Thousands of shoppers were seen queuing for reopened shops in England
Department and high street stores were allowed to reopen for the first time in almost three months, with social distancing measures in place. Shoppers were seen queuing to enter retailers across the country, including tightly-packed crowds outside the Nike Town store on Oxford Street in London, and thousands waiting outside Primark branches in various cities. Here’s how shops looked across the UK on the day of reopening.
Huge queues form at a Primark store at the Rushden Lakes shopping complex in Northamptonshire as it reopened.
Shoppers in Milton Keynes wait to enter a Primark store at the MK1 Shopping Park.
Shoppers queued around the block to enter Primark in Brighton as it reopened its doors.
Tightly-packed crowds gathered outside the Nike Town store at London’s Oxford Street for its reopening.
Shoppers were seen standing close together as they waited for the Nike Town store to open.
Customers follow the social distancing rules as they await entry into a newly reopened Zara store on Oxford Street in London.
John Lewis opened two of its stores in Kingston and Poole on 15 June, with 11 others to follow on 18 June. Shoppers were seen queueing outside its Kingston Upon Thames branch.
Shoppers wore face coverings as they waited in queues to enter a H&M brand inside the Westfield shopping centre in Shepherds Bush.
Lengthy queues formed outside Topshop in Brighton as it reopened to customers.
Socially distant queues formed outside a HMV branch in Plymouth as the retailer opened its shutters.
Security took the temperature of shoppers at an Apple store in Covent Garden in London before they entered.
Queueing customers were seen wearing face masks while waiting to enter a Selfridges department store on Oxford Street in London.
Shoppers patiently waited in socially distant queues outside New Look at the Rushden Lakes shopping complex in Northamptonshire.