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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.

Venue name: Boxpark
Address: Bethnal Green Road
E1 6GY
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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Rellie L

Boxpark is certainly aesthetically pleasing, composed of neatly placed pop up shops made from shipping containers sitting pretty outside Shoreditch High Street Overground. It’s another reason to visit the creative hub of Shoreditch, even if you don’t buy anything. There’s everything from fashion and lifestyle, to homewares, music and gifts all with a minimal interior. Have a mooch upstairs for quirky artwork, casual food and drinks (Cottons Caribbean is a favourite!) and watch the busy East London crowd go by, or wander street-level for cool independent brands and THE BEST donuts from Dum Dums Donutterie. What’s cool is that the units change periodically so if you go one day, don’t expect to be there months later! They have weekly events like #BuskTheBox on Sundays, Carnival after parties, craft workshops and live DJs upstairs so definitely check out the website and subscribe to their email updates!

Ros J

I like the concept of Boxpark with its mini little start up shops. There are lots of stupid hipster ones, with nothing useful in, but also some decent ones in the mix. I prefer it when it's brands I don't know, you'll see the odd "pop up" from Nike or whoever in there, which I feel spoils it a bit, but I geddit, gotta pay the bills and Nike and co probably fund most of Boxpark's initatives so needs must. The cafes and eateries upstairs are fun and are great sun traps on a sunny day. Lovely for a drink after work or for a bite to eat. 

Staff Writer

A bit over-rated. Ground floor has designer shops that stock everything from trainers to baseball caps, all very expensive and exclusive. Top floor has pop-up food stalls. Pieminister is a highlight there really it gets pretty busy at lunchtime. Not worth going out of your way for.

Staff Writer

What a novell idea Box Park is! With such an array of shops, bars and restaurants it has established itself as a major part of the Shoreditch experience. 

Curated London

Boxpark is Shoreditch’s achingly trendy pop-up mall: a collection of shops and restaurants in a neatly-stacked pile of shipping containers. They have a series of exhibitions on their upper walkway throughout the year; the latest is by photographer Chris Brock. If you’re in the area, perhaps enjoying some Lao Street Food or attending the monthly Taxidermy Workshop (I said it was trendy) this is well worth seeing.

A finalist for Professional Photographer of the Year 2013, Brock specialises in portraiture, including editorial, fashion and advertising. He displays great flair for dramatic composition, with a dark, brooding feel to much of his work. The work on display here comes from two of Brock’s recent projects: You Should Get Out More and A Swelter of Saints.

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