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toast to the town

What a relief to see London fun back on the agenda — albeit al fresco only, for now. We sent acclaimed photojournalist Peter Dench out to roam our great city and document the long overdue return of ‘Just a quick one’. Cheers!

Liam, right, enjoys an after-work pint with a pal outside The Southwark Tavern.
Tod, left, raises a glass with Tom at Leadenhall Market.
Getting steamy in Chinatown.
Take-away beer along the South Bank.
Doggy style in Soho.
Tower power: a beer with a view.
Newlyweds Leroy and Camille hoping to get a sunny table in The Fox on the Hill pub garden in Denmark Hill.
Socially distanced sunning at King’s Cross.
Life returns to Leadenhall Market.
Granary Square, with room to spare.
Bridging the gap between friends.
The sun sets on London's closed doors.
Friends from Dartford catch up in Soho.
A round-table discussion in one pub garden.
Dim sum and pampered pooches.