Another London pop-up

IMG_2779Just 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).

The little tower of TVs plays homage to the surrounding Broadcasting House.

The little tower of TVs plays homage to the surrounding Broadcasting House.

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.

IMG_2773 IMG_2778Prices 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.

pic credit: BBC

pic credit: BBC

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.

Also features artwork from young, local artists

Also features artwork from young, local artists

The pop-up is worth a trip , if you’re in London this summer.

4 replies »

  1. Oh I just love this. OK anothr pop up but I guess with a difference. I am going to try to get along to this next weekend. Thank you for a really interesting and informative blog x

  2. It looks so sunny up there! I love London days just hanging out, supping cocktails and enjoying the vibe. It’s always a shame when the old makes way for the new but it seems like an inevitable process wherever I travel.

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