Westfield Shopping Centre
To most tourists London is a city of the Old World, a city of wealth and tradition. But with the economic markets now crashing and our beloved Royals now marrying themselves off to contemporary ‘commoners,’ London is certainly set to change.
Celebrate punk Britain in Camden, North London, when you next fly to the UK. With some of the world’s best tattoo parlours along Camden High Street, take home a lasting souvenir of you time in this very unconventional city. Once an unfashionable stain on the city of high culture, Camden now attracts both the young and adventurous, looking for punky vintage clothing or wild nights out.
Some of the biggest changes to the British capital have been noted in the east. Book cheap flights to London and waltz down historic Brick Lane. What began as the Jewish quarter of the city now houses many top Curry Houses all competing for you business with mind-blowingly cheap offers. During the weekend take a left to Spitalfields Market but don’t be fooled by the Victorian market hall exterior, this notable market offers all the best of contemporary shopping by local designers and craftsmen. With the 2012 Olympics set to transform this district, visit London before the summer rush!
Cross the Thames and walk south until you see the Battersea Barge. London’s dark and dingy shipping port has reinvented itself as a nightlife epicentre sending ripples through the city’s firm foundations. Party on this floating London bar and restaurant with breathtaking views of the city, or steal a photo of the notorious Battersea Power Station which stands as a lasting reminder of London’s continuing transformation.
Shop like a celebrity at Westfield Shopping Centre in Hammersmith, West London. Built in 2008 and named the largest mall in Europe, you will find affordable high street brands, small British boutiques and high-end fashion houses all situated under a shimmering class roof. Once a city of wealth and class divide, feel the freedom to shop like a Royal in this unmatched new development.
With new ideas pulsating through the city everyday, get to London this fall and witness this extraordinary change without the extraordinary prices.