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Six top pop-ups happening in London this January

Isabelle Aron

Whether you fancy celebrating Burns Night with haggis toasties, learning how to make your own perfume, or stuffing your face at London's first pop-up Laos café, we've got you covered with this month's best pop-ups.

Christabel's Macaroon art masterclass

Was your new year's resolution to learn a new skill? Forget gardening or DIY and master the art of macaroon decorating instead. As well as three 7-inch macaroons to transform into works of art, you'll get two glasses of prosecco and bowls of purple popcorn to munch on throughout the afternoon. Secret location in N1. January 24, 3pm-5pm. £35.

Laos Café 

Take Eat Easy

Saiphin Moore, head chef at Rosa’s Thai Café, is opening London's first pop-up Laos café where they'll be serving up tasty small plates of traditional Laos food, including papaya salad, chargrilled seabass, spicy liver salad, home-pickled salmon and homemade coconut ice cream to round things off. 25 Gillingham Street, SW1V 1HN. Until February 28. Monday-Saturday noon-10.30pm, Sunday noon-10pm.

Deeney's residency at The Dukes Head

Burns Night is coming up on January 25, which means you can expect haggis with everything, including these ace toasties from the folks at Deeney's, who are taking over the kitchen at The Duke's Head in Highgate this month. They'll be offering a Burns Night-themed menu from January 22 to 24, as well as a special four-course supper on January 25, complete with beer and whisky pairings. And if haggis ain't your thing, they'll also have some offal-free options including, macaroni pies, burgers and a weekend special of smoked salmon and poached eggs on tattie scones. The Duke's Head, 16 Highgate High Street, N6 5JG, Until January 31, Monday-Sunday, noon-10pm.

Ikea: The Collection at The Proud Archivist

Everyone's favourite meatball-makers and flat-packing gurus are celebrating 'the joy of storage' (yes, really) with an exhibition of unusual collections from across the UK including toy soldiers, clothes, magazines and, er, Spice Girls memorabilia. The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Rd, N1 5SH. January 21-23, 9am-5pm.

Malaysian pop-up at Salvation in Noodles

Malaysian street food traders Sambal Shiok are taking the reins in the kitchen at Salvation in Noodles' Finsbury Park branch until January 17, where they'll be serving cockle-warming spicy fare including laksa curry, beef rendang and potsticker dumpings. 2 Blackstock Road, N4 2DL. Until January 17.

Free classes at Paddington Central

It's that time of year when everyone feels compelled to join a gym or take up a hobby – the only problem is that we're all skint. Luckily, Paddington Central is putting on a range of free events this month including running clubs, exercise boot camps, perfume workshops, craft classes and a pop-up book shop. Find out more. Paddington Central, W2 6PY. Throughout January.


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