This little piggy went to … east London for the latest café concept

Forget about bagging tickets to Wimbledon and booking a week off work, it’s time to clear your diary for the only event that matters this summer.


We’re talking about the London Pignic, a pop-up picnic where you hang out with lots of miniature pigs and, well, pig out.


London has seen an eruption of animal-themed venues in recent years (we’re looking at you Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium and the owl cocktail bar) and the pint-sized oinkers will be attending the Pignic at Haggerston hangout The Proud Archivist in the run-up to and over the second May bank holiday weekend.


The brainchild of city guide website Yelp and Pet Piggies, one of Britain’s main micro-pig breeders, the event aims to educate us about the realities of ownings pigs – with a bit of petting and good food along the way.


Yelp have said that the event will involve a piggy cocktail masterclass, a pig-themed film and plenty of grub – although we imagine bacon might not be on the menu.


How do you get to see the little critters, we hear you cry?


Enter the ballot here. You’ll find out if you’ve bagged a spot a week before the event.