Westfield Mall… the new shopping destenation in London!

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The biggest mall in Europe, the newest mall in the UK, they had a special underground station built especially for it on the Hammersmith and City Line… though i hate malls, i found that one very nice, new, and useful especially in this cold weather!

It has most notable UK brands, plus, it has the designers village… There is a service where you have a card, and once u purchase something from a store you show them the card, they will then keep your bags with them, and when you are about to go home you use your card to take all your shopping bags home with you.

It has a cinema that will open in 2009, many many interesting restuarants and eateries, a Waitrose, department stores, and is very modern and airy…

It had a a restuarant that was named Del Aziz, looking at it you would think it was lebanese or middle eastern or morrocan. That is, until you read the menu (picture below) and found out it had “Israeli Cuscus Salad”… ishloon 3ziz o israeli?! Fahmoone?!

Del Aziz Rest.

Del Aziz Rest.

Israeli Cuscous Salad??!?!?!??!?!

Israeli Cuscous Salad??!?!?!??!?!

Mall on the outside

Mall on the outside

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Abercrombie & Fitch for those who are crazy about it!!!

Abercrombie & Fitch for those who are crazy about it!!!

An ice Castle... i guess santa was inside for pix...

An ice Castle... i guess santa was inside for pix...

The Designers Village

The Designers Village

Lebanese Rest. .... check out the wrapped shawerma and falafel sandwiches...

Lebanese Rest. .... check out the wrapped shawerma and falafel sandwiches...

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by nawara on January 5, 2009 at 11:05 AM

    they didn’t open the station just for the shopping centre, its been there since the 1900’s.

    and Israeli couscous is just a verity of couscous that isn’t even grown in isreal. its just been given a wrong name. like Jerusalem artichokes. or french fries.

    i like your blog.

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  2. Alla sounds fun!! I Miss London so baaad ;s! Whohoow designer village ill be there probably the whole trip ;p

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  3. Nawara

    Thank you for your kind words.

    As a matter of fact, the westfield mall is flanked by several underground stations. One of which is the Woodlane station… which is the newest built station … it was not there last year.

    here is what it says about it on the westfield website…
    “Wood Lane (Hammersmith & City)
    The new Wood Lane Station, between the existing Shepherd’s Bush Market and Latimer Road stations, forms part of the north-west gateway to Westfield London. It is only 250 metres away from the White City Underground station on the Central line.

    Wood Lane is the first new station to be built on an existing Underground line for more than 70 years. The modern, state-of-the-art station has four lifts, two to each platform, and is fully accessible between street and platform. It opens up new interchange opportunities and gives access to the new development from central London, the City and St. Pancras International.”

    i got it from this page…

    http://uk.westfield.com/london/getting-there/tube

    Evensweeter

    I miss it sooo bad i was thumbing through the calendar of 2009 yesterday trying to see when is the next suitable national holiday we could use to go back!!! february we will have only 4 days off :~( ma yamdee

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  4. Posted by yara4ever on January 5, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    Wooow thank you for posting pics, o alf 7amdilah 3alsalama … i read ur previous post b3ad 3omri *huuuuuuuuuuuuuug* Cant wait to go, yemken aro7 february, i hope its not too cold wedi akheth 7amodi ma3ay..

    e7temal akamil masters there next august.. shrayech ( im 90% sure u’ll say go for it :P) bas khayfa 3ala my husband and kids ma wedi akon selfish o akheth-hom hnak away from their lives, anyway my kids are young (my eldest is 2) so 3adi.. bas madri 3ayazt wana afakir about it 😦

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  5. Posted by Daddy's Girl on January 5, 2009 at 10:20 PM

    Yara

    i sent you my reply to ur email 😀

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  6. madre lesh i found it hard to believe ena its the Largest mall in Europe, bs ur pics made it seem a more believable.. i’m planning to go sometime inshallah 🙂
    o lesh ma dakhaltay el Ice Castle, looks tempting!

    btw, you’ve been tagged!

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  7. Posted by Alka on January 6, 2009 at 8:47 AM

    Israeli couscous is nothing like its Moroccan cousin; while both are made from durum semolina, their preparation methods are quite different. Moroccan couscous is made by steaming in a special pot (a couscousiere); or by absorbing boiling water and fluffed.
    Israeli couscous was invented by one of Tel Aviv’s largest food companies, Osem (which is owned by Nestlé). The pasta is extruded, then toasted over an open flame to dry, giving the pasta a nice, nutty flavor. The result is a large, pearl shaped pasta.

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