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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

#R3D Market, Shoreditch

Milkshakes brought the boys to Kelis’s yard, but at this Shoreditch vacant lot,  £7.50 cocktails such as rum, lychee, lime and Ting, and gin and strawberry prosecco twinklers courtesy of Background Bars, are what to expect. In this built-up 'hood, any summer pop-up in a disused space is a handy City escape; but this is a really good 'un. Chill on sofas under a large canvas marquee - an insurance policy lest our current Saharan spell revert to the sadistic Jet Stream-inflicted norm - and groove to live bands and DJs spinning a chunky boogaloo stew. Enjoy a good goss - this week's topic: which major UK rock star/ responsible father reportedly fears he'll be dumped by his wife in the daddy of all lawsuits after allegedly spawning an extra-curricular sprog in the US? - and fire into good grub from a street food market on-site. There's meaty patties flipped by Burger Bear, Fishdog (‘the Rolls Royce of fish finger sandwiches’), pizza, Chinese comfort food from MeiMei’s cart, and a Caribbean BBQ at this fun free hang-out, open on Thursday and Friday evenings only until midnight. The backlot party is set to run until the end of August at which point, the space will be covered in naturally formed ice, most likely. Anticipate a pop-up skating rink with gl├╝hwein, pretzel and oompah bands in lederhosen come the first week in September, and enjoy this hottie while you can 
5 - 7 Rivington Street EC2A 3DT