London Zoo reopens its doors to the public

The zoo, which is nearly 200 years old, normally shuts just once a year, on Christmas Day, but closed its doors three months ago as Britain entered a lockdown.

The attraction will only open as an outdoor venue and has kept a series of measures including a limit on visitor numbers, one-way routes, paw-print markers to ensure social distancing, alongside hand sanitizer dispensers and hand-washing facilities.

Elsewhere in England people queued up outside retailers to release their pent-up shopping fever and some grabbed a midnight pint or even an early haircut as England's shops, pubs, gyms and hairdressers also reopened after three months of lockdown.

Video Transcript

- Phillip is happy this morning with all the fish he's getting.

- 3, 2, 1.

[APPLAUSE AND CHEERING]

- What, is he cross? I thought [INAUDIBLE].

- Not that it's not very [INAUDIBLE]. They're orange, which will help protect their faces [INAUDIBLE].