Footfall surged 8.6% week-on-week in the seven days including the weekend of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, according to footfall data from Experian.

Experian said the week-on-week increase in the period to June 3 was driven by the festivities over the weekend.

Despite the national celebrations, footfall fell 1.9% on the same week last year but that was attributed to a change to the school calendar - half-term has been pushed back a week in some areas because to the Jubilee bank holiday.

Footfall peaked on Saturday with an 11% increase year-on-year. A 4.1% rise in shopper numbers was recorded year-on-year on Sunday.

London footfall was up 8.5% year-on-year on Saturday but fell 3.9% on Sunday as the wet weather and river pageant pulled people away from the high streets.

Retail parks performed beest, delivering a 6.9% increase week-on-week and a 4% boost year-on-year. Footfall on Saturday soared 17% against last year.

The Experian figures showed that compared to the Royal Wedding weekend last year, footfall was ahead by 7.5% on the Saturday and Sunday.