Shopping is undoubtedly an excitement to everyone. Everyone is very familiar with the word and loves to do this even if they are to endure some physical or financial troubles. Shopping is sometimes a passion for people, especially the women (not in negative sense). So, shopping is truly a fun.
It is more interesting to have some ideas about a shopping mall right besides your house or at any place you are travelling through that can offer you a large number of classic collections. The article is about such a shopping mall in London. The shopping mall is named as the Westfield London Shopping Centre. This is the second largest commercial shopping complex in the entire United Kingdom.
The history & Details of westfield London Shopping Centre:
The shopping centre is located in White City of London in the United Kingdom. The shopping center was established by Westfield Group with the expense of GBP over 1.5 billion. The shopping centre was officially opened for public in October, 2008. The current location of the shopping centre underwent different large-scale development endeavors.
The shopping centre is a gigantic one with the area of 150,000 square meters that is similar to 30 large scale football fields. The best positive point for the shoppers is that the shopping centre is inserted amid a junction of transportation system. It is near of several underground and over-ground stations, and also accessible through almost all forms of vehicles.
The decision of building the shopping centre at the location was undertaken by an Australian company but experiencing financial troubles, the company handed over the responsibilities to another company, Westfield Group. The design of the large centre was completed by several groups to make it an extraordinary one. Finally the structure came into being with the time span of five consecutive years where over 7000 people were engaged. There were some legal controversies about the structure that it occupied some of the parts of a local underground rail line.
The shopping mall houses about 250 stores and outlets of different local and international brands and among them notable are –
- All Saints
- Cotton On
- Dorothy Perkins
- Early Learning Centre
- Ernest Jones
- French Connection
- Gerry Weber
- Hollister Co.
- House of Fraser
- Kurt Geiger
- Mamas & Papas
- Marks & Spencer
- River Island
- Starbucks Coffee
- the multiplex cinema Vue
- De Beers
- Louis Vuitton
- Miu Miu
- Tiffany & Co
Despite the gigantic structure, the shopping center will experience another extension on nine hectares of lands on its north site where the industrial estate will be reallocated and will also house office, retail stores, public spaces and residential areas and three more floors on the current structure.
But the huge development of the shopping centre is attracting several negative criticisms as if the development occurs; everything in the locality will see a hike in the rents that will be suffered by the locals.
But whatever the impact is, it is a heaven for the fashion lovers of the UK and people who also travel to the UK do not miss the chance to visit the shopping center for once. The goods and items available in the centre are excellent in quality and are affordable too. Usually the international brands are comparatively pricy than the local products.
It is place of different items including – accessories, banks, Cinemas, Department Stores, Dry Cleaners, Electronics & Phone Shops, Florists, Gift Shops, Hairdressers, Health & Beauty, Home & Furniture Stores, Jewellers, Kids Shops, Lingerie Shops, Men’s Clothing & Fashion, Music & Bookshops, Newsagents & Stationers, Opticians, Pet Products, Pharmacies, Photography & Art Shops, Shoes & Footwear, Sport & Fitness, Supermarkets, Toys, Games, Hobbies, Women’s Clothing & Fashion and many more.