Massive increase in Kiwis heading to the UK ahead of wedding

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There's been a massive 25 percent increase in travellers heading to the UK from New Zealand this week ahead of the Royal Wedding, according to figures from Flight Centre.

Windsor, where the wedding is taking place, is expecting an influx of hundreds of thousands of people this weekend.

Flight Centre NZ's Sue Matson recommends people travelling to London should be prepared for delays and of course large crowds when they get there.

There will be special trains heading to Windsor from across the country, some leaving as early as 4am.

If you're going to be in the UK but don't fancy the crowds at Windsor, then there's the option of attending one of the thousands of street parties.

The BBC has waived restrictions that would normally have meant people needed to apply for a license to show the broadcast in public. 

Councils have received hundreds of applications for street parties, and the event will be shown in bars, restaurants and halls across the country.

Maston recommends two public screening locations for those in London, The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, and the Battersea Power Station.