It’s January the thirst! Raucous New Year’s Eve revellers ring in the roaring Twenties

Millions of Britons are nursing a hangover today after hitting the high streets for the final party of 2019.

There were raucous scenes in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Newcastle, Swansea, Leeds and in Edinburgh where tens of thousands took part in Hogmanay celebrations as the UK entered a new decade.

As the wine, beer and spirits flowed partygoers, many in fancy dress, danced and drank the night away with friends and loved-ones.

But a sizeable minority had one too many drinks with people seen vomiting, urinating in doorways, fighting each other or being carried to ambulances. 

In the worst cases there were arrests as the partying got out of hand as the emergency services battled on during one of the busiest nights of the year. 

Leeds: A woman in high heels is carried down the street by a friend as Britain saw in 2020 with a bang last night

Leeds: A woman in high heels is carried down the street by a friend as Britain saw in 2020 with a bang last night

Leeds: A woman in high heels is carried down the street by a friend as Britain saw in 2020 with a bang last night

Cardiff: A partygoer lies down on the floor so a friend can help buckle her heels as millions partied the night away across the UK

Cardiff: A partygoer lies down on the floor so a friend can help buckle her heels as millions partied the night away across the UK

Cardiff: A partygoer lies down on the floor so a friend can help buckle her heels as millions partied the night away across the UK

Revellers in Blackpool and Cardiff were happy to be out with friends on one of the busiest nights of the year

Revellers in Blackpool and Cardiff were happy to be out with friends on one of the busiest nights of the year

Revellers in Blackpool and Cardiff were happy to be out with friends on one of the busiest nights of the year

Revellers in Blackpool and Cardiff were happy to be out with friends on one of the busiest nights of the year

Blackpool and Cardiff: Revellers were happy to be out with friends on one of the busiest nights of the year

One trio looked ready for the celebrations ahead as they stepped out in Newcastle city centre adorned in Happy New Year party hats

One trio looked ready for the celebrations ahead as they stepped out in Newcastle city centre adorned in Happy New Year party hats

One trio looked ready for the celebrations ahead as they stepped out in Newcastle city centre adorned in Happy New Year party hats

Birmingham: This is the moment the clock struck midnight and ticker-tape fell as 2020 began in Britain's second city

Birmingham: This is the moment the clock struck midnight and ticker-tape fell as 2020 began in Britain's second city

Birmingham: This is the moment the clock struck midnight and ticker-tape fell as 2020 began in Britain’s second city

Blackpool: A bloodied reveller with a bellybutton tattoo is taken away by police in the Lancashire seaside town after a night of partying

Blackpool: A bloodied reveller with a bellybutton tattoo is taken away by police in the Lancashire seaside town after a night of partying

Blackpool: A bloodied reveller with a bellybutton tattoo is taken away by police in the Lancashire seaside town after a night of partying

Birmingham: Two woman fall on top of each other in Broad Street as Britain entered a new decade today

Birmingham: Two woman fall on top of each other in Broad Street as Britain entered a new decade today

Birmingham: Two woman fall on top of each other in Broad Street as Britain entered a new decade today

Swansea: A couple lurch forward on a bench on a pavement stained with vomit and food as people drank in the NYE atmosphere

Swansea: A couple lurch forward on a bench on a pavement stained with vomit and food as people drank in the NYE atmosphere

Swansea: A couple lurch forward on a bench on a pavement stained with vomit and food as people drank in the NYE atmosphere

Cheers! Four friends celebrate the New Year with matching festive headbands and fur coasts in Chester-le-Street

Cheers! Four friends celebrate the New Year with matching festive headbands and fur coasts in Chester-le-Street

Cheers! Four friends celebrate the New Year with matching festive headbands and fur coasts in Chester-le-Street 

Hogmanay: Three friends pose for the camera as they enjoy a wholesome New Year's Eve celebration in Edinburgh

Hogmanay: Three friends pose for the camera as they enjoy a wholesome New Year's Eve celebration in Edinburgh

Hogmanay: Three friends pose for the camera as they enjoy a wholesome New Year’s Eve celebration in Edinburgh 

