London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Sunny weather brings out London shoppers
Published: Tuesday 21st of July 2009
Last month's retail figures show that shoppers made use of the sunny weather by hitting the country's high streets.
Sales in the capital increased by 4.7 per cent compared to 1.4 per cent in the rest of the country, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) London Retail Sales Monitor shows.
Discounting across some stores also helped boost sales in London, the figures revealed, with clothing and footwear performing especially well.
BRC director-general Stephen Robertson said: "Sunshine and sales helped boost London retail sales.
"Footfall in the capital was well up on a year ago, as shoppers sought out summer clothes, sandals and other goods."
Shoppers also headed to London from Europe, cashing in on the weakness of the pound.
Thinking of taking a shopping trip to London? Make the most of your visit with the London Pass, which gives free entry to a host of top attractions.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Monday 8th of April 2013 Explore the underground mysteries at Christlehurst Caves
Sunday 7th of April 2013 London attractions: To be or not to be at Shakespeare's Globe
Saturday 6th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Charles Dickens Museum takes guests on a literary tour of London
Friday 5th of April 2013 London attractions: Beethoven concert to inspire visitors at St Paul's Cathedral
Thursday 4th of April 2013 London attractions: The Garden Museum set to host enchanting activities for guests
Wednesday 3rd of April 2013 Things to do in London: Discover the story behind the Queen’s transport at the Royal Mews
Tuesday 2nd of April 2013 Things to do in London: London Design Museum is a great day out for all the family
Monday 1st of April 2013 Things to do in London: Become the next top musician with the British Music Experience
Tuesday 26th of March 2013 Things to do in London: Take a tour of Southwark Cathedral this Easter
Monday 25th of March 2013 If you are an art lover who is hoping to see some of the most famous collections in the world then...
London attractions: Unravel the history of your favourite products at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
Friday 22nd of March 2013 London attraction: Unravel the history of your favourite products at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising