Wimbledon Village has been named among Britain’s leading shopping destinations, according to research.

It ranked as the nation’s 4th best performing shopping area in a list of 1,000 retail centres, compiled by retail property consultancy, Harper Dennis Hobbs ( HDH).

Beaconsfield and Henley-on-Thames ranked in the top two for best performing locations. This was followed by Tenterden in South East which came in third place.

The HDH Vitality Ranking determines the health of high streets and shopping centres, including the change in residents’ movement, vacancy rates, and suitability to local consumers’ demands.

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Andy Metherell, head of retail consultancy at HDH, explained: “Our analysis is unique as we use variables that both consumers and retailers consider when assessing shopping locations to rank the top 1,000 retail centres in Great Britain.

"This Vitality Ranking looks very different from previous years as the ‘retail health’ of high streets across the country has seen contrasting fortunes since the start of the pandemic.

“The most vital retail centres currently provide services that are essential to people’s lives, such as grocers and pharmacies.

"These essential retailers have been able to trade throughout the strictest lockdowns, and consumers have not been willing or able to travel far to visit these stores.

"Shopping patterns have therefore changed significantly since the start of the pandemic, and consumers’ local high streets are benefitting at the expense of major destinations.”