Spanish City is reopening its doors to customers from Monday - and these pictures show what preparations are being made to keep staff and customers safe.

The landmark venue in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, will once again welcome people back, with groups of six or two households being able to drink and dine inside.

The building is being made Covid-safe and measures have been put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

These include:

Spanish City in Whitley Bay
Spanish City in Whitley Bay

Around 300 afternoon teas have already been booked at Spanish City for the first week of reopening and the 1910 restaurant has been fully booked for the first two weekends.

The venue is also planning a summer of events, including tribute nights and Bingo Bonkaz.

And live music will be heard at the building, with a pianist in the Trenchers restaurant on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, a singer in The Champagne Bar on Saturday evenings and a jazz band playing across the venues on Sundays.

Spanish City prepares to open in a Covid-safe way. Louisa Clayton sanitising the venue's interior.
Spanish City prepares to open in a Covid-safe way. Louisa Clayton sanitising the venue's interior.

Weddings and other celebrations with up to 30 people can also take place from Monday.

Manager Chris Marsh said: "We couldn’t be more excited to invite our customers back inside the dome to dine with us again.

"Spanish City was redeveloped to breathe life back into a beautiful and iconic building, but it is nothing without the sounds of people enjoying special moments with friends and family.

"Our usual high standard of Covid protocols will still be in place, so customers can feel confident that they’ll be safe when they visit."

Those wishing to dine at Spanish City can book here.