As Britain prepares for the coronation of King Charles III next week, revelers on the country’s high streets gave a taste of what was to come.
Already, town centers are lined with Union Jack flags and bunting in preparation for the big day of May 6, which is being held for the first time in living memory for most people.
Revelers hit the tiles last night ahead of the first bank holiday in May, showing off their summer outfits as temperatures hit 19C (66.2F).
A recreation of Geri Horner’s famous Union Jack dress from the Spice Girls era was among the outfits on display alongside a Teletubby and Maverick from Top Gun.
Elsewhere, mermaid skirts, laced corsets, Scottish kilts and even a cheeky vicar have made an appearance.
A young woman leads a crowd dressed in a laced corset and floral headdress, while friends follow – one in a tartan kilt and the other in a Hawaiian fancy dress
Priests and cardinals were also a theme chosen for the costumes of these revelers in Leeds
Cities are bracing for a May Bank Holiday ‘chicken and stag’ invasion aimed at partying until sunrise.
But the list of top ten favorite destinations does not include London, where prices may be too high.
From Bristol, Brighton, Bournemouth, Bath and Belfast, to Edinburgh, Newcastle and Liverpool, bride and groom will be chained naked to lampposts and brides-to-be will be confronted by male strippers as all sorts of naughty takes place.
It’s the busiest weekend for bachelor and bachelorette parties across the country as the nation prepares to take time off.
And it’s followed by the King Charles coronation extended holiday weekend to allow for continued partying for those who have been shrewd enough to rearrange their working hours.
Stagweb.com and gohen.com, two of the UK’s leading stag and hen parties, predict this weekend is expected to be 25% busier than the next busiest weekend.
Jon Stainer, creative director of Stag Web and Go Hen, said people were ready to let loose after the long, dreary winter months.
“The beginning of May, the bank holiday, is always one of the busiest weekends of the year, because everyone gets an extra day of celebration. Plus, it allows for a comfortable gap between the December and January festivities and weddings in the summer.
A recreation of Geri Horner’s famous Union Jack dress from the Spice Girls era (right) was among the outfits hitting the checks alongside a Teletubby and Top Gun’s Maverick
Revelers enjoy the ‘Otley Run 16 Pub Crawl’ in Leeds yesterday as the Bank Holiday weekend is celebrated
A dashing Roman emperor wearing a crown of leaves and a flowing red cloak lifts a girl dressed in a ballerina ensemble
Revelers hit the city of Birmingham early Friday night to kick off the early May bank holiday weekend
The party showed no signs of slowing down in Leeds last night as drinkers took plastic cups down the street
A group of rugged buddies in a session donned high-vis jackets and builders hard hats as they went out in Leeds
Cheerful redhead duo cling to each other as they cross the road as festivities break out in Leeds
Snow White has had enough! This future Disney princess is helped in the street by two friends in Leeds
Partygoers make the most of Friday night in Soho, central London, at the start of the bank holiday weekend
Soho’s famous red lights lit up terraces next to its bars and clubs as young people enjoyed the holiday
Man of peace! A group of young women wave the peace sign in Soho as they enjoy a fun night out
The capital was abuzz with groups of young people drinking yesterday as they enjoyed the long bank holiday weekend
Easter kick? The bunny headdresses were still on display in Birmingham last night as revelers took to the streets
A trio of young women wave a peace sign as they return home to Birmingham city center on Friday evening
Bristol is set to experience the biggest boom in stag and hen parties, with Liverpool in second and Edinburgh in third.
Jon said: “Bristol and Liverpool have always been hugely popular stag and hen destinations, but the most surprising name on the list is fourth-placed Bath.
“While Bath isn’t particularly popular with stags, it’s been the UK’s most popular bachelorette party destination for years due to its stylish ambience, lively bar scene and of the famous Thermae spa.
Brighton is fifth on the list – almost 10% of all Stag Web and Go Hen bookings in the UK are for the seaside town this weekend.
Jon said: ‘Brighton has always been popular with hens, particularly because it’s the perfect mix of a vibrant British seaside destination and a bustling party town.
“With a wealth of incredible activities on offer – both on land and at sea – there is plenty to take on and conquer when not enjoying these great evenings.
“Interestingly, all of our groups traveling to Brighton this weekend are stag doers preferring to go to places like Bristol, Liverpool and Edinburgh.”
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