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British Grand Prix and Wimbledon boosts London tourism ahead of Olympics

British Grand Prix and Wimbledon boosts London tourism ahead of Olympics

London is once again in the spotlight this weekend as the Wimbledon finals and British Grand Prix has resulted in a surge in interest from sporting enthusiasts across the globe just three weeks ahead of the Olympics 2012.

Serena Williams won her battle against Agnieszka in the women’s finals on Saturday to claim her fifth Wimbledon singles title.

Meanwhile fans have been queuing overnight to watch Andy Murray play a historic Wimbledon final on Sunday against six-time champion Roger Federer.
If he succeeds, Murray will become the first British man to win a Wimbledon singles title for 76 years.

Meanwhile over in Silverstone, thousands of Brits are expected to be spurring on Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in the British Grand Prix.

Despite the rain that has been causing chaos and flooding this weekend in the UK, 125,000 people are expected to attend the big race on Sunday.


With 20 days to go until the opening ceremony of London 2012, there is still time for London to dry up in time for the Summer Olympics.

Ten million tourists are expected in London for the 30th Olympiad from July 27 to August 12, 2012. 

The British capital has been pulling out the stops to welcome its many visitors. The venues are completed and security has been stepped up.

Once the Games get underway, Transport for London will implementing ‘the Olympic Route Network’ along 109 miles roads linking the Olympic venues and other major hubs.

One-third of that network will be dedicated to “Games Lanes,” driving lanes that will be reserved for accredited Games vehicles and on-call emergency services only.

Peter Hendy, Transport for London boss, has advised motorists to steer clear of central London and the Olympic Route Network from mid-July on.

“During the Games, London will be turned into a massive sporting and cultural venue,” Hendy commented.

“Our advice to motorists is clear. From mid-July, avoid driving in central London, around the Olympic Route Network and Games venues.”