Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield sees strong summer as London destinations continue to buck the trend

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Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has a seen a busy start to summer with almost 8m visitors since the begining of July which follows a 6.4% year-on-year uplift in footfall for the first 6 months of the year, with 39.72m visitors across both centres. Sales across both centres were up 7.1% in the first half of 2019.

It means Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City continued to buck the trend in the first half of 2019, having recorded a record 81.8m visitors in 2018. 20% of that figure was from international tourists to the UK capital.

Myf Ryan, CMO Europe and group director of brand and strategic marketing for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, says: “Following a record 81.8 million visitors in 2018 across our London destinations, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City have continued to buck the wider industry trend, with a 6.4% year-on-year uplift in footfall for the first half of 2019. Almost 8m shoppers have visited the centres since the beginning of July as people look to come together to enjoy the best in retail, dining, entertainment and unique events.”