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Struggling bars and restaurants in London will be at a crossroads at the end of this week. It's a few days before the end of the programme of road closures in Soho and Covent Garden that has permitted restaurants and bars to put tables in the streets for the first time.<br />
Soho was transformed into an alfresco dining district, but as winter is fast approaching, streets in the cold and rain are virtually empty and with the prospect of a further lockdown many businesses who have tried so hard to make it pay, look like being forced to close up - this time for good. London, Monday October 26th 2020<br />
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Photo by Keith Mayhew