Climate change protestors are continuing to disrupt the West End and with a threat on Wednesday to target the London Underground too, retailers are increasingly worried that the Easter shopping season is at risk.
The UK is a magnet for luxury tourists but the potential for spend at its upscale fashion stores is being let down by the country’s ‘Stone Age’ method of refunding VAT, experts claim. And Brexit could make it worse.
Christmas spend could dip slightly in the West End this Christmas a new prediction shows but it also says that the challenging year has made it a buyers market that should tempt people away from their screens.
The £10 million transformation of Bond Street’s streetscape has officially been completed while £50 million has also been invested on Bond Street in the past 18 months through store openings and refurbs.
London's Crossrail project completion will be delayed by a year, it emerged Friday, with the body representing West End retailers saying it means an online tax to help fund business rates relief is even more important.