Popular areas such as Covent Garden, Soho, Mayfair, Paddington, Chinatown and some streets near Oxford Circus are about to become London's new alfresco dining zones. Councils in London have laid out plans to widen pavements and install temporary road closures in these West End districts to facilitate restaurants, cafes and bars when they open from 4 July. Tables and chairs will be moved outside so that businesses can observe social distancing guidelines by giving patrons enough space to stay apart.