BOXPARK to launch BoxHall City site!


13 Apr 22

Today (Wed 13 April) we are excited to announce our first BoxHall sibling concept coming to the City next year, offering high-quality food and drink from local, independent food traders and restaurant operators.

We have just agreed a 15-year lease with TfL, the site’s freehold owners, for the historic Metropolitan Arcade building which first opened in 1912 and is located close to Liverpool Street station, served by a range of rail services, four Tube lines, London Overground and the forthcoming Elizabeth line.

BoxHall City will be an all-day social dining experience including food, drink and events all under one roof. Alongside the outstanding food offer, the venue will be home to signature bars specialising in a quality range of draught, tank and craft beers. 

The new site proposals include 16 kitchen units, and two internal bars, subject to planning permission. The 17,000 sq. ft building has a ground floor and a small pre-existing mezzanine with 266 internal seating covers.

BoxHall is the group’s new, premium food, beer and music hall concept, with all sites to be developed in existing buildings - most of which will be historical, rich in cultural heritage or iconic in their respective local communities. 

The new BoxHall site is part of our expansion plans following its recent announcement of the debut BoxHall concept in Bristol. BoxHall City will be the first of its kind in London with further sites to be announced later this year. 

Roger Wade, Founder & CEO of BOXPARK comments on their London-first BoxHall site: “We are delighted to sign this new BoxHall site with TfL in the heart of the City, where BOXPARK was born 10 years ago. Our team have worked extremely hard to secure the Met Arcade - a fantastic, historical site built in the Victoria era, originally the entrance to Liverpool Street Station. We are excited to repurpose the building and make it home to a premium Food, Beer and Music Hall – BoxHall, whilst retaining its character and feel.”

Nigel Pickup, Head of Commercial Property at Transport for London, said: “We are delighted that BOXPARK will shortly be introducing their plans for a BoxHall on our estate. Both BOXPARK and TfL work hard to support small and medium sized businesses, and this will provide a range of food and beverage options to the thousands of people who visit, work or pass through Liverpool Street every day.”