Shoreditch is well known as one of the most popular shopping spots in the city. Whether it’s Shoreditch Vape Shops, vintage clothing or top-quality dining, Shoreditch has everything you’ll need. One spot frequented regularly by Shoreditch visitors is the famous Boxpark. Located mere seconds away from Shoreditch High Street’s Overground station, this is one of the retail bastions of the area with it’s ever changing line up of pop up stores giving visitors a new experience every day. Whether it’s clothes, accessories or a slap bang meal, Boxpark has it all packed into repurposed storage containers. Below you can find everything you need to know about Boxpark and what exactly you can expect from its everchanging line up of high quality independent retailers.
What is Boxpark?
Both the city of London and the world’s first “pop up mall”, Boxpark is created entirely from repurposed shipping containers and brings the DIY sensibilities of London’s thriving arts scene to the world of retail. If you’re looking for the unique and the boutique, then Boxpark is the place for you. Having opened in 2011, the concept of Boxpark was inspired by the street food market aesthetic, there already being several shipping container markets present in London and beyond. Since it’s opening, Boxpark has opened a second branch in Croydon and a third in Wembley, continuing to be a popular venue for Londoners and tourists alike.
Eating at Boxpark
So, what does Boxpark have to offer? Whilst the Croydon branch has more of a focus on eating and drinking, there’s still plenty to fill your belly in the Shoreditch original.
Black bear Burger is a burger joint set up by a husband and wife team who were inspire by their tasty skiing trips in Canada. With an attention to detail when it comes to premium quality beef, Black Bear locally source all their ingredients and have a real passion or what they do.
FalafeLicious has a focus on healthy Middle Eastern cuisine and a love for everything falafel. If you’re hungry for some hummus or charmed by chickpeas, then FalafeLicious is the restaurant for you.
If you want to savour your sweet tooth, then the freshly baked Dum Dums Donutterie is the perfect venue to try a wide range of delicious donuts.
Fashion in Boxpark
With an ever-changing rostrum of shops, this blink and you’ll miss selection is well worth a visit for any fashionista in the Shoreditch area.
The Brokedown Palace is the brainchild of an ecommerce extraordinaire who started their business in a wood cabin in Hackney. Selling ethical outdoor clothing, Brokedown Palace is a must for anyone looking for that ultimate balance between the fashionable and the functional.
Nordic Poetry is a vintage fashion store who blend quality with great style from a wide range of eras. Whether you’re looking for a fresh pair of dungarees or a new retro T-shirt, Nordic Poetry are pros in finding and complementing your style and tastes.
Papersmiths is a stationary shop oozing with style, the memo pads, notebooks and artist accessories being full of life and professionalism. This award winning shop will give you everything you need for your doodling and scribbling habits.