BOOZY Brits hit the town, danced in the streets and enjoyed a merry night in London and York last night.
Many were seen in high spirits enjoying a festive night out with pals.
Love is in the air for some boozy BritsCredit: NB PRESS LTD
Many seemed to be laughing and smiling whilst braving the cold Credit: NB PRESS LTD
Posing for pictures and listening to live music whilst out on the town Credit: NB PRESS LTD
People hit the town in York and London as the tier 2 areas allow for friends to drink outdoors.
Under Tier 2 rules, households are allowed to meet outdoors and they can order drinks so long as they are accompanied by ‘’substantial meals’’.
Like the shoppers hitting Regent Street, many seemed in happy spirits as they enjoyed a semblance of post-lockdown life.
However, the party may be stopped sooner than expected as Londoners are set to go into Tier 3 next week.
This weekend has seen extra Covid cops and marshals being deployed to London to deal with the extra people on the streets.
Sadiq Khan announced the last-minute blitz and said there would be even more “hands, face, space” signs on the capital’s high streets in a desperate attempt to quell the spread of the virus.
The nation’s tiers will be reviewed on Wednesday and London’s infection rate is the highest in the UK.
It leaves the capital at risk of moving into the ‘very high alert’ category, something the London mayor is keen to avoid. The whole capital is currently under Tier 2 restrictions.
If the capital does go into Tier 3, pubs and hospitality venues would be forced to close and people would not be allowed to meet with friends and family in their gardens.
A decision is set to be made on Wednesday, with any new plans set to go into effect on Saturday, December 19.
Many didn’t let the cold temperatures ruin their evening Credit: NB PRESS LTD
Friends donned their beer cans for the outdoor partyCredit: NB PRESS LTD
York residents celebrate their Tier 2 status Credit: NB PRESS LTD
Outdoor dining in the winter is now a normality Credit: W8MEDIA
With many using the dining services to sit and have drinksCredit: W8MEDIA
London could be going into Tier 3 as a result of an increase in coronavirus cases Credit: London News Pictures
The outdoor seating arrangements in the streets saw Brits enjoying themselves Credit: London News Pictures
Braving the cold with padded coats, Brits headed out Credit: London News Pictures
Dressed as Santa, many enjoyed their drinks outside Credit: Rex Features
London was lit up with Brit’s enjoying booze and Christmas decorations Credit: London News Pictures
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