Gordon Ramsay switches houses AGAIN as he returns to London after spending lockdown at £4m second home in Cornwall

GORDON Ramsay has finally returned home to London after spending most of lockdown at his second home in Cornwall.

The TV chef angered his neighbours after moving his family into his £4million second home – although friends say he swapped the capital for the beach on March 20, before Brits could be fined for any non-essential travel.

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He's now travelled the 246 miles back home for what is believed to be the second time, and was pictured in London yesterday.

The chef and restaurateur, 53, was spotted stepping out of his Range Rover with daughter Holly, 20.

The pair were joined by an aide seen holding a document announcing the reopening of his restaurant Lucky Cat.

Eateries will be among the businesses allowed to reopen on July 4 amid eased lockdown laws.

His return home falls into a grey area of the restrictions.

Government officials say Brits currently can't stay away from their home or their support bubble household overnight – including for holidays.

Just a few exceptions apply – for example, if a person has to stay away for essential work.

The legislation isn't specific about returning from a second home to a permanent address.

Nevertheless, the move is expected to spark criticism – as it's the second time he's believed to have made the journey during lockdown.

Gordon also appeared to have made the trip to his Wandsworth townhouse in late May.

What are the rules for overnight stays?

The Government has announced a number of changes to lockdown – but what are the rules are the moment?

Currently, Brits can't stay overnight at other properties – with just a few exceptions.

The Government says people can't visit friends and family inside their homes – unless they're part of a support bubble.

We also can't stay away from our homes or our support bubble households overnight – including for holidays – except for work purposes or other essential travel.

And we can't gather outdoors in a group of more than six – unless exclusively with members of our own households or support bubbles.

The journey takes five hours by car.

During that apparent visit, he announced the reopening of a restaurant, The Narrow, telling fans on social media it was "exciting news".

And this time around, the chef donned a blazer before filming a video for his 9.1million Instagram followers in which he announced the opening of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay on Royal Hospital Road in Chelsea. 

The caption under the video reads: "Exciting news UK… We’re ready to open our doors again on 4 July.

"We can’t wait to see you guys … we’ve missed you!!"

The notes held by his employee indicate he's also preparing to release a similar video for Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay in Grosvenor Square.

Gordon made locals furious after relocating to Cornwall as the pandemic took hold in the UK.

Last month, he claimed lockdown has been an "absolute nightmare for all of us".

Despite that, he's been seen out and about on a number of occasions when outings were strictly limited to an hour a day.

He was photographed on boat trips and bike rides – even though the Government's advice at the time was to stay at home.

Furious locals hit out at the famously poor-tempered star, and one neighbour seethed: "Don’t you realise that by doing that you’ve possibly brought the virus with you and because Cornwall is not your main residence?

"If you and your family get sick you will place yet more strain on an already fragile infrastructure."

Gordon's return home comes as it was revealed he has taken out loans to shore up his restaurant empire which has been shuttered by the coronavirus lockdown.

He has registered charges with Barclays against 16 companies, which includes those managing some of his Michelin star outlets.

Gordon and wife Tana, who married in 1996, have five children – Megan, 22, Matilda, 18, twins Jack and Holly, 20 and one-year-old Oscar James.


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