In pictures: Brits reach for parasols and head for shade on another blazing day

There were plenty more opportunities for Britons to bask in summer sunshine with no sign of any let-up in the glorious conditions.

Festival-goers sought a place in the shade at the Bestival event in Dorset with trees providing refuge from the sun.

Many strolled around London's tourist sights while the capital's parks and canals were also busy.

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Bestival festival-goers sit in the Utilita Power Tree area at the Lulworth Estate in Dorset (Ben Birchall/PA)
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Racegoers during day four of the Qatar Goodwood Festival (Adam Davy/PA)
2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival - Day Four - Goodwood Racecourse
A racegoer with a parasol at Goodwood (Adam Davy/PA)
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People enjoy the sunshine aboard a boat on the Regent's Canal, London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Kayakers also took to the water (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Soldiers wearing bearskins on a hot day for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
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People walk through St James's Park, London (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
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Another parasol is put to good use, this time in London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Some Bestival fans tried yoga in the hot conditions (Ben Birchall/PA)
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Another parasol, this time at Bestival (Ben Birchall/PA)
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Sophie Todd, aged seven, cools down in a Trafalgar Square fountain (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
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Two women take a selfie (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
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Kayakers brave the heat and the algae on the Regent's Canal (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Princess Opoku and Michael Duah at one of the Trafalgar Square fountains (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival - Day Four - Goodwood Racecourse
The watered course at Goodwood is in marked contrast to bleached grass elsewhere (Adam Davy/PA)
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And one more parasol, again at Bestival (Ben Birchall/PA)
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People cross the Millennium Bridge in London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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