Swansea and Leeds: Women braved a cold night wearing very little as Britain entered the 2020s

Swansea and Leeds: Women braved a cold night wearing very little as Britain entered the 2020s

Swansea and Leeds: Women braved a cold night wearing very little as Britain entered the 2020s

Swansea and Leeds: Women braved a cold night wearing very little as Britain entered the 2020s

Swansea and Leeds: Women braved a cold night wearing very little as Britain entered the 2020s

Manchester: Deansgate was packed with revellers including these three friends heading for a club or bar

Manchester: Deansgate was packed with revellers including these three friends heading for a club or bar

Manchester: Deansgate was packed with revellers including these three friends heading for a club or bar

Newcastle: Two friends in similar red dresses and matching make-up celebrate New Year's Eve on Tyneside

Newcastle: Two friends in similar red dresses and matching make-up celebrate New Year's Eve on Tyneside

Newcastle: Two friends in similar red dresses and matching make-up celebrate New Year’s Eve on Tyneside

Blackpool: A young woman poses for a selfie wearing a police cap borrowed from an officer patrolling the seaside resort

Blackpool: A young woman poses for a selfie wearing a police cap borrowed from an officer patrolling the seaside resort

Blackpool: A young woman poses for a selfie wearing a police cap borrowed from an officer patrolling the seaside resort

Three friends looked to be in good spirits as they walked down the streets of Edinburgh in coordinated glitzy outfits before seeing in the New Year

Three friends looked to be in good spirits as they walked down the streets of Edinburgh in coordinated glitzy outfits before seeing in the New Year

Three friends looked to be in good spirits as they walked down the streets of Edinburgh in coordinated glitzy outfits before seeing in the New Year 

Manchester: A woman has a lie down on Deansgate as millions enjoyed a night out to mark the end of 2019 last night

Manchester: Tensions boiled over as people queued to get into nightclubs in the city centre last night

Manchester: Tensions boiled over as people queued to get into nightclubs in the city centre last night

Manchester: Tensions boiled over as people queued to get into nightclubs in the city centre last night

Newcastle: Police intervene and take someone to one of their vans as a minority got into trouble with the law last night

Newcastle: Police intervene and take someone to one of their vans as a minority got into trouble with the law last night

Newcastle: Police intervene and take someone to one of their vans as a minority got into trouble with the law last night

Swansea: It was all too much for one woman in South Wales who was forced to lie down in the street last night

Swansea: It was all too much for one woman in South Wales who was forced to lie down in the street last night

Swansea: It was all too much for one woman in South Wales who was forced to lie down in the street last night

Swansea: The partying continued in the streets as the club, pubs and bars closed and 2020 started this morning

Swansea: The partying continued in the streets as the club, pubs and bars closed and 2020 started this morning

Swansea: The partying continued in the streets as the club, pubs and bars closed and 2020 started this morning 

Two girls share a hot-dog baguette with ketchup after a long night celebrating on Broad Street in Birmingham

Two girls share a hot-dog baguette with ketchup after a long night celebrating on Broad Street in Birmingham

Two girls share a hot-dog baguette with ketchup after a long night celebrating on Broad Street in Birmingham

Merrymakers in a nightclub on Broad Street, Birmingham, looked delighted to see in the new decade together as golden confetti rained down on them

Merrymakers in a nightclub on Broad Street, Birmingham, looked delighted to see in the new decade together as golden confetti rained down on them

Merrymakers in a nightclub on Broad Street, Birmingham, looked delighted to see in the new decade together as golden confetti rained down on them 

Leeds: A young woman entertains a friend as she grabs a memento of her night out... the obligatory traffic cone

Leeds: A young woman entertains a friend as she grabs a memento of her night out... the obligatory traffic cone

Leeds: A young woman entertains a friend as she grabs a memento of her night out… the obligatory traffic cone

A group of revellers in Cardiff slipped into something more comfortable as they swapped their heels for flip flops on the walk home after seeing in the New Year

