Numbers are down on last year?s traffic though
Shopper numbers over the weekend lifted by 6.2 per cent, week-on-week according to research house Footfall.

However compared to December 20 and 21 2003, footfall was down 4.1 per cent.

Sunday was the better trading day of the weekend with a week-on-week rise of 11.7 per cent, compared to Saturday's rise of only 2. 8 per cent.

Footfall predicts that the coming four days of trading will see an increase of shopper numbers of 10 per cent compared to last week's volumes.

Footfall provides regular weekly updates on UK retail footfall figures for's Market Data section, which can be found by clicking on the button on the left-hand side of the site.