In message , at 06:58:52 on Tue, 13 Apr
2021, tim... remarked:
"Recliner" wrote in message
Today was the day when non-essential shops and outdoor restaurants
could reopen in England. I decided to take an
electric bus along two of the main shopping streets in London to see
if there were returning crowds of shoppers.
Bottom line: not really, as the absence of foreign tourists is very
obvious. But some shops did have queues outside at
It took the weekend for my high street to be busy again after the first
Not many people are going to take a day off work to go shopping 5 days
earlier, after a wait for 4 months
And in the grand scheme of things, plenty of people do not have a life
where they have to turn up for work on every Monday.
By co-incidence (ie not visiting a business that had just re-opened), I
was out Monday afternoon, and the High Street was pretty busy, with
especially barbers shops looking very full. And a long queue outside a
taxi-office (I suppose people wanting to go back home).