As London moved to tier 2, shops and gastronomic is allowed to open again
The reopen is a tremendous relief for many restaurants and shop owners. According to the Guardian, more than 150.000 Jobs in London are threatened.
Many restaurants, bars and shops promoted their reopening on social media, like the Boxpark in Wembley.
DRINKS ARE BACK!
Grab a jug of cocktail, beer or cider with 50% off with a BOXPARK Black Card! pic.twitter.com/FCEH9XNOOe
— BOXPARK WEMBLEY (@BoxparkWembley) December 4, 2020
Or the restaurant The Beefsteaks in Soho.
MARKETS THIS WEEK:
We were just getting to know the good people of @boulevard_. when Lockdown 2 was announced. We’re really looking forward to coming back.
— The Beefsteaks (@TheBeefsteaks) December 3, 2020
This second lockdown has been very hard for many employees in those sectors. “I was afraid to lose my job,” – says Saffron Stiller, a 36 years old saleswoman at the store Libby. She is glad that the store can open again. Also, waitresses suffered under the lockdown as well. “I knew that our restaurant couldn’t survive without reopening,” – says Sarah Roth, 29, who works as a waitress at Gaucho.
If you want to see some impressions of the first day, then check out the video below:
Words and video by: Lara Bonczek | Gabriela Jimenez