London gearing up for the big day

Retailers, companies and event venues throughout London are said to be gearing up for the Royal Wedding.

According to, preparations are being made by Tesco, Transport for London (TfL) and retailers in the West End to help Brits enjoy the big day.

Ahead of the April 29th celebration, Tesco is said to be giving away free phone calls via its calling card operations; allowing Brits to contact friends and family anywhere in the world during the wedding.

Furthermore, specially designed Oyster Cards have been issued by TfL to help spread the celebrations further.

Many event spaces could be getting their decorations ready to help visitors celebrate in style, and retailers throughout the West End have joined together to create the ‘West End Wear a Hat to Work’ day.

This will see some 20,000 retail workers don luxurious hats in honour of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The commissioner for transport, Peter Hendy, told the press how the government was doing all it could (in partnership with TfL) to ensure London’s operations run smoothly throughout the upcoming nuptials.

Hendy confirmed: “All tube lines will be running, and our bus and streets teams will be working flat out to make sure that the closures and diversions needed are managed smoothly.”

“The whole of TfL is focused on helping to ensure a great day is had by all,” he added on The London Daily News.