Boxpark Croydon

Summer 2018 in brief

Posted on September 17th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big news stories of summer 2018, summarised by the Citizen team

Football came home to Boxpark

July’s World Cup celebrations in Boxpark Croydon made national news. After images of local fans’ exuberant reactions to the national team’s success left TV commentator and former England international Rio Ferdinand ‘seriously impressed‘, a good-humoured rivalry for ‘most enthusiastic support for England’ arose between Croydon and Newcastle. Even after England lost their semi-final … Read More »

Restaurant review: MEATliquor, Boxpark Croydon

Posted on August 14th, by Steve Thompson in Culture. No Comments

Burgers and beer provide for a flavoursome evening

It is rare for me to visit Boxpark these days – apart from going to the Cronx Bar – but a friend wanted to try MEATliquor, so I acquiesced!

Having run the gauntlet of the incessant dance music being pumped out by Boxpark, it was a pleasure to be given a table around the side, out of earshot … Read More »

How Croydon won the World Cup

Posted on July 25th, by Ian Lavis in Sport. 4 comments

Watching the World Cup from Boxpark Croydon became a worldwide sensation

The sun was beating down through the clear plastic roof and burning my face. I was sweating lager from every pore. I was drenched in beer. My eyes were fixed on the giant screen and I daren’t blink. The tension was off the scale.

And then it happened. Harry Maguire sent a towering, bullet header … Read More »

Made in Croydon market takes over Boxpark on Sunday 27th May

Posted on May 31st, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

Hot Croydon creativity and cool jazz on display in a great town-centre showcase

On Sunday 27th May, Made in Croydon CIC came to Boxpark to showcase and sell the work of Croydon’s creative artists and makers: painters, jewellery designers, photographers, hatmakers, potters and more.

On this beautifully and sunny May Bank Holiday Sunday, sixteen creatives ran stalls at the event. The day was very well-attended, with mellow … Read More »

How Boxpark can become a permanent fixture in Croydon

Posted on May 17th, by Daniel Deefholts in Economics & Business. 5 comments

Questions over empty units distract from an opportunity to make Boxpark work

Improving four key areas at Boxpark could guarantee future support from the re-elected Croydon Council administration – and open new possibilities for the space to become permanent on Ruskin Square.

Last October, local community and media platforms celebrated the first anniversary of Boxpark Croydon. In 2016, both Croydon Council and the Greater London Authority … Read More »

March 2018 in brief

Posted on April 4th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big news stories of March 2018, summarised by the Citizen team

Croydon groups teamed up to raise awareness of knife crime in three-week programme

Croydon Council’s youth engagement team teamed up with Croydon police, Victim Support, and others in a three-week programme to raise awareness of knife crime, the Croydon Citizen reported. Participating groups hosted a range of town-centre events throughout the programme, which started during half term. The … Read More »

#GirlsDayOut2: how to be beautiful in Croydon

Posted on January 30th, by Josi Kiss in Culture. 9 comments

A bunch of former Croydonians go in search of pampering, CR0 style

Meeting old friends you’ve not seen in a while is both a delight and, if you are the reunion organiser, daunting, as I explained in my recent article, #GirlsDayOut. it’s even more terrifying if you’re worried that perhaps – but hopefully not too often – there’ll be an awkward lull in conversation… that point at which … Read More »

#GirlsDayOut: what happened when a bunch of ex-Croydonians came home and hit town?

Posted on December 15th, by Josi Kiss in Culture. 5 comments

Nowadays, when old Croydonians come home, there’s a lot of change to be catching up with

One thing about being a kid coming from the glory of the Cronx is that you, and many of your school friends, will have left town after school and lived far and wide for years. Some, like me, later returned for good, while others head back every few years for a fleeting glimpse … Read More »

Five years in the life of an extraordinary borough

Posted on November 9th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 4 comments

The Citizen‘s General Manager looks back on the Croydon that the Citizen was born into, and the one that it now inhabits

What a difference half a decade makes. Five years ago, I lived in Coulsdon, was perpetually single, and the idea of Westfield coming to Croydon was little more than a pipe dream. Now, I live in Balham.

The long-awaited bulldozers might not yet have … Read More »

Restaurant review: Five Guys, High Street, Croydon town centre

Posted on September 29th, by Martin Leay in Culture. 2 comments

A new burger joint brings the guys to central Croydon

Time from East Croydon:  5 minutes

7-11 High Street, Croydon CR0 1QA

There was a great deal of fanfare when the American burger and fries emporium Five Guys opened its first UK branch in Covent Garden back in 2013. And now, in the latest sign of Croydon’s burgeoning cultural and economic significance, the chain has set up … Read More »