MEATliquor


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 »



“Isn’t Boxpark great?”, she cried. I answered: “No”.

Posted on November 24th, by Rob Preston in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Boxpark’s for the team leaders, not for the team

Landing like a Vogon spaceship, Boxpark has arrived in Croydon.

Monday 31st October

Following an opening two day music festival featuring the likes of Wiley and Nova Twins, the people inside this collection of shipping containers joined together like so much Lego roll up their sleeves and prepare to feed hungry Croydonians. I arrive and I explore. It doesn’t take too … Read More »



Seven initial thoughts about Boxpark Croydon and its prospects for our town

Posted on November 8th, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. 17 comments

Croydon’s salvation or hipster invasion? You have three years to decide…

So, it’s here – it’s finally here!

80 shipping containers, 20,000 sq ft, a hundred tonnes of corrugated iron have come together to make the newest hotspot in Croydon, Boxpark Croydon.The venue is a food and entertainment space housing forty restaurants including central London heavyweights MeatLiquor, Chilango, Mama Lan and Breakfast Club – … Read More »



“The greatest event that has ever been held in Croydon”: A review of Eskimo Dance, Boxpark Croydon

Posted on November 1st, by Jonny Rose in Culture. 6 comments

The #Croydon #TechCity founder is an unlikely evangelist for grime club night Eskimo Dance

The day that news of Eskimo Dance coming to Croydon broke was the day that a certain segment of South London society entered a collective meltdown. 

Facebook and Twitter feeds became a singularity of “OMG ESKIMO DANCE IS COMING TO CROYDON”, WhatsApp groups descended into unbridled chaos, and some of … Read More »



May 2016 in brief

Posted on June 20th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

May’s news in brief, summarised for your convenience by the Citizen team

Croydon became a haven for bees

The team that brought Saffron Central, the world’s largest urban saffron farm, to Croydon in 2015 is now using the space to create a haven for bees. With the support of Croydon Beekeepers Association and community volunteers, they have planted the site, formerly the location of Croydon’s council … Read More »



Container crates, Croydon and me, by Mr Boxpark

Posted on November 30th, by Lauren Furey in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Roger Wade, CEO of Boxpark, gives Lauren Furey the lowdown on how, when and above all… why Croydon

Arriving at Boxpark Croydon’s marketing suite was like stepping into a wrapped up Christmas present. You shouldn’t peek, but it’s exciting. It was here I met Boxpark’s mastermind and CEO, Roger Wade, to hear what Croydon can expect from its new Boxpark, set to open in summer 2016.

Read More »