As London gears up for the opening ceremony of the Olympic and Paralympic Games on July 27, 2012, a new report by Visit London reveals that in excess of £11billion will be invested into projects directly benefiting visitors to the city.

The developments cover a range of facilities including improved and new transport links such as the East London line extension, the upgraded DLR and new cycle tracks and walkways; hotel openings from the 1,021-bedroom Park Plaza at Westminster Bridge to the renovated Savoy as well as a range of attractions.


The city will also play host to some major new architectural buildings including the London Bridge Tower otherwise known as The Shard with a six-star Shangri-La hotel and the Heron Tower in the city, plus smaller projects including the reopening of the Cutty Sark in spring 2011, the new wing of the Tate Modern – Tate Modern 2 – in time for the Games and the launch of the Meantime Brewery in Greenwich early next year.

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