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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.
6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.
6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green
The Westfield London
This is where London's latest luxury shopping centre opened
Location: Shepherd's Bush, London
Description: - It took 13 million man-hours to build
- Construction used enough concrete to fill 117 Olympic swimming pools
- There are 96 escalators
- Some 7,000 jobs will be created
- 80% of shops specialise in fashion
- Retails come from at least 15 different countries
- And over 20 million people are expected to visit each year.
Aspirational, yet inclusive, it is an architecturally stunning showcase for 5 anchor stores: Debenhams, Next, Marks and Spencer, House of Fraser, Waitrose and over 265 luxury, premium and high street retailers from more than 15 different countries. 80 percent are fashion-focused, 16 names are making their UK debut and 40 are luxury brands housed within the beautiful, boutique-style environment, The Village.