City centres bounce back to life

Posted on Friday, April 1, 2022

  • Total footfall averaged across the UK's 63 largest city centres for February is as high as it has been for two years, according to Centre for Cities/Locomizer.
  • Weekend footfall is back to pre-pandemic levels in most of the large cities and weekday activity is also reaching record recovery numbers due to the return to the office.
  • Large cities have struggled to get workers back but are approaching full recovery (90% of pre-pandemic levels). London, which is improving, still continues to lag.
  • The return of commuters has boosted the night-time economy. This contributes to the vitality of urban neighbourhoods once again making city centres an appealing place to work, live and play for many. Source: Dataloft, Centre for Cities/Locomizer