K

ings Cross station was evacuated on Sunday afternoon after England fans let off flares ahead of the Euro 2020 final.

Crowds have already gathered at Wembley, with fans clambering on buses, setting of flares and dancing on the streets.

The excitement started even earlier for some, with thousands queuing outside pubs this morning to secure a table for the match which starts at 8pm tonight.

People were seen queuing outside the Faltering Fulback pub in Finsbury Park from 6am.

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Posting a picture of the queue to Twitter, one resident said: “Approach everything with the dedication of the England fans who started queuing for the Faltering Fullback at 6am.”

Speaking to the Standard, a staff member at the north London pub said: “We’re really busy and trying to keep up with everything.

England fans queuing outside the The Faltering Fullback pub

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“Honestly it’s amazing. Everyone is singing in the pub and everyone’s just happy to be here.”

Onlooker Liam Brennan said: “People are queuing for a spot in the pub [Faltering Fullback] even though the game is 8 hours away! The queue was about 100 people deep at 11.30am, now it’s doubled at least.

“Lots of signing and chanting – neighbours aren’t too happy.”

Fans were also queuing outside the Rose and Crown pub, in Tooting, from 10am.

One bystander said: “I walked past and saw this huge queue for the pub. I can’t blame them really, I booked a spot weeks ago but I’d be doing the same as them if I hadn’t.

“After all, it’s coming home.”

Revellers could also be seen queuing outside pubs in Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

Meanwhile, in Bristol, hundreds queued from 10am outside one bar with fans dressed in England t-shirts and wearing flags.

Queues were also spotted in Northampton and Brighton where fans were treated to some morning sunshine.

Speaking from Ye Olde King and Queen pub in Brighton’s city centre, Will Flockton said: “People have been queuing outside one of biggest pubs since 8am to ensure a seat to see the match. Flags fluttering: football shirts on show and constant chants praising Sussex’s Gareth Southgate. It’s going to be a long, exciting day.”

Preparations continue ahead of tonight’s match, with events expected to take place throughout the day.

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