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London lights up for new year

London lights up for new year

12 December 2013 Press Release Tourism News

It’s time to celebrate the end of a record-breaking year for the capital. Whether you want to join the 250,000 revellers that watch the fireworks in central London, experience a piece of history at the Royal Opera House or go back in time at the Landmark London - New Year’s Eve has something to offer everyone.

Thamesjet by City Cruises launches in London

Thamesjet by City Cruises launches in London

23 August 2013 Cruise News

London has marked the launch of the Thames’ newest – and most extreme - adrenaline fuelled speedboat experience: Thamesjet by City Cruises. Thamesjet is the only military grade, jet engine boat available for commercial use on the Thames and promises to turn tighter, stop harder and go faster than any other RIB ride available in London.

Taste of London returns to tantalise taste buds

Taste of London returns to tantalise taste buds

12 June 2013 Travel Events News

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.

London’s Regent Street turns purple to celebrate The Queen’s Coronation

London’s Regent Street turns purple to celebrate The Queen’s Coronation

29 May 2013 Press Release Tourism News

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.

London readying itself for German invasion

London readying itself for German invasion

21 May 2013 Press Release Travel Events News Tourism News

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.

The View from The Shard prepares for London opening

The View from The Shard prepares for London opening

11 January 2013 Tourism News

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.

Ritz Hotel comes under tax avoidance spotlight

Ritz Hotel comes under tax avoidance spotlight

17 December 2012 Hotel News

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.

Townsend appointed to board of Swanscombe Peninsula project

Townsend appointed to board of Swanscombe Peninsula project

11 December 2012 Tourism News

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.