London could have new Concorde attraction

London could have new Concorde attraction

A British Airways Concorde could become a leading London tourist attraction.

The retired supersonic aircraft, currently languishing at Heathrow, could find a new home near the London Eye on the River Thames as part of a £22 million new tourism plan, according to reports.

The scheme includes a double-deck concourse jutting out into the Thames outside the former County Hall building, with the Concorde on the top deck and a river boat landing stage underneath.

The aircraft made its last flight between New York and London in August 2000 – just weeks after the crash of an Air France Concorde in Paris killed 113 people.

Captain Les Brodie, who flew the last Concorde flight from Heathrow to Bristol in November 2003, reportedly said: “I think an easily accessible Concorde exhibit in London would help remind people of what we have achieved, and seeing it may inspire someone to do it again.”

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