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London cashes in on royal wedding mania

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London cashes in on royal wedding mania


Whether you are all wedded out or just can’t get enough, one thing is clear, London is cashing in.

Normally bustling with tourists in spring-time, this year it is simply swamped. More than half a million extra visitors are in the capital for the royal wedding.

Speaking from London on a double-decker bus, Euronews’ Ali Sheikholeslami said: “People have come from all over the world for this occasion and you can really feel the excitement building as the event approaches. The visitors are soaking up the atmosphere of this great city and there’s nowhere better than here on the top deck.”

Hotels, bars and restaurants are expected to rake in millions from the tourist bonanza. A welcome boost for a moribund British economy with many of the capital’s visitors coming from overseas.

But while London’s financial fortunes appear brighter, the big question now is if Britain’s temperamental weather will hold for Will and Kate’s big day. It looks grim, with forecasters predicting cloud and rain.

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