The Met Police reported no restriction-related incidents in London.
England goes to month-long lockdown to reduce coronavirus cases.
UK records 492 new coronavirus deaths highest daily increase for 5 months & 58% higher than last Wednesday. Further 25,177 new coronavirus cases & 1421 new hospital admissions. Lockdown to contain pandemic in its second wave as stimulus winter approach.
The streets of Soho were packed, there were queues in Cambridge and people were making the most of being out elsewhere in England. A new four-week lockdown across England starts at 00:01 GMT on Thursday, bringing with it new rules for everything from meeting friends to going to the shops.
Scotland has moved to a five-tier system of coronavirus restrictions, while Wales and Northern Ireland are in the middle of temporary lockdowns.