Some Brits have an extra incentive to stay in town on April 29: pub owners in England and Wales will be allowed to extend their hours for the royal wedding. So bargoers can now get properly toasted while toasting the union of Prince William and Kate Middleton into the wee hours.
BBC News reports, “Landlords will be able to extend their opening hours up to 0100 BST across two nights without needing permission from local licensing authorities.” Pubs currently must close at 11 pm unless they receive a special license to stay open longer.
Well, let’s hope that London Underground workers can avoid a strike for that day: Tube employees are currently threatening a walkout on April 29, which could leave thousands of sloshed, stranded people looking for doorsteps to rest on. Yikes.Read More