Christmas shopping: One New Change, London

Posted on: 06 December 2010 by Shopaholic 50connect

If you are bored with Oxford Street or the other indoor shopping centres like Brent Cross and Westfield there's a New Change in town...

One New ChangeLocated in the middle of The City – the world’s leading financial and business centre and behind the famous St. Paul’s Cathedral; One New Change is the newest shopping destination for both city workers and tourists alike. One New change is a interesting contemporary building designed by the Pritzker Prize- winning architect, Jean Nouvel, his modern projects stretch all over the world from Paris, Madrid, New York to Tokyo and Beijing

One New Change has 6,500 floor-to-ceiling glass panes coated in solar control eco glazing in varying shades of red, grey and beige, flooding the floors with natural light, 4,300 of which are unique individually hand crafted pieces. The building is like a compass itself with entrances from four directions: Cheapside, New Change, Watling Street and Bread Street. One New Change stands at an impressive 650,000 sq feet and is equivalent to 12 football pitches. It has  220,000 sq feet of retail space and 330,000 sq feet of office space to accommodate over 3,000 office staff. It consists of eight floors comprising of offices on the top four floors, a public terrace on the roof of the sixth floor, and shops occupying the rest making it one of the largest shopping centres in Central London.

One New Change has not only men’s and women’s fashion brands such as Topshop, H&M, Banana Republic, L.K. Bennett, Hugo Boss and Reiss but also caters for other shoppers’ needs, with Foyles bookstore, Malika beauty salon, Fraser Hart Jewellers, Shirtstream Drycleaners, M&S Simply Food and Perry-Lang, a butchers  with in-shop sausage making and the unusually amazing glass-refrigerator cabinet for the meat.       

There are eating and drinking facilities for all budgets: Wasabi Japanese Food, Nando’s Chicken, SumoSalad, Zizzi and the brand new concept restaurant, Barbecoa from Jamie Oliver.  Gordon Ramsay’s will be opening up his in Spring 2011. Don't miss the glass life to the Roof Terrace Cafe and Restaurant with panoramic views over  the fabulous St. Paul’s Cathedral dome.

Other attractions in the area include the Museum of London, Tate Modern, The Barbican, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Millennium Bridge, The Bank of England and the Stock Exchange. Which makes this the perfect shopping experience whilst taking in the cities main tourist spots.

Transport to One New Change is easy,  with 10 underground and over-ground stations and eight bus routes all within a 10 minute walk.  Of course, the nearest one is St. Paul’s on the Central Line.  

The reason I'd visit One New Change again; the architecture! With it's mixture of in and outdoor spaces, One New Change has all the convenience of a shopping centre with the ambience of the city streets of London.

Happy Shopping

The Shopaholic

One New Change, St Paul’s London EC4M 9AF (www.onenewchange.com)

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