SUBSCRIBE

News > Business

Read more breaking news

 

 

Get ready for London 2012: Logistics walking tour with Transport for London

By Emma Eversham , 29-May-2012
Last updated on 29-May-2012 at 11:20 GMT2012-05-29T11:20:04Z

Businesses based in the centre of London could face difficulties during the Olympics if they don't have a plan in place
Businesses based in the centre of London could face difficulties during the Olympics if they don't have a plan in place
Loading the player...

With just two months to go before the start of the London 2012 Olympics, BigHospitality took a tour of central London with Transport for London's Ian Wainwright to find out what kind of logistical issues restaurants, hotels and pubs could face during the event.

Although few of London's businesses are based on the Olympic Route Network (ORN), the closure of these roads could well cause disruption to those around it as delivery drivers are forced to seek alternative routes.

The capital is also expected to be busier than usual, meaning it could be harder for drivers to find spaces to stop and unload. Staff may also find it harder to get to and from work. 

With this in mind we asked TfL to explain what hospitality businesses could do to keep moving during The Games period and ensure they benefitted from the potential extra trade the event may bring. 

In this podcast, join BigHospitality's editor Emma Eversham and TfL's senior policy officer Ian Wainwright on a walking tour of Piccadilly and Soho, including a visit to Heddon Street vegetarian restaurant Tibits, as they discuss some of the difficulties businesses may face during the Olympics and suggest ways to overcome them. 
 

Back in business: Hospitality property market outlook

Back in business: Hospitality property market outlook

As the new year gets rolling, now is the perfect time for hotels, restaurants...

Digital restaurant: How to extend your reach with online innovations

Digital restaurant: How to extend your reach with online innovations

The likes of social media, online advertising and mobile loyalty apps allow businesses large...

How to use Twitter for restaurants

#SocialRestaurant: How to use Twitter effectively

They’re all on it. Big national chains, high-profile chefs and small emerging brands across...

Dietary requirements: Terre à Terre’s top tips

Dietary requirements: Terre à Terre’s top tips

In the third part of our Dietary Requirements special feature, BigHospitality takes a trip...

How to become a hotel manager: Masterclass with Glion

How to become a hotel manager: Masterclass with Glion

What skills do you need to be a hotel manager? Following a special media...

Budget 2013: What it really means for your hospitality business

Budget 2013: What it really means for your hospitality business

Now the dust has settled on George Osborne's fourth Budget speech, the race is...

UK pub industry pledges more than 400 work placements in just one week

UK pub industry pledges more than 400 work placements in just one week

Long hours, unskilled work and few career development opportunities: the hospitality industry, and pubs...

UK team 'disappointed' by ninth place at the World Pastry Cup

UK team 'disappointed' by ninth place at the World Pastry Cup

Martin Chiffers, president of the UK's Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie club, has described...

Every hospitality business must make job creation pledge, says Ufi Ibrahim

Every hospitality business must make job creation pledge, says Ufi Ibrahim

Ufi Ibrahim has told hospitality businesses across the UK that they must ‘walk the...

How to market your hospitality business better using photo and video

How to market your hospitality business better using photo and video

A picture might tell a thousand words but getting the right photo and video...

Tacos Restaurant Eats Out: Neil Rankin, Temper Behind The Scenes

Restaurant Eats Out: Behind The Scenes – Neil Rankin, Temper

In the fourth and final Behind The Scenes video in our Restaurant Eats Out...

Restaurant Eats Out: Behind The Scenes ‒ Breddos Tacos

Restaurant Eats Out: Behind The Scenes ‒ Breddos Tacos

The latest installment of our Behind The Scenes look into our London Restaurant Eats Out...

Is music right in your restaurant

Pump up the volume: Is the music right in your restaurant?

Video by Hannah Thompson         Noisy music in restaurants is a contentious...

Restaurant Eats Out Sam Hart, El Pastor Behind The Scenes

Restaurant Eats Out: Behind The Scenes – Sam Hart, El Pastor

As part of a recent Restaurant Eats Out food tour, we checked out some of...

Indian restaurants video Restaurant Eats Out: New Wave Indian

WATCH: Restaurant Eats Out: New Wave Indian

In Restaurant magazine’s third Eats Out event, we explored London’s burgeoning new wave Indian...

Restaurant Eats Out: Behind The Scenes – Thomasina Miers, Wahaca

Restaurant Eats Out: Behind The Scenes – Thomasina Miers, Wahaca

As part of the latest Restaurant Eats Out food tour, we checked out some...

Chaophraya Newcastle’s cocktail demo gin Thai kaffir lime

Cocktail demo: Chaophraya Newcastle’s gin with Thai-style kaffir lime

Ben Escobar, bar manager at Chaophraya Newcastle, demonstrates a Reverse Reviver cocktail, one of...

Adam Byatt chef on his success at Trinity Clapham London

Chefs’ Secrets of Success: Adam Byatt

“Try to be better today than you were yesterday…faster, cleaner, sharper.”

Sweet, fresh, spicy: How to make classic prawn rolls with Thaikhun

Sweet, fresh, spicy: How to make classic prawn rolls with Thaikhun

Sal Taylor, assistant business manager and head chef at Thaikhun at the Metrocentre in...

Restaurant Magazine: London Taco Tour

Restaurant Eats Out: The London Taco Tour

Restaurant magazine’s second Eats Out event turns its attention to the London’s burgeoning taco...