Welby Comment on the Year Ahead for London

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  • (1888PressRelease) February 02, 2012 - London this year isn't only about the Olympics. The calendar is always bursting with festivals, and concerts, theatre shows, artisan markets and unique fairs, museums and art galleries. However, visitors are being warned this year to book their accommodation as soon as possible.

    Harry Potter fans around the world are waiting for the Warner Brothers studio excusive behind the scenes tour opening in March. The studio promises visitors the chance to see sets, costumes, props and animatronics from all the films in the series. Also in March is a weekend long celebration of Irish culture centred around St Patricks Day on March 17th. Street parades accompany traditional and modern live Irish music and dancing in many of the city's most welcoming bars. April brings the annual Easter parades, and Easter Egg Hunts at Kew Gardens and many other major venues.

    You also shouldn't miss the various artisan Easter Markets, such as the South Bank Centre's Real Food Market. The Oxford Boat Race takes place on April 7th, plus there's the Virgin London marathon on April 22nd. St George's Day celebrates England's patron saint with street parades, food festivals, performance arts and children's activities. And from May 22nd to 26th, the Chelsea Flower show annually attracts over 150,000 visitors to the gardening world's equivalent of London Fashion Week.

    Early June sees the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations including a river pageant, a flotilla of a thousand boats on the River Thames, the Big Jubilee Lunch street parties, and a spectacular Royal carriage procession to St Paul's cathedral. The same month, sporting (and fashion) enthusiasts look forward to the Royal Ascot Horse races and Wimbledon tennis. As if that all weren't enough, the official London 2012 Festival begins on the 21st, running right through the summer until the last day of the London 2012 Paralympics in early September. It promises to be the UK's largest ever festival, with over a thousand different performances and events. The festival has attracted some of the world's leading artists from dance, music, theatre, fashion, food, art and film from all over the world. Many events are both family orientated and free of charge.

    With all eyes focused on the 2012 London Olympic Games, accommodation is already a key issue for the millions of visitors flocking to this historic event. One trend is to book a short term accommodation instead of a hotel. Many point to greater flexibility and privacy, plus a more relaxing homely feel.
    "We do know that there is obviously going to be a tremendous peak in the number of visitors this year. We're advising customers to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

    We have convenient apartments located close to all the city's amenities, and the Olympics venues, and they're already proving very popular," said a spokesperson from Welby's short term lettings specialists. To book your apartment in London's NW3, call the team on +44 (0) 20 7794 6262 or visit

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