Investors have snapped up hospitality and leisure stocks following the announcement by Boris Johnson of his roadmap out of lockdown on Monday.

The Restaurant Group’s shares rose 10p – 9% – on the back of the announcement, to 111.5p, while JD Wetherspoon saw its shares rise 3% and Whitbread’s were up 4%.

SSP Group saw its stock soar 53.5p – 17% – to 368.5p, while Cineworld’s stock improved by 8.25p – 9% – to 96.25p.

Susannah Streeter, senior investment and markets analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said the roadmap to reopening had accelerated the recovery in hospitality and travel stocks with fresh since after the markets opened yesterday.

“The palpable sigh of relief that there is a date to target for struggling pub and restaurant chains, has translated into a share price rally for the sectors,” she said.

“Restaurants and bars who poured money into providing outdoor dining, may start to see more return on their investment given customers can return to exterior spaces from April 12th.”

She added: “Many innovative solutions like pop-up waterproof booths, terraces on parking spaces and retractable awnings have been mothballed despite high hopes they would help lure in customers during winter months. Many of these creative endeavours have gone to waste during lockdowns but could still come into their own as restrictions ease.”