HUNDREDS of people have been waiting outside of popular shops in the Westgate Centre.

Non-essential retail reopened for the first time this year on April 12 after the third national lockdown.

Crowds of people flocked to the shopping centre for the reopening of major retailers including Primark, which doesn't have an online store. 

The shop recorded record sales.

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Today, on bank holiday Monday long lines of people wrapped around the balcony of the first floor above Leiden Square to be let inside.

Oxford Mail:

Queues were also spotted outside of H&M and Urban Outfitters.