Tag: Restaurants

  • Joe Allen restaurant.

    Joe Allen restaurant.

    The boarded-up front of the Joe Allen restaurant in London’s theatreland. The venue, popular amongst actors, was forced to shut its doors at the end of March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Covent Garden venue, which is covered with the theatre memorabilia inside, was first opened in 1977. It is a sister restaurant to…

  • Pret, 421 Strand.

    Pret, 421 Strand.

    The stark reality of how the coronavirus pandemic is hitting business comes when you see boarded-up shops on normally very busy streets such as the Strand in the heart of London. This image is of what was the Pret-A-Manger at 421 Strand, a normally busy store serving office workers, theatre-goers, shoppers and tourists visiting the…

  • Pizza Express Kensington.

    Pizza Express Kensington.

    A passer-by stares into the empty Pizza Express on Earl’s Court Road as workmen load the contents of the store onto a waiting removal lorry. This Kensington branch, along with a nearby one on the Fulham Palace Road, were two of the 73 pizzerias the restaurant chain said in August would close permanently. Further information.…