A group of revellers in Cardiff slipped into something more comfortable as they swapped their heels for flip flops on the walk home after seeing in the New Year

A group of revellers in Cardiff slipped into something more comfortable as they swapped their heels for flip flops on the walk home after seeing in the New Year 

A man carried a woman through the streets of Manchester as they headed for a taxi home

A man carried a woman through the streets of Manchester as they headed for a taxi home

A man carried a woman through the streets of Manchester as they headed for a taxi home

One group of women braved the cold as they walked down the middle of the street hand-in-hand to join the New Year's Eve celebrations in Swansea

One group of women braved the cold as they walked down the middle of the street hand-in-hand to join the New Year's Eve celebrations in Swansea

One group of women braved the cold as they walked down the middle of the street hand-in-hand to join the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Swansea

Manchester: One woman was sick at Deansgate Locks after a night of drinking appeared to disagree with her

Manchester: One woman was sick at Deansgate Locks after a night of drinking appeared to disagree with her

Manchester: One woman was sick at Deansgate Locks after a night of drinking appeared to disagree with her 

Newcastle: Three friends take a break from drinking and have a chat on some steps in the city centre

Newcastle: Three friends take a break from drinking and have a chat on some steps in the city centre

Newcastle: Three friends take a break from drinking and have a chat on some steps in the city centre

Swansea: This partygoer took off her heels and appeared overwhelmed by the New Year's Eve celebrations in the city

Swansea: This partygoer took off her heels and appeared overwhelmed by the New Year's Eve celebrations in the city

Swansea: This partygoer took off her heels and appeared overwhelmed by the New Year’s Eve celebrations in the city

Police officers gleefully posed for a selfie with party-goers on Broad Street in Birmingham as they celebrated bringing in the new year of 2020

Police officers gleefully posed for a selfie with party-goers on Broad Street in Birmingham as they celebrated bringing in the new year of 2020

Police officers gleefully posed for a selfie with party-goers on Broad Street in Birmingham as they celebrated bringing in the new year of 2020

Swansea: Crowds gather to watch a man's breakdance moves perilously close to a lamppost

Swansea: Crowds gather to watch a man's breakdance moves perilously close to a lamppost

Swansea: Crowds gather to watch a man’s breakdance moves perilously close to a lamppost

Manchester: One woman preferred to be carried on  a man's shoulders rather than walk through the city centre

Manchester: One woman preferred to be carried on  a man's shoulders rather than walk through the city centre

Manchester: One woman preferred to be carried on  a man’s shoulders rather than walk through the city centre

Newcastle and Cardiff: After a night of drinking and partying many stopped for a kebab to soak up the booze

Newcastle and Cardiff: After a night of drinking and partying many stopped for a kebab to soak up the booze

Newcastle and Cardiff: After a night of drinking and partying many stopped for a kebab to soak up the booze

Newcastle and Cardiff: After a night of drinking and partying many stopped for a kebab to soak up the booze

Newcastle and Cardiff: After a night of drinking and partying many stopped for a kebab to soak up the booze

Birmingham: Partygoers on Broad Street in Birmingham have been carted off in ambulances, whilst others are carried home by mates as they are unable to stand after welcoming in 2020

Birmingham: Partygoers on Broad Street in Birmingham have been carted off in ambulances, whilst others are carried home by mates as they are unable to stand after welcoming in 2020

Birmingham: Partygoers on Broad Street in Birmingham have been carted off in ambulances, whilst others are carried home by mates as they are unable to stand after welcoming in 2020

Birmingham: A revellers lays on the pavement after being in a fight outside Popworld on Broad Street

Birmingham: A revellers lays on the pavement after being in a fight outside Popworld on Broad Street

Birmingham: A revellers lays on the pavement after being in a fight outside Popworld on Broad Street

Birmingham: An unfortunate woman wrapped in a blanket is carted into an ambulance on a trolley on a very busy night for the emergency services

Birmingham: An unfortunate woman wrapped in a blanket is carted into an ambulance on a trolley on a very busy night for the emergency services

Birmingham: An unfortunate woman wrapped in a blanket is carted into an ambulance on a trolley on a very busy night for the emergency services

