September 13th, 2011 saw the opening of Europe’s largest urban shopping centre in the heart of East London – Westfield Stratford City. This retail project will be part and parcel of the Olympic Park when the games come to London in 2012. The 1.9 million square feet of retail and leisure development paves way for one of the poorest boroughs in London to be regenerated and become one of the places to be in London.
The center was official opened by Mayor of London, Mr Boris Johnson and the Westfield Group Chairman, Mr Frank Lowy AC.
Nicole Scherzinger was also the star attraction to entertain the opening day guests. Other events had celebrities like Kelly Brook, Colin Jackson, Professor Green, etc. all over the shopping center at various outlets either officially opening them or performing to a handful of luck guests in the outlet.
For more information about Westfield Stratford City, please visit the website http://uk.westfield.com/stratfordcity/
Here are a few shots I captured on the day……
110 metre hurdles Olympic Medallist and World Champion Colin Jackson CBE and Group Director of Lloyds TSB & Bank of Scotland Community Bank, Alison Brittain officially opening Lloyds Bank (sponsor of the London 2012 Olympics)
Oscar Pistorious on an ad for the London 2012 Paralympics
Russell & Bromley Store Front
Cloakroom Co. Shopping Delivery
Westfield Stratford City Architecture
Apple Store Genius Bar
Hollister Store (Eye Candy)
Professor Green performing in All Star Lanes
For those with a sweet tooth…
Olympic Stadium in Background
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The official commercial for Westfield Stratford City.