These photos, taken in Leeds, Nottingham and Wednesbury, show the extent of some of the queues - even though the Swedish meatballs weren't on the menu.
Massive lines of people could be seen snaking around the car parks at the Swedish furniture giant's branches in Wednesbury, West Mids., and Nottingham.
2. Hundreds line up at IKEA stores
Aerial photos show hundreds of customers queuing around the block in the stifling heat to get into Ikea - as stores reopened for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak. Photos: SWNS
Huge traffic jams were also reported in and around the areas as people flocked to their local branch following Boris Johnson's further easing of lockdown restrictions.
4. Queues at IKEA in Leeds
There were also queues of people snaking around the car park in Leeds. Captured by Richard McCann