With the United Kingdom lockdown coming to an end in June 2021, we take a closer look at the latest news of lockdown in Paris …
The French government have confirmed that France is on it way out of lockdown. By mid-May 2021, the first steps will be the re-opening venues, shops, cafes and cultural venues.
At the start of April 2021, President Macron announced a three-week lockdown as France experienced a sudden increase of COVID-19 cases. A 7pm curfew has been put emplace since then, with shops and schools closed.
As one of the largest cities in Europe, sightseeing in Paris during the pandemic can be tricky – however thanks to Paris Magical Tours its now easier and safer than before.
If you would like to start going sightseeing why not opt for a Private Paris Tour? Your health and safety is our priority. One of the main benefits of a private tour is that you are provided with your very own vehicle. Unlike bus tours, shared tours or visiting Paris via public transport, our private tours are exclusively for your party and provide a personalised experience to help you enjoy amazing cities away from the masses.
To this end, we have introduced the following measures to keep everyone safe:
- All guests (as well as the tour guide and chauffeur) are to wear masks while touring inside of the vehicle.
- Tour guides will practice social distancing according to the latest government regulations, maintaining a current distance of 2 metres from guests at all times when guiding outside of the vehicle.
- Guides and chauffeurs will refrain from shaking hands and making physical contact with guests.
- Offering visits away from the crowds, including priority fast track entry where available.
- Private tours are the best way to avoid crowded areas and our tour guides are specialists in going off the beaten path, including behind the scenes opportunities and visits through quiet back streets.
- Hand sanitiser will be available in all vehicles
- A thorough sterilisation and clean of vehicles before each and every private tour – all surfaces will be cleaned and wiped down in accordance with latest Covid-19 practices.
- Any guide or chauffeur with symptoms will be unable to report to work, no matter how mild, with regular Covid-19 testing taking place.
The French government is set provide further information on the ease of lockdown, beginning with the re-opening of schools. A press conference is set for Thursday. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by the pandemic in France and we cannot wait to socialise and discover the beauty of France very soon. We very much look forward to seeing you this Summer.
With the nation’s lockdown drawing to a close, we are delighted to announce that the Royal Albert Hall will be re-opening from Saturday 29th of May 2021.
The historic venue has been closed to members of the general public since the start of the pandemic but will once again re-open with James Blunt being the first musical artist to perform!
The Royal Albert Hall will begin hosting a series of socially distanced shows to mark its milestone birthday. Tickets for the events will be limited to 1000 in line with government guidelines.
The Royal Albert Hall is set to re-open this May 2021
With all lockdowns being lifted on the 21st of June 2021, this is a great time to tour London with a private London tour and visit its historic landmarks including the Royal Albert Hall.
Summer is just around the corner and we could’nt be more excited for the sunshine in London and the warm weather!
To make things sweeter, the end of June 2021 marks the official end of the lockdown period, meaning we can all get back to some degree of normality with shops and restaurants opening. Next week on Monday 12th of April, certain services such as hairdressers and restaurants with opening outdoor seating areas will be permitted to open.
One new event that London has in store is the announcement that Buckingham Palace will be hosting picnics for the first time in its history. Thats right, members of the public will be able to enjoy the summer and dine like a royal!
From the 9th of July through to the 19th of September, visitors to the Palace will be able to freely roam the gardens and view the route filled with trees planted and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Covid safety measures will still be in place with masks and social distancing.
Make sure to book your Private London Tour to visit Buckingham Palace as well as the Royal Parks including Hyde Park, Green Park, St. James’ Park and make this summer a fun one to remember.
We are looking forward to the Summer Olympic Games which will be held in Paris in 2024. At this stage in time, an approximate 95% of the venues are now in place within 10km of Paris and we can’t be more excited to see how everything will turn out!
While there is plenty of time left until the games, we are excited to hear of the progress and work being carried out in the city of lights. Volleyball pitches will be located on either side of the Eiffel Tower and marathon swimming will take place on the Seine River that runs through Paris.
Rowing and canoeing will be held towards the east of Paris near Disneyland Euro and equestrian will be held in Versailles. Last but not least, the football games will be held in Paris, as well as in different stadiums throughout France.
Credits: Paris 2024.org
The Paris Olympic Games 2024 are sure to be the biggest event France has ever organised and we can’t wait for you to visit the city of lights! Why not make the most of your visit and explore all Paris has to offer with a Private Paris Tour.
With Spring 2021 just around the corner, we are all looking forward to normality settling in London and across the United Kingdom.
Here is the roadmap to lifting lockdown in the UK. We have checked off schools opening on the 8th of March and next up is Step One B:
Here in London we are excited that shops and restaurants will once again be open in just over a months time on the 12th of April 2021. These next few months look very promising when it comes to easing restrictions and we could be more excited to see you all very soon.
From everyone at London Magical Tours, we would like to say a big thank you to the NHS and all the doctors and nurses who throughout the year have been outstanding!