Britain is becoming increasingly multicultural as international businesses expand into the UK, and real estate firm Colliers International has unveiled the 16 “most British” streets in London to salute the locations waving the flag for homegrown brands.
The official launch of the £14.8bn Crossrail project is set to have a significant impact on retail and leisure in London's West End, with the rail line driving revenue in the area up by £2.45bn a year.
Seller of sandwiches and salads, Pret A Manger, is trialling a dinner service in London's West End at its Strand branch, offering hot dishes alongside beer, wine and Prosecco from 6pm.
Amazon Local – the things to do division of online shopping business Amazon – has enhanced its service with a specific focus on London's West End, revealing every ticket to every theatre show in the area can now be booked on its platform.
Warner Bros' West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has appointed a handful of work placements to a group of youngsters, taking inspiration from the script by welcoming the new recruits with a golden ticket selection process.
Investment, international demand and development in London's West End reached record heights in 2014, enabling businesses in the area to contribute £51.25bn to the UK's economy.
London's West End will benefit the most from the government's decision to delay a re-valuation of business rates. But is this at the detriment of the rest of the country?