There has never been a better time to visit London than this summer. Imagine taking a private jet charter to London this summer for one of the most exciting times in their history. Significant events this summer include the 2012 London Olympics, the London 2012 Festival, and the Queens Diamond Jubilee. Each of these fabulous events is worth a jet charter flight to London – the perfect way to travel this summer to avoid congestion at London’s Heathrow.
2012 Summer Olympics
With the 2012 London Olympics, July 27-August 12, the sensational city is preparing to welcome the world. With estimated half a million visitors expected to visit from around the globe, London is planning an international welcome.
The London 2012 Olympics kick off on 27 July 2012, with a fantastic Opening Ceremony, welcoming the world’s greatest Olympic athletes to London. The London Olympic Games will feature 26 different sports, breaking down into disciplines and events. The excitement begins when the Olympic flame lands in Britain on May 18 when the torch begins a 70 day journey ending up at the Olympic Stadium. The Olympic Park in Stratford, which is the size of 357 football fields, will be the venue for 17 out of 26 Olympic sports. The Olympic Park will also be the host location for the opening ceremony on July 27, created by director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire). Visitors to this summer’s Olympic games will be greeted by ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower – Britains largest piece of public art, the steel sculpture was designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond. The wonderful design incorporates the Olympic rings and offers panoramic views of the city. For information on tickets click here.
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London 2012 Festival
The London 2012 Festival, a culture and art spectacular, will be held throughout the UK, from June 21 – September 9. Highlights include West End Live on June 23-24, with the casts of every London West End musical will perform in Trafalgar Square. From June 3 to August 30, The English Flower Garden, a huge sculpture of ceramic blooms will be on display outside the House of Commons. And you won’t want to miss the largest Shakespeare Festival ever staged, which includes 70 productions of plays which has already started and goes through November 2012.
While the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is scheduled throughout the year, the big event will be Central Weekend – from June 2-5. It will kick off with the famous annual thoroughbred horse racing event, the Epsom Derby, will have a Jubilee theme. One June 3 the Big Jubilee Lunch will celebrate with picnics and street parties nationwide to partner with the main flagship event along Piccadilly. Also on June 3 you could attend the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant with 1,000 boats including the Royal Barge on which the Queen will be traveling.
The BBC will host a concert at Buckingham Palace on June 4, with Sir Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder, and Sir Cliff Richard all performing.
Even if you don’t plan to attend one of the main Diamond Jubilee celebrations, you can still visit and enjoy all things royal. Windsor Castle is hosting The Queen: 60 Photographs for 60 Years. The collection includes candid and official photographs. The exhibit will be on display through October 28.
Newport Jets are specialists in private jet travel to and from London. We are standing by to handle all your London private jet charter travel plans. We will not only plan your private jetair travel but our outstanding concierge team will recommend places to stay, in flight menus, and arrange for ground transportation in London. We have a large selection of London private jets available and will help you choose just the right one. The options are endless, from the Citation Ultra to the Global Express, Newport Jets has a private charter plane that’s just right for you. Our team has many years of experience specializing in international charter jets to and from London, Paris, New York, Moscow and Dubai, as well as hundreds of international and domestic destinations.