England’s greatest parties – as booze flowed and whole nation celebrated as one

Football could really be coming home – and with it will inevitably come millions of sore heads on Monday morning.

England victories at Euro 2020 have already inspired p***** up scenes of pure unadulterated limbs in pubs, fan zones and city streets.

For all the beer chucking at the sight of goal, plenty of it has been chugged, not least during the tense semi-final against Denmark on Wednesday.

Should Southgate's men do the business versus Italy, the country's worst ever hangover most likely awaits.

Kane lifting the cup would also etch July 11 2021 into the history books, and add the date to the hallowed list of England's biggest celebrations just like these below.

VE Day

After almost six years of personal loss, family heartbreak and destroyed communities, no announcement has ever been more welcome in Britain than that of VE Day.

Bloody conflict may have continued in Asia for another four months, but the UK basked in the news of Germany formally surrendering World War Two on 7 May 1945.

War in Europe was over and for all the costly sacrifices made, Britain had won leading to Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill making the following day a public holiday.

According to the Imperial War Museum, people held parties, danced and sang in the streets while huge crowds swarmed in on London's Whitehall to hear Churchill speak, and outside Buckingham Palace where King George VI and family appeared on the balcony.

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1966 World Cup Final

Still to this day England's victory over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final, is the most live viewed TV broadcast in UK history.

A peak audience of 32.3 million boxes had the game on to watch Geoff Hurst bag a hattrick as England stormed to an impressive 4-2 win.

Inside the old Wembley Stadium were 96,924 giddy fans cheering as captain Sir Bobby Moore held aloft the Jules Rimet trophy as present to him by the Queen.

The fact England have never repeated the feat, makes the historic day of wild celebrations all the more special – as it does Gareth Southgate's final against Italy.

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Live Aid

This Tuesday marks the 36th anniversary of another historic day inside Wembley Stadium.

Rather than football getting millions excited, it was music from the most star studded line up ever put together for a twin show in both London and in Philadelphia.

Queen, Elton John, David Bowie and U2 were just a few to perform at Wembley.

How else could the enormous charity event that was 1985's Live Aid, begin than with Prince Charles and Diana officially opening it?

Bob Geldoff's brainchild to raise money for those suffering from famine in Ethiopia, pulled in a whopping £91 million.

Watched by 24.5 million different households in the UK, living rooms were transformed into rocking music venues like never before.

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Queen's Golden Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II marked 50 years on the throne with a concert billed to potentially be the greatest ever or at least since Live Aid.

On June 3 2002, a host of the biggest artists around both contemporary and old favourites, performed at Party at the Palace.

Everyone from Phil Collins to Tom Jones and even S Club 7 took to the stage in the gardens of Buckingham Palace for which tickets were a lottery.

Despite being unsuccessful around 1 million revellers watched on from outside the gates.

The entire weekend of June 1 to 4 was dedicated to commemorating five decades of the monarch, making for a perfect excuse to have a booze-filled few days with friends and family.

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2005 Ashes

Probably the most memorable Ashes Series of the modern era – for us at least – the emotional rollercoaster that was 2005, gripped far more than just cricket fans.

The public however were not the only ones to be caught up in the lager wave of excitement.

Star player Freddie Flintoff seemingly celebrated on behalf of England on a drunken visit to 10 Downing Street.

Still hammered from the night before, Flintoff met Tony Blair and ran riot in his office.

He once said: “I was playing Prime Minister. I was playing the big one and I had a bottle of Becks in my hand.

“I had my feet on the table and I was hosting my own meeting: What about you Ministry of Defence, what have you got to say."

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Kate and Wills' wedding

Wholesome parties up and down the country and across the world were thrown on April 29 2011 as the future king tied the knot at Westminster Abbey, London.

A total of 26.3 million TVs were tuned in to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton's lavish £25 million as Brits were given the day off work to celebrate and enjoy a four day weekend.

The Monday after the wedding was already a designated bank holiday and two bank holidays were lapped up before for Easter weekend, making for one very jolly fortnight.

Streets were lined, flags were waved and plenty of Pimms helped wash down the likes of pork pies and sausage rolls at packed out picnics.

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London 2012's Super Saturday

On August 4, the London 2012 Olympics hit fever pitch as the entire nation was glued to the telly at home, pubs and parks, in anticipation of a gold rush.

Team GB super stars ensured we were not left disappointed as a total of six first placed medals made it our most successful day ever in the Olympics.

At Eton Dorney, rowing collected the first golds for Team GB thanks to the men’s four and then 10 minutes later the women’s double sculls.

Over at The Velodrome it was gold again for the women’s team pursuit, before Jessica Ennis-Hill crowned off her heptathlon in style to bag gold by winning the 800m.

Greg Rutherford added to the already jubilant celebrations by leaping furthest in the long jump and then Sir Mo Farah took home the first of his four Olympic gold medals in the 10,000m, Express&Star reports.

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