The city of London will be covered with red and white banners and colourful flags this summer to support the 2018 World Cup Bid. The flags will appear across the city for three weeks from 16th August until 5th September, coinciding with the FIFA inspection visit.
Cllr Alan Bradley, chairman of Westminster City Council’s planning applications sub committee, said: “It has been more than 50 years since England hosted the World Cup and Westminster Council puts its support firmly behind the bid. I hope that not only our visitors and residents will be able to enjoy the flag display, but that it also impresses the FIFA inspectors."
"Our country's passion for football is unbridled despite the disappointing performance in this year's World Cup, and I hope our decision will help increase our chances of being the 2018 host nation."
The banners will be proudly displayed in five central London locations including 193 on Park Lane, 80 on Vauxhall Bridge Road, Millbank, Whitehall (59 on Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square) and 46 on Victoria Embankment.