Christmas 2018 Media Coverage Highlights

The golden quarter of the year, encompassing the Christmas season, is the key trading period for retailers and businesses in London’s West End and turnover reaches £2.5bn over the eight weeks. Although it has been a challenging year for businesses, many retailers performed well pre-Christmas, attracting domestic and international customers with unique experiences in store, early discounts and festive events.

Boxing Day was a critical trading day in London’s West End and we saw a 16% increase in footfall year on year and £50 million spent across the district with many international and domestic shoppers taking advantage of the major discounts.

Our CEO Jace Tyrrell was on the ground providing a running commentary for media throughout the day.

Coverage highlights included the front page of the Financial Times (see below), The Times (see below), The Guardian, Daily Mail and London Evening Standard.

Jace was also interviewed by BBC national news, Sky News, Channel 4 news and LBC. Watch the interviews below.

The Times

Wed 2 January 2019