Westfield Stratford City

The biggest mega-mall in Europe finally hits London on Tuesday 13 September, with 1.9 million square feet of shops, eateries and entertainment.

The £1.45bn Westfield Stratford City will also house three hotels, a casino, and a 17-screen cinema.

We bet you could spend days in there, getting lost somewhere between Primark and Mexican restaurant Wahaca while you’re midway through a game at the mall’s very own branch of All Star Lanes bowling alley.

But you really should focus on the shopping – there are 300 shops, including all the usual department stores such as M&S and John Lewis, as well as designer brands Hugo Boss and Folli Follie and high street favourites Topshop, Schuh, Foyles and L’Occitane.

After that mammoth trek, reward yourself with a pit stop at Joe Delucci’s ice-cream bar or a well-earned cocktail at TGI Friday’s or Balans.

Open From September 13
Great Eastern Road, Newham, E15 1AZ
Tube: Stratford