Stallholders reported a slow start to business when London's famous street markets re-opened after two months of lockdown.

Ministers gave open air markets and car showrooms permission to resume trading today in a further relaxation of restrictions.

But one trader in Portobello Road Market, west London, said the street was quieter than last week.

Some businesses selling food and essential items continued trading throughout lockdown but most stalls shut after the Prime Minister's 'stay at home' order.

It's been great for us, we've been out every single day. I can't give you an answer why we are not busy today. I don't know why.

CHERYL DEVLIN, FRUIT & VEG STALLHOLDER, PORTOBELLO ROAD

I was shocked nobody turned up today. I don't know why. We are hoping, we are waiting to see what will happen.

JAMAL MAHMOUD, FALAFEL WRAP STALLHOLDER, PORTOBELLO ROAD

Traders in Camden market, north London were anticipating fewer customers than normal until tourists return.

I don't expect the market to be super busy because we based mostly on tourists and there are none of them around.

EWA KOLTUNIEWICZ, JEWELLERY STALLHOLDER, CAMDEN MARKET