Two girls made a stop to a takeaway before heading home in their flip flops in Birmingham

Two girls made a stop to a takeaway before heading home in their flip flops in Birmingham

One man sat himself down on a set of steps before tucking into six hot dog baguettes in Birmingham

One man sat himself down on a set of steps before tucking into six hot dog baguettes in Birmingham

Birmingham: Two girls made a stop to a takeaway before heading home in their flip flops (left) as another reveller sat himself down on a set of steps before tucking into six hot dog baguettes (right)

Birmingham: Three glamorous women hit the clubs and pubs of the West Midlands just before midnight last night

Birmingham: Three glamorous women hit the clubs and pubs of the West Midlands just before midnight last night

Birmingham: Three glamorous women hit the clubs and pubs of the West Midlands just before midnight last night

Newcastle: A man takes a tumble on some steps outside one of the city's 31 Greggs stores

Newcastle: A man takes a tumble on some steps outside one of the city's 31 Greggs stores

Newcastle: A man takes a tumble on some steps outside one of the city’s 31 Greggs stores

Girls posed gleefully for a photo with their high heels in their hands as they left a busy nightclub in Birmingham

Girls posed gleefully for a photo with their high heels in their hands as they left a busy nightclub in Birmingham

Girls posed gleefully for a photo with their high heels in their hands as they left a busy nightclub in Birmingham  

London: Street cleaners started their work soon after midnight where many crowded the banks of the Thames to watch the fireworks

London: Street cleaners started their work soon after midnight where many crowded the banks of the Thames to watch the fireworks

London: Street cleaners started their work soon after midnight where many crowded the banks of the Thames to watch the fireworks

One pair of revellers in Edinburgh made their way home after the celebrations

One pair of revellers in Edinburgh made their way home after the celebrations

Two friends looked in good spirits in Newcastle city centre

Two friends looked in good spirits in Newcastle city centre

One pair of revellers in Edinburgh (left) as well as two friends in Newcastle (right) made their way home after the celebrations 

Revellers made their way home through Edinburgh as the clean up is set to begin the 2020 Hogmanay celebrations

Revellers made their way home through Edinburgh as the clean up is set to begin the 2020 Hogmanay celebrations

Revellers made their way home through Edinburgh as the clean up is set to begin the 2020 Hogmanay celebrations

Three revellers readjusted their shoes outside a takeaway shop in Newcastle at the end of a long night

Three revellers readjusted their shoes outside a takeaway shop in Newcastle at the end of a long night

One girl got a helping hand to get home in Leeds

One girl got a helping hand to get home in Leeds

Three revellers readjusted their shoes outside a takeaway shop in Newcastle at the end of a long night (left) as another girl got a helping hand to get home in Leeds (right)

One woman fell over on the pavement outside a busy nightclub in Manchester city centre during the New Year celebrations before being helped to her feet by her friends

One woman fell over on the pavement outside a busy nightclub in Manchester city centre during the New Year celebrations before being helped to her feet by her friends

One woman fell over on the pavement outside a busy nightclub in Manchester city centre during the New Year celebrations before being helped to her feet by her friends

A group of friends in Leeds enjoyed a night out on the town to see in 2020 before they walked home together

A group of friends in Leeds enjoyed a night out on the town to see in 2020 before they walked home together

A group of friends in Leeds enjoyed a night out on the town to see in 2020 before they walked home together 

One woman donned an array of eye-catching outfits to celebrate seeing in the new decade in Birmingham

One woman donned an array of eye-catching outfits to celebrate seeing in the new decade in Birmingham

Friends braved the cold in Birmingham

Friends braved the cold in Birmingham

Birmingham: Women braved the cold as they donned an array of eye-catching outfits to celebrate seeing in the new decade

Some revellers in Leeds looked a little worse for wear as they held hands to cross the road to join the New Year's Eve celebrations

Some revellers in Leeds looked a little worse for wear as they held hands to cross the road to join the New Year's Eve celebrations

Some revellers in Leeds looked a little worse for wear as they held hands to cross the road to join the New Year’s Eve celebrations 

