Where to go now: BOXPARK

At BOXPARK Croydon, vegan sarnie masters The Gnarbecue has launched a ‘Vegan Monte Cristo Sandwich’ which comes with cranberry mayo, lettuce, seitan patty, bacon & cheese in between two slices of sugar dusted tofu eggy bread/French toast. Karachi street food trader Thela is serving up the perfect winter dish, Khao Sue – noodles, a hot coconut soupy curry with chicken and lots of toppings, plus roasted peanuts and boiled egg. Chilangos is heating up Christmas with its brand new Hot Habanero Wings and ‘Bunuelos’, seven Mexican doughnut bites covered in cinnamon and sugar served with dulce de leche on the side.

Indulge in an array of festive sweet treats at BOXPARK Wembley. Longboys has launched a range of Christmas specials including its ‘Christmas Pudding Longboy’ with compote, brandy cream, candied orange zest, toasted almonds and cocao nibs, ‘Mont Blanc Longboy’ filled with chestnut vanilla crème, blackcurrant compote, candied chestnut, meringue kisses, and its  ‘Chocolate Orange Longboy’. New trader Ipanema Barbecue boasts a dessert menu of special-filled churros for Christmas – flavours include chocolate, caramel, white chocolate and cinnamon, and dark chocolate orange.

If you’re looking for a Christmas breakfast, the coffee masters, Boki has launched a Christmas menu including its Gingerbread Latte, Turkey, Brie and Cranberry toastie, Minced pies, and Mulled apple juice. Breakfast eatery Oatopia has a range of Christmas specials such as its Biscoff Porridge, Festive Flapjacks (flavours include Baileys, Chocolate Orange and Christmas Cake) and its brand new Marzipan heart energy balls.

 

CELEBRATE THE FESTIVE SEASON AT BOXPARK

Spend the festive season at BOXPARK as it brings the Christmas spirit to the capital, kicking off celebrations this week. BOXPARK has transformed into a warm winter wonderland with a variety of festive activities and events for everyone to enjoy, running across all of its London venues.

In light of Tier 2 restrictions, only members of the same household are permitted into the venues excluding BOXPARK Croydon’s heated outdoor terrace. Visitors will need to download the BOXPARK Black Card here to enter. Tickets and information for BOXPARK’s full Christmas programme can be found here.

 

SHOREDITCH

Wreath-Making Workshop (Various dates in December)

BOXPARK Shoreditch has had a winter overhaul ready for Christmas, and will be hosting a series of wreath-making workshops throughout December with Minoux Flowers. Hop over to a session to design and decorate your own Christmas wreath using the finest seasonal foliage, berries and fruits. Tickets are £45 per person.

Festive Jazz Club (Various dates in December)

Find BOXPARK’s Festive Jazz Club this December bringing you an assortment of classic and festive jazz hits by the incredible singer Nick Pritchard. While you’re at it, get your fill of mulled wine and seasonal street food from the traders.

Quizbox Xmas Special (21st December)

Get your dose of trivia, fun, laughter and massive prizes at BOXPARK’s Quizbox Xmas Special. BOXPARK Shoreditch has teamed up with The Big Fat Quiz Co to present the ultimate festive quiz night consisting of everything from pictures to music, general knowledge and paper plane making! Entry is just £2 per person.

CROYDON / WEMBLEY

BOXPARK WinterFeast (12th Dec – Wembley, 19th Dec – Croydon)

BOXPARK has organised the ultimate festive weekend at its Croydon and Wembley venues. For the first time ever, BOXPARK introduces its Bavarian-inspired WinterFeast celebration which comes to Wembley on Saturday 12 December before moving to Croydon for Saturday 19 December. Let your festive spirit soar as you play games, enjoy music from the Premier Oompah Band and sip frosty steins of Staropramen beer.

There will be two sittings from 3.30pm to 6.30pm and 7pm to 10pm. Tickets are £20 per person or £80 for a table of four which gets you two jugs of beer, four £10 food vouchers and guaranteed entry.

Box O’ Laughs Christmas Special (13th Dec – Wembley, 20th Dec – Croydon)

Round off your weekend with some belly laughs, courtesy of some of the UK’s funniest stand-up acts. On Sunday 13 October at BOXPARK Wembley and on Sunday 20 December at BOXPARK Croydon, it’s time for Box O’ Laughs. Presented in partnership with ComedyMania UK, it features Britain’s Got Talent finalist Nabil Abdulrashid and Aurie Styla of Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club and guarantees that you’ll end the week on a high.

Tickets are £10 per person or £40 for four people which includes two jugs of beer, a bottle of wine, or cocktail sharer.

Festive Food & Drink at BOXPARK

Throughout December, BOXPARK bars are offering 50% off beer, mulled wine and cocktail pitchers from Mondays to Wednesdays. The festive drinks menu includes the following:

Mulled Wine

Spiced Plum Rekorderlig Cider

Nightmare Before Xmas Zombie Cocktail

Rudeboi Robin Cocktail

Warm Pink Gin with Spiced Pear and Pomegranate (Shoreditch only)

Find all your favourite street food traders at BOXPARK, serving up seasonal specials alongside the grub you know and love with select street food traders offering 20% off during December from Mondays to Wednesdays,

In the heart of Shoreditch, you can indulge in Coqfighter’s Xmas special; Fried Chicken Thigh, ‘Nduja & Brown butter mayo, pickled red chilli and melted Gouda. Or opt for The Athenian’s Festive Sausage Souvlaki which comes served in a wrap with fries, salad and cranberry sauce, with a choice of Wild Boar Sausage or Moving Mountains Plant-based Sausage. Japanese street food outlet Rainbo will be offering a festive-inspired Duck and Hoisin Gyoza with spicy cranberry sauce.

At BOXPARK Croydon, vegan sarnie masters The Gnarbecue has launched a ‘Vegan Monte Cristo Sandwich’ which comes with cranberry mayo, lettuce, seitan patty, bacon & cheese in between two slices of sugar dusted tofu eggy bread/French toast. Karachi street food trader Thela is serving up the perfect winter dish, Khao Sue – noodles, a hot coconut soupy curry with chicken and lots of toppings, plus roasted peanuts and boiled egg. Chilangos is heating up Christmas with its brand new Hot Habanero Wings and ‘Bunuelos’, seven Mexican doughnut bites covered in cinnamon and sugar served with dulce de leche on the side.

Indulge in an array of festive sweet treats at BOXPARK Wembley. Longboys has launched a range of Christmas specials including its ‘Christmas Pudding Longboy’ with compote, brandy cream, candied orange zest, toasted almonds and cocao nibs, ‘Mont Blanc Longboy’ filled with chestnut vanilla crème, blackcurrant compote, candied chestnut, meringue kisses, and its ‘Chocolate Orange Longboy’. New trader Ipanema Barbecue boasts a dessert menu of special-filled churros for Christmas – flavours include chocolate, caramel, white chocolate and cinnamon, and dark chocolate orange.

If you’re looking for a Christmas breakfast, the coffee masters, Boki has launched a Christmas menu including its Gingerbread Latte, Turkey, Brie and Cranberry toastie, Minced pies, and Mulled apple juice. Breakfast eatery Oatopia has a range of Christmas specials such as its Biscoff Porridge, Festive Flapjacks (flavours include Baileys, Chocolate Orange and Christmas Cake) and its brand new Marzipan heart energy balls.

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