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Published June 4th 2014
A lovely place to shop, eat, drink and visit
Juxtaposed against the old White City bus garage Westfields is a feat of modern minimalism and elegance. The familiar red sign of the Westfield name is emblazoned on the front of the enormous building.
As I wander through its large, glass doors I am faced with a food court housing a mingling of different food outlets serving anything from burgers to noodles. This conveys the amount of customers who visit Westfield everyday. The food court has to appeal to the different types of people who come there from Londeners to foreign tourists.
Looking past the food court there is an escalator gliding up to the other levels of this large shopping centre. As I emerge onto the first floor of the shopping centre I can see the familiar shop titles an avid shopper like me frequents. I 'ooh and aw' at the size of the shops offering lines of clothes that I don't get in my local shopping centre. Everything is an attractive and modern mixture of sand, glass and steel calming you down and making a big shopping spree more attractive.
There are electronic maps on every corridor ensuring you don't get lost in this expansive shopping centre. Interspersed between the female and male clothes stores and the home furnishings shops are coffee shops the scent of coffee beans wafting from them. These are the perfect stops to refuel at and have a natter in. They even serve us steaming, fragrant tea in the L'occtaine shop.
As a young woman interested in fashion I am attracted to Lipsy London. This is a shop I don't have in my local shopping centre. I am attracted by its mixture of lace, glitter and velour. I would recommend a visit to Lipsy for any fashion conscious young woman. But Westfield doesn't just cater for women. There is a sizeable Disney store too for the children to enjoy. This shop has television screens mounted on its walls showing cartoons to entertain bored children.
There is even a kiosk selling theatre tickets so you can extend your visit to London. The smell of sugar and perfume punches me as I walk through the shopping centre. The shop assistants are very accommodating and friendly. There is a tantalisingly diverse array of shops from the cool high street to the more exclusive village. There are a number of cash machines in the shopping centre for your continence.
Westfield is on the Central line at both White City and Shepherd's Bush stations. Westfield can also be reached by buses such as 607 or 427. The sweet scent drew me into my favourite shop Lush. Everything looked and smelled succulent. Everybody has to visit that shop.
I passed under the sign for The Village and emerged into the reason I came to Westfield: the opulent designer district. There is soft, pink lighting and chandeliers tumbling from the ceiling. Everything is opulent. There is hardly any stock in the shop each item drawing the eye. There are jewel encrusted bags and hand stitched dresses.
All in all, a trip to Westfield is an enjoyable day out.