Big crowds attend Westfield Stratford City opening
London's newest shopping centre opened its doors this morning and thousands of people turned up to get a taste of it.
Shops at the Westfield Stratford City opened at 10am and eager patrons were queuing up to get in from 8 o'clock. But travel problems on the Overground have hindered other people's efforts to get there.
It also meant the official opening by Mayor of London Boris Johnson was delayed. Pop singers Nicole Scherzinger and Pixie Geldof are also scheduled to appear at the event.
The Wharf's Louisa Emery is at the opening.
She said: "It's packed. It makes Oxford Street on a Saturday seem deserted. Nicole Scherzinger has arrived but there's no sign of Pixie Geldof and Boris Johnson yet. Perhaps they took the Overground."
Westfield Stratford City is Europe's largest urban shopping centre, located right next to the Olympic Park. It houses more than 300 stores, 70 restaurants, a 14-screen cinema, three hotels, a bowling alley and a casino. It has cost £1.4billion to build.