It was London Designer Outlet’s (LDO) 5th birthday on Wednesday 24th October and we celebrated with a few days of fun birthday events.

What birthday wouldn’t be complete without cake? And at LDO we like to go large…VERY large.  So we commissioned giant cakes of London landmarks to be created. Already firmly on the map as the capital’s leading destination for fashion and lifestyle bargains, the LDO building was displayed alongside the much-loved London Eye, iconic Big Ben and a 5ft tall red telephone box – with everything made out of cake!

Taking over 200 hours to make and created in painstaking detail by well-known food artist Prudence Staite, over 155 kg of sponge, chocolate and icing were used to create these famous landmarks, to celebrate LDO’s 5th birthday in style.

Shoppers and visitors were able to see the intricate cakes up close for themselves at LDO when they were unveiled on Wednesday 24th October. The LDO cake – made entirely from vegetarian ingredients – was cut and distributed to 300 shoppers, with a further 500 complimentary birthday cupcakes handed out.

If you missed the chance to view the cake sculptures take a look through our gallery of images below or check out LDO’s 5th birthday celebrations in 30 seconds.

Being London’s favourite outlet centre means we take shopping, saving – and dining – pretty seriously. Since we opened in October 2013 we’ve brought some great brands to Wembley Park including Nike, Converse, Superdry, Jack Wills, Hamleys and Kurt Geiger. And some yummy restaurants and coffee shops, such as Las Iguanas, Ping Pong, Pret, Caffe Nero, Wagamama, Big Moe’s and JRC Global Buffet.  We’ve also brought a fabulous Cineworld with nine screens of blockbuster loveliness.

If you’re planning a visit, you can expect to save up to 70% off RRP all year round in 50 outlet stores. Plus, with over 20 coffee shops, restaurants and bars you’ll find lots of places to grab a bite to eat on the go or enjoy a drink or meal with friends late into the evening.

Take a look at our centre map and opening hours to plan your visit before you get here, and of course don’t forget to view our latest offers – you can filter by categories or scroll through them all at your leisure.