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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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Lucrezia A

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?


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!


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.


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.


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.

Katriona Music

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.

Rellie Loves

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 A

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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