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Gulf visitors see cool side of London

Dubai, October 20, 2011

Gulf visitors to the UK capital are increasingly being drawn to the city’s east side – rich with authentic markets, inexpensive and unique museums, and wonderfully entertaining restaurants and eateries, said a senior UK tourism official.

Under tremendous urban improvement ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the East end of London offers a wealth of offerings for Gulf visitors willing to explore and looking for fun, remarked Carol Maddison, manager Middle East, VisitBritain.

“Don’t wait for London 2012; see East London now.  It really has got something for everyone: shopping, museums, and food, glorious food. From Spitalfields to Green Street to Canary Wharf, the East end is London at its contemporary best,” she remarked.

On a Sunday there are few more fun places to be in the capital than the East London markets – including Columbia Road Flower Market; Brick Lane, for vintage clothing, some great cafes and restaurants, the Old Truman Brewery and Sunday Up market; and Spitalfields.

"These areas are all within easy reach of each other, also great to visit during the week but really come alive on Sundays, with the markets." 

"Some of the best individual shops are also in this part of town – check out some of them in the Quirky Shopping Guide to East London. Places like Junky Styling which gives “a new lease of life to old clothes," she added.-TradeArabia News Service

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