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Footfall Week 37 – Commenced 10 September 2018

West End footfall flat in week 37 while footfall at other high street locations across the UK fell.

Read more Mon 17 September 2018

Footfall Week 36 – Commenced 3 September 2018

West End footfall fell in week 36 while footfall at other high street locations across the UK also experienced a similar decline.

Read more Tue 11 September 2018

Footfall Week 35 – Commenced 27 August 2018

West End footfall rose in week 35 while footfall at other high street locations across the UK fell.

Read more Tue 11 September 2018

Footfall Week 34 – Commenced 20 August 2018

West End footfall flat while footfall at other high street locations across the UK fell.

Read more Tue 11 September 2018

West End Trade Intelligence – July 2018

West End sales fell by 4.8% in July, year on year. Footfall to the region remained roughly in line with previous year, up just 0.8%. West End year on year non-EU sales fell by 1% in July, compared to a strong July in 2017. Spend by Saudi and Qatari shoppers rose 89% and 103%, respectively. Luxury and premium fashion saw the strongest category performance, with year on year sales up by 4.9%, and 3.0%, respectively. Read more Thu 23 August 2018

Footfall Week 33 – Commenced 13 August 2018

West End footfall rose in week 33, while footfall at other high street locations across the UK fell.

Read more Mon 20 August 2018

Footfall Week 32 – Commenced 6 August 2018

West End footfall rose in week 32 as footfall at other high street locations across the UK fell.

Read more Mon 13 August 2018

West End Trade Intelligence – June 2018

West End sales rose by 1.1% in June, year on year. June sales growth compares against a modest comparable growth of 0.7% last year. Footfall enjoyed its second consecutive month of year on year growth, up 0.3%. West End international tax free sales fell by 21% in June. Saudi spend fell by 59% in June and Chinese spend down 13% year on year. Jewellery and watches and luxury locations saw the strongest category performance, with year on year sales up by 12%, and 9%, respectively. Read more Mon 6 August 2018

Footfall Week 31 – Commenced 30 July 2018

As London's heatwave continued, footfall was in positive territory when compared to the same week last year.

Read more Mon 6 August 2018

Footfall Week 30 – Commenced 23 July 2018

Footfall in week 30 was positive, when compared to the same period last year. London's heatwave continued, with mean temperatures peaking  at 27 degrees on Thursday.

Read more Mon 30 July 2018

Footfall Week 29 – Commenced 16 July 2018

Footfall in week 29 was positive compared to the same period last year, as London's heatwave continues

Read more Mon 23 July 2018

Footfall Week 28 – Commenced 9 July 2018

Footfall in week 28 largely improved on 2017 totals

Read more Mon 16 July 2018

Footfall Week 27 – Commenced 2 July 2018

Overall footfall fell in week 27, with mixed results across the district. Footfall declined on Oxford Street however both Regent and Bond Street recorded an increase

Read more Mon 9 July 2018

Footfall Week 26 – Commenced 25 June 2018

Footfall declined in the West End after a positive start to week 26.

Read more Mon 2 July 2018

West End Trade Intelligence – May 2018

West End sales fell in May year on year however compares against strong comparable growth last year. Footfall did recover with the first month of year on year growth since November 2017. West End international also sales fell in May, though compared with strong growth in May 2017. Read more Wed 27 June 2018

Footfall Week 25 – Commenced 18 June 2018

Footfall rose in the West End, led by strong growth on Bond and Regent Street.

Read more Mon 25 June 2018

Footfall Week 24 – Commenced 11 June 2018

This week was the second consecutive week of footfall growth in the district, the first time there has been two or more consecutive weeks of footfall growth since November 2017.

Read more Mon 18 June 2018

Footfall Week 23 – Commenced 4 June 2018

West End footfall increased in week 23, outperforming the UK high street and other retail centre types, which all declined.

Read more Tue 12 June 2018

Kyle Monk,
Head of Insight

Consumer shifts, innovations and technological developments are forcing retailers to re-evaluate their business models and the ways in which they engage with consumers. Nowhere is this more evident than in the West End.

To better understand these changes, we use a mix of footfall data, sales indices and international EPOS data to measure store performance and investigate trends – as they happen.

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