Crowds surge back to London’s West End as lockdown curbs are lifted

Evening Standard


A group of senior London business leaders today wrote to Boris Johnson calling for an urgent update on the review of social distancing measures.

The letter, organised by lobby group London First, from leading business figures including Paul Barnes, chief executive of the Association of International Retail, and Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UK Hospitality, said: “You often fondly recall from your time as Mayor of London the wonderful attractions that the city has to offer.

“The sooner we can open up and get people back the sooner we can all experience them again — and to do that we need to have the conclusions of the social distancing review. We urge you to publish it as soon as possible; the viability of so many businesses depend on it.”


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