Westfield shopping centre, despite its size, is one of those venues that often go unmentioned. Instead, places like Oxford Street, Kensington Street, and Regents Street take the lion share of the attention – and that only makes sense. After all, the Westfield chain is relatively new, while the previously mentioned shopping avenues have been around for decades on end. Not to mention, they are more popular for hosting sales throughout the different seasons of the year. With that said, Kensington is more known due to its high end luxury stores.
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One of the reasons why we recommend Westfield is because the indoor shopping centre makes for a different shopping experience to what you’re used to. Besides, with the weather – which can be a little erratic- it might put you off enjoying a leisurely day of shopping. The indoor shopping centre acts as the perfect compromise, allowing you to shop with peace of mind and freedom. Besides, most of the major stores can be found at the avenue.
The two major Westfield stores are in White City and Shepherd’s Bush. The latter is the largest commercial shopping centre in London and cost £1.6 billion pounds to build. Interestingly, the centre was nominated for the Carbuncle Cup, an architecture prize given to the ugliest building produced in the UK in the last 12 months. While this might sound disheartening, the experience and what lies inside the store is what’s paramount.
The centre has a retail floor area of 150,000m2 and is the second largest commercial in the UK after the Metro Centre in Newcastle. It opened in 2008, and the nearest stations are Wood Lane and Shepherd’s Bush. Other famous shopping centres in London include the Bentall Centre in Kingston, Brent Cross shopping centre, and Burlington Arcade in Paddington.
Whatever you end up doing during your time in the city, we invite you to take the time out of your trip to visit one of the Westfield centres – preferably the one in Shepherds Bush. It might not make your holiday that much more eventful or exciting, and you might not even be visiting London for shopping. Regardless, this new development is worth seeing alone because of its sheer size and astounding interior design.