Boxpark Shoreditch

Restaurants, Street food Shoreditch
4 out of 5 stars
(20user reviews)
Boxpark Shoreditch

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.

 

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Boxpark Shoreditch says
Effortlessly fusing the concepts of the modern street food market and the pop-up retail mall, Boxpark stands proudly in the heart of London’s Shoreditch to deliver a community of brands specialising in fashion, arts, food and drinks. Boxpark is the world’s first pop-up mall.

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, the iconic British amp manufacturer, Marshall; boutique home and garden store, Decorum and creative perfume house, Diptyque.

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 Bukowski and their mean burgers, dirty fries and delicious grill servings. Or, how about a Caribbean twist? Cottons Rhum Shack delivers the authentic bar shack experience with the flavours of a modern Caribbean menu, topped off with a crazy selection of delicious rum-based cocktails. And for those of you with a sweet tooth, there’s Dum Dums Donutterie – their donuts are baked, not fried, meaning you can ‘have your donut and eat it’ and feel a little less guilty for doing so.
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Venue name: Boxpark Shoreditch
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Address: Bethnal Green Road
Shoreditch
London
E1 6GY
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-11pm, Sun 9am-10pm
Transport: Shoreditch High St Overground
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tastemaker

Can you go wrong at Boxpark? Truly? I think not. You have vendors below from makeup to ice cream and bars and food stalls on top.

On the weekends the box beat bar turns into a club with djs and strobe lights lol. I've a had few wild Fridays here myself and its a lot of fun. It's usually rnb, hip hop they play with a little bashment.

The drinks are £8-9 and it's a fun atmosphere. I'd recommend coming here if in the area on the weekend and looking to have a little fun without paying club prices as its free entry.

tastemaker

Maybe I'm getting old, but I recently went to boxpark with my sister to grab some dinner and drinks. Disappointingly quite a few of the food places were closed (it was a Wednesday) and as such we didn't eat there - my sister is vegetarian and there didn't seem to be much choice. However we did stay for drinks which were reasonably priced and enjoyed the open terrace in the sunshine. The evening was quite busy for a weeknight but there were still some seats, i usually love the music that's played here but it sounded tinny and was super loud in some locations and really quiet in others. As I said maybe i'm getting old but there are so many great places in Shoreditch and this doesn't seem to be as good as it once was. Worth a visit if you've not been before - the recycling of containers and small shops on the ground floor are great and well worth the visit.

tastemaker

Shops, drinks and food - what a combination :) Made from refitted shipping containers box park is so much more than a pop-up mall. It is a place to go for a friends evening out; after work snacks and drinks; but also for open mic sessions and djs (wrapping up by 11 pm). Fantastic example of a contemporary, creative space - not to miss when in Shoreditch!


Such a neat idea! I popped in with a friend to grab some food, and it's so nice that you can get food from different places and eat together- no more debates! The atmosphere was very electric, an excited buzz of conversation all around.  I really think this kind of venue could definitely have a future in London. I ate from CookDaily, which I thought was great value, and really delicious. While waiting for my friend, I also had a little mooch around the shops- there is some really interesting stock on offer, and one shop's (I can't remember which) owner brings his dog to work, which is a win anywhere, in my book.

tastemaker

Great place to hang out, have a drink or grab a bite to eat. Come to browse the boutique stores or just a space to catch up with friends. Bask in the sun during the summer months and cosy up under the heaters in winter. Great selection of food. The vegan bowls at CookDaily are massive and super filling. I love the one with scrambled tofu!

Tastemaker

Such an unusual place, although the idea seems to be cropping up all over the place… The whole complex is created entirely from shipping containers, not that you would know it once you are inside!

There are some cracking street vendors on offer here. From delicious pizzas and wraps, to super tasty noodles and spring rolls. You can also sample a beverage or two from one of the many pop up style bars.

Definitely somewhere to take non-locals to show off the vibrant culture of this wonderful city!

