Footfall across UK destinations rose by a meagre 0.9% week-on-week in the last seven days (11-17 July). But expect footfall to jump almost 20% this 'Freedom Week' across the country, predicts Springboard.
Football may have gripped the nation last week, but footfall in UK retail destinations mostly snoozed for the seven days spanning 4-10 July. It was up just 0.6% last week, reported Springboard on Monday.
Footfall in UK city centres may be starting to regain lost ground, but Central London is still lagging other parts of the UK. That said, London is starting to catch up after suffering a footfall plunge in the pandemic.
It was all looking so good at the beginning of June. But more bad weather and the announcement of a further delay to the complete reopening of retail saw UK footfall again dipping for a second consecutive week.
Footfall across all UK retail destinations couldn’t maintain some impressive gains made at the start of the month, falling 6.7% week-on-week in the seven days spanning 6-12 June, latest Springboard data shows.
UK high streets basked in the warmth of consumer popularity last week, latest figures from Springboard show. Indeed good weather, a bank holiday and school breaks saw footfall across all retail destinations rise 11.6%.