The first night of a 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants has passed largely without incident in England – but some venues are warning that the absence of late-night drinkers could put their future into jeopardy.

In London, there was a small police presence on the streets of Soho last night, but no problems were reported.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick joined a patrol in Shoreditch, a fashionable area in the capital’s east, to remind the public of the measures they need to follow to stop coronavirus from spreading.