Seth Neu is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing & Management Information Systems major at the University of Minnesota, he is studying abroad in London this semester.
In his first post, Seth takes us shopping around his neighborhood, Shepherd's Bush.
After an absolute whirlwind of a first few days here in London, the first chance I had at some downtime, I decided to explore the shopping nearby (yes, I consider shopping downtime). I had kept hearing mutterings of some “huge” mall located right by my flat in Shepherd’s Bush. Someone even reported it to be the largest mall in Europe (a claim I later verified via Google). So I decided to go check it out.
During the under ten-minute walk from my flat to the mall, I passed a myriad of restaurants from all different cultures: there was Middle Eastern, Japanese, English, Portuguese, Mexican, Italian, as well as a long and winding street market boasting all sorts of sights and smells. One street before the mall, I encountered a beautiful row of archetypal Victorian houses. Then, literally in the houses’ backyards, I saw the first glimpse of the mall.