Westfield Stratford City will this morning open its doors.

The £1.45bn development brings 1.9m sq ft of retail and leisure space and has 300 shops including Marks & Spencer, Forever 21, Superdry and Waitrose.

Department store John Lewis anchors the scheme with a 260,000 sq ft store. The £35m store is the retailer’s only full-line shop to debut this year.

Many retailers are showcasing new format stores including Zara, Goldsmiths and Ann Summers.