Hair of the dog, anyone? Boozy Brits in fancy-dress outfits risk having sore heads after night of Bank Holiday partying on the streets of Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle
- Groups of revellers were spotted dressed up as Scooby-doo character Velma, Freddie Mercury and a frog
- Others were dancing on the street and eating some take-away food in celebration of the long weekend
- Last night’s drinking was a part of this weekend’s party atmosphere due to a bumper of weekend events
Boozy Brits in fancy-dress costumes went boozing on the streets of Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle last night as they enjoy the August Bank Holiday.
Large groups of happy revellers were spotted dressed up as Scooby-Doo characters, cowgirls and Queen singer Freddie Mercury as they partied late into the night.
A string of big events are taking place over the weekend, including the Reading and Leeds festivals, Notting Hill Carnival in West London – where two million people are expected to gather for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic – and the Birmingham Weekender and Cardiff and Manchester Pride events.
Meanwhile, holidaymakers flocked to the UK’s beaches in the sun yesterday and millions prepare to celebrate Pride events around the UK.
In Newcastle, this group of glamorous women were enjoying cutting some shapes on the pavement
The Otley Run also took place this weekend, where party-goers in fancy dress take part in a massive city-wide pub crawl in Leeds
Dress up for the Otley run varied, with some choosing animal print, and others opting to dress as Velma from Scooby-doo and musical legend Freddie Mercury
It was not just those in Leeds who dressed up. This group of ladies garbed in frog hats and flower necklaces took to the streets of Newcastle to celebrate the Bank Holiday weekend
These girls in Newcastle also appear to be celebrating a birthday, wearing a birthday crown along with flower necklaces and even a golf visor
Revelers in Manchester also took to the streets to enjoy the Bank Holiday, which includes getting a takeaway after a night of partying
There’s good news for everyone in the UK into next week too, as temperatures will warm before slightly more unsettled weather arrives from the west next weekend.
Widespread sunshine on Sunday and Monday will only be dampened by isolated showers on Saturday, in ‘average’ conditions that holidaymakers can rely upon, the Met Office said.
A Met Office spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘For much of the UK, high pressure will dominate the Bank Holiday weekend.
‘We will see plenty of dry weather and sunny spells over the next few days. On Saturday, The UK will be mainly dry, with maybe a risk of just one or two showers.
‘It will be a bit cloudier in Scotland and Northern Ireland, with a risk of patchy rain across western Scotland.
‘Maximum temperatures will be about 25C, so it will be feeling pleasant in the sunshine.’
Revellers in Newcastle are enjoying the long Bank Holiday weekend after having a day of warm weather
Revellers in Manchester sat on a sofa on-hand as they partied into the night
More people in Manchester enjoyed their evening, with some falling over after a night of partying
More people enjoyed dancing on the streets of Newcastle
This trio of girls in Newcastle were all smiles as they enjoyed their Bank Holiday partying in the warm weather
Drinking for the Otley Run started long before sunset yesterday, with this cowboy and clown feeling the effects of their drink
These cowgirls looked ready to join in the Leeds pub crawl, being suitably dressed for the fancy-dress event