Westfield Closed to Non Olympics Tickets Holders

Update for Sunday August 12th 2012:

On Sunday August 12th, The Westfield shopping centre at Stratford City have restricted access after 20:00 to those with a Games ticket, staff or those using hospitality venues. You should avoid the shopping centre at that time and enjoy the attractions at the numerous other locations across London.

End of update.

Unless you have tickets for the Olympics events, or maybe Olympic Park tickets and  Orbit Tower Tickets you won’t be able to go shopping at Westfield Stratford on Friday August 3rd and Saturday August 4th.

Westfield is a shopping mall recently opened at Stratford, East London as part of the new Stratford City development and the entrance to Westfield is via the same flight of steps and bridge as the temporary entrance to the Olympic Park.

Westfield, Stratford

Transport for London (TFL) sent out advice on August 2nd:

Tomorrow (August 3rd) will be the busiest day of the Olympic Games so far, as Athletic events start at the Olympic Stadium. Over 200,000 spectators and workforce are expected at the Olympic Park alone. From 10:30 – 17:00 tomorrow and Saturday, the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre will only be accessible to accredited workers, members of the public with, or collecting, a Games ticket or using hospitality venues.

Unless you have a Games ticket, please avoid the area where possible and enjoy the attractions at numerous other locations across London. Games tickets can only be bought in advance via the London2012 website; no Games tickets can be bought at Stratford.

Shops at Westfield Stratford include Waitrose, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and Apple Store. The decision to close Westfield to the public was made late last night giving only 24 hours notice and after days of resistance from Westfield’s Australian owners. Sources at the company — an official Olympic sponsor — have claimed that TFL bosses have not done enough to promote alternative routes into the park, but they have rejected that accusation. Olympics Fans have been urged to approach the Olympics Park by walking along the Greenway (previously known as the Northern Sewage Outfall) from West Ham station.

Westfield, Stratford

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