Olympic Sport for Shoppers

SallyB2
By SallyB2 Last edited 109 months ago
Olympic Sport for Shoppers

Or should that read 'shopping for Olympic sportspersons'? Anyway, we're glad to see retail therapy getting priority: it looks as if the Westfield Stratford shopping centre is going to be one of the first 2012 edifices to be completed. As Londonist could happily shop for Britain, we're still living in hope that they'll introduce a few medals for it. Boris seems to have had a jolly jape yesterday as he witnessed something called topping out, which we believe means they reached roof level. All good, no? Well, actually, we're a bit disturbed. Firstly the name's all wrong: WESTfield Stratford? Couldn't it be Eastfield? Or Westfield East (just for fun). Read a bit more about Westfield, and suddenly Iain Sinclair starts to make a lot more sense. And given that Westfield West isn't exactly buzzing, we have to ask if we really want another white elephant... (Image/Manuel.A.69)

Last Updated 04 July 2009