Present perfect – Christmas pop-ups with a difference

Pay a visit to these temporary shops for inspired ideas that span the interesting, unusual and one-of-a-kind


Craft Central at the Museum of London

This showcase at the Museum of London brings together ten of UK's top artisans for a special shopping experience that runs until just before the big day. Discover contemporary jewellery from Mystic Forms and Myia Bonner, playful paper craft from Sato Hisao and bold prints and artworks from Vic Lee, Oscar Francis and Monokraum, among others.

Craft Central at the Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN; until 23 December, 10am-6pm;

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Creative Clerkenwell's Christmas Pop-Up Shop

Creative Clerkenwell champions the best of independent design and its festive pop-up is no exception. It has curated a selection from some of the UK's best craftspeople working in a range of disciplines, from colourful leather goods by Maiko Dawson and locally sourced wool products from Laura's Loom to modern ceramics from Sally McGill and Ikuko Iwamoto.

Creative Clerkenwell's Christmas Pop-Up Shop, The Gallery at Craft Central, 33-35 St John’s Square, London EC1M 4DS; 13-23 December, Monday to Wednesday 11am-7pm, Thursday and Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm;

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Maiyet Concept Store

High-end fashion brand Maiyet has brought together a similarly luxurious assortment of names for its concept pop-up store in Mayfair, which runs until the end of the month. In addition to its stylish wares, peruse beautiful coffee-table books from Phaidon, cutting-edge homeware from Tom Dixon and natural health-and-beauty offerings from Tata Harper, alongside jewellery and accessories from brands including the Indian-influenced Madhuri Parson. If you're in need of a post-shopping boost, the healthy menu at East by West by Jasmine Hemsley is the perfect pick-me-up.

Maiyet Concept Store, 41 Conduit Street, London W1S 2YQ; until Monday to Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 12-6pm;

Christmas Present: Hidden Art Pop-Up Shop at the Geffrye

Hidden Art promotes upcoming and established talent through its online shop and will be highlighting a number of designers through its Christmas pop-up at the Geffrye Museum. To get in the festive spirit while you're there, take a tour around the museum's fascinating Christmas Past exhibition, which traces how the holiday has been celebrated across the centuries.

Christmas Present: Hidden Art Pop-Up Shop at the Geffrye, 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA; Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm, until 11 December;;

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