London Travel News 11/17/2010
London will cash in by £250m as tourists flock to join Royal Wedding party
The celebration of the royal wedding will give the struggling British economy a £620million lift, it was estimated today.
2011 Hay Festival Announced
Big literature and arts festival to be held Thursday 26th May through Sunday 5th June 2011 in a tented village in Hay-on-Wye, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Seasonal Shopping: Christmas Markets And Fairs
Comprehensive round-up; feel the spirit of Christmas shopping filter down to your wallet at these cheerful and often charitable events.
Roman settlement unearthed in Syon Park, west London
Archaeologists excavating ahead of the construction of a new hotel on the outskirts of the historic Syon Park Estate, near Brentford, made the discovery of more than 11,000 Roman items just half a metre below the ground.
They were digging on the plot of land ahead of the construction of a new hotel on the outskirts of the historic Syon Park Estate, near Brentford.
England 2018 World Cup bid viewed as ‘low risk’
England's main rivals – the joint Spanish and Portuguese bid and Russia – are also given a "low risk" rating. The votes to decide the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 events is on 2 December.
New aerial pictures of the Olympic Park in East London
New aerial pictures have been released of the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London, as the IOC arrives for an inspection visit. The grass and running track will be laid next year. All venues are set to be handed over by next July.
Homes evacuated as Cornwall hit by severe storms
Planning a side trip to Cornwall? Well, this might be tricky, as it's presently under water. Check out this travel disruption guide first: https://bit.ly/dBZU2j
The Beatles are now on iTunes
After years of negotiations with Apple's Steve Jobs, The Beatles' music became available this week on iTunes; by the end of the first day of release, 11 songs had already made it into the music store's Top 100.
Relics of King Richard II are discovered in National Portrait Gallery vaults
Archivists at the National Portrait Gallery have discovered relics from the tomb of King Richard II hidden in an old cigarette box in one of the building's underground vaults.
Royal wedding: Prince William to marry Kate Middleton
The UK's favorite royal couple have decided to marry, after Wills proposes to Kate with his mother's famous engagement ring. Wedding PR madness ensues.