WH Smith "delighted" as Westfield Stratford opens

W H Smith said it is “delighted” to have a new branch in Westfield Stratford City as the £1.45bn complex opened its doors for the first time to customers today (13th September).

The branch is based on the lower ground floor of the shopping complex next to Olympic Park in east London. A Foyles branch is also due to open in the complex in early November.

A W H Smith spokeswoman said: “Westfield Stratford City is an exciting new destination for shoppers and we are delighted to have opened a new W H Smith store [there]." She added the branch will have an "extensive" range of books and will hold book signings in the future.

The Westfield Stratford complex plays host to more than 300 shops, 70 restaurants, a 14-screen cinema, three hotels, a bowling alley and the UK's largest casino and provides the main access to the Olympic Park for the 2012 games. Bill Giouroukos, director of operations at Westfield, said: "The retail mix we are putting in place at Stratford will be the next chapter in retail development for London."