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Westfield boasts record Christmas at London malls

Lauretta Roberts
04 January 2019

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.

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