Knightsbridge Outperforms Most of London with Footfall Back to 2019 Levels

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Knightsbridge has fared better post-pandemic than most of London, with footfall bouncing back to just 1% below 2019 levels, and better-than-expected numbers in both pre and post-Christmas periods.

Figures compiled by the Knightsbridge Partnership said local footfall was 45% higher between 26th  December and 2nd January than the same week the previous year, reported the Evening Standard.

In the week prior to Christmas, shopper visits in Knightsbridge increased 18.5%, well ahead of the wider London trend where visits dropped 3.4%.

These impressive figures demonstrate the lure of Knightsbridge as an outstanding shopping destination, with two of the world’s most coveted brands – Burberry and Apple – opening flagship stores on The Knightsbridge Estate in the last 2 years, driving footfall to the area and adding excitement to the retail offer. Furthermore, significant upgrades have been made to Knightsbridge transport connections, including a new and much-improved tube entrance on Brompton Road, widened pavements and a revamped pedestrian walkway between Brompton Road and Basil Street, outside the new prestigious office development, One Hooper’s Court. Accessibility will be further improved with new step-free access to Knightsbridge underground station due to open this year.

2023 promises to be an equally impressive year for Knightsbridge, with more global retail brands due to open, and the unveiling of the residential oasis Knightsbridge Gardens, the stand-out build-to-rent scheme in prime central London, still to come.