Rum and plenty of it – Last Nights of Havana

I had the privilege of going to a press night for this brand new pop up Last Nights of Havana which is created by the team Skylight, the inspiration is 1940-50’s pre-revolution Cuba.

It is based at Tobacco Docks which in itself is a very historic centre of rum and tobacco trade in London making it the perfect spot for such a glamorous pop-up.

Last Nights of Havana

Fiesta time

Upon entering through the doors I felt like I had been transferred back to the 1940’s/50’s pre-revolution Havana with the glamour, smells, Jazz all met with the spirit of pre-revolution Cuba. Continue reading

Ready to save the world again? Handmade Mysteries Operation Mindfall

Operation Mindfall is the most augmented reality outdoor hunting game to hit London turning all budding detectives saying “my name is Bond, (your name) Bond”.

Firstly let me give you top secret information about  Handmade Mysteries who provide some of the best escape rooms in London in my opinion.

Handmade Mysteries

Handmade Mysteries takes any escape room enthusiast into great live-action team adventure games which are full of mystery, colourful characters and ludicrously twisted puzzles.  With all their immersive escape rooms and street game experiences they provide fun fuelled challenges all whilst racing against the clock.

At present they have two escape rooms which can be played in several different locations across London and Brighton:

  • Lady Chasitity’s Reserve
    This immersive experience challenges you and friends with an hour of hilarious clue solving as you attempt to win Chastity’s fabled aphrodisiac wine.  Click here to read our blogs/reviews when I and some others played their game a while back.
  • Poppa Plocks
    This bonkers escape room full of  fun and silliness will take you back to your childhood with this 60 minute challenge by a twisted toy-maker Poppa Plock.  Click here to read our blogs/reviews when I and some others played their game a while back.

And their newest tech advanced outdoor game:

  • Operation Mindfall
    Save the world from Spider Tech a terrorists organisation who wants to take over humanity

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Want to play a game? – COLAB Factory Copycat

There is a Copycat killer loose on the streets of London……….oh my!

It was up to me and others from the Love Pop Ups London community to help solve who the murderer or murderers are before they strike again.

We were cordially invited by COLAB Factory who have merged with Splutter Theatre to take on the killer Copycat.

Artistic Director Benedict Hudson worked with COLAB and Splutter Theatre to put on this unique immersive contemporary horror show which will place the audience inside their favourite movie drawing from inspiration from films such as Jigsaw, Saw and Se7en and on true crime cases.

Here is some more information about COLAB Factory, Splutter Theatre and their latest immersive show Copycat.

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Waste not want not – Hotpoint Fresh Thinking Cafe

Hotpoint brings to London for three days Fresh Thinking Cafe.  It was officially opened by Jamie Oliver on 9 October with the pop up being in East London till 11 October

Hotpoint Fresh Thinking Cafe

What is it about?

Hotpoint popped up with this pop up as they want to make people rethink differently about the forgotten foods in their kitchen and being creative and cooking with any leftovers rather than binning. Continue reading

Up up and away – Schweppes Flavour Adventure on the London Eye

The other day I went on a journey through time, taste, and gazed upon London capitals spectacular backdrop all whilst sipping on my cocktail or two made using Schweppes.

This popped up event called Schweppes Flavour Adventure popped up at the Coca-Cola London Eye to celebrate London Cocktail Week, which runs from 3 – 7 October.

This experience was complimented to me by Katie of www.whatskatiedoing and Schweppes. Continue reading

Lovely Jubbly – Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience

It’s the show every British fan has been waiting for Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience and it’s brought to you by the people behind the worldwide smash hit Faulty Towers The Dining Experience.

This fully immersive experience Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience is a tribute to the BBC’s Only Fools & Horses TV series. The show transports audiences to The Nags Head, to wheel, deal, participate in a quiz and dine on a 3-course meal.

The fun starts from the moment you walk into the Nags Head to play a quiz which Del Boy has been left in charge of. Meanwhile, they try to drum up some cash and try to make a cheeky saving on the side as Del has debts to be paid!

It is a cushty night out with some proper 80’s pub grub, “Lovely Jubbly”.

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Book magician Brendan Rodrigues for you next event

Are you seeking a professional talented magician? then you will love Brendan Rodrigues who is one of the most fast establishing magicians on the upmarket London party scene.

You may have seen Brendan in 2016 on TV shows such as The Next Great Magician, The One Show and on TV adverts for Lucozade and The Post Office but did you know that he is one of the most accolade magicians winning 2016 Close-Up Magician of the Year from The Magic Circle and is highly praised!

“Brendan’s brilliant, effortless, sleight of hand magic has a wonderful spontaneity about it… the magic just happens in his hands, it flows, it’s what magic should be. There’s no contrived magic spiel here, no dated ‘patter’. This is the sort of magic I love to watch. Skilful, fun and engaging, from a magician that clearly loves every minute, as much as his audience does.”

Duncan Trillo at The Magic Circle 2016

His performance on The Next Great Magician (ITV) 2016

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Yo-ho-ho and a treasure of food – WeFiFo presents Treasure Island by The Literary Hour

I was invited via WeFiFo to join Long John Silver at The Literary Hour latest immersive dining supperclub pop up based on Treasure Island.

Who are WeFiFo

WeFiFo is a base for people in the UK to discover or advertise about their upcoming supperclubs.

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Chips, chips and more chips – Poutinerie by Air Canada

Poutinerie by Air Canada has popped up again this year but this time at Old Spitafileds Market as they want to give Londoners a taste of what Air Canada offers, and what better way than serving Canadian’s national dish poutine with proceeds going towards Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Last year when they popped up they sold over 2,133 poutine dishes and helped raise £39,000 with proceeds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity whom they are fundraising again for.

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Flipping out for Filipino food – Pepe’s Kitchen

Mae of Pepe’s Kitchen kindly invited me and my friend Joice down to taste and experience her supper club full of Filipino dish’s.

Pepe’s Kitchen and Mae

Firstly let me tell you about Pepe’s Kitchen which Mae runs.

Mae comes from the Philippines and loves cooking and entertaining so she decided to run her own supper clubs at least once a month to bring Filipino food to London.   She wants to transport people’s mind to the Philippines through her food and dining experience. Continue reading

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