PARTY-loving Brits descending on the nation’s city centres did not let a downpour dampen their big night out.
Many put on their very best glad rags or fancy dress rather than raincoats and braved the rain as they continued to enjoy the freedom from lockdown closures of nightclubs and pubs.
Rain or no rain these revellers were determined to enjoy their freedom to have a good timeCredit: nb press ltd
These two take shelter under a coat as it spills it downCredit: nb press ltd
Rain and thunderstorms were forecast across the country but there no stopping someCredit: nb press ltd
It comes as the hated “pingdemic” officially ended last Sunday as double jabbed Brits no longer have to isolate themselves if they’ve been in contact with a Covid case.
It has been welcomed by pubs and clubs who said they were ravaged just as they were recovering from the lockdowns that stopped them trading freely.
But the streets of London, Liverpool, Leeds and Birmingham were all mobbed as many were out early despite the bad summer weather.
Clubs’ revenues have soared since reopening on Freedom Day on July 19.
However, the boss of Britain’s biggest nightclub group has attacked Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “ludicrous” plan to make revellers show vaccine passports to enter clubs from September.
Peter Marks, chief executive of Rekom UK, said young people have flocked back to nightclubs and would not “play ball” with new rules.
Instead, it is feared many would seek out illegal underground raves where there were no safety measures.
Mr Marks, who runs 46 clubs across the UK, told the
Mail on Sunday: “What do I do with staff who have not had double vaccines through their own choice? Ask them to leave?
“They’ll sue me for unfair dismissal or discrimination.”
The party started early for these youngstersCredit: nb press ltd
Desperate rain calls for desperate measures
After more than a year of lockdown people are getting out to the pubs and clubsCredit: nb press ltd
The Otley run revellers dress as swans which was apt given the weatherCredit: nb press ltd
The weather was unseasonable as was the fancy dressCredit: nb press ltd