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BARGAIN hunters will soon be able to pick up free wi-fi while they shop thanks to The Walnuts shopping centre installing the service.

After registering on their smartphones or tablet PCs shoppers will be redirected to a branded webpage and will then be able to surf online.

Shops and restaurant owners at the centre in Orpington can also make use of the service by offering discounts and special offers to those logging on.

The wi-fi starts on Saturday (January 12).

Centre manager Martin Price said: “This is an exciting time for The Walnuts and we are pleased to announce that the new free wi-fi is one way we are listening and responding to what our shoppers want."