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The hottest day of the year so far with temperatures soaring to 27.7C (82F), beating Portugal, Turkey and Spain. Horses and soldiers from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment cooled off in the sea.

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At Stanford Training area, just north of Thetford in Norfolk, the ride is one of the highlights of the Regiment’s summer training camp.

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In Granary Square at King’s Cross in Central London, 4 year old Digby Wood plays in the fountains.

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In Regent’s Park, North London, a woman uses her mobile phone in between reading a book as she sunbathes on the grass.

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On Brighton beach in East Sussex at lunchtime people taking sunbathe, as temperature soar in the South-East.

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1 year old Teegan and 4 year old Reece Garratt, enjoying the sea water at Mudeford beach in Dorset during the hottest day of the year.

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Near St Paul’s Cathedral in Central London, Crowds of office workers and tourists enjoy the sunshine during lunchtime.

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A woman plays in the fountains in front of Somerset House, London.

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On Brighton beach, two women were among hundreds of people taking the chance to sunbathe.

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At Regent’s Park in North London, a woman enjoys the sun as she rests her head on a backpack.

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At the Wimbledon Championships in South-West London, Victoria Stephenson (left) and Claudia Foster soak up the sun on Court 2.

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On Southsea beach in Hampshire, Dale Clark, 4, collects water for his sandcastle in the morning sun.

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A man sunbathes in a quiet part of Hyde Park, in central London.

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At Hartley Park Farm in Selbourne, Hampshire, 19 year old Carys Whomsley, walks through a field of cornflowers.

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On the South Bank in Central London, Office workers enjoy the hot weather.

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A boy playing in the fountains outside Somerset House, London.

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On Southsea beach in Hampshire, a woman and her spaniel dog play in the morning sun.

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At Mudeford beach in Dorset, 3 year old Sophie and 4 year old Olivia Myatt enjoy the sun’s rays and cooling wind.

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In Regent’s Park, North London, a man and woman enjoy the sun on the warmest day of the year.

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During day 11 of the Wimbledon Championships, a fan uses a jacket to shade from the sun on Murray Mount.