One woman sat down to eat after a long night in Leeds

One woman sat down to eat after a long night in Leeds

Another reveller in Birmingham braved the chill

Another reveller in Birmingham braved the chill

One woman sat down to eat after a long night out in Leeds (left) and another reveller in Birmingham braved the chill (right)

Party-goers in Leeds city centre tried to get hold of each other as one woman called a friend while clutching a glass of white wine in her other hand

Party-goers in Leeds city centre tried to get hold of each other as one woman called a friend while clutching a glass of white wine in her other hand

Party-goers in Leeds city centre tried to get hold of each other as one woman called a friend while clutching a glass of white wine in her other hand

Groups of revellers hit Broad Street in Birmingham early to try and get into the nightclubs before midnight as massive queues formed

Groups of revellers hit Broad Street in Birmingham early to try and get into the nightclubs before midnight as massive queues formed

Groups of revellers hit Broad Street in Birmingham early to try and get into the nightclubs before midnight as massive queues formed 

Two women in Leeds sat on a bench for a rest at the end of the night after enjoying a night of celebrations

Two women in Leeds sat on a bench for a rest at the end of the night after enjoying a night of celebrations

Two women in Leeds sat on a bench for a rest at the end of the night after enjoying a night of celebrations   

A man looked ready to call it a night after having to hang his head over a bin to vomit in Leeds city centre during the New Year's Eve celebrations

A man looked ready to call it a night after having to hang his head over a bin to vomit in Leeds city centre during the New Year's Eve celebrations

A man looked ready to call it a night after having to hang his head over a bin to vomit in Leeds city centre during the New Year’s Eve celebrations 

Merrymakers in Leeds looked ready to go home

Merrymakers in Leeds looked ready to go home

One woman stood in the middle of the road in Leeds wearing a combination of one flip flop and one high heel

One woman stood in the middle of the road in Leeds wearing a combination of one flip flop and one high heel

Leeds: Merrymakers looked ready to go home (left) as one woman stood in the middle of the road wearing a combination of one flip flop and one high heel (right)

A pair of friends looked in good spirits as they paused their New Year's Eve celebrations to sit down on the kerb to take a snapshot in Leeds

A pair of friends looked in good spirits as they paused their New Year's Eve celebrations to sit down on the kerb to take a snapshot in Leeds

A pair of friends looked in good spirits as they paused their New Year’s Eve celebrations to sit down on the kerb to take a snapshot in Leeds

One group of girls huddled together for warmth as they waited in a queue outside a packed nightclub in Leeds city centre as the celebrations began

One group of girls huddled together for warmth as they waited in a queue outside a packed nightclub in Leeds city centre as the celebrations began

One group of girls huddled together for warmth as they waited in a queue outside a packed nightclub in Leeds city centre as the celebrations began

Takeaways were in high demand as friends helped one another home from the rowdy celebrations in Broad Street, Birmingham

Takeaways were in high demand as friends helped one another home from the rowdy celebrations in Broad Street, Birmingham

Takeaways were in high demand as friends helped one another home from the rowdy celebrations in Broad Street, Birmingham 

Revellers hit the streets adorned in Happy New Year merchandise

Revellers hit the streets adorned in Happy New Year merchandise

Others looked ready to call it a night

Others looked ready to call it a night

Manchester: Revellers hit the streets adorned in Happy New Year merchandise (left) as others looked ready to call it a night (right)

Party-goers clutched on tightly to their McDonald's meals as they waited for their taxis outside a nightclub in Leeds

Party-goers clutched on tightly to their McDonald's meals as they waited for their taxis outside a nightclub in Leeds

Party-goers clutched on tightly to their McDonald’s meals as they waited for their taxis outside a nightclub in Leeds

Some revellers in Newcastle city centre had their nights ended early as police were forced to intervene with tempers boiling over

Some revellers in Newcastle city centre had their nights ended early as police were forced to intervene with tempers boiling over

Some revellers in Newcastle city centre had their nights ended early as police were forced to intervene with tempers boiling over

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