Brits descend for first Saturday night on the town after lockdown

It’s the first weekend since the national lockdown lifted, and people have been making the most of bars and restaurants opening again.

Pictures show people out and about in London and Liverpool, which are both in tier two of restrictions.

This means hospitality venues such as pubs are allowed to open, but alcohol can only be served with a substantial meal.

The rule of six still applies outdoors, and mixing between households indoors is banned except for those who have formed a support bubble.

England’s national lockdown ended on December 2 after four weeks of pubs being closed and people being told to stay at home where possible.

Here’s how things looked last night in Liverpool:

And here’s how things looked in London:

Four people were arrested as a large crowd tried to enter Harrods in London’s West End.

Hundreds of young people were photographed gathering outside the famous department store on Saturday afternoon, with some onlookers complaining that they were not wearing masks or social distancing.

The Metropolitan Police said it had been called to the shop on Brompton Road at around 1pm to ‘reports of a large group of people attempting to enter a shop’.

‘Four males were arrested in total – two for affray, one for breach of Covid regulations, and another for a public order offence and breach of Covid regulations,’ the force said.

In scenes resembling New Year’s Eve celebrations, some people could be seen dancing to buskers on London’s Oxford Street while holding alcoholic drinks.

Similar images showed large numbers of people gathering at Covent Garden.

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