Wednesday, August 31, 2011

One More Reason to Teach in London, England: They Got Style Baby

Westfield Stratford is opening on September 13, 2011 as Europe's largest shopping centre, located in East London.  Instead of a boring ad to talk about how great their mall is going to be, they've made the incredibly cool video above. Great marketing, and showing a love for East London.  I wouldn't normally celebrate the opening of an Edmonton-style mall, but I must say, London knows how to do it best.
Anchored by John Lewis, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer, Westfield Stratford City will be home to over 300 dynamic brands, over 50 places to dine, a 17-screen, all-digital Vue cinema, the UK's largest casino operated by Aspers, three hotels, a 14-lane All Star Lanes bowling alley and events and entertainment spaces.

Canadian teachers are starting to pack their suitcases for jobs in London, England and I find myself answering this question more often these days "What should I pack for teaching & living in London?"  And my answer is always the same: not much.  You will shop in Europe. You will buy all new clothes and shoes and accessories.  You can try not to.  You might say you're not a big shopper, but one thing will happen. You'll live in London.  And then...well, they just have such style!  

Resources for Teaching in London

Classroom Canada website
Guide to Teaching in London: A Survival Guide for Canadians ebook
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