July 3rd, 2020
Starting July 4th, certain Soho streets will be closed to cars. The move aims to allow more space for social distancing, so restaurants, pubs, and bars can operate safely.
What’s been dubbed ‘Super Saturday’, by some people who, assumedly, were once employed by Sky Sports, is the first step in what will hopefully allow many West End restaurants to offer outside dining. Most streets will be shut from 5pm until 11pm, but some of the closures will begin in the morning.
The closed streets include:
Old Compton Street
For details of all 17 streets closing, head to https://www.saveoursoho.co.uk/. And if you’re a real sucker for proposals, you can also read Westminster’s hospitality business recovery plan which details plans for similar closures in Mayfair, Marylebone, and beyond.