BEAMING Brits have packed beer gardens and outdoor restaurants today for the first weekend of freedom since Covid lockdown rules were lifted.
Millions have flocked to newly-reopened bars and shops as well as parks and beaches to enjoy the spring sunshine in England.
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Brits have packed beer gardens and outdoor restaurantsCredit: Paul Edwards / The Sun
Millions have flocked to newly-reopened barsCredit: Louis Wood News Group Newspapers Ltd
Tonight is the first night on a weekend with outdoor bars open in all parts of England since October last yearCredit: Paul Edwards / The Sun
Primrose Hill in London will shut each night from 10pm while forces across the country have vowed to clamp down on large gatherings.
Tonight is the first night on a weekend with outdoor bars open in all parts of England since October last year — when Tier 3 pub shutdowns hit some areas.
And drinkers will be making up for Christmas, New Year and Easter parties, with all-day sessions and booze sales set to be double a usual Friday night.
It comes on a weekend where sun is expected to shine.
The Met Office has said temperatures could reach 17C by the end of the weekend before peaking on Monday.
Met Office forecaster Grahame Madge said: “A signal for more settled weather is when an area of high pressure begins to develop.
“But it all rests on where the centre of the high pressure falls.
“If it’s Norway then as air circulates we will get air from the south which is warmer.
“We would say the indication is it’s likely to be around average for April but it’s likely the temperature would pick up.
“Mid 16C, possibly 17C is in the realms of possibility for London.”
Warm weather and crowds gather to eat in ManchesterCredit: Zenpix
Pals enjoying drinks in Borough Market, LondonCredit: w8media
This weekend is the first since lockdown restrictions were easedCredit: w8media