South London Is Getting A Huge Westfield


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.

[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).

[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.

Now this, kids, is what we call “fake news”. Photo: @citaro110
(Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)


You May Also Like

Clocks Change Summer London

It’s Basically Three Weeks Until Summer And I’m Not Even Lying

When does British Summer Time begin? Sooner than you think! By March, winter has become fully unbearable, like ...

Uber changes London

Uber Is Ch-Ch-Changing

A few ‘updates’ are coming to the cab-hire app, which are good news for drivers – and bad for ...

Centre Point Letters Lights

Centre Point’s Light Up Letters Have Returned After Two Years

Centre Point, the brutalist tower of Tottenham Court Road, has had its iconic sign turned on once more. ...