Stratford Westfield is finally here. It’ll certainly bring plenty of money and millions has been spent on transport links to deliver credit card wielding happy shoppers to the super mall. Together with London’s tourists who prefer to travel by car there will hopefully be more than enough work for London minicabs.
The mighty shopper’s paradise boasts 1.9 million square feet of pure shopping and entertainment. There are apparently 300 shops with 70 restaurants. That’s certainly enough to warrant at least a few trips. The complex also has a bowling alley, huge casino and a 17 screen cinema.
This development is just in time for the 2012 London Olympics and Westfield obviously wants to take advantage of the event and the huge droves of people it will attract. Not only this, but bus and train links have been positioned to enable easy access from across the capital. The new shopping centre will certainly be a new landmark in South East London.
Although, its sister site, Westfield West London showcases the village, which is full of shops, such as, Gucci and Prada the Stratford version is much more down to earth. Now London has Stratford which offers less of the designer wear and more high street fashion. Top Shop, Primark and Zara take the place of the big designer brands and eateries such as McDonalds and Nandos offer shoppers a quick lunch.
Europe’s largest urban shopping mall cost £1.45 billion and sits on the edge of the Olympic site and is ready for action next summer. It is set to create 10,000 much needed jobs probably mostly for the under 25 year olds, which is good considering so many of them seem to be finding it difficult to find work at the moment.
With two massive shopping centres this will no doubt mean revenue will be taken from Regent and Oxford Street. Large established department stores such as Selfridges and flagship stores such as John Lewis and Debenhams may find it difficult to compete.
If you are live or are visiting London and would like to book a London minicab or chauffeur driven car for a shopping excursion to Westfield West London or Westfield Stratford call TST Cars for a quote.