London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Boris underlines commitment to enhancing access to things to do in London
Published: Saturday 26th of June 2010
Mayor of London Boris Johnson made encouraging tourists to visit London attractions his top priority in a recent speech following the opening of a new exhibition centre in the capital.
Mr Johnson was speaking at the official opening of the ExCeL London ICC on June 24th, underlining the importance of the tourism sector for his city.
According to the Khaleej Times, he told delegates: "We want them [tourists] to come to London with their wives and children.
"We want them to stay in our hotels, eat in our restaurants and leave again – hopefully with their wallets considerably lighter."
His comments came ahead of the launch of a new multimillion pound sports scheme in the capital on June 25th, which will no doubt appeal to tourists visiting some of London's sporting attractions such as the Chelsea FC Stadium Tour or Museum of Rugby.
Under the Playsport London: FreeSport scheme, Londoners are being encouraged to take part in activities throughout the capital.
Save on sightseeing in London with free entry to over 55 top London tourist attractions.
Posted by Kevin Smith
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Sunday 30th of December 2012 People seeking things to do in London should consider paying a visit to the last remaining Franklin home.
Sunday 30th of December 2012 The HMS Belfast is one of England’s most famous warships.
Sunday 30th of December 2012 People looking for things to do in London with an interest in marketing or the history of consumerism will be delighted with the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising.
Sunday 30th of December 2012 The Monument to the Great Fire of London is one of the city’s must-see attractions.
Friday 28th of December 2012 The Tower of London is hosting historical re-enactments in the new year.
Friday 28th of December 2012 The Royal Mews houses a whole host of marvellous cars, coaches and horses used by the Royal family.
Thursday 27th of December 2012 While Buckingham Palace is no doubt one of the top visitor attractions in London, many people stop...
Thursday 27th of December 2012 The Royal Albert Hall offers a great opportunity for tourists.
Monday 24th of December 2012 The Tower of London is putting on spooky twilight tours for its braver visitors.
Friday 21st of December 2012 People looking for things to do in London should go down Chislehurst Caves, which has seen many different eras.
Thursday 20th of December 2012 People seeking sporting things to do in London will be delighted with a tour of Lord's Cricket Ground.