Britain's shops 'sought-after'

Britain is one of the world's most sought-after shopping destinations with an estimated 18 million foreign visitors spending £4.5 billion in its shops, new research has found.

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Britain's shops 'sought-after' by overseas tourists

Britain is one of the world's most sought-after destinations for international shoppers, research has found.

According to VisitBritain, an estimated 18 million foreign visitors spent £4.5 billion in Britain's shops.

‘Shopping in Harrods’ was chosen as a top activity by almost one in five Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The national tourism agency said the majority of money was spent on clothes, at just over £2 billion, and that £1.6 billion was spent on souvenirs.

It is thought that the average 'shopping' tourist spends an average of £680 per trip.

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