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.
Roger Wade, creator of Boxfresh, devised the concept of refitting and repurposing shipping containers to deliver an independent and revolutionised retail experience that plants fashion and creativity back where it belongs – on the streets. This distinctive model not only provides an alternative set-up for customers but it allows retailers an affordable and flexible opportunity to showcase their brand, image and talent to create a vibrant space in the capital where customers can shop, dine and unwind.
Once home to the textile industry, Shoreditch now houses the ‘Silicon Roundabout’, art galleries, fashion showrooms, bars, clubs and boutique hotels. In an area where Shakespeare once roamed, new media can rub shoulders with the hustle and bustle of Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane and Columbia Road.
Shoreditch is the creative heart of London – a breeding ground for ideas, where the outsiders, the renegades and the radicals are making stuff interesting, by making interesting stuff.
So, the logical setting for this pioneering project in retail and dining was Shoreditch; situated directly beside Shoreditch Station, on Bethnal Green Road, and a mere stone’s throw from Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Hoxton and Old Street – Boxpark houses both a pop-up shopping mall and its own food festival.
Wherever Boxpark lands, it aims to become a part of that community by adding colour, creativity and a life of its own, and over fifty fashion, arts and lifestyle brands are carefully chosen to deliver that promise.
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 Cook Daily, one of the capitals highest profile vegan restaurants run by two brothers King and Don. Or, how about an Italian twist? Osteria Della Pasta brings fresh simple authentic pasta all the way from Rome. 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.View traders →
Boxpark consistently delivers an exciting and high standard of shopping and dining but it’s not all about the retail experience.
Events form a big part of what we do and the aim is to bring as much fresh, vibrant and exiting talent to Boxpark as possible. Over the years, we’ve given a platform to DJ’s, singers, musicians and spoken word performers and we continue to encourage a variety of artists to make use of the events spaces at Boxpark.
The Green, situated on the open terrace nearest the station, is a prime, open-air, space that hosts Boxpark’s famous Busk The Box Sunday sessions of live acoustic music – creating the perfect chilled, lazy Sunday, atmosphere. The Green is used for a variety of other performances and has also been used to broadcast major sporting events on the big screen.
At the centre of Boxpark is the larger tent space which provides more of a club vibe, allowing DJ’s, across a variety of genres, to step up to the decks and get the party started. Ground-breaking independent labels like Inspected and Hospital Records have brought their biggest artists and rising stars to Boxpark and many more continue to follow.View Shoreditch events →