A VERY Good Friday! Revellers hit the town as they enjoy sunny four-day weekend


Easter bank holiday weekend celebrations are in full swing after boozy revellers hit the town last night to kick off a sunny four-day weekend.

Before heading into town for a booze-up last night, Britons basked in the sun of the hottest day of the year so far on Good Friday, with London reaching 22C (71F), beating some European destinations, including Athens at 21C (70F) and Majorca at 20C (68F).

The long and sunny weekend saw partygoers hit the UK’s pubs, bars and clubs, with some dressed in an Easter theme by donning bunny rabbit ears.

Many revellers donned tiny dresses and crop tops to welcome the warmer temperatures, with others wearing fancy dress for the occasion.

But after last night’s antics, many of those festive Easter bunnies will have very sore heads today. 

In Newcastle, one group of lads on a night out dressed as chefs, another wore golfing outfits complete with sun visors and argyle golf jumpers, and a stag-do party all wore cardboard masks of the soon-to-be-groom’s face.

A bride-to-be, also in Newcastle, wore luminous orange accessories with a bridal white mini tutu, bra and veil, complete with a hen do sash across her, carrying a blow-up sex doll.

This year’s Easter Bank Holiday weekend is the first one back to normality after the two years of Covid lockdowns and restrictions put a stop to the UK’s social lives. 

Easter bank holiday weekend celebrations are in full swing after boozy revellers hit the town in London, Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester last night on a sunny four-day weekend. Friends pictured on a night out in Manchester city centre

The long and sunny weekend called the partygoers into the UK's pubs, bars and clubs, with some even dressed in an Easter theme by donning bunny rabbit ears. Good Friday revellers pictured after a night out in Leeds

The long and sunny weekend called the partygoers into the UK’s pubs, bars and clubs, with some even dressed in an Easter theme by donning bunny rabbit ears. Good Friday revellers pictured after a night out in Leeds

Many of the ladies wore tiny dresses and crop tops to welcome the warmer temperatures, with others wearing fancy dress for the occasion (two friends pictured in Leeds ready for a night out)

Many of the ladies wore tiny dresses and crop tops to welcome the warmer temperatures, with others wearing fancy dress for the occasion (two friends pictured in Leeds ready for a night out)

But after last night's antics, many of those festive Easter bunnies will have very sore heads today. Friends pose in Manchester making the most of the bank holiday weekend

But after last night’s antics, many of those festive Easter bunnies will have very sore heads today. Friends pose in Manchester making the most of the bank holiday weekend

In Newcastle, one group of lads on a night out dressed as chefs, another wore golfing outfits complete with sun visors and argyle golf jumpers (pictured), and a stag-do party all wore cardboard masks of the soon-to-be-groom's face

In Newcastle, one group of lads on a night out dressed as chefs, another wore golfing outfits complete with sun visors and argyle golf jumpers (pictured), and a stag-do party all wore cardboard masks of the soon-to-be-groom’s face

This group enjoyed Good Friday festivities by wearing fancy dress chef outfits, for their friend's stag do (centre)

This group enjoyed Good Friday festivities by wearing fancy dress chef outfits, for their friend’s stag do (centre)

Before heading into town for a booze-up last night, Britons basked in the sun of the hottest day of the year so far on Good Friday, with London reaching 22C (71F), beating some European destinations, including Athens at 21C (70F) and Majorca at 20C (68F) (Partygoers took to the town in Manchester city centre, pictured)

Before heading into town for a booze-up last night, Britons basked in the sun of the hottest day of the year so far on Good Friday, with London reaching 22C (71F), beating some European destinations, including Athens at 21C (70F) and Majorca at 20C (68F) (Partygoers took to the town in Manchester city centre, pictured)

This year's Easter Bank Holiday weekend is the first one back to normality after the two years of Covid lockdowns and restrictions put a stop to the UK's social lives. Revellers in Newcastle were pictured in good spirits

This year’s Easter Bank Holiday weekend is the first one back to normality after the two years of Covid lockdowns and restrictions put a stop to the UK’s social lives. Revellers in Newcastle were pictured in good spirits

Britons are to bask in the sunshine a little longer as the across a baking hot Easter weekend after the mercury hit 71F (22C) in London on Good Friday and people flocked to beaches and other beauty spots.

But the warm weather will not be limited to the UK capital, with mercury predicted to reach the high teens in northern areas including Yorkshire and parts of Scotland. 

Met Office meteorologist Steven Keates declared: ‘It’s looking like Friday will be the warmest day of the year with highs of 22 to 23C, probably most likely in London.

