The data shows that footfall across the country continues to gain momentum. On Saturday 22 August, footfall across the country jumped up by 4% - the biggest rise since the end of July – reaching -43% of February’s pre-lockdown average.
Cities with the greatest rise include London (up 5%), Bristol (up 7%), Cardiff (up 8%), Glasgow (up 7%) and Edinburgh (up 12%, the closest figure to pre-lockdown comparison at -22%).
In the capital, Oxford Street saw growth on Monday (17 August) and Tuesday (18 August), however it fell again on Wednesday (19 August), likely due to heavy rain in the city that day.
Manchester remained largely the same week-on-week, increasing by just 1%, while Birmingham and Liverpool saw a dip in footfall, dropping by 10% and 4% respectively, according to Wireless Social.
However, according to data from Liverpool BID Company, which manages two main areas in the city centre covering a Retail and Leisure district and the Commercial District, footfall was up 27% in the city compared with July.
The company attributed the rise to the Government’s Eat Out to Help out discount scheme.