This weekend, London is in the spotlight again, as more than 70,000 cyclists take to the streets for the biggest road cycling event ever to be staged in the UK, firmly cementing the capital’s position as a leading city for sporting events.
Taste of London, the world’s greatest restaurant festival, returns with a Michelin starred line-up of chefs, restaurants and brand new features guaranteed to impress London’s foodie elite. The alfresco feast held in Regent’s Park from June 20th-23rd has gone from strength to strength and this year marks its 10th anniversary.
Today, Regent Street, London W1 revealed a spectacular display of purple and gold flags in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Londoners and visitors received a wonderful surprise this morning when they arrived on Regent Street. The purple flags featuring gold crowns span the length of Regent Street to St James’s creating a striking backdrop to this world famous shopping destination in London’s West End.
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund go head to head at Wembley Stadium at 7:45pm on Saturday 25th May 2013 in a mouth-watering all-German final of the UEFA Champions League. After stylishly seeing off the challenges of Spanish favourites Barcelona and Real Madrid in the semi-finals, the two Bundesliga clubs do battle in the home of English football as Wembley hosts a record second European Cup final in three years.
With building work complete, excitement is building around The View from The Shard, the new premium visitor experience in London. From February 1st 2013, guests will be welcomed to a viewing platform some 244 metres above the capital, allowing them to see the entire city from a single location for the first time.
The Ritz Hotel in London has not paid any corporation tax in the 17 years since it was taken over by the reclusive Barclay twins. According to a report BBC Panorama, the profitable hotel has used a series of tax relief schemes to reduce its corporation tax to zero.
London Resort Company Holdings, the development vehicle driving plans for a £2 billion world class entertainment destination, has appointed Chris Townsend to the board as commercial director for the project where he will lead the fundraising drive for the entertainment destination on the Swanscombe Peninsula, North Kent.
WAYN has launched an integrated campaign with London & Partners. Under the terms of the partnership, WAYN will drive people through targeted placements to visitlondon.com as well as creating a supporting website.
IMImobile, a global provider of mobile data and technology solutions to operators, media companies and enterprises, today announced that it is powering the London Official City Guide app. Created for London & Partners, the official promotional organisation for London, the app offers a practical guide for both Londoners and visitors. The app provides valuable assistance to users during the summer and beyond.
London mayor Boris Johnson has heaped praise on the city following the staging of the “most successful Olympic ever”. In particular the mayor was quick to point to the transport system, which operated without major incident throughout the London 2012 Olympic Games, as the army of some 88,000 volunteers who made the event possible.
The final events of the London Olympics are underway ahead of Sunday night’s closing ceremony. Thousands of visitors and spectators have been lining the streets to watch the walking races and men’s marathon as athletics concludes in the Olympic Stadium.
With just three days to go for the ‘golden games’ in London, Breaking Travel News catches up with Darren Williams, director of sales from Eurostar, to find out how the Games have impacted on passenger figures over the past few months and new developments planned for the high speed rail service as it looks to travel into new markets.