Westfield boasts record Christmas at London malls
Footfall at Westfield's East and West London super malls, in Stratford and White City, was up 11% over the Christmas trading period.
The malls racked up a combined 16.5m visitors from the start of November to the end of December and experienced their busiest ever Black Friday weekend with a 7% rise in visitors to 910,000. They also had their busiest ever Boxing Day with footfall up 9% to 350,000.
Westfield’s European chief marketing officer Myf Ryan said some retailers had to undertake emergency re-stocking to cope with demand.
“Our full festive footfall figures reveal this has been the busiest ever Christmas period for our London destinations. We’ve seen a record 15.6m people through our doors – at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City – with huge crowds before and after the big day," Ryan added.