By  on October 10, 2019

LONDON — Luxury-hungry Chinese tourists — and the weaker pound — have fueled tax-free sales in London over the past 12 months, with growth trends set to continue despite the U.K.’s trade and political woes.

Global Blue, the tax-free shopping company, said its VIP London Lounge, which opened on Albemarle Street in Mayfair a year ago, saw more than 29,000 guests from 88 nationalities. They spent more than 49 million pounds shopping in the U.K., with Chinese tourists accounting for the largest chunk of that spending.

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