23 July 2012
The giant Olympic rings on the Tower Bridge have cheered many international and local visitors to the City of London since they were installed last month. It has made Tower Bridge an even more popular place for tourists to take, Tweet and Facebook pictures of themselves in an London iconic location.
“The rings on the Tower Bridge add great Olympic atmosphere to London. My daughter and I took loads of pictures from different directions. We will be showing them to our friends” said one visitor from China.
A spokesman from the City of London Corporation which owns and manages Tower Bridge said there have been even more people than usual stopping to look at the Bridge and take photos. The rings will remain on the Bridge until the end of the Olympics and then will be replaced with the Agitos, the symbol of Paralympics.
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About the City of London Corporation
The City of London Corporation is a uniquely diverse organisation. It supports and promotes the City as the world leader in international finance and business services and provides local services and policing for those working in, living in and visiting the Square Mile. It also provides valued services to London and the nation. These include the Barbican Centre and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama; the Guildhall Library and Art Gallery and London Metropolitan Archive; education (including three independent schools and sponsor of three City Academies); five Thames bridges (including Tower Bridge and the Millennium Bridge); the Central Criminal Court at Old Bailey; over 10,000 acres of open spaces (including Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest), and three wholesale food markets. It is also London’s Port Health Authority and runs the Animal Reception Centre at Heathrow. It works in partnership with neighbouring boroughs on the regeneration of surrounding areas and the City of London Corporation’s charity, the City Bridge Trust, makes grants of more than £15 million annually to charitable projects in London. The City of London Corporation co-funds the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands with the GLA and a number of other organisations and individuals.