Refitted shipping containers plonked artfully underneath the elevated Shoreditch High Street Overground station make up this contemporary shopping and eating mall. Installed in late 2011, Boxpark is founded by Boxfresh entrepreneur Roger Wade who, with developers Hammerson and Ballymore, has filled the mall with labels like Dockers, Evisu and Nike, book publishers Phaidon and Scandinavian interiors brand Marimekko, and food and drink outfits Chop'd and Crussh – although the inclusion of Bukowski grill and café Foxcroft & Ginger promise a wider breadth of indie brands to come.
Taking up a small corner of The Goodsyard, a 4.7 hectare site running alongside Bethnal Green Road, it seems Boxpark is the first of a series of developments on the former wasteland that could see up to 2000 new homes, office and retail space and leisure facilities.
Bethnal Green Road
|Opening hours:||Retail outlets: Mon-Wed, Fri, Sat 11am–7pm; Thu 11am-8pm; Sun noon-6pm. Food and Drink Mon–Sat 8am-11pm Sun 10am–10pm|
|Transport:||Shoreditch High St Overground|
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Brave the Shave
Shave all your hair off or opt for an undercut for charity at this pop-up shaving station organised by Macmillan Cancer Support. Barber Dom from the AONO Barbershop at Harvey Nichols will be doing the de-hairing and Tim Lovejoy from Sunday Brunch will...Friday September 2 2016Read more