Queues around Church Street for Primark, outdoor spaces filled with people enjoying pints and lunch were the busy scenes captured around Liverpool today.
Hundreds of people arrived in Liverpool city centre after the announcement of shops, restaurants and pubs reopening their doors and outdoor spaces with the easing of lockdown restrictions.
Queues for Primark started to gather from 6.45am, with people lining up outside desperate to get their shopping bargain fix after months of closures due to a third lockdown.
It was announced by the Prime Minister that Step Two of the roadmap could proceed, which seen the reopening of non-essential retail, restaurants, bars, gyms and personal care from Monday 12th April.
Queues for retail within the city centre will be in place due to the limited number of shoppers allowed to enter at a time.
Restaurants, bars in areas such as Bold Street, Concert Square and Castle Street, have welcomed customers enjoying their food and drinks in the sunshine. Every street looked busy, with Liverpool looking like its former self after months of empty streets.
Liverpool ONE’s newest bar and restaurant Boujee brightened the place up with their outdoor flamingo themed garden, which seen customers sip cocktails in the afternoon sunshine.
Step Two in the road map currently allows hospitality venues to serve food and drink outside only, with no need for a substantial meal when purchasing alcohol. There is also no curfew in place.
Inside areas in restaurants, bars and pubs will be allowed to reopen their indoor spaces from 17th May, part of Step Three in the roadmap.
From shopping until they drop to basking in the sun with a bit of Al-fresco dining, Liverpool has been brought back to life.