A £250 million “Olympic afterglow” will boost the West End as visitors pour into central London following the triumphant conclusion of the Games, retailers said today.
The forecasts, from the New West End Company and Heart of London Business Alliance, come as a clutch of major retailers prepare to open new stores in the coming weeks.
Fashion chains Victoria’s Secret and Burberry open flagship stores on Bond Street and Regent Street next month, while London’s biggest Primark also opens on Oxford Street.
Olympics Afterglow Gives West End Shops A £250 Million Boost – London Evening Standard – August 13th 2012
By Russell Lynch
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