South London Is Getting A Huge Westfield

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Big news for south London shoppers, because Westfield is making a leap over the river.

Some big news to liven up your Wednesday, particularly if you’re from south of the river. Retail giant Westfield has been looking to open a third location in the capital for a while now, and it’s finally got the green light. Yes, we can reveal that Westfield is opening a new London complex in… CROYDON.

Ta-dah! (Wait, shouldn’t they call it Southfield?) Eh, whatever it’s called, it’s heading to sunny sunny Croydon sometime soon! Last night, Croydon Council approved plans for the new shopping centre, a £1.4 billion redevelopment which will sit on the site of the Whitgift Shopping Centre. What can you expect when it finally opens? Over three hundred shops, a multi-screen cinema complex, and a bowling alley. And, inevitably, hordes of shoppers on Saturdays.

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[Twitter: @WestfieldUK]
Planning permission had been granted back in 2014, but had to be reapproved due to the addition of a flagship M&S, another level of shops, and more housing. Yes, they’re building a thousand homes too, so you can live next door! Work will begin in 2018, with a completion date sometime in 2020 (hopefully).

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[Photo: Croydon Partnership]
When finished, it will join Boxpark Croydon as a reason to hop on the Overground and head south. So far south, you can actually get a tram. Incredible scenes.

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Alex Landon

Alex Landon

Although Alex spent most of his life in Somerset and Durham, London is (almost) in his name, so he relocated to the capital and fell in love with it. Now going by the moniker 'Secret Landon', you'll find him eating all of London's street food, lost in a bookshop, or shouting at his beloved ice hockey team, the Minnesota Wild.