It was the first big Saturday night since ‘Freedom Day’ (Snapper SK/Getty/LNP)
Thousands of people hit nightclubs on Saturday when they reopened for the first big weekend since ‘Freedom Day’.
In the capital, a long queue of club-goers was pictured outside Heaven nightclub in the West End.
Many revellers were also seen on Broad Street in Birmingham,
The famous nightlife strip was packed with partygoers as the weather stayed dry and warm, with people cramming into lines outside venues way past midnight.
People also enjoyed a big night out in Manchester as they took their opportunity to let loose following ‘Freedom Day’ on Monday when the remaining coronavirus lockdown measures across England were lifted.
Nightclubs, theatres and sporting venues could finally reopen at full capacity.
Club-goers queue to get into Heaven nightclub in central London (Getty)
Revellers in Newcastle enjoy a Saturday night on the town (North News)
Friends enjoying themselves in Newcastle (North News)
Revellers make the most of Saturday night out in Leeds city centre (Ioannis Alexopoulos/LNP)
A packed nightclub in Leeds (Ioannis Alexopoulos/LNP)
Thousands of revellers descended onto Broad Street in Birmingham (SnapperSK)
Concerns have grown the reopening could lead to a rise in coronavirus cases.
The government has announced vaccine passports will become a condition of nightclub entry from September, and ministers are also considering enforcing their use at other venues including stadiums where Premier League matches are due to be held from August.
A vaccine passport is a certificate which confirms a person has been vaccinated against coronavirus or they have recently taken a test that shows they are negative.
They have been rolled out in some countries, such as Austria, as a way of making sure people infected with coronavirus are not entering certain venues.
A queue in Broad Street in Birmingham (SnapperSK)
The famous nightlife strip Broad Street in Birmingham was packed with partygoers (SnapperSK)
Newcastle was packed on Saturday night (North News)
A queue in Manchester (SplashNews)
Saturday nights in Manchester were back to normal (SplashNews)