Bumper continental visits over Royal Wedding

London event venues will play host to thousands of continental visitors as Eurostar have announced a surge in bookings to the UK over the Royal Wedding period.

The St Pancras-based channel tunnel operator has said that inbound trips to the UK have been popular with European neighbours in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

As for the Brits, there was an increase of 8 per cent in passenger numbers leaving the UK over the Easter and Royal Wedding bank holidays, compared to last year. However, travel experts expect the there will still be a high level of British pride, even if families are abroad for the big day.

Speaking to the Press Association, Lowcostholidays.com product director Matt Hall said: “Many holidaymakers are planning to watch the Royal Wedding from their holiday while others are hoping to escape from the wedding fever [altogether].”

Eurostar director, Nick Mercer, echoed the rationale, revealing that most families will be holidaying in locations like Disneyland in France.

According to Breaking Travel News, he said that the company are “expecting this to be our busiest Easter weekend for years”, but at the same time the they are “seeing a surge in bookings to London for the Royal Wedding weekend.”