Sitting in MEATLiquor on the top floor of Boxpark Croydon, you could easily think you were in central London for the evening. Tucking into a cheese burger with all the extras and a cold beer, you look out across at the food court of refitted shipping containers and think you could be in Shoreditch or Brixton. But then when you come to leave (if you are a Croydon local) you realise that instead of negotiating tubes and train times, you are just a short walk, bus ride or drive to your own front door. The London experience in the CR0.
Based next door to East Croydon station (the gateway to London, the coast and beyond) Boxpark is ideal for commuters and locals alike. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat before heading home after work, a spot to invite clients to for a breakfast meeting (we hear the all day brunches at the Breakfast Club are a must try) or somewhere to meet friends for lunch on a Saturday, then Boxpark has a shipping container for you.
We love the relaxed, quirky vibe of Boxpark and how it has become a must-visit destination for locals in the area. Time Out says that one of the food court’s best assets is its ‘warm community feel’ and we couldn’t agree more. There’s a real buzz around this new foodie destination and everyone we speak to has had a different experience and plans to go back to try a different restaurant or dish. Boxpark is home to more than 30 micro-restaurants so you really are spoilt for choice whether you fancy Caribbean food one day or Vietnamese the next.
We’re also pleased to find out that Boxpark is set to become the destination not just for diners but also event-goers. It will host over 200 events a year including weekly markets, workshops, masterclasses, launch parties and shows. We think the acoustic afternoons on Sundays will particularly prove to be a big hit. Good food and good music, yes please!
It’s an exciting time for Croydon at the moment with new developments like Westfield Croydon planned as well as a growing start-up and tech industry. The launch of Boxpark feels like the beginning of the next chapter for Croydon and the community and we can’t wait to see what’s next.
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