// UK footfall was less than 10% lower 2019’s pre-Covid levels
// Footfall rose across all retail destinations week on week with high streets outperforming both shopping centres and retail parks
UK footfall rose modestly across all retail destinations last week with high streets outperforming both shopping centres and retail parks.
The high street benefitted due to mild weather, which tempted shoppers to visit external locations.
The continued shift of employees back to their offices also helped, evidenced by a far greater rise in traffic in central London and regional cities across the UK versus outer London and market towns, which are synonymous with home working.
Footfall rose week on week each day until Thursday, but declined from Friday onwards as it was compared to the strong Bank Holiday the prior week.