Shopper numbers in the West End have been hit by the opening of the Westfield London shopping centre in White City.
According to figures compiled for The Sunday Telegraph, footfall in the capital's Oxford Street, Regent Street, Bond Street and South Molton Street was down 25.2% between the opening of Westfield London on Thursday October 30 and November 5, compared with the same period last year.
Sales in nearby Kensington High Street, Knightsbridge, Kings Road and Sloane Street were also down by more than a quarter.
Sales at other regional shopping centres near London, including Lakeside in Thurrock and Bluewater in Kent saw sales grow 1.3%.
Westfield London has 265 stores across 43 acres, including House of Fraser, Debenhams, Marks & Spencer and Next. It is expected to have 20 million visitors a year, while the West End has around 200 million visitors annually.