In pictures: Pints, penguins and Primark, what a step towards normality in England looks like

Ami Spillman and Zack visit the penguins at London Zoo in Regent's Park, London, as England takes another step back towards normality with the further easing of lockdown restrictions. Picture date: Monday April 12, 2021.
Ami Spillman and Zack visit the penguins at London Zoo. Credit: PA

People in England celebrated easing of Covid lockdown restrictions on Monday as pubs, hairdressers, zoos, theme parks, gyms and non-essential retailers threw open their doors for the first time since January 6.

Queues formed outside high street stores, while others wrapped up warm to enjoy a post-midnight pint in newly reopened pub gardens.

From pints to penguins and Primark queues, here is what another step towards normality looked like across England.

A woman has her eyebrows threaded at Selfridges. Credit: PA

Gary Gearing and Lee Cooper enjoy their breakfast and a pint at the Royal Victoria Pavilion in Ramsgate, Kent Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA
The queue outside Primark in Cambridge stretched to around 100 people. Credit: ITV News Anglia
Legoland Windsor resort was among the outdoor attractions to reopen their doors on Monday. Credit: J Hordle/ INhouse images
A southern white rhino beside a ‘we are open’ sign at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire Credit: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo/PA
Friends Sue Bell and Pippa Ingram with their drinks after being the first customers back into the Royal Victoria Pavilion in Ramsgate, Kent Credit: left
Rebecca Richardson and Genevieve Florence, members of the Aquabatix synchronised swimming team were able to practice again in north London Credit: top
Early morning shoppers on Oxford Street in central London
A woman has her hair coloured at the reopening of Flint Hair in Norwich Credit: Joe Giddens/PA
People queue for the reopening of the Figure of Eight pub, in Birmingham. Credit: PA
Lyla Stevens-Pierce, aged 7, sits on a giant teddy bear during the reopening of Hamleys toy store. Credit: PA
A woman has her hair washed at the reopening of Jakes Barbers, in Birmingham. Credit: PA
Secret Spa tan artist Magdelaine Gibson with a client shortly after midnight Credit: Kirsty O’Connor/PA
Scott's on Mount Street welcomes customers in Mayfair, London. Credit: PA
Personal trainer Bella Gordijenko instructs Arthik Francis in the gym at David Lloyd Cambridge Credit: Jeff Spicer/PA

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