International visitors boost London's profits

Overseas tourists have helped shops in central London see an estimated spend of £380 million. Retailers in Bond Street, Regent Street and Oxford Street also saw a 6.7 per cent increase in their footfall over the recent half-term period.

Ralph Lauren shop in Bond Street, London. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The average spend for visitors from the Middle East and Russia was £1600 and £603 respectively.