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Top Reasons to Book Rooms in Central London Hotels in 2012

Updated on December 30, 2013
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

London Events 2012

London is a host to wonderful special events all round the year. The year 2012 in London is expected to be even more special with much awaited Olympic Games. The British capital is home to several events including theatres, exhibitions, film openings, and comedy.

But, nothing is going to be more special than Olympics, which is coming back to London after 64 long years!

London 2012, as it popularly called now is going to be a perfect surprise for travellers visiting the city. Read more about top reasons that would attract you to book a stay with

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

London 2012 will mark the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of ‘Her Majesty the Queen’, marking 60 years as monarch of the United Kingdom. She will be the second monarch in history of Britain, after Queen Victoria to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee. Following the traditions of past jubilees, a Diamond Jubilee Medal will be issued to seven countries where the Queen rules. Enjoy four-day long jubilee weekend in London from 2nd to 4th June 2012. It will be a great idea for travellers to stay at Westminster hotels in London for saving time and money. Celebrations will include:

  • Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant (3rd June)
  • Big Jubilee Lunch (3rd June)
  • BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace (4th June)
  • The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons (4th June)

Service of Thanksgiving and Carriage Procession (5th June)

Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant
Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant

Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant

Visit London in 2012 to celebrate a unique Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. Hundreds of boats decked out in Union Jack flags will float up on the Thames River on 3rd June 2012. The Queen in the Royal Barge will lead this flotilla of up to 1,000 boats. Enjoy watching historic boats, steam vessels, wooden launches, and armed force boats during this celebrations. You can watch this pageant free along the Thames River. 50 big screens will be put along the route so that you see flotillas from where you stand. This pageant will include:

  • Boats spouting geysers
  • A floating belfry
  • Music barges
  • A gun salute
  • Family fun at Battersea Park

WorldPride 2012
WorldPride 2012

WorldPride 2012

It is time for lesbians, gays, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) to celebrate in London during a two-week long World Pride 2012. This event is led by Pride London and has support from the Mayor of London. It is set to take place from 23rd June to 8th July 2012 in London. A main parade scheduled for 7th July 2012 is expected to attract LGBT community from across the globe. This parade aims at promoting issues of LGBT community on a global scale. Hotels in London are ideal place to spend your vacation while you attend this parade.

London Olympics 2012
London Olympics 2012

London 2012 Olympics

London 2012 Olympics is expected to be a mega event, planned from 27th July to 12th August. This Olympics will see competitions in over 26 different sports. Cheer on your country’s athletes and experience magic at the Olympic Park during London 2012 Olympic Games. Majority of games will be held at venues in Central London. Book your stay at nearby London hotels for easy access to games venues. You should look out for following main events at this Olympics:

  • Diving
  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Boxing
  • Athletics
  • Tennis

Paralympics Games
Paralympics Games

London 2012 Paralympics Games

If Olympics in London do not satisfy you, then gear up for London 2012 Paralympics Games. These games are planned from 29th August to 9th September 2012. Key highlights of this event will be high-level celebrations during its opening and closing ceremonies. Get ready to witness 20 different sports, divided into events and disciplines. Around 500 gold medals will be handed out to best athletes of the world during this event. Major sporting events in Paralympics will be:

  • Wheelchair tennis
  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Paralympic athletics
  • Paralympic road cycling
  • Paralympic swimming

So, there will be hardly any reason that may keep you away from vacationing in London when all these above events are scheduled for attracting billions of people worldwide.


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