Westfield has posted significant rises in year-on-year shopper numbers over the Easter bank holiday weekend, boosted by the launch of its £600m extension to its west London branch last week.
The shopping centre operator said Westfield London recorded a 27.6% leap in footfall compared with 2017’s Easter weekend, while Westfield Stratford ushered in a 12.7% uplift.
More than 940,000 shoppers visited both centres, marking an overall increase of 18%. Both locations were busiest on Saturday 31 March.
Myf Ryan, chief marketing officer at Westfield UK and Europe, said the figures do “not only reflect the continued demand for bricks and mortar retail, but also the prevailing strength of retail in London”.
The figures do not include Easter Sunday, when both centres closed for the day.