Shopper spend across London’s West End jumped 10% to £220m across the May Day bank holiday driven by UK visitors taking day trips to the capital.
Footfall in the area across the three days surged 19.2%, while footfall on Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street alone was up by 14.3% year-on-year.
Over three million passenger journeys were made to, from and within London as shoppers chose not to travel abroad for the extended weekend, according to figures from the New West End Company and Heart of London, which represent businesses in the area.
Amid good weather over the weekend, visitors stocked up on spring and summer collections from fashion retailers.
A New West End Company spokesman said: “We’ve seen record footfall numbers across the whole of the West End.
“This weekend it was all about the UK shopper and what is being dubbed as the rise of the ‘day-cation’ trend, which sees domestic shoppers taking a day trip to the capital.”