It’s not every day you go to an exhibition opening in a shopping mall. But East, at the Getty Images gallery at Westfield Stratford, is all about the neighbourhood – so it was our duty to hurl ourselves into the packed preview and have a quick shufty over a glass of bubbly. Lydia beat her private view personal best by five minutes and was out in 10. Appropriate, we feel, in an Olympic borough. We’ll be back for a proper look at the pictures when it’s nice and quiet but we’ve spotted some beauties of shopkeeping and industrial history.