Late Licensing Hours For Summer 2012

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 85 months ago
Late Licensing Hours For Summer 2012

It's party time in central London during summer 2012: Westminster Council have announced they'll consider extending licensing hours for the 100 days surrounding the Olympics and Paralympics, Diamond Jubilee and World Pride Parade.

TfL are also planning to extend public transport during the period - extra buses and perhaps running the tube later, on top of last year's promise of no engineering works. It's going to be like bloody Valhalla.

It's not quite as exciting if you work for Westminster, as they're cancelling key staff leave for the duration, but we actually think that's another positive sign the council is thinking seriously about how to manage all these major events and make sure the influx of visitors see London in its best light. They're even getting all building work finished in time.

At the time of writing there's nothing up on Westminster or TfL's websites, so we're taking the Evening Standard's word on this. It almost feels too good to be true, but we're banishing those cynical fears and preparing our our best drinking livers: it's going to be time to party.

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Last Updated 25 January 2011

Dave H

I can hear the Daily Mail limbering up their hysteria/hyperbole muscles on this one. "Decent hardworking taxes pay for Broken Britain's binge excess" etc etc.