So far 2012 is looking to be a huge year in London; we have the Olympic and Paralympic games, the Queens Diamond Jubilee and Robert Redford has announced a four-day arts event based on the Sundance film festival to take place at the O2 arena. People from all over the world are expected to attend these massive events and hotels in London are expecting to see a huge demand in the coming few months as more details are confirmed.
On March the 15th 2011 the London 2012 Olympic tickets went on sale as hype around the event begins to grow. With the unveiling of the countdown clock in Trafalgar square marking 500 days until the opening ceremony, the UK is certainly on its way to a huge Olympic event. But less than a day after Rowers Pete Reed and Andy Hodge and sailors Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson revealed the clock it ran into a few technical difficulties and stopped at 500 days, 7 hours, 6 minutes and 56 seconds.
Also expecting to draw huge crowds of people to hotels near the O2 Arena is the announcement of a four-day arts festival; Robert Redfords Sundance London will run from the 26-29 April and will include films, discussions and live music acts. The four day multi-discipline arts festival has previously been a showcase for independent cinema and launched the careers of Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan and Amy Adams, as well showcasing popular films such as The King’s Speech and Winters Bone.
Another big year for the Royal Family will happen in 2012 with the extended weekend in June to mark the Queens Diamond Jubilee. Celebrating 60 years of the Queens reign the festivities will run from June 2-5 and to add to the event the late May bank holiday has been pushed back to Monday 4th June, with an additional Jubilee bank holiday on Tuesday 5th June.
2012 is going to be one heck of a year in London and these events are just a small selection of what will be happening, will you be visiting any of these huge events?