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Reopening London: 12 graphs and maps to help us think about what happens on April 12th

29 March 2021 | Datastore

Initial analysis of movement (from O2) and spending (Mastercard) data available through the High Street Data Service.

Future of London – Spotlight: Can data save the high street?

10 June 2021 |  Future of London

Future of London takes “a look at how access to good and affordable data can help with recovery in our high streets and town centres, and how the GLA is paving the way for a data-led recovery”.

Using data to understand the impact of the pandemic on London’s high streets

7 October 2021 | Chief Digital Officer – Medium

An update on the High Street Data Service and Partnership, with an explanation of the Data Explorer tool.

Heatwave saw footfall plummet in central London

4 October 2022 | Cities Today

“According to new figures from the High Streets Data Service, the number of visitors in central London fell to 74 percent of the previous month’s total during July’s record heatwave.”

Explainer: What is ‘data as a service’?

1 June 2023 | Bloomberg Cities

“Data as a service is an emerging method of curating and analyzing multiple data streams in ways that cast new light on problems, enabling solution-seekers in or out of government to gain insight and craft new interventions.”