Westfield Stratford City shopping centre opens

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Westfield Stratford City is a shopping centre in Stratford, London, owned by the Westfield Group. The centre opened on 13 September 2011.With a total retail floor area of 1,883,700 square feet (175,000 m2), it is one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe. It is the 3rd largest shopping centre in the United Kingdom by retail space behind the Trafford Centre and MetroCentre.

Westfield Stratford City is adjacent to the London Olympic Park, Stratford Regional and Stratford International stations. The shopping centre is part of a large multi-purpose development project called Stratford City. It is expected to contribute significantly to the local economy, with the creation of up to 10,000 permanent jobs, including 2,000 jobs going to people in the local area.

The shopping centre is anchored by a 240,000 sq ft (22,000 m2) John Lewis department store, a 32,000 sq ft (3,000 m2) Waitrose supermarket, a 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2) Marks and Spencer department store, and a fourteen screen all-digital Vue cinema. The shopping centre will also have a 267 room Premier Inn hotel, and another hotel with 350 rooms. The shopping centre will have approximately 300 stores and 70 restaurants, including: 

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