BRITONS are braving the cold to hit the pubs, bars and streets in Leeds and Cardiff and party their way into the Bank Holiday weekend.
The revellers popped up their brollies and wrapped up in their blankets in a bid to overcome the weather, which was persistently cold and drizzly for many.
People enjoying being able to return to Cardiff city centre on the first Friday after coronavirus restrictions are easedCredit: Huw Evans
A waitress carries beers to outdoor tablesCredit: Huw Evans
People flocked to pubs, restaurants and bars with outdoor seating in CardiffCredit: Huw Evans
Punters in Cardiff were celebrating being out on the town for the first Friday since outdoor hospitality opened earlier this week.
People flocked to pubs, restaurants and bars with outdoor seating, most wrapped up warm for a chilly night, during which the temperature was expected to drop to 2C.
Meanwhile in Leeds, pubs were packed out for the beginning of what would be England’s third weekend of outdoor hospitality being back in action.
Images snapped on the streets of Leeds showed Brits sipping cocktails and beers outside pubs and bars.
Other images illustrated how the night continued for some revellers, with tipsy-looking drinkers partying on the streets, while wrapped in a blanket.
Elsewhere in England, boozers flocked to hospitality joints in Soho, in London’s city centre.
Images showed people enjoying a meal and a drink al fresco.
Many pubs, bars and restaurants had put up umbrellas and tents to protect their patrons from the drizzle.
Heaters could also be seen spotted around, to counteract the chilly Spring temperatures.
A moderate police presence could be seen in the background of pictures from Soho, presumably there to prevent excited drinkers from getting out of hand.
People venture out for a drink outdoors in Cardiff, after lockdown restrictions were easedCredit: Huw Evans
Many pubs, bars and restaurants had put up umbrellas and tents to protect their patrons from the drizzleCredit: Huw Evans
Cheers!Credit: NB PRESS LTD
Punters in Leeds enjoy a few drinks on Friday eveningCredit: NB PRESS LTD
A group of women in Leeds brave the cold for a night out on the townCredit: LNP
Wrap up warm: Leeds locals ward off the cold with a snug blanketCredit: NB PRESS LTD
A few vinos were on the cards for Brits gathering in London’s SohoCredit: w8media
People enjoying a Friday evening in London’s SohoCredit: w8media
Restaurant patrons wait for their meals outside a food spot in SohoCredit: w8media