Monthly Archives: February 2013

B & B Belgravia ready to accommodate for the world’s largest cycling event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London is preparing itself for more Olympic style attention. The world’s largest cycling festival is due to pass through Wandsworth and Merton this summer. The news was announced by Boris Johnson, who has said Bradley Wiggins is also due to appear.

More than half a million spectators are due to visit London so they can cheer on their cycling heroes. The weekend of August 3rd and 4th will be joyfully reminiscent of the London Olympics 2012.

Around 20,000 amateur cyclists, including the London Mayor, will push to complete the 100-mile course. The Ride London-Surrey event begins in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park then passes some of the capitals most iconic landmarks before heading out to Richmond Park.

Speaking from The Mall, Boris said: “It’s going to be a fantastic feast of velocipedes, the equivalent of running the marathon, only better.

“I have been conscripted for the 100-mile ride and I will perform.”

Double Olympic Gold Medalist, Laura Trott said: “It’s exciting to think that in less than six months’ time, Ride London will have started and the streets of London and Surrey will be filled with over 70,000 cyclists taking part in the two-day festival’.

Visitors flock

Cyclists participating and their families will be looking for comfortable accommodation that is central to the start of the main event. The 500,000 people expected to attend Ride London means that bookings are being taken up fast.

Those cycling and their families certainly deserve modern comfort where they can mentally prepare the night before; not to mention a hearty English Breakfast to fuel them through the race.

 B & B Belgravia is able to provide these things and more with service to rival a 3-star Hotel.

 

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The Olympic Stadium prepares to rock London visitors in 2013

After the successful use of music and performance during the opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympics 2012, promoters are preparing the Olympic stadium for a host of large-scale music events in July 2013.

The iconic stadium will rival London’s other large venues, such as the O2 and Wembley Arena for being world-class music and performance arenas.

The upcoming July performances will mark the anniversary of the Olympic Games with acts expected to match the talents of last year’s athletes. Dennis Hone, chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, told BBC London: “We have the opportunity to put on some major events in the Olympic Park- some music events and festivals and an anniversary weekend on the 27th and 28th of July”.

Taking on Hyde Park events

The announcement comes after previous complaints surrounding entertainment at Hyde Park. Paul McCartney, and Bruce Springsteen have both experienced the wrath of local residents and council restrictions: their microphones were cut off when their shows overran. Complaints about noise have almost doubled since 2008. The Olympic Stadium is more than equipped to take on these events, providing better seating, vision and sound from its highly sophisticated facilities.

London’s musical reputation grows again

The city has long been internationally regarded as having one of the world’s most vibrant music scenes. Artists of all levels flock to appear at venues around the city for their local and visiting fans.

Enjoy a full weekend of London attractions

With so much see, hear, and do, it comes as no surprise that many visitors choose to make their London stay a weekend break to remember. Enjoy the extra spending money you’ll be left with from a stay at a 3-star bed and breakfast, without any compromise on quality. B+B Belgravia’s modern furnishings, central location, and delicious breakfasts match the best 3-star hotels that London has to offer.

 

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