About Us

The Brokedown Palace was founded in 2012. We started out selling online in a little wooden cabin on the banks of the River Lea in Hackney. Our logo is that cabin and Brokedown Palace is a Grateful Dead song about being by the waterside.

The River Lea runs through the Lee Valley Nature Reserve - an incredible wilderness in the heart of the city. The Lee Valley was the inspiration for The Brokedown Palace -  we love living in London and we love the outdoors, so we wanted to create a business that encompassed  them both. We also wanted to sell ethical brands who respect people and nature. 

We now have two shops in Shoreditch and Spitalfields, supplying everything you need to live a life in the outdoors. We stock brands who provide long-lasting, quality products that will never let you down - whether you’re in the city or the wilderness.

Boxpark Shop Interior