To celebrate the arrival of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a 12-week London 2012 Festival is organised starting 21 June 2012 till 9 Sep 2012.
Music, film, art, literature, dance, theatre, fashion and visual arts will be offering a unique visiting experience.
James Berresford, VisitEngland’s Chief Executive, comments: “This fantastic 12-week celebration will showcase the fantastic range of products and destinations we have here in England, from Stonehenge to Hadrian’s Wall and from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-on-Avon to London’s British Museum. So whether you are enjoying a holiday in the Lakes, a city break in Manchester or a rural retreat in the east of England, you can get involved in an unprecedented cultural line-up country-wide.”
For more information on the festival please follow the link on VisitEngland website:
Although there may be concerns over congestion during that period; in a survey by #Harris Interactive for #TTG magazine 62% of Londoners (surveyed) said that they would like to avoid the crowds and head elsewhere. However, these concerns were assuaged by participants in an Olympics Games and Tourism seminar at the World Travel Market , including #James Berresford, Chief Executive #VisitEngland and #Martine Ainsworth-Wells, Marketing and Communications Director, London and Partners. They confirmed that the ongoing infrastructure development and planning will help make the congestion manageable.