‘The current highest temperature is 20.8C which was recorded in two places – St James Park in London on 23 March and Treknow in Cornwall on 25 March – so we should beat that tomorrow. Widely, it will be quite a warm day.’

Mr Keates said although there may not be uninterrupted blue skies, most areas of the UK would enjoy sunny spells and high temperatures.

Britons are to bask in the sunshine a little longer as the across a baking hot Easter weekend after the mercury hit 71F (22C) in London on Good Friday and people flocked to beaches and other beauty spots

Pictured, Easter partygoers enjoying a night out in Newcastle

Britons are to bask in the sunshine a little longer as the across a baking hot Easter weekend after the mercury hit 71F (22C) in London on Good Friday and people flocked to beaches and other beauty spots. Pictured, Easter partygoers  enjoying a night out in Newcastle

As many as 21.5million leisure journeys are set to take place across the UK's road network this weekend, with the M25 clockwise around Surrey, the A303 near Stonehenge, and the M6 northbound from Liverpool to the Lake District among the RAC's congestion hotspots. One woman had to be carried to her taxi by her male friend in Newcastle

As many as 21.5million leisure journeys are set to take place across the UK’s road network this weekend, with the M25 clockwise around Surrey, the A303 near Stonehenge, and the M6 northbound from Liverpool to the Lake District among the RAC’s congestion hotspots. One woman had to be carried to her taxi by her male friend in Newcastle

A hen on her do in Newcastle made the bench her stage in front of friends and family, all donning matching sashes, having a sing-a-long after a night on the tiles

A hen on her do in Newcastle made the bench her stage in front of friends and family, all donning matching sashes, having a sing-a-long after a night on the tiles

The bride-to-by dressed in white didn't want the night out in Newcastle to end

Her friends sang along on the streets of Newcastle to carry on the Good Friday festivities, after a day of basking in the sunshine

Her friends sang along on the streets of Newcastle to carry on the Good Friday festivities, after a day of basking in the sunshine

The strength of UV rays could hit 6, which is considered ‘high’ on the Met Office’s index. 

It comes as millions of drivers are expected on the roads today in what is predicted to be the busiest travel day of the Easter weekend.  

As many as 21.5million leisure journeys are set to take place across the UK’s road network this weekend, with the M25 clockwise around Surrey, the A303 near Stonehenge, and the M6 northbound from Liverpool to the Lake District among the RAC’s congestion hotspots. 

Meanwhile, rail passengers also face across England this weekend, with 530 seperate engineering works taking place across the weekend.

Network Rail is undertaking the massive £83million project this weekend to avoid disruption for weekday commuters.

But that didn’t stop the Easter weekend festivities last night, with party people enjoying the summertime temperatures after a day of sunshine for much of the UK.

Easter festivities were in full swing in Newcastle last night with lots of people taking to the streets for a sing-a-long with strangers

Easter festivities were in full swing in Newcastle last night with lots of people taking to the streets for a sing-a-long with strangers

Many remained on the streets outside the pubs, bars and clubs of the UK, not wanting the night to end (revellers pictured last night in Newcastle)

Many remained on the streets outside the pubs, bars and clubs of the UK, not wanting the night to end (revellers pictured last night in Newcastle)

There was a sense of summer in the air with many wearing short skirts and dresses as temperatures rocketed to 22C (71F) in London (partygoers pictured in Newcastle last night)

There was a sense of summer in the air with many wearing short skirts and dresses as temperatures rocketed to 22C (71F) in London (partygoers pictured in Newcastle last night)

A bride-to-be in Newcastle (pictured), wore luminous orange accessories with a bridal white mini tutu, bra and veil, complete with a hen do sash across her, carrying a blow-up sex doll

A bride-to-be in Newcastle (pictured), wore luminous orange accessories with a bridal white mini tutu, bra and veil, complete with a hen do sash across her, carrying a blow-up sex doll

Easter revellers make the most of the Bank holiday weekend in Manchester city centre

Easter revellers make the most of the Bank holiday weekend in Manchester city centre

Friends in Newcastle grabbed a takeaway on their way home from a night out but looked like it wasn't going down well

Friends in Newcastle grabbed a takeaway on their way home from a night out but looked like it wasn’t going down well

Newcastle revellers enjoyed the warmer temperatures even late into the night, taking to the streets to carry on the party

Newcastle revellers enjoyed the warmer temperatures even late into the night, taking to the streets to carry on the party

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