Shop types which consumers least want to see on the high street in Great Britain 2018

This statistic shows the leading fifteen shop types which consumers do not want to see on their ideal high street in Great Britain (UK) in 2018. The survey shows that 73 percent of respondents would not like to see a bookmaker (bookie) on their high street, followed by 46 percent saying they would not want to have a petrol station. Only 13 percent said they would not ideally like to have a coffee shop on their high street.

Leading fifteen shop types which consumers do not want to see on their ideal high street in Great Britain (UK) in 2018*

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Release date

June 2018


United Kingdom

Survey time period

May 20-22, 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

* The question asked in the survey was: 'Thinking about your ideal high street, which of the following types of shops would you want or not want to see on it?'

** Total number of respondents. Respondents randomly saw thirteen of the shops included in the survey, meaning that the number of respondents is dependent on each shop type.
Bookmaker (bookies): n=1635
Petrol station: n=1587
Estate agent: n=1638
Off licence/alcohol store: n=1578
Mobile phone store: n=1653
Launderette/dry cleaner: n=1624
Beauty salons (nails, tanning etc): n=1600
Fast food restaurants/takeaway: n=1706
Charity shop: n=1619
Travel agent: n=1592
Music/movies/video games store: n=1651
Cinema: n=1631
Pub: n=1643
Supermarket: n=1660
Coffee shop: n=1666

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