Westfield Stratford City – Europe’s largest shopping centre – may have dominated the headlines since it opened its enormous doors for business back in September, but those in the know are heading east to One New Change.
The gorgeous Jean Nouvel designed shopping centre that’s situated immediately east of St Paul’s Cathedral, is packed with sophisticated shops and is a much more civilised shopping affair than its Stratford counterpart. Forget Primark, Pineapple, Clintons, Aldo et al, tenants at One New Change include the likes of All Saints, Banana Republic and Reiss. All of the shops have been carefully selected to appeal to the hardened fashion fanatic, putting the excitement back into the shopping experience.
The dining options are more discerning too. Yes Nandos, Byron, Zizzi and Eat are all present and correct but more exciting eating options include Searcys Champagne Bar, Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa and Gordon Ramsay’s latest offering to the world: take a bow The Bread Street Kitchen.
When night falls, St Paul’s party people head up to the drop dead gorgeous rooftop terrace. Haute Living – having been invited to attend the centre’s first birthday celebrations last week – spent a memorable evening at Madison, with its arresting vistas of St Paul’s Cathedral and the London skyline, and serious service values. All told, One New Change is an avant-garde shopper’s dream.
Find out more at www.onenewchange.com