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2 February 2012

Shop in the Boxpark

Your author is never a fan of shopping malls, but some are better than others, but he decided to pop into the new Boxpark in Shoreditch, as it is at least reassuring that its creators were trying to do something different.

The "world’s first pop-up mall" was actually not even that awful, being as it is relatively quick and painless to explore, with a welcoming deck of eateries upstairs.

The concept is simple, placing a number of low cost, ‘box shops’ in a disused space and using the fact that it is a temporary installation to overcome problems usually faced when dealing with even the most lenient borough councils. Given the previous problems gaining planning permissions in this area, your author imagines this one may be temporary in a similar way to the O2 and the London Eye...

For more information, see www.boxpark.co.uk


  1. Please come in and see our new Cybercandy shop on 1st floor if you come to Boxpark: we've jammed a world of candy into a 40ft time-machine-kind-of-thing...it's different...
    From Cybercandy

  2. This looks like a sweet place to shop.