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Weekly Footfall Benchmarks


To ensure our insights are as relevant as possible we have introduced a year-on-year 2022 vs 2019 comparison for footfall.


The cooler temperatures, combined with the August Bank Holiday weekend - which for once provided almost perfect weather conditions - delivered a positive outcome for footfall in UK retail destinations last week.  Footfall rose in all three key destination types, although only modestly in retail parks, whilst in high streets and shopping centres the uplift was more significant.


Footfall rose on all but one day last week, with an increase on Friday that was seven times as great as  on Thursday, and then there was a further rise over the weekend.

Footfall increased in all town types last week, other than in coastal towns where there was a marginal decline from the week before as the peak summer period ended. 

Despite this marginal drop off in activity over the week, not surprisingly it was coastal and historic towns that were recorded the biggest increase in footfall over the bank holiday weekend.

For more data and insights, including full 2019 comparisons across all destination types, subscribe to our benchmarks or get in touch and we'll be happy to help.


Further Reading

Insights Report: 

UK July Monthly Footfall Report

Each month Springboard’s Insights and Marketing Director, Diane Wehrle, delivers insights on retail performance for retailers, shopping centres and high streets. In July’s monthly report, Diane focuses on footfall declining and the growing north-south divide due to the impact of inflation heightening.



The impact of hybrid working on towns and cities

Springboard’s upcoming webinar will explore the latest footfall and market trends as hybrid working becomes more established nationally. Marketing & Insights Director, Diane Wehrle, will examine footfall trends across the UK and take a closer look at the impact on town centre activity versus larger regional cities. 




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