Bank Holiday Monday footfall on the high street fell 16.5% in the UK, as the wet weather kept shoppers in doors.
On Sunday, the sunny weather helped boost overall UK footfall to 4.7% – from a 8.3% fall on Saturday – with retail parks and shopping centres up 13.7% and 14.9% respectively.
But despite the warmer weather on Sunday, footfall to high streets across the UK still remained low, down 4% on Sunday and 19% on Saturday, according to data from retail analysts Springboard.
Footfall in shopping centres fell 23% year-on-year on the Bank Holiday Monday. London high streets saw a further decline, with footfall down 38% and London shopping centres faring worst, down 45%. However, out-of-town retail parks were the surprise winners, with footfall up 4.5% on the Monday. The data was captured between 8am and midday on Bank Holiday Monday.
Springboard marketing and insights director Diane Wehrle said: “It is no surprise that high streets and shopping centres have suffered again this weekend in light of the poor weather. The story on Saturday and Sunday couldn’t have been more different, from wet and windy to warm and sunny weather on ‘Super Sunday’ finally drawing shoppers out onto UK high streets, out-of-town retail parks and shopping centres. The first few hours of Monday trading point to a repeat of Saturday footfall performance due to the unfortunate turn of the weather across the UK.”