An Insider’s Guide to London in August

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From Buckingham Palace to the City’s Biggest Street Party, Tristar Worldwide Chauffeurs Share Five Unique Ways for Visitors to Enjoy The City

In August, many Londoners flee The City for the sea -- but the chauffeurs at London-based Tristar Worldwide Chauffeur Services are working overtime, transporting an international clientele to special events and attractions that make the heart of Summer an ideal time to visit.

Here are some of the chauffeurs’ picks for the most unique ways to enjoy London in August:

  • Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

When: 23rd July-3rd October 2011
Where: Buckingham Palace
What: An opportunity to explore the lavish royal apartment. In addition, The Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress and shoes will be on display at the palace, along with the multi-tiered royal wedding cake.

  • Great British Beer Festival

When: 2nd-6th August
Where: Earl’s Court
What: It is Britain’s biggest beer festival bringing together a wide range of real ales, ciders, perries and international beers. – Visit http://gbbf.camra.org.uk/home

  • Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition

When: 7th June 2011-15th August 2011
Where: Royal Academy of Arts
What: The Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition is the largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world, drawing together a wide range of recent work by established, unknown and emerging artists. http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/
 

  • Camden Fringe Festival

When: 1st August- 28th August
Where: various venues in Camden
What: A platform for more than 400 performances from comedy, theatre, dance, and more. – Visit http://www.camdenfringe.com/index.php?id=2
 

  • Notting Hill Carnival

When: Sunday 28th-Monday 29th August
Where: Notting Hill
What: It’s the biggest street party in London with a carnival atmosphere – visit http://www.thenottinghillcarnival.com/2011.html

Mike Fogarty, Tristar’s CEO in the United States, said, “With the Royal Wedding just past, and a busy year ahead leading up to the 2012 Olympics, we are encouraging leisure travelers and travel professionals in the U.S. to think about London this Summer – August is a perfect time to experience all the city has to offer, at great rates.”

Tristar offers a variety of day tours in London and across the across the UK, as well as transfers to and from London’s airports, and at departure airports in the U.S. In 2010, Tristar provided businesses and consumers with more than 500,000 rides in Greater London and the UK, and boasted an on time record that exceeded 99%.

For information, visit http://www.tristarworldwide.com, or call twenty four hours, + 1 (866) 686-0373.

“Tristar was founded in London and has served the Greater London market for more than thirty years -- We know this exciting city and the surrounding counties like no other transport provider,” said Dean De Beer, Tristar’s Chief Executive. “We look forward to providing travelers to London, This Summer and beyond, with Royal Treatment.”

About Tristar

With international Hub Offices in London, New York and Hong Kong, Tristar Worldwide Chauffeur Services delivered more than 500,000 trips in more than 80 countries in 2010. Tristar maintains teams of chauffeurs in those cities, as well as Boston in the U.S., and Manchester in the U.K. It operates through a network of highly trained and qualified affiliates in more than 80 countries worldwide. Tristar attributes much of its success to a highly selective and detailed affiliate selection and management process, which ensures the company’s industry-leading, high level of client service and performance.

In the U.S., Tristar is recreating the style of service offered in the U.K., by offering a state-of-the-art fleet and the best trained chauffeurs in the industry. Tristar is the UK’s largest chauffeur drive company in its sector, with a fleet of more than 500 vehicles. They also have long-term partnerships with regional and international affiliates, and provide contracted services to some of the best-known and well-respected companies and brands worldwide.

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