Westfield Stratford opening today!
Westfield Stratford shopping centre officially opened as Europe's largest urban shopping centre today.
Launched by US X-factor judge, Nicole Scherzinger, thousands of people queued up to snap up the special offers and discounts offered by many of the shops.
The 1.45bn complex houses more than 300 shops for customers to select from. And just in case a customer changes their mind, they can choose from the 70 restaurants, 14 screen cinema, three hotels, bowling alley and the UK's largest casino to visit.
This shopping centre will also provide the main access to the Olympic park for the 2012 games as well as 8,500 permanent jobs which will be created by the retail sector.
For anyone who didn't get a ticket for the Olympics, on the days of the Olympic games, large screens will broadcast the main sporting events.
I can't wait to visit the complex. The excitement of the officially opening of the shopping centre on Twitter was incredible and from the tweets and pictures people had posted, the complex looks amazing. I hope with this investment in Stratford, will focus the world's attention on what was this once a forgotten area of London and become one of London's top visitor and and leisure destinations.