Branwen and I decided we needed breakfast in the sun before I caught the plane back home. So we headed for Covent Garden and a cafe, but most places were in the shade. Thinking that the Market itself would have more sun we found a cafe with seats there and sat down in the sun.
The manager came up and said we could not sit there, even though they were putting out more tables in that corner. When we asked why, he said "Because of health and safety". Sun stroke at 9.00 in the morning in April? Inconvenience for the waiter to move three feet across from one table to another? When we expressed some incredulity, he repeated his mantra, with a take it or leave it expression. We left it.
Anywhere else in Europe knows that customers want to sit in the sun early in the morning.