We all know Westfield London for the one-stop shopping destination to buy almost everything under the sun, but what you might not have known is that it’s almost 10 years old.
Recently, it’s undergone an impressive expansion that features even more of our favourite stores, including Primark, John Lewis & Partners, Puttshack and Ichiba. And it’s all coincided nicely with the next big event on the list: Westfield London’s big birthday!
To celebrate the special event, Westfield London is putting on a five-day birthday bash with offers spanning clothes, to food and drink and even homeware. Not that you needed another excuse to visit, but we’re giving you 10 more, anyway.
A Burger, a beer and a bowl
All Star Lanes have popped up again with their first new alley in five years, and they’ve continued to make the whole bowling thing seem glamorous and luxurious. To celebrate Westfield’s 10th birthday, they’re offering a burger and a beer for £10, and two games of bowling for £10. Enjoy some hand-crafted cocktails, sing your heart out in one of the palm print-covered karaoke booths, bowl a few balls down the shiny new lanes, or relax outside on their heated terrace.
A birthday cocktail at Maple
One of our favourite new additions to Westfield London is Maple. It’s the latest opening from the people behind The Botanist and The Jugged Hare – so you can guarantee excellent food and drinks. And throughout the five days of celebrations, enjoy a special birthday cocktail created by a Maple mixologist. When you’re deciding what to eat with your fancy drink, expect similar choices to their other venues, with a focus on large meat cuts and sustainable fish served on the bone. Delicious!
Space-age mini golfing
Puttshack at Westfield London is the game to play no matter whether you’re up against the most honest of competitors or those more likely to sneakily edit their scores. With automatic point scoring and leaderboards, it’s a much easier way to enjoy the game without worrying about all of the admin. So make sure to visit Puttshack on Tuesday 30 October for the official 10th birthday after party where there’ll be loads of guaranteed golf-themed fun going on!
A classy pit-stop
Take a well-deserved break from all that shopping and settle down inside the beautiful Ole & Steen, with a freshly baked cinnamon swirl and a cup of their famously good coffee. During birthday season (aka the five days at the end of October), go all out with a glass of prosecco and a cream cake for £9.
Check out Adidas’ latest designs
Westfield isn’t only a great place to buy workout gear, but for its birthday celebration you’ll actually be able to don some new clothes at Adidas, too. Join the fun at adidas Westfield London where they’ve recently launched their “Built to Defy” campaign.
Calligraphy, Origami and discounted groceries
Inside the incredible Japanese marketplace that is Ichiba, you’ll find over 3,000 Japanese products including grocery essentials to inspire your cooking, hard to find confectionery and sake, fresh handmade sushi, noodles and curries, Japanese street food, unique gifts & homewares and a dedicated Japanese bakery and cafe.
A huge John Lewis & Partners party
Not only is a huge department store great for fulfilling each and every one of your shopping needs, but it also means there’s a lot of floor space: perfect for a party. And John Lewis & Partners have taken this into account and decided to throw a huge celebratory party spanning every level of their Westfield store. The anchor store of the expansion, this is the first London John Lewis & Partners to offer Loved&Found, the standalone boutique for new, contemporary brands.
Special bubble tea
It’s been, ahem, bubbling up on Instagram for a while now but we still haven’t got our fill of it. And luckily, Bubbleology at Westfield is opening a branch with a special, limited edition bubble tea on sale. Made with edible glitter, it’s difficult to think of many things that would look better Boomerang’d on our Instagram story.
A bargain while you celebrate
Westfield’s Primark branch is huge and already features the latest trends in women’s, men’s and children’s fashions including footwear and accessories as well as lingerie, beauty and homeware. Over two floors, the retailer has recently won the Vogue Beauty Award for the ‘New Kid on the block’.
And don’t forget to check out the rest of the stores
Although Westfield’s expansion is well underway already, there are plenty of new stores opening all the time. In the last few months, we’ve seen the arrival of (deep breath) River Island, Barino, Tag, Breitling, French Eye, Six Pad, Habitat and Raft. And if that wasn’t enough, over the next few months there’ll be even more great shops lining the walls of Westfield, like Urban Revivo, Jack Wills, Urban Decay, Rush Hair, Natuzzi and Kernal & Roast. Better get a shopping trip planned ASAP.
Westfield London’s birthday offers take place for five days between 26th-30th October. For more information, head to Westfield London’s website. Nearest stations: Shepherd’s Bush, White City, Wood Lane, Shepherd’s Bush Market.
Also published on Medium.