London selfie shop lets Instagram generation strike a pose

  • Thursday 12, September 2019 09:53 AM
Sharjah24 – AFP: Posing in a bath of pink balls or throwing up handfuls of multicoloured confetti, teenagers and 20-somethings snap away at a purpose-built London mini-studio for social media selfies.
The Selfie Factory pop-up at Westfield, one of Europe's biggest shopping centres, has seen thousands pass through the 20-odd themed booths and backdrops for quirky images to upload on social media.

The space includes a wall of doughnuts, a big fluffy teddy bear, a giant ball pit, a 1950s diner, a confetti corner and coloured ribbons to wander through.

Mothers take pictures of their babies sat with a bright-yellow old-style telephone, while teenagers pose in the roll-top bath or goof around with the doughnuts.

"I love all the different rooms," said Molly Bryant, 19, from Stevenage, north of London.

"It will look good for my Instagram and be different from what I've got on there already."

A circuit around the various rooms and backdrops costs £10 ($12.30, 11.20 euros).

Similar initiatives are popular in Asia and North America.