Monday, February 06, 2012

London Olympic trading deal for boat-based businesses

British Waterways is offering floating businesses from across the country the chance to go to London to trade during the Olympic summer on waterways on the doorstep of the Olympic Park.

BW national boat trading manager, Phil Spencer, said: “We hope to help floating businesses create a ‘market’ on the canals in London and encourage towpath visitors to discover what’s on offer afloat.”

London Mayor, Boris Johnson has designated The Regent’s Canal towpath an official Olympic walking and cycling route and he recently confirmed that Victoria Park will be one of the official Live Sites which will have live coverage of events on big screens as well as news, information and community events during summer 2012 from 27th July – 12th August.

Traders who want take up the offers can apply for mooring berths with discounts on offer for consecutive weeks and long stay bookings.

For more information email: 
or phone: 0207 985 7315

British Waterways' statement about its Olympic Mooring strategy
"Last year British Waterways took the decision to create a mooring zone within central London to help manage boat traffic, ensure trading boats can operate safely and efficiently, and support security during next summer’s Olympic Games period. 

"This means that boaters can pre-book a guaranteed berth for set week/s at a time to ensure they are at the heart of the city in what is set to be an amazing summer of sport, culture and excitement. 

"British Waterways is working closely with local boaters to minimise disruption during the period."

1 comment:

  1. funny that boat owners accustomed to freely navigating London’s narrow canals will have to pay to moor near Olympic sites during the 2012 Games,