Excitement surrounding the forthcoming arrival of the Royal baby has finally reached fever pitch with today’s (July 22) announcement that the Duchess of Cambridge has finally gone into labour. The Duchess, along with the Duke of Cambridge, were driven to St Mary’s hospital in Paddington early this morning. Already the world’s media and Royal fans have descended on the hospital, as the waiting game begins to find out whether we will be seeing the arrival of a future King or Queen. Already bookmakers have slashed odds on the potential name of the Royal arrival, with George for a boy and Alexandria for a girl the current front-runners. Safe to say, we are hoping for pink! Last week we reported that visitors were flocking to the capital to get involved with buzz surrounding the Royal birth, with bookings in our London hotels increasing by a fifth compared to last year.
“Our booking trends suggest that Royal fever shows no sign of slowing down. Whether jetting in from overseas or escaping the madness of the capital altogether, it isn’t everyday a future King or Queen is born and the ripples are already being felt in travel. London is a fantastic city to visit at any time, but the excitement of a Royal baby is providing an extra special reason to stay this July.” – Mark Maddock, managing director of lastminute.com UK and Ireland
So if the news has sparked you into action and you fancy booking a last minute trip to London to share in the baby celebrations, snap up one of these top deals at hotels within easy reach of the hospital in Paddington:*