London sales rebound from snow blip.
In snow-hit January, growth was only 3.4%.
February was very cold and wet but this was less disruptive than January's snow. Retail footfall in improved but remained below its year-earlier level.
Sterling's weakness continued to attract overseas visitors, especially from western Europe, China and the Middle East. Chinese visitors in particular were much more numerous than a year ago.
Food sales slowed, after shoppers had stocked up during January's snow. Homewares picked up and clothing and footwear benefited from the cold wet weather and extended discounts.
Email this article to a friend
You need to be logged in to use this feature.
Please log in here