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West End shoppers spend £150m over the weekend

Shoppers were out in force in the West End over the weekend spending £150m as they stocked up on festive goodies.

According to figures from New West End Company, the organisation that represents retailers in the West End, shopper numbers were up 16.5% on the equivalent weekend last year.

This was driven by visitors from Spain, Italy and Portugal coming over on their holiday, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Fortnum & Mason chief executive Ewan Venters said sales at the 300-year-old Piccadilly store jumped 13% against last year, delivering its biggest ever Saturday. “It was extraordinary. We could not have fitted a single extra person in the building,” he said.

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