Figures on Wednesday revealed that despite general trends showing UK consumers shunning busy shopping destinations, London West End footfall was higher on Tuesday than it had been exactly a week earlier.
Consumer nervousness continues to impact key retail destinations with the New West End Company saying Friday that visitor traffic to Oxford, Regent and Bond Streets has dropped again at a time when it should be rising.
The increasing threat of the new Omicron Covid variant hit UK retail footfall in the latest trading week (5-11 December). Visits across UK retail destinations declined 1.1% week-on-week, according to Springboard.
London West End footfall in the seven shopping days from 22-28 November inched up 2% week-on-week, and rose 11% over last year's Black Friday, latest figures from the New West End Company (NWEC) showed on Monday.