Just when we’re all coming to terms with the enormity of Westfield Shepherd’s Bush, it’s time to prepare for a shopping mecca that’s even bigger. In fact, Westfield Stratford City will be the biggest shopping centre in Europe and will open just on time for all the Olympic tourists to shop! The official opening day is 13th September 2011 and I suggest you dust off your walking shoes. The new Westfield will be 1.9 million square feet. Hold on, I have to write that again…1.9 million square feet! See what I mean about the walking shoes?
The new centre will not only give us shoppers a new space to stalk, it will also provide 10,000 permanent new jobs for Londoners. There will be over 300 branded stores, 50 restaurants, a brand new 14-screen Vue cinema, a casino, three hotels, a bowling alley and more. Good thing there’s a hotel as I’ll need at least 48 hours to make my way through this space for a review!