England fans took the party to the streets after the semi-final victory.
Last night, England pulled off a huge victory in a massive tournament football match, and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for another round of Absolute Scenes. Whether you’re back at work after the party, or you’re lying in bed nursing a glorious hangover from last night (one member of the Secret London team is conspicuously absent on annual leave this morning, presumably having planned for this very scenario), you can flick through these photos to see how England fans across London celebrated the result.
(PSA: If you’re going to celebrate another England win this weekend, please celebrate responsibly! Whilst we love the enthusiasm, we really don’t want to see anyone put at risk by partying too wildly.)
At Wembley, 60,000 fans and a squad full of players got the party going…
Lots of this…
And a little bit of this…
Side note: it looks like England’s opponents in the final weren’t exactly convinced by the penalty decision…
Across town, top Euro zones at Boxparks were once again filled to the brim with hype:
Here’s Shoreditch, living and dying on that penalty sequence.
Down in Croydon, the beer throwing starting once Harry Kane’s rebound hit the net.
There was a large Danish contingent down at Vinegar Yard:
Alas, despite an excellent performance and a journey that captured the hearts of neutrals, it wasn’t to be for Denmark.
A stone’s throw away at Flat Iron Square, it was all England.
Over in Trafalgar Square, England fans were positively jubilant:
Hmm, maybe too jubilant?
It’s not a proper celebration until the statue wears a traffic cone, is it?
But none of that compares to the party that took over Leicester Square:
Seems like half the capital spilled out of the pubs and onto the streets.
Admittedly, this is where things got rather out of hand.
By all means celebrate, but Secret London is obliged to tell you to be safe, be responsible, and to not climb all over TfL property…
…sorry, they did what?
*sighs* Well, at least there was one very good boy in the crowd…
There you have it: absolute scenes.
With England and Italy doing battle in the final on Sunday, July 11, all we’ll ask is for you to cross your fingers, hold your nerves, and believe it’s coming home. (Also, wear a mask in busy crowds, and don’t climb on top of buses FFS.)
In other news, pub opening times have been extended for the final of Euro 2020. You can find the best spots to watch the Euros in London here.
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