MERRY Hill will be open for longer on Sundays from July 22 to September 9 while the London 2012 Olympic Games are on.

The Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Act 2012 was recently given Royal Assent to allow retailers to offer extended trade during the eight-week Olympic tourism period.

Merry Hill, owned by Westfield which is the official shopping centre of London 2012, will be open from 10am to 6pm on each Sunday during the Games.

Lucas Ross, centre manager, said: “Department stores and speciality stores will be open and we anticipate shoppers will love the extra flexibility to shop later on Sundays during this time.

“The centre will a have fantastic atmosphere featuring entertainment and special offers for customers.”