Post Christmas Retail Footfall in London’s West End Delivered a Small Year-on-Year increase of 0.2%

According to the latest insight from New West End Company, the business partnership representing 600 retail and leisure businesses across London’s West End including Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street, footfall in London’s West End during the post-Christmas shopping period [26 December to 1 January] resulted in a marginal year on year increase of 0.2%.

Artjom Hatsaturjants, Head of Insights at New West End Company commented “Over the seven days post Christmas more than 5.2 million shoppers visited the West End, with stores reporting a strong presence of international shoppers over the period from the Middle East, China and USA boosting footfall with a year on year increase of 0.2% over the period.

“Similarly, the +1% YOY West End footfall over the four weeks in the run up to Christmas [25 November to 22 December] was also significantly boosted by international visitors, giving the West End an improved trading period compared to the UK average and a reasonable result when taking into account the overall drop in consumer spend across the UK.”

Thu 2 January 2020