About Time: You Discovered the New Boxpark ShoreditchBy Alicia Grimshaw
Boxpark Shoreditch opened in 2011 as the world’s first pop-up mall, and was welcomed to the East London area like a long lost sibling. Boxpark houses everything from mega street food vendors to big name brands and independent businesses. And in 2016, the team travelled south of the river to open Boxpark Croydon – focusing on the finest drinks and grub in all of the land.
But there’s news. Big news. This week (8th June), Boxpark Shoreditch is reopening and welcoming new traders and retailers, and specially for the summer season, a new-look terrace. Here’s all the important deets:
Boxpark Shoreditch: Food
Taking control of the top floor are fantastic spots for the food lover, including fried chicken and beer favourites Coqfighter, fresh off the back of the success of their first permanent site at Boxpark Croydon.
Also coming from Boxpark’s south London sister site are premium chipmakers Poptata, whilst new faces include divine sweet treats and bubble waffles from Taiwan in the form of Nosteagia. Brand new to Boxpark are Osteria Della Pasta, a new Italian street food project from The Lavender owners in Battersea.
Vegan Döner specialists, What The Pitta are set to open their second home with Boxpark and Boxpark Shoreditch favourites, Cook Daily will open up in a double unit. Meanwhile creperie and galetterie Les Deux Amies will bring their incredible buckwheat varieties of sweet and savoury pancakes on the ground floor.
The top floor refit includes a brand new events space, housing a jam packed summer program of talks, music and more.
Boxpark Shoreditch: Retail
Occupying the ground floor are a variety of burgeoning brands that include design-led stationery startup Papersmiths, following the success of their Bristol store with the first foray into the capital, now calling London home at Boxpark Shoreditch.
Then there’s The Camden Watch Co., bringing their industrial-inspired timepieces from North to East London with their very own pop up, firmly rooted in the capital with every watch named after a historic bus route.