Prepare for more outdoor dining in Costa del Londres!
Coming out of lockdown provided plenty of new challenges to the the hospitality industry in Britain. But one aspect that seems to have proved successful is the emergence of alfresco dining.
Many streets across the capital have adopted pedestrianised areas of outdoor seating to create space for Londoners to bask in the sun (well, sometimes) with lovely grub and cocktails. And, it’s now looking likely that this could be here to stay for a while.
The government has extended alfresco dining licenses until September 2022, meaning it’ll be a least another year of the outdoor fun at venues across city. This move initially acted as a lifeline to many spots stricken by lockdown closures by allowing far more seating than usual, particularly when social distancing measures were in place.
Despite the requirement for distancing ending on July 19, the license was extended for over a year to continue this support for the hospitality industry. This extension also means pubs can continue selling takeaway pints and food for Londoners to consume along their travels.
So, if you uncovered a newfound love for the alfresco spots of London, you are in luck. You’ll be able to reap the benefits for at least another year. Plus, you can keep those takeaway pints flowing in the parks on those fleeting days of blazing sunshine.