Tower of London goes green to mark Irish State visit

Tourism Ireland arranged for the landmark to go green

Green Tower of London

No, it is not St. Patrick’s Day but there is a distinctive green hue coming from London. President Michael D. Higgins is half way through his official State visit to the UK.

He has so far met the Queen, Prime Minister David Cameron, London’s Mayor Boris Johnson – as well as members of the Irish community based in London.
But one of the biggest London landmarks is also getting the Irish treatment in honour of the visit.

Tourism Ireland arranged for the Tower of London to go green last night to mark the occasion.

Commenting on the ‘greening’ of the Tower of London, Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons said “We’re delighted that Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative, which normally celebrates St Patrick’s Day around the world, has been extended specially to mark this historic State Visit by the President of Ireland”.

Great Britain is our largest single tourism market and is enormously important for tourism businesses across the island of Ireland” he added.

The Tower of London attracts around 2.9 million visitors a year.