Mind the Gap

I’ve found the answer to why the queue for GAP Outlet in Wembley is always so frustratingly long . . .

Pram full of gap bags

Retail industry analysts have reported that in the first 10 days of opening, London Designer Outlet attracted enough shoppers to fill Wembley Stadium two times over.

The London Designer Outlet which opened two weeks ago had queues snaking throughout the stores and on to the streets. Queues were to the same extent during the Sitare festival last week which brought a carnival atmosphere to Wembley Park and will do so from here on forth as an annual fixture. The success of the Sitare festival was the brainchild of Kineticka, known for the high-profile 2012 Paralympics performance.

“The Sitare Festival celebrates the rich culture of the Wembley area. It will become an annual fixture in the Wembley calendar, bringing the whole community together, as well as welcoming visitors from further afield to celebrate together for many years to come.

Entertaining you with dance spectacles are performing arts group Nutkhut who will perform dance extracts of Bollywood Steps – the famous British Bollywood-fusion dance show. To give your ears (as well as your eyes) a treat, Sony TV Asia will host a live music stage and the BBC Asian Network will play music throughout the afternoon.” Taken from the press release by Haygarth.

The Wembley Park complex includes a four-star hotel, restaurants, retail and a nine screen cinema all located next to its iconic neighbours Wembley Stadium & Arena.

What did you do to keep yourself occupied whilst waiting in the long queues; people watch, count how many dialects you could hear murmuring or stick your headphones in to block-out the noise of crying babies, participate below?