Sales at The O2 rival pre-Pandemic levels

21st April 2023 | Jack Oliver

London’s The O2 has enjoyed a period of strong trading during its first quarter and throughout Easter half term, with sales surpassing levels reached in 2019.

The scheme has welcomed a number of new openings across its retail, leisure, and food and beverage offerings and has played host to a number of events, including Country to Country Festival, as well as Ed Sheeran and Elton John concerts.

The O2 says it is on track to experience one of its most successful years to date.

2023 highlights for the scheme include an increase in like-for-like outlet sales, food and beverage sales, and total footfall against the first quarter of 2019 (up 44%, 26%, and 20% respectively).

Easter half term also saw a boost in like-for-like sales and footfall of 56% and 11% respectively against 2019.

The entertainment district also enjoyed a strong half term, bolstered by the openings of JD Wetherspoon’s The Stargazer, a London debut for indoor skydiving experience iFLY, and the Farewell Elton at The O2 store, which popped up from April 2-17.

These results coincide with ongoing development at the scheme, with recent announcements including next month’s opening of Āatma Aesthetics. The destination has also welcomed WHSmith, which has opened a 871 sq ft store on the lower level adjacent to Hollywood Bowl and Oxygen Freejumping. 


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