Parks and landmarks across London could resemble a real wedding reception venue on Friday, as crowds have been encouraged to dress up for the royal wedding.
Furthermore, hat-making workshops, champagne stalls and wedding cake are all being offered across London as part of the celebrations that are being promoted by the department for culture, media and sport.
Screens are to show the big day across several prominent London event spaces, allowing people of all ages to witness the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Hat-making workshops and photo booths will be on hand for children so that they can capture the memories for life, according to organisers.
Speaking to the Press Association, the tourism minister, John Penrose, explained the importance of the ceremony for the country. He said: “The royal wedding will put the UK in the international spotlight as never before.”
“Billions all around the world are expected to watch it on TV with hundreds of thousands coming to London to be part of the celebration,” he added.
“These free events – each one taking place in London locations that are world-famous in themselves – will add enormously to the visitor experience.”
Thanks to all of these events and the national feeling of celebration, come rain or shine on April 29th, some £107 million will be spent in London throughout the big day – which was confirmed by City AM.