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London Tourism Gears Up for April 29, 2011 Royal Wedding

by User Not Found | Feb 17, 2011

Some travelers avoid destinations caught up in the festivities of a national party, while others are drawn to major celebrations like moths to a flame. Britain, and especially London, is hoping that the national celebration of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday, April 29, will have a halo effect on tourism that will drive up visitor numbers throughout 2011. Wedding events and parties will take place over a four-day weekend scheduled one week after Easter, including a declared holiday on the wedding day and a normal UK bank holiday on Monday, May 2. Travelers, whether they want to visit during the festivities or wait until later in the summer, can get wedding-related tourism tips at http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/cultureThis is the first of a two-year push for Britain and London tourism that will include the 60th anniversary jubilee of the reign of Queen Elizabeth in June 2012, and the Summer Olympics in London in July and August, 2012.

Among the London site's wedding tidbits is information on the royal couple's favorite London places that include, among others, the Bluebird Restaurant in Chelsea; the Garrard Jewelers in Mayfair, where the wedding rings were fashioned; the Mahiki Tiki Bar in Mayfair said to be the couple's frequent cocktail bar of choice, and John Lobb, a shop in St. James that is the royal boot maker for all members of the family. There is a guide to free London museums, information on a Royal Wedding Walking Tour to visit wedding-related sites, available daily at noon this year, and information on a 3-Palace Royal Visitor Pass available for $56. Visitors who are anti-royalty will also find much to enjoy on the London site for visiting once the festivities and related excitement have died down.

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