Boxpark Croydon


Croydon businesses need to get on Instagram

Posted on May 15th, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. 2 comments

Potential Croydonian customers are all on Instagram, why aren’t you?

Recently, I wrote about how setting up Croydon’s first fashion label (Croydon Vs The World) led me to discover the joys of the photo-based social network Instagram.

Having explored the medium a little further since then, I’ve discovered extraordinary stories of enterprising individuals who use the platform with little effort to make thousands of dollars … Read More »



Croydon is hung out to dry, re-drawn and quartered

Posted on May 8th, by Rob Preston in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Croydon’s ‘quarters’ aren’t quite so foursquare

Everyone knows that there is no such thing as North Croydon. There’s East, South and West, and there it ends. Head north and you’ll just find yourself in a weird, noiseless void. That said, some clever person at Croydon Council has quartered Croydon up into four manageable chunks. Confused tourists will be delighted to learn that there is one piece of … Read More »



We’re all thinking it: will Westfield ever happen?

Posted on April 27th, by James Naylor in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Why Westfield’s delays are both foreseeable and risky despite what its proponents say

In recent months, one subject keeps rising, quite strangely, amongst the most read topics on the Citizen‘s website. It’s not Boxpark, Croydon Tech City or the sadly recently departed Croydon Radio. It has no reason to be there because we haven’t published, nor had call to publish, anything about it for six months. It … Read More »



Event review: Reverb poetry evening at Boxpark, Tuesday 4th April

Posted on April 21st, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 3 comments

Surprised by words – and I wasn’t the only one

The night began badly but got better. The first bit wasn’t the performers’ fault.

Reverb is a monthly poetry performance event that takes place in Boxpark’s BoxBar. Unfortunately, it started almost half an hour late – so while they set up the mics, I crouched on a crate for twenty-seven minutes in a venue I usually avoid like a … Read More »



Instagram Croydon: the social network for Croydon’s new influencers

Posted on April 7th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Exploring the social media underground charting ‘the Croydon revolution’

Up until recently, Croydon’s social media scene was neatly compartmentalised across the ‘Big Three’ platforms.

Twitter was where you went to anonymously ruin people’s lives. Facebook was where you went to post links to your latest ‘hot take’ tacitly suggesting that everyone is a racist. LinkedIn was where you went to tell people that you’re … Read More »



East Croydon Cool provides a warm welcome to the cool kids

Posted on March 27th, by Maddy Duxbury in Culture. 14 comments

Let’s help new Croydonians to find out where the cool stuff’s going on

With £5 billion (or thereabouts) being invested in the area, a street art scene to rival East London, an entertainment complex underway at Fairfield Halls, a Cultural Partnership Fund to encourage more theatre, music and art, a Westfield retail development on its way, support for tech start-ups and SMEs courtesy of Croydon Tech City, the … Read More »



The Elizabeth James Art Gallery and the creative arts in Upper Norwood

Posted on March 3rd, by Ian Marvin in Culture. No Comments

Art, culture and creativity in Croydon doesn’t begin and end in the town centre

With the focus on what’s happening in the middle of Croydon, it’s easy to forget about the various neighbourhoods that make up the borough. Many of us are only vaguely aware of venues and events other than those in our own particular environs.

South Norwood is getting some attention for a number … Read More »



Boxpark from the inside out

Posted on January 30th, by Lauren Furey in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

When we said that we were here for Croydon, we meant it

The decision to place Boxpark 2.0 in Croydon was met with celebration, controversy and criticism. Some were excited and positive. Others were more wary.

From the outside looking in, Boxpark probably looks like the creation of corporate giants, swarming into developing areas and marking their territory with dining and retail spaces. The truth is that the … Read More »



Boxpark’s a quickie when Croydon needs something more meaningful

Posted on January 16th, by Paddy Blewer in Culture. 6 comments

Sold as a 21st century leisure destination, the crates in Dingwall Road are a twenty minute wolfed-down pitstop

The Croydon Citizen recently published my not-entirely-complimentary review of Meat Liquor in Boxpark. As the review states, I was conscious that I was being harsher on the place than I would have been had it been a stand-alone venture somewhere else in Croydon. Away from Boxpark, I’d probably have scored … Read More »



Restaurant review: Meat Liquor, Boxpark

Posted on January 11th, by Paddy Blewer in Culture. 2 comments

Boxpark, Croydon, CR0 1LD

Time from East Croydon:  1 minute

I’ve been eating at MeatLiquor since I demolished its celebrated ‘three dead hippies’ dish in a pub off Peckham Rye. I’ve been a fan of their burgers for years. I often get a dead hippie with chilli fries as a takeaway at work for our Friday blowout team lunch, and I’ve had a few great nights … Read More »