Pikachu Pops Up in Covent Garden
By Leigh Debbage on Saturday, May 4, 2019
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have reated a two-storey immersive tribute to everyone’s favourite furry friend Pikachu in the POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU Pop-up.
Open in Covent Garden ahead of the much anticipated release of the first-ever live-action Pokémon film, the pop-up creates a spectacular world of ‘grammable experiences, from a furry corner to mind-bending infinity booth, a magnetic wall and a full cafe serving Pika printed coffee and bubble tea.
Meanwhile the basement space reflects the neon noir style of the movie’s fictional Ryme City, with a breathtaking display of neon. Here, visitors can channel their inner Jigglypuff in interactive karaoke booths and visit nail art stands by WAH Nails for a look inspired by the vibrant colours of the film.
The pop-up’s unique activities and opportunities also includes workshops touching on various themes and moments from the film, including recharge yoga with Frame (@moveyourframe), Detective Pikachu cupcake icing with Kim-Joy (@kimjoyskitchen), Psyduck-inspired relaxation head and shoulder massages with My Beauty Squad (@mybeautysquad), and – for the really adventurous – Mr. Mime-inspired miming classes with Electric Cabaret.
The pop-up is open ahead of Pokemon: Detectie Pikachu’s nationwide release on Friday 10th May.
Visit www.warnerbros.co.uk/detective-pikachu-pop-up for details.