Time Out says
Occupying 43 acres in White City, and covering nine different postcodes, Westfield London takes the crown for Europe’s largest shopping centre. The impressive location – on the site of the 1908 Olympics – cost around £1.6 billion to create and houses some 360 shops, from House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer to luxury fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, Armani and Mulberry. Given the mall’s vast dimensions, it would be nice to be able to rock up in a pair of good walking shoes and some trackie bottoms but, be warned, the oversized-handbag-clutching clientele tend to be smartly decked out. Soothe away any shopping-induced stress at one of the 50 food outlets, including branches of Balans, Square Pie and Wahaca.
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I know I'm very late to the party but I visited Westfield for the first time a couple of weeks ago and it sure is a temple to Mammon. However, despite my lurking disapproval I couldn't help but be impressed by the sparkling expanse of glass frontage and polished walkways. It was like walking into a sci-fi film set. I went to see Star Wars at the Vue Scene which features massive reclining seats and your own table on which to deposit your many expensive snacks and sugary drinks although my next door neighbours had sensibly decided on a bottle of wine instead. It also has its own private bar which is exactly how you would expect a bar attached to a Vue to be and not somewhere I would choose to linger. Instead we made our way back to the car park, wistfully bypassing various enticing shops and reflecting that it had been an enjoyable, if expensive, experience. I would definitely go back to the cinema for a special occasion and maybe even do some shopping next time.
Definitely a lovely shopping venue, the eclectic mix of restaurants, the variety of shops (both high-end and high-street), the cinema, and the relaxed vibe make this a good shopping destination. Rarely ever over-crowded and bright and airy.
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