Now Shoreditch has jumped on the bandwagon with Boxpark, a pop-up mall. Constructed from 60 shipping containers, it’s a little more crude than the rest of the mall family, but it’s a zany masterstroke (we expect nothing less in London’s boundary-shifting East End), with the containers pieced together along Bethnal Green High Street. They are occupied by food outlets, designer, streetwear, casual fashion and footwear brands, plus book shops and bike shops. Retailers include Levi’s, Nike, Vans, Farah Vintage, New Era, Cybercandy, Oakley, The North Face, Puma, Etnies and Dockers. Box Park is open now (just in time for the Christmas rush) and it’s expected to be around for the next five years.

Open Mon-Sat, 12-8pm;
Thu, 12-10pm; Sun, 10-6pm
TEL 0208 133 0182
Tube: Shoreditch High Street