With the Royal Wedding fast approaching, it is not just the British that are on the edge of their seats with excitement. Since the wedding was announced in November, London has been preparing for the thousands of people who will be visiting London to experience the buzzing atmosphere that the Royal Wedding will inevitably create. Alongside restaurants, retailers and transport, one of the biggest impacts will be felt by accommodation providers in London, as people fly from all over the world to ensure they are in London for the last weekend of April.
Serviced apartments London are seeing a real increase in demand over the period of the Royal Wedding, not only for Westminster, but for areas all over London. Press Association have published figures which show internet searches for London by Americans have increased by 189% compared to this time last year, and France and Japan have shown a similar interest, with searches rising by 124% and 117% respectively. With figures like this, it is no wonder that serviced apartments London are seeing this degree of interest.
People often find that serviced apartments London are more luxurious than hotels, offering them more space, more privacy and more comfort, while costing the same as a hotel, if not less. When visiting London for an event as prestigious as the Royal Wedding, the last thing you want is a run-down, one room hotel to come back to. With a spacious and comfortable living area, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, serviced apartments London provide people with the ideal stay for this exciting and significant time.
However, the Royal Wedding doesnt come without its issues. It is predicted that the wedding will cost the economy up to 5 billion, largely because the day has been designated a bank holiday. Because of the date of the wedding, Britain will be open for business for only three days between April 22 and May 2, as Easter is the weekend before the wedding, and the May Day bank holiday is the following Monday. This will have a huge effect on a lot of companies, especially as many employers will take the three day week as annual leave, leaving a small proportion to do the work. It is also thought that in many businesses people may call in sick to get themselves a week off. This can be especially problematic for smaller businesses, with some potentially having to shut down for the week due to a lack of staff.
Despite this cost to businesses and the British economy, the 29th April is still the most talked about date in 2011 so far, and a date that millions of people are looking forward to.