Last Sunday Mum and I popped along to Bluewater shopping centre in Kent for a mother and daughter day out. Just half an hour away from London, it was fairly easy to find, considering I’m still a novice when it comes to finding my way round London, let alone anywhere else nearby.
Armed with a £200 Bluewater gift card we were let loose on the many shops that adorn this huge shopping centre. Friends and colleagues had told me how large Bluewater was beforehand, but nothing prepared us for the sheer scale of the place, which hosts over 300 stores and restaurants. It’s by far the biggest shopping mall I’ve ever been too, beating Birmingham’s Bullring and Bristol’s Cabot Circus. With firm favourites including Topshop, Urban Outfitters, H&M and New Look, there were also stores for the both of us including Zara, Next and M&S, plus department stores House of Fraser and John Lewis. We also found our eyes (and feet) wandering towards the likes of Anthropologie, Zara Home, T2 and Whistles. There’s really something for everyone! That was probably the best thing about Bluewater, the fact there was plenty of choice for both myself and my Mum, meaning we could make a whole day out of our trip and try on our fashion picks. In fact, we quite literally shopped ‘til we dropped! After 5 hours of shopping, we collapsed in Zizzi for a much needed refuel to make our way home.