Rain Soaked Jubilee Won't Deter Tourists

6 June 2012, 11:30 | Updated: 6 June 2012, 11:42

It's claimed the bad weather that we had in London over the Jubilee weekend, won't deter tourists from coming over here to visit.

Sunday's River Pageant on the Thames, which was seen on television all over the world, took place in the wet. While the rain dampened many street parties and umbrellas were out as crowds gathered to get a glimpse of the Queen on the balcony at Buckingham Palace yesterday.

But Visit England say the "pageantry outshone the weather" and with the torch relay and the Olympics on the way it's a huge boost to tourism here.

It comes as business leaders say Britain now needs to make the most of the financial benefits of the Diamond Jubilee, not just the memories.

The Institute of Directors claims it brought 120 million pounds to London, but at the same time the two extra days off work may have cost the UK economy up to 4 billion pounds.