Our events team are a key part of what we do and a big driver of our press and PR.

They work closely with our bars and operations team to curate on-trend, fun and interesting events and then put them on in amazing places.

Currently, these places may be our venues; they may be other peoples’ venues. They may be parks, streets, squares, car-parks, warehouses, galleries or festivals come to that. As a result of all this activity we resonate with early adopters, and therefore with the crowd who follow these trend-makers.

Wherever we work we serve brilliant fresh and seasonal food and great drinks which, alongside art-driven interiors, makes for a potent mix and great overall trading results.

In the last few years we’ve also arranged pop-up bars, markets, street-food jamborees, music festivals, art-fairs and film-festivals.


541 Competitors

29 Gold

17 Silver

19 Bronze


Basecamp swung open its gates in the Leonard Street car park for 3 weeks during London 2012. An alfresco pop-up bar, kitchen and playground for adults complete with big screens to watch the Games and cheer on your team. BMW bikers, ping pongers and spectators from all over the world game along and joined forces to create an amazing atmosphere. The Opening Ceremony saw queues of over 2000 revellers trying to get a piece of the action.


5000 people through the gates

500 metres of bunting

20 swing dancers

Enough beer sold to sink the titanic

Royal Wedding Street Party

On April 29th 2011 we hosted the Mother of all street parties to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The 2nd largest in London, rivaled only by the Royal Mall.

As well as a live outdoor screening of the wedding we hosted a vintage fair curated by Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, live music from Chas n Dave tribute band ‘Wilf n Squint’ and British grub galore. The old fashioned fun continued with traditional fete games and a giant pass the parcel.


10 teams

15 events

1 winner!

No Sweat! Sports Day

An annual sports day with a twist. Up on the roof at the Queen of Hoxton teams compete in 15 sporting events including the world series of pong, tiddly winks, a staring contest, exotic-fruit bowling and the slippery slide. For those who don’t take their sports too seriously!

Motherships answer to London 2012.


10 DJS

3 bands

8 hours of knees up partying

4000 very sore heads the next day

Jubilee Street Party

Bunting, beer, baking, bowler hats and brass bands were in full force at this Diamond Jubilee street party hosted by The Book Club as we teamed up with the local London Fields Brewery to host an ale and music festival. In true British style despite the pouring rain, over 4000 royalists turned up to make this event of a lifetime one to remember!


Launched in 2010

5000 people throughout the day

Next event Sunday 24th August 2014

Bookstock Street Party

Bookstock is our annual street party, held on Sunday of the August Bank Holiday weekend, featuring headline acts such as the world famous Dub Pistols, everyones favourite festival DJs The Nextmen, London stalwarts The Hackney Colliery band and popstar old and new, such as 70s funk band Odyssey and current chart topper Little Boots. Plus street theatre, party games, dressing up, art shows, ‘thinking and drinking’ events, food and drink stalls and good old cockney knees ups.


WigWamBam stands 8 metres tall

Holds up to 180 inside its cosy canvas cover

Open from 4pm - 11pm daily

Runs from Autumn to Spring


To reincarnate the Rooftop at the Queen of Hoxton for the Winter we put a giant Wigwam 5 floors  high above the City and Shoreditch. Possibly the cosiest tipi this side of Nebraska, the familiar setting brings back fond memories of camping as a child but with the added bonus of hot buttered rum, spiked hot chocolate and haunches of venison cooked over the open fire.

Think Bavarian beer tent meets Lord of the Rings!

Pop Up Pirates

In May 2010 we joined forces with uber cool artist management platform Central Illustration Agency and one of their hottest talents, art collective ‘Pirates‘ to take over an old factory and create Clerkenwell’s, and perhaps London’s, very first Pop-Up-Bar-as-Art-Installation project. The 4am licensed DJ bar sported bold, brash, typography that echoes the factory’s past as a specialist in silver lithography – as you can see it was multicolored, multifaceted visual feast