from the milk of grass-grazed cows. This unique
process of using milk as our only source ingredient is what makes the vodka so exceptionally smooth. Milk is a
lovely raw material; it makes a versatile liquid with a rounded creamy character. It is incredibly soft, free from
the hard minerals found in other vodkas.
We simply separate the milk into curds and whey. The curds make the cheese – including Black Cow Deluxe
Cheddar – the whey, which would otherwise go to waste, is fermented, distilled and blended to make the
‘world’s smoothest vodka’.

Menu £35pp (90-minute sitting). Greeted with a Black Cow cider cocktail and followed by a feast of our
traditional unlimited Savoyard raclette with rustic, sourdough baguettes, rosemary and herb new potatoes with
confit garlic, mixed leaf salad, mustard vinaigrette and mixed charcuterie (lovingly imported by Papa G himself).
Make sure you leave room for dessert!

Indulge in the most festive of settings, inside a Snow globe (we promise not to come round, turn you
upside down and shake you about) Right on the banks of the Thames, with stunning views over and across
the river, these heated Snow globes® are the perfect place to celebrate the festive season. Nestled under
our stretch tent, they are at once part of the hustle of Southbank, and a private haven for you and your
guests. Perfect for groups of up to ten people, we run three different sittings, seven days a week. Lunch
and dinner include a three-course menu including steak sharers and our signature fondue at £55 per
person. All this is complimented by a range of fantastic Black Cow cocktails.

Click here to check out all the menus

Kraken Screamfest 2023

Address: 2 Sans Walk, London EC1R 0AP, UK

Date & times: Thursday 26th October to Saturday 28th October, 5pm to 9:30pm
Tickets: £10 entry
Website: http://www.universe.com/ScreamfestVII

This Halloween, The Kraken Rum is opening an immersive horror bar where the prices of drinks are determined by visitors’ heart rates.

Screamfest VII: Shock Exchange, held in the Clerkenwell Catacombs, will require guests to wear heart rate monitors whilst navigating an immersive horror gauntlet before they reach the bar. The more a guest’s heart pounds, the more pounds they’ll pay at the bar.

Running between the 26th – 28th October, the pre-bar experience was developed with The Recreational Fear Lab and is scientifically designed to do the one thing it tests you on: raise heart rates.

Rumble in the Jungle Rematch

Address: Dock X, Unit 1 Canada Water, Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16 2XU (2mins walk from Canada Water DLR)
Date: September – Saturday 9th December
Shows are on Wednesdays, Thursday, Fridays and Saturday
Saturday includes a matinée and evening performance
Matinees start from 12:45pm
Evening shows from 18:45pm
Tickets: Start from £10 entry
Tickets and more info: rumblerematch.com

Travel back in time to the iconic fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman that took place in 1974.

Thanks to Rematch Productions you now can live the memorial moment as they bring together an immersive sporting event like no other by infusing theatre, sport, history and technology together.

The fight between these legends was widely considered to be ‘The Greatest Sporting event of the 20th Century’ a this was the first Heavyweight Championship boxing match to take place in Africa.

You will be able to follow the footsteps of  Ali and Foreman, the cast of characters, including David Frost who reported on the match, legendary boxing promoter Don King (who was as much about show business as boxing), circulates amongst the audience as the story unfurls around the audience. This includes the intense media attention and press conferences to sparring sessions with the boxers and the actual fight itself. 

There is a riot of music with the Zaire ‘74 festival, which saw the biggest global acts in black music perform, including; James Brown, BB King, Bill Withers, Sister Sledge, Miriam Makeba and Celia Cruz and a slew of Latin America’s best musicians, heavily featured.

The second event by immersive event producers Rematch, following their recreation of the famous Borg v McEnroe Wimbledon final of 1980, Rumble in the Jungle Rematch, is a roller coaster experience that takes you from the intimate dressing rooms to the global stage, from the pre-match trash talking to the step-by-step play-out of the fight, and everywhere in between. 

Funicular Productions Murder Express

Date: New murder mystery and dining from 10 November 2023
Ticket prices: From £74.50
Location: Pedley Street, Arch 63, Pedley Street, London E1 5BW
Website: https://www.funicularproductions.com/

Expect murder and mayhem whilst all aboard on this train.

All aboard for an electrifying return of The Murdér Express! as it returns for yet another gripping theatrical experience in November 2023.

Are you brave enough to take the journey as you encounter the train conductor and an eclectic cast of pleasure-seeking passengers on an unforgettable journey. Prepare to be transported to a world where every passenger has secrets to hide, and every moment is laced with suspense.

Niall Keating, Two-Star Michelin Chef curated dishes will be served to passengers throughout November.

Be part of this extraordinary experience where theatre, dining, and entertainment intertwine to create a night you’ll cherish forever. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history as The Murdér Express returns in all its glory, delivering an even more exhilarating and spellbinding performance.

Secure your tickets now for a thrilling ride that promises to be an absolute hit this November!

Note: This is not a real train it is a stationery carriage set under the Arches with projected screens to make it seem like you are travelling.

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Eleven98 Hackney Aidan

Eleven 98 pop up supperclub

Date: Various dates
Location: Mainly Hackney and on occasion various other locations
Website: www.eleven98hackney.com for private hire email aidan@eleven98hackney.com

The festive season is fast approaching, which means the rush to book Christmas work parties is well and truly on!

