The countdown is on: only thirteen days stand in the way of you seeing Wes Anderson‘s latest film, Isle of Dogs.

To get you through this tough time of anticipation, the US auteur has a trick up his sleeve in the form of a special pop-up ramen noodle bar – a life-size recreation of one of the sets – smack-bang in the middle of London (Isle of Dogs was predominantly filmed in East London – makes sense).

Serving up traditional Japanese ramen from chef Akira Shimizu, and Sake cocktails through the evening, the space also allows guests to get up close and personal with the film’s dog puppet protagonists and seventeen original sets. On the speakers? Alexandre Desplat’s film score as well as music from the films of Akira Kurosawa, and the sweet psych sounds of The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band.

Oh, and here’s the best bit, it’s absolutely free. You’d have to be barking mad to miss this one.


The Wes Anderson pop-up will be located at The Store X, 180 The Strand, 11am – 7pm from 23rd March – 5th April.
Isle of Dogs opens in cinemas on 30th March.