However, the strong data may not be enough to sway the doves on the Bank of England's rate-setting committee into raising interest rates sooner than the mooted first half of 2016.
Andy Haldane, the bank's chief economist, made a speech to the U.K.'s Open University on Tuesday where he mentioned a "dread risk" of spending in the economy and a still-present "recession risk".
One piece of data that may concern the bank the balance of payments deficit (essentially the difference between money coming in and out of the country), which was still 5.8 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter – a historically high figure that the bank has previously expressed concerns about. Weakness in exports suggests U.K. manufacturers are not getting the benefit of the euro zone recovery, possibly because of the strength of sterling.
"Policymakers will be worried about the poor export performance and also concerned that the economy may be slowing in the summer as sterling's strength continues to hit competitiveness," Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, said in a statement.