London Pubs and Bars Reopen as Lockdown Eases on 'Super Saturday'

People gathered in Soho, London, as pubs, bars and restaurants were allowed to reopen with social distancing measures on July 4.

In what was dubbed Super Saturday, pubs, bars, restaurants, theme parks, aquariums, arcades, hairdressers, cinemas, theatres, churches, hotels, and campsites reopened with social distancing recommended.

John Apter, a police officer working in Southampton on that date said it was “crystal clear” that drunk people were unable to socially distance.

Footage posted to Instagram by Raf Lee shows people gathered outside businesses in Soho on Saturday. Credit: Raf Lee via Storyful