Eleven98 is an original and totally one-of-a-kind fine dining experience. It’s a platform for showcasing the incredible produce growing in the Borough of Hackney, where chef and founder Aidan Brooks is proud to have been born and bred. What makes Eleven98 truly unique is the fact that 100% of the fruits, vegetables and herbs that Aidan uses on his menu must have grown within Hackney. He achieves this by cultivating much of the produce himself at his own veg garden, by foraging for wild foods around the borough, and by maintaining very close relationships with local organic food growers.

Eleven98’s weekly communal Social Dining at The Chef’s Table is for up to 12 guests, and takes place most Fridays. The Eleven98 experience always begins with a quirky welcome cocktail on arrival, made using Haggerston-produced spirits from the 58 & Co distillery. They offer a nine course gastronomic tasting menu, and sustainability is at the very heart of their ethos. Charcoal-filtered water is provided on the table, and other drinks are BYOB.

Phantom Peak

Location: Canada Water, London
Ticket cost: From £35
Website: https://phantompeak.com/

Phantom Peak, is known far and wide as the Venice of the West! In this fully-realised steampunk mining town, nothing is what it seems…

What is hiding in the vestiges of the mines? What does the charismatic founder of corporate JONACO really seek in this sleepy town? Was the Blimp Crash really just an accident?

Dine, shop, play games, go sightseeing, collect clues… explore the town and uncover its mysteries at your own pace for up to five hours in an immersive open-world adventure the likes of which you’ve never seen before!

Puttshack Bank – Crazy Golf

Location: London, Bank
Ticket cost: From £13.50
Website: https://www.puttshack.com/uk/locations/bank

Located in bustling Central London, their Bank venue is surrounded by the grand architecture of the historic No. 1 Poultry building. Good vibes only as you navigate our crazy, tech-infused mini golf courses and unique event spaces. All that winning (or losing) will work up an appetite so our passionate chefs & bartenders will tantalise your taste buds with flavours from around the globe. So, get your game face ready for a perfect outing of friendly competition, drinks and dining.


LOCATION Tottenham Court Road, London
DATES 14 August 2021
PRICES ranging from £48pp plus
BOOK www.monopolylifesized.com

Global play and entertainment company, Hasbro, Inc. and GAMEPATH (a new division of international theatre producer SELLADOOR WORLDWIDE) are pleased to release the very first details of the MONOPOLY LIFESIZED experience – a new, participatory gameplay attraction bringing together the best of the iconic board game, escape rooms and team challenge – the first of its kind in the world – due to open in London on 14 August 2021.

Tickets are on sale now via the website, and the team are seeking the biggest MONOPOLY fans in the UK to be among the first on the board.

All the most well-loved elements of a classic MONOPOLY gameplay have been translated into an exciting 4D experience on a full-sized board that teams of players will move around, participating in challenges as they go in order to acquire properties, earning money as they PASS GO, GO TO JAIL, picking up a CHANCE CARD and maybe getting lucky landing on FREE PARKING…

MONOPOLY LIFESIZED is an immersive, on-your-feet version of the world’s favourite family game brand. Experience the thrill of trying to stage a heist in Mayfair, competing against a clock to build some of London’s iconic buildings, solving a baffling murder mystery, stepping into the world of codebreakers…

The MONOPOLY: LIFESIZED experience will take place at 213 – 215 Tottenham Court Road, a 22,000sq ft building over three floors in the heart of the West End: THE COURT – the first in a series of central London venues dedicated to live gameplay. The building will house a retail outlet selling a wide range of Hasbro game merchandise, THE TOP HAT – a destination MONOPOLY-themed bar and restaurant serving signature cocktails and a quintessential British small-plates menu – plus three individually designed and unique main gameplay boards – Classic, The Vault, and City – and a Junior Board – making it a brand-new destination attraction where people can eat, drink, shop and play all under one roof.

MONOPOLY LIFESIZED will consist of a 75-minute gameplay segment on a 15 x 15m board, featuring 8 Properties, 2 Utility Companies, 2 Train Stations, Jail, Free Parking, Go, and Just Visiting. Each board can host between 8 and 24 people split into 4 teams, all playing against each other. Each team will have their own personal MONOPOLY token –, Scottie Dog, Boot, Racing Car, etc. – leading them around the game, taking scores, and giving hints where required. Each property square will have a full-sized location specific room behind it that players enter to participate in a challenge to ‘acquire’ that particular property. The challenges will be a mixture of physical and mental puzzles and games that will test players’ skills and lateral thinking, and will be themed appropriately for the square, featuring either some historical or current day relationship with that part of London. MONOPOLY: LIFESIZED will be created by a team drawn from across the immersive theatre, tech and escape room worlds: creative producers are Tom Beynon and Paul Mansfield, with set design by Tim McQuillen-Wright (designer for Secret Cinema experiences Stranger Things, Blade Runner, and Moulin Rouge), costume design by Sarah Mercade , sound design by Luke Swaffield, Production Management by Entourage, and Scenic Construction by Scene2. Clockwork Dog are Gameplay Consultants and Operations bringing on board their extensive experience in designing and building immersive and technically impressive escape room games.

Tomb Raider

Location: Camden Town, London
On till: 31 December
Ticket cost: From £35.00
Website: https://www.tombraiderlive.co.uk

Do you have what it takes to be Lara Croft? Work through real-life puzzles, collect relics, brave the zipline, climb through the jungle, and outsmart the enemies in this unique live adventure.

BuckBuck Games

Location: Ninth Life in London Catford
Ticket cost: From £10
Website: https://www.buckbuckgames.com/ticketed-events

Come play a host of games which are full of utter nonsense.

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