One New Change
One New Change logo
The central lifts of the shopping centre, pictured in 2011
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°30′49″N 0°05′45″W / 51.5137°N 0.0958°W / 51.5137; -0.0958
Address1, New Change
Opening date28 October 2010; 13 years ago (2010-10-28)
DeveloperLand Securities
OwnerLand Securities
No. of stores and services60
Total retail floor area220,000 sq ft (20,000 m2)
Public transit accessLondon Underground St Paul's

One New Change is a major office and retail development in the City of London.[1] It comprises 560,000 square feet (52,000 m2) of floor space, including 220,000 square feet (20,000 m2) of retail space and 330,000 square feet (31,000 m2) of office space[2] and is the only large shopping centre in the City of London, the historic nucleus and modern financial centre of London. It cost £500 million to build and was completed in October 2010.[1]

The complex is located on New Change, a road linking Cannon Street with Cheapside, in one of the areas of the City historically associated with retailing and markets. It is close to St Paul's Cathedral. The nearest London Underground stations are St Paul's and Mansion House.

History and background

One New Change, as viewed from St Paul's Cathedral

The development's sensitive location – opposite St Paul's Cathedral – and its modern architecture led to some controversy during its planning and construction, including criticism from Prince Charles.[3] The architect was Jean Nouvel and the developer was Land Securities.[1][2] The new eight-storey, 34 m high centre[4] replaced an 11-storey, 40 m building constructed in the 1950s for the Bank of England, which was demolished in 2007.[5] The complex's distinctive appearance has given it the nickname "the stealth bomber".[1]

One New Change opened its doors to the public at midday on 28 October 2010.[6] The roof terrace, with its restaurant and cafe, was opened on 18 November 2010.[7]


One New Change lies entirely within Bread Street ward. Its name derives from the road running between it and St Paul's, itself a post-War creation, replacing a much older street called Old Change. It is bounded by Cheapside to the north, Bread Street to the east, Watling Street to the south, and New Change to the west. Within the centre, the north–south arcade is called Cheapside Passage and the east–west arcade is New Change Passage.

The shopping centre is located in an area of London's historic nucleus that was widely known for its retail – 'Cheapside' being Old English for "market-place" – and many of the roads around One New Change are named after the produce once sold in the area, such as Poultry, Honey Lane, Milk Street and Bread Street.

St Paul's Cathedral dome from the roof terrace


The principal architect for the One New Change development was the French architect Jean Nouvel.[8] The development also features high-profile interiors by Tom Dixon for the on-site restaurant Barbecoa,[9] which was replaced by Ivy Asia in November 2019.[10]


Sixty shops and restaurants are located in One New Change, including a number of large high-street retailers. A barbecue restaurant and butcher called Barbecoa was a joint-venture by Jamie Oliver and Adam Perry-Lang.[7][11] It was replaced by Ivy Asia in November 2019.[12]

The shopping centre is open seven days a week, which is notable as in recent times most shops and restaurants in the City have been closed at the weekends.[13][14] A Gordon Ramsay restaurant and bar named Bread Street Kitchen opened at One New Change in September 2011.[15]


  1. ^ a b c d "One New Change: never brown in town". The Guardian. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Key Facts". Land Securities. Archived from the original on 21 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Royal disapproval: how Prince Charles tried to stop a modern 'masterpiece'". The Guardian. 16 August 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  4. ^ One New Change, London (new)
  5. ^ One New Change, London (old)
  6. ^ Thomas, Daniel (27 October 2010). "Retail centre gambles on Square Mile". Financial Times. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
  7. ^ a b One New Change Store Guide (October 2010)
  8. ^ "One New Change: never brown in town". The Guardian. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  9. ^ "RESTAURANT: BARBECOA (ST PAUL'S)". London Design Guide. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Millionaire's Version of an 'Asian' Restaurant Replaces Jamie Oliver's City Steakhouse". Eater London. 2 September 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Barbecoa Steakhouse Restaurants in London – Home of Smoke & Fire". Barbecoa.
  12. ^ "London's Best New Restauarant & Bar Openings: November 2019". The Resident. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  13. ^ "One New Change impresses City of London shoppers". The Guardian. 30 October 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  14. ^ Evening Standard Opening of One New Change...
  15. ^ Bread Street Kitchen