People have been enjoying the hottest day of the year so far, flocking to Greenwich Park to sunbathe and play sports in the newly eased lockdown restrictions in 27C.

Sunbathers have been making the most of their new-found freedom, with dozens pictured sitting on the grass in Greenwich Park enjoying the hot weather.

Whilst social distancing still needs to be enforced, sunbathing, sports with those in your own household and unlimited exercise are all permitted under the new rules.

And people have been flocking to green spaces across south east London, and largely seeming to adhering to the restrictions still in place.

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Photographers have captured locals playing frisbee, reading and sunbathing, and exercising, all against the beautiful backdrop of the Thames.

The temperature has already reached 27C, matching yesterday's mercury, the hottest day of the year.

The Met Office has predicted the hottest day of the year so far in London today with temperatures set to hit 28C (82.4F).

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