UK footfall up 5% over bank holiday weekend

Footfall across the UK increased by five per cent over the bank holiday weekend in comparison to the previous week.

Numbers were up seven per cent compared to the same weekend of 2021.

High Streets saw an average nine per cent increase in footfall over the Saturday and Sunday.

But Monday saw footfall down six per cent across all UK destinations.

“The favourable weather over the bank holiday encouraged shoppers to visit UK retail destinations, with a rise in footfall from the week before of 5.4 per cent on Saturday and 5.3 per cent on Sunday,” said Diane Wehrle, director of insights, Springboard. “High Streets benefited from the warm and sunny weather, and were the winners with footfall eight per cent higher than the week before on Saturday and 9.4 per cent higher on Sunday.

“Monday appeared to be a day for consumers to either travel or to stay home, with a drop in footfall from the previous week of 6.4 per cent across all UK destinations. The drop in activity on Monday was driven by high streets and shopping centres where footfall declined from the week before by 10.1 per cent and -11.5 per cent respectively.”

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