Footfall in UK retail destinations increased by 4.1% last week from the previous seven days.

This follows an uplift of 1.5% in the prior week.

In high streets the increase was even greater at 6.2%, while shopping centres saw an uplift of 3.3%. Meanwhile, footfall edged up 0.4% in retail parks which was a marked improvement from the 1.1% drop seen in the week before.

Uplifts were seen across all types of town centre last week, with the greatest rises coming in Central London at 8.3% and regional cities outside of the capital at 11.4% as shoppers gravitated to larger destinations where Christmas festivities have begun.

In outer London and market towns, the rise was more modest at 2.2% and 3.6% respectively.