from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) out today.
“These are great figures,” said Stephen Robertson, BRC’s director general.
“These figures show that London retailers have had a very encouraging start to Christmas,” he said.
Joscelyne Hynard, BRC business information team senior analyst, said: “Sterling’s weakness, although less marked than last year, continued to attract overseas visitors,” she said.
Meanwhile the department store chain John Lewis reported its best ever sales performance last week.