Tastemaker

Only in London will you find something unique and cool like this. Boxpark Shoreditch is a mini-mall housed almost entirely from old shipping containers. It’s literally next door from Shoreditch High Street station in the overground which means it easy to reach and It’s got a plethora of incredible street food vendors from vegan kebab specialists What a Pitta to pizza specialists Voodoo Rays who serves mouth-watering pizzas but the metre.


It’s even got its own ball pit as Ballie Ballerson has set up shop in one of the shipping containers below. It’s nowhere near as big as their main premise in Dalston but still mega fun and will entertain you for a good hour.


If you’re feeling peckish and love street food, Boxpark is a great place to grab a bite to eat. You’ll find unique and quirky gifts here too. Check it out.

tastemaker

Once outside Shoreditch High Street Overground station you'll find yourself in front of Boxpark,a series of containers neatly arranged together, offering you a great variety of experiences.I love the concept that at Boxpark pop-up stores downstairs change every month, as every time you'll find something new and interesting to see or buy. Upstairs instead you can grab some food or have a drink with friends and also, you don't need to worry if it suddenly starts raining or if it might be cold outside, as the upstairs area is covered (and heated during winter), so, don't delay meeting up with friends, there's no excuse! What I like more about Boxpark, and which I found out only by randomly signing up to their newsletter, is that every two weeks they organize events upstairs; be it a pop-up store sale or a music event (mostly hip-hop, house and r&b), they will always offer you complimentary drinks in that instance, which is great, considering sometimes the crazy prices of drinks/cocktails around. So, if you happen to be around, why not treat yourself to some shopping or a drink at Boxpark?



tastemaker

The box park is a vibrant place located right next to Shoreditch High Street overground station where you can do some shopping in little quality pop-up stores, grab some food or get a drink upstairs in one of the bars/restaurants upstairs.
It's a really good spot to meet with friends no matter the weather (the outside area is covered and heated during the cold season!).
After going a few times I discovered that the box-park is also a great place to watch sports when they put up the big screens!

Tastemaker

Handy location for lots of petite, compact stores from independents and chains alike. Great place to go if you're looking for a quirky gift as it's easy to cover lots of interesting places at once.


Clothes and shoes are all a bit pricey - it would be nice to be able to find a few bargains - but a good place to go if you like your trainers.


And upstairs there's a range of bars and eateries open late, particularly nice in summer as they're open air.

Tastemaker

Love the Boxpark - there's even one in Brixton too now. It's interesting different, quirky and well worth checking out if you havent yet graced it with your presence. Boutique shops and ever changing bars/places to eat with events each week. I have been down for food and drinks - both times absurdly cold - the first time it was quite drafty, but most recently they have installed outdoor heaters, which blast you with incubator-level heat.


Great location, lots of cool bars just around the corner too. I went to the spoken word event 'boxedin' free and was really impressive, even got a mince pie - poetry and pies, is there anything finer in this life? There is not. 


Would probably a bit better in Summer, but it is covered over in the baltic Winter months. It's got a good vibe this place, not up its own arse, just very welcoming experience.

Tastemaker

This place is unique with its individual little independent shops each offering a quirky range of items that will help you to transform yourself into an East Londoner in an instant (or at least let you convince yourself that you are). There are mini food joints sandwiched in upstairs as well which are equally as hipster.

Tastemaker

Boxpark is one of the most exciting places to visit in London. There's lots of fun and exciting events every month ranging from music to fashion to food. Also, the pop up shops in Boxpark are beautifully designed, well equipped and they all offer an interesting browsing experience. The businesses and customers in Boxpark are all friendly and welcoming, which makes Boxpark feel like home.


One of my favourite events at Boxpark is the live acoustic sessions, called Busk The Box, which takes place on Sunday afternoons. There's always lots of serious upcoming musical talent performing there live. Providing the weather is nice (because it's open air), it's a beautiful place to listen to these musicians whilst relaxing on a deck chair. 


It's also around surrounding areas such as the city (Liverpool Street), which is a buzzing area full of restaurants, cafes and bars. 


Shoreditch really is the heart of London and Boxpark has helped to make that a fact.

Tastemaker

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!

Tastemaker

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. 

Spammer

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.


For more art in plain English, check out http://www.curatedlondon.co.uk