Central versus local high street recovery.

As a trustee at The London Society, I hosted a panel discussion last week on London’s high streets. We know that the lockdown has affected current patterns of working, shopping and eating out. Local high streets are reporting some recovery, but central areas are still seeing footfall that is a fraction of pre-pandemic levels. Centre for London has been tracking the impact of COVID in their monthly London Intelligence Economic Tracker. During our panel discussion, Erica Belcher, Senior Researcher at Centre for London brought us up to date on how high streets in central London are faring when compared to those in the suburbs including East Ham, Bromley and Southall and the rest of the UK. We heard that London [...]