London’s West End to benefit from post election Christmas shopping boost
Shoppers in London’s West End were expected to spend £136 million in the final weekend before Christmas.
The data from New West End Company, the organisation that represents retailers in the area, also predicted that footfall in the district would rise rise by 6% to 1.7 million visitors.
In November, New West End Company forecast that £2.5 billion was set to be spent over the eight week Christmas trading period.
Artjom Hatsaturjants, head of insights at New West End Company, said: “With the general election now complete, we anticipate sales to reach their peak as the nation turn their attention to Christmas.”
During this year’s Black Friday, footfall was up 8.7% in the West End shopping district.
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