- CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR IN LONDON -

New Year Sales

LINKS to other pages in the 'Christmas in London' site and to the Travelling Days series:

1 : Introduction
2 : London Lights
3 : Albert Memorial and Kensington Palace
4 : Albert Hall
5 : St Paul's Covent Garden
6 : New Year Sales

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From the Independent Newspaper (edited):

"THERE WAS once a time when the London New Year sales all started on 1 January. Now, however, fierce competition between retailers and fears of an economic slowdown mean that prices are often now slashed in the period before Christmas. Market analysts say that over the past few years consumers have left it later and later to start their Christmas shopping, and, in reaction, nervous retailers have moved their sales earlier and earlier.

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"The analysts talk of the 'golden triangle' months of November, December and January, when retailers traditionally see a huge boom in sales from Christmas shopping and new year bargain-hunting. Some companies make between 40 and 60 per cent of their turnover from these months alone."

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The pictures on this page were taken from a London bus travelling along Oxford Street and Regent Street in the first week of 2007.

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The visit to London is concluded.
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