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December 29, 2008 -- Celebrating 55 years of bringing the very best in boating to the English capital, the 2009 London Boat Show returns to London ExCel on January 9th, 2009. LateRooms, the discount hotels specialists, outlines some of the show’s highlights and offers advice for those looking for accommodation during the show.

Over 130,000 visitors are expected at the 2009 London International Boat Show which takes place at ExCel London in January. Hundreds of fascinating vessels are set to be displayed, from historic replicas to the latest in new marine technology. The purpose built Suzuki Indoor harbour provides over 1000 square metres of water, enabling visitors to the show to experience the boats in an authentic setting.

Among the highlights at the event is the debut of the Sunseeker 30-metre yacht, which is capable of providing speeds of up to 28 knots and flexible accommodation for up to ten guests and four members of crew.

The main stage features a range of entertainment including regular performances of a stunning theatrical show (based on ‘A Mermaid’s Tale’ featuring aerial displays, extreme acrobatics, dance and music), marine inspired catwalk collections and seminars.

23-year-old Sarah Outen, the ocean rowing world's latest recruit, is due to appear in order to give those visiting the event an insight into the world of the sport.

The show will also mark the launch of her bid to become the youngest individual to row solo across the 3,000-mile Indian Ocean.

Speaking about her appearance, she said: "I'm thrilled to be taking part in the London International Boat Show. I'm usually standing on the other side of the stage awestruck by the tales of adventurers such as Dame Ellen McArthur or Roz Savage.

"But now it will be me up there trying to inspire others to follow their dreams."

The 2009 International London Boat Show takes place between January 9th and 18th. Discounted tickets are available in advance from the official London Boat Show website with children under 15 free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets can also be bought on the door.

For visitors to the 2009 London International Boat show needing accommodation, LateRooms offers over 600 London hotels, including 18 hotels within 2 miles of ExCel. Some of the best deals available include the 3 star Express by Holiday Inn London-Royal Docks/Docklands which has standard double rooms available from £135 including breakfast - a saving of £115.

The 4 star Ramada Hotel & Suites, London Docklands is offering a standard room for 2 adults and 1 child for £115, saving £95

For those preferring London apartment accommodation, the 4 star Marlin Apartments Canary South have apartment double rooms available from £99.99, a saving of £140 on the normal rate.

The 4 star Novotel London Excel offers great value with a superior room sleeping 2 adults and 2 children available for only £79, a saving of £126

All of these properties score average customer ratings of 5/6

Notes For Editors.

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LateRooms is one of the UK's leading online accommodation sites offering late availability deals in over 20,000 properties worldwide, ranging from bed and breakfasts to five star luxury hotels.

LateRooms offers customers a saving of up to 70 per cent off the normal room rate for a variety of independent and branded hotels. Customