It is fitting that perhaps the wettest, dullest summer since records began should end with such a bang. After generation-inspiring, gold medal-winning performances from our Olympians and Paralympians, national pride has experienced something of a swell of late and to top it off the sun shone brightly throughout the Games, continuing to make a regular appearance to this day!
And now, finally, the home-grown heroes of the Games are to star in a special victory parade in London on Monday that is set to attract thousands of people. In fact, it is rumoured to be on the scale of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Something we could also say about this year’s Eventa Christmas parties in London! Jokes aside, this will be a fantastic way for the general public to get up close to the likes of Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis, and Sir Chris Hoy.
With an Indian Summer-type day of weather expected, a proper carnival atmosphere will no doubt be in evidence. The parade will begin at 1.30pm at Mansion House and pass through the City, taking in St. Paul’s Cathedral, Fleet Street and The Strand, before heading down The Mall to Buckingham Palace. Athletes will travel on 21 open-top floats, grouped in alphabetical order.
Mayor Boris Johnson welcomes the opportunity for the sports men and women to say a big thank you to the British public for contributing £250m towards the Games as well as the chance for the public to say thank you for “glorious summer of thrilling entertainment.” We second that notion!
If you aren’t one of the lucky few who’ll get to attend the Prime Minister’s afterparty at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre then fear not, for we have some fairly special exclusive Christmas parties that have just gone live on our website. Including red carpets, cocktails, canapes and extravagant theming, we are pretty sure they’ll be a match for any politician’s knees-up.