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    The West End Business Monitor

    Summary

    Seddons has commissioned a survey of West End businesses to determine the challenges, opportunities, and future planning of London's West End.

    For many people, London’s West End is synonymous with great theatres, shopping and entertainment. But beyond the obvious draw for tourists, the West End is also a thriving centre of commerce and business – something that may not be apparent at first glance.

    We began our research with a specific goal: to measure business activity in the West End, so we could better understand the factors that are creating — or impacting — business confidence in the area. The West End’s international footprint makes it the ideal barometer for global spending habits, while its location makes it home to a uniquely diverse set of business types.

    The results were illuminating, and delivered far greater insights than we first imagined. In carrying out this research, we’ve been able to distil the most valuable and unique aspects of being based in the West End, as well as highlighting the concerns and challenges faced by local businesses as we look to the future.

    We’re delighted to share the results of our findings, and we hope it will give other businesses an insight in to what the West End’s future may look like.

    Seddons has been based in Portman Square since 1981. The West End was a draw, not just for its excellent amenities and transport links, but because it’s a place of diversity, community and creativity; an iconic part of London with an incredible heritage, and a vibrant hub for both businesses and individuals. We’re proud to be a West End firm, and we are excited to continue serving the community as the area evolves and thrives.

    To view the full report, click here.

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