Footfall fell 1.56% in total across the Jubilee bank holiday against the Whitsun bank holiday last year, as the wet weather on Sunday kept shoppers away from the high street.

Footfall on Sunday slumped 15.6% overall with historic towns hit the worst as footfall plunged 27.73%.

Coastal towns reaped the greatest rise in visitors across shopping destinations, with a 3.25% increase from Saturday to Monday, due to community focused celebrations and an influx of people choosing to holiday in the UK across the extended weekend. Historic towns and regional cities attracted footfall of -2.96% and -2.77% respectively.

After a disappointing Saturday and Sunday, footfall peaked on Monday across UK towns and cities, rising 9.46%.

Springboard research director Diane Wehrle said: “Monday saw the greatest increase in footfall when compared to the previous May bank holiday.

“Most notably the coastal towns of Poole, Scarborough and Bournemouth saw uplifts of over 20%, whilst historic centres such as York, Stratford and Chester saw increases of over 50%.

“This clearly demonstrates that national community driven events like the Jubilee help boost footfall and could act as a stimulant to drive Olympic celebrations in towns across the country.”

% Change in Footfall from Whitsun Bank Holiday 2011


All Towns and Cities0.08%-15.62%9.46%-1.56%
Coastal towns0.67%-2.26%12.25%3.25%
Historic towns-6.26%-27.73%30.53%-2.96%
Regional Cities-3.24%-17.04%13.06%-2.77%