London's Bank Holiday Tourist Bonus

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 118 months ago
London's Bank Holiday Tourist Bonus

Image courtesy of Darren Lehane from the Londonist Flickr pool
Enjoying your bank holiday? Even though it's drizzly and generally a bit miserable? You're not the only ones, it seems. Visit London is quite excited about the busyness of the capital. Where people might previously have jetted off to Europe, the state of the pound has led to more people either staying at home or choosing the UK for their Easter getaway. And it seems plenty of families have come to London rather than the seaside.

Although he's got no figures (hmm), Ray Jones from Visit London told BBC London that the theatres were packed and the expectation was that hotels and restaurants will also do well.

On the other hand, all these people might well be Londoners instead of tourists. With vast amounts of engineering work affecting rail services we're all pretty much stuck here unless we're prepared for a teeth-gnashing amount of planning, rail replacement buses and general faffing around. So why not take advantage of all that our fair city has to offer? (Which as we all know, is a lot more than Oliver! Yeah, they probably were all tourists.)

And now, if you'll excuse us, we have a chocolate bunny's head to bite off as we watch for rogue beams of sunlight.

Last Updated 13 April 2009