60 roads in central London, including Soho, will temporarily become completely pedestrianised to repeat last year’s outdoor dining scheme.
The al fresco scheme will begin on April 12, when Boris Johnson hopes to reopen hospitality for outdoor service, and will end at the end of September.
Rachael Robanthan, Westminster city council leader, said: “Hospitality is a major employer in Westminster supporting around 80,000 jobs and a big part of the reason people visit the West End. But with shutters down and doors barred, this sector has been amongst the hardest hit during lockdown.”
“We know how hard this has been, which is why we are relaunching our al fresco scheme as soon as the easing of restrictions allows to help struggling businesses as much as we can.”
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