Boxpark: behind-the-scenes video
Time Out explores this quirky subversion of the Identi-Kit retail experience
Described by its creator (and the man behind 1990s clothing brand Boxfresh) Roger Wade as 'the world's first pop-up mall', Boxpark took just ten weeks to build and will be gone without a trace in five years. The neat development of converted containers spreads over two floors – the ground taken by shops, the top floor by eateries, cafés and a picnic area. This retail space is notable for, among other things, its anti-high street ethos: instead of the chains that are making Britain's town centres look identical, it showcases the likes of Scandinavian indie Marimekko and arty bookshop Phaidon.
We sent Time Out's blogmistress Sonya Barber armed with a camera to investigate. During her mission, she discovered a love for onesies and stole a cheeky moment with Dizzee Rascal. Watch the video to find out more.