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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 such as Evisu, Wandering Minds and Scandi-inspired fashion stores Swedish Hasbeens and Nordic Poetry plus unique jewelry from Astrid & Miyu and food and drink outfits Voodoo Ray's, Falafelicious and Poptata.
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.
One of Boxpark’s most charming quirks is its fresh take on the shopping and dining model. Customers are invited to enjoy the convenience and comfort of accessing a variety of restaurants and shops, both familiar brands and independent ventures, all in one place.
Current stores include jewellery supremos Astrid & Miyu, The Camden Watch Co, boutique home and garden store, Decorum, creative skincare from Deciem. Not to mention quirky gifts and cards from the Gift Shop, and new concept Get A Drip, where you can get a whole host of vitamin packs fed right into your veins by fully trained nurses.
Fancy whetting your whistle or chowing down on a choice of gourmet or street style food? Then you’re spoilt for choice. Boxpark Shoreditch is currently the home of Black Bear Burger and their world class burgers, fries and infamous buffalo nuggets. Or, how about a Caribbean twist? Rudie's Jerk Shack delivers with the flavours of a traditional Caribbean menu, all cooked in barrel BBQ's.
If shopping or food is not on your agenda, Boxpark Shoreditch boasts 4 bars throughout 3 internal / external terraces and within a fully kitted out late night bar that hosts over 500 events a year, BEATBOX.