Stat of the day: 11%

The amount sales rose last month in London's West End.

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
The British high street may be facing a woeful summer, but it’s a different story in the Capital. According to the New West End Company, sales were up 11% in June compared to the same time last year. And it should know: NWEC represents 600 retailers on Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street. This starkly contrasts with the national average, where sales fell 0.6% in the same month.

The organisation is expecting the optimism to continue as an extra 600,000 tourists come to the capital this summer. Visitors from the Middle East are expected to spend the most cash, shelling out up to £2,000 each, totalling £210m. Clearly, not everyone’s feeling the pinch.   

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