If you are a Londoner and a social media addict, you’ll no doubt have already seen countless photos and stories from this outstanding popup. If not, allow me to catch you up. Over at The Store X at 180 The Strand, there is a free exhibition of sets and stop-motion characters from Wes Anderson’s latest film, Isle of Dogs – a dystopian canine adventure set in Japan in 20 years time. It’s only on until April 5th so you’ll have to be quick – check the opening times here or below.
What’s more, they’ve recreated a life-sized version of the “Noodle Bar” set from the film. Get there early for ramen bowls from chef Akira Shimizu (of Soho’s Engawa) until they run out, plus snacks, sake cocktails and beers, all set to Alexandre Desplat‘s imposing soundtrack. If you miss the ramen and have a craving, you can always walk to the new Ippudo branch on Villiers Street, or head over to Kanada-Ya near Covent Garden!
Exhibition opening times:
11am – 7pm, Saturday to Wednesday
11am – 10pm, Thursday and Friday (late night opening)
Open over the Easter weekend as normal.
Free entrance, no reserved booking. Ramen and drinks will be available to purchase from the ‘Noodle Bar’ from midday; Sake cocktails and bar snacks are available during late night openings on Thursday & Friday.
80 Strand, London WC2R 1EA
Exhibition open until April 5th 2018!
Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs is released nationwide on Friday April 30th.