The effects of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Britain’s tourism are already being observed, telegraph.co.uk reports.
With a massive £10 billion predicted to be injected into London’s hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, and possibly even function venues, it appears that there already some clear winners in the capital.
Thames bank-facing hotels have mostly sold out of their river view suites, for example. It is from these spots that visitors will be able to catch a glimpse of the Royal flotilla as it passes on the Sunday of the Bank Holiday celebration.
Some of the UK’s most prestigious eateries in and around the capital meanwhile are expecting increases in custom too. What’s more, Sarah Street – of luxury store Fortnum and Mason – is even preparing for the rush by bringing putting bilingual staff to work.
“We have made sure all our language speakers among the staff will be in over the weekend and have had many requests from international press teams, including Danish, Taiwanese, Polish and French media, who want to come and film and ask about the Royal Warrants,” she explained.
It isn’t just London that will benefit from the Jubilee, however. A whole raft of nationwide events will be taking part to celebrate the Queen’s 60-year reign; culminating with a televised pop concert broadcast from Buckingham Palace, bbc.co.uk reports.