Ranking: The top 50 most vibrant retail locations

Kingston upon Thames high street

The impact of the pandemic means local and commuter towns have dominated the ranking of the healthiest shopping locations for the second consecutive year – but city centres have seen a strong recovery.

Beaconsfield was ranked as the most vibrant retail location in the Harper Dennis Hobbs (HDH) 2022 Vitality Ranking. It is the second consecutive year the affluent commuter town has nabbed the top spot.

The annual index analysed several factors including vacancy rates, residents’ movement, the suitability to local consumers’ demands and vaccination levels to determine the vitality of 1,000 retail centres.

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