Just in case you were thinking to yourself ‘what London is lacking is a nice little pop-up bar/restaurant…’, they’ve opened yet another new one, this time on top of the old BBC building at White City.
Spread on the top two floors of the multi-storey car park, there is a selection of street food and some pretty awesome cocktails, along with a DJ (and plans for film screenings and such apparently).
This pop-up opened this past weekend, and stays open (weekends only) for a while (it seems that nobody’s sure how long at this point; maybe it depends on the weather).
I went on Sunday afternoon, following a forage through the neighbouring Westfield shopping centre. The place was moderately busy and a nice place to enjoy a couple of hours in the sun.
Prices are about what you’d expect for the area: my cocktail cost £8 and was very strong (or maybe I”m turning into a wimp; I don’t drink so much these days) and I also had a plate of chicken wings for £5.
BBC television centre really was an iconic building, familiar to anyone who grew up watching BBC TV. Then the BBC uprooted itself to Manchester and now they’ve got the builders in at White City, creating luxury flats, offices and a hotel. Just what London needs; more luxury flats that none of us can afford. It’s all a bit sad really.
The pop-up is worth a trip , if you’re in London this summer.