Pop Ups Everywhere


Mummy says…

‘We are in an age of pop ups. I don’t mean pop ups on your PC – although we live in an age of those too, I mean pop up shops, and pop up restaurants popping up everywhere!

I think it is a great idea, there are so many empty shops in every high street, and any way of filling them can only be good and help the town.

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Have you ever thought of opening a pop up shop or restaurant?

I daydream sometimes about having one, here are some of the ideas I have had…

Christmas Shop – decorations, wrapping paper, cards etc

Local crafts – for craftspeople to showcase their goods.

Local Mums Make – for mums who make anything to have a space to sell.

Local cafe – truly offering only very local produce.

There is a great article about setting up a pop up shop here

Obviously the ideal is to have long term businesses in the High Street, and one of our local market towns reduced rent and had rate-free terms to help businesses get started. This encouraged quality businesses to move into the town, and most of them have stayed.

I love the work Mary Portas does for the high street, and her passion for getting them up and running again.

What is your local high street look like?




  1. we have had a few pop up shops that are there for a few weeks then vanish again then along comes another one. In one way I like but then I get to like a shop and its gone
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  2. I don’t think I’d want to open one, but I like to visit pop up shops and restaurants – nice to get something new for a while.
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  3. ive never actually seen any pop up shops around us

  4. I think pop up shops are a great idea for empty shops and wish that there were more forward thinking landlords around here
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  5. I would love to go a bespoke pop up and try different foods .

  6. My local high street has more charity shops and hairdressers than anything else. There are n’t many empty shops though.
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  7. We are so lucky here as our High st has a real village feel to it, full of quirky shops and places to eat, we have a weekly market and we even have a 1920’s cinema which is great. Love our high st x
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  8. I live in a Seaside town full of cafes and charity shops. I love the idea of pop up shops and cafes using the space of empty shops

  9. I love all the pop-ups, especially the restaurants. I think they’re a great way to revitalise areas and also give people the chance to give their dreams a go.
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  10. I’ve visited a few pop-up shops. I’m not sure about opening one myself, I did have an online shop once but actually stocking a shop, especially for just a few days sounds like a lot of work, especially if you are moving it around a lot.
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  11. We are big enough to get Pop up shops here (or not any that I have seen). I would love to visit some though, they sound like a great idea.
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  12. Our local high street is full of closed shops, it is such a shame.
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  13. We have had a few pop up shops where I live and I think they are a great initiative x
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  14. We don’t seem to have many here, though I do like the concept. Our high street is rather mundane, I must say.
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  15. I’m not sure about opening one but I live visiting them
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  16. In London there are lots of pop up restaurants opening it seems to be trending.
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  17. Sadly our high street is full of very expensive clothes shops and nowhere near enough Independents… I’d love to change that but can’t be doing with dealing with the public 😀
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  18. We get a lot of christmas and calendar pop up shops in my town! I would love to have a shop one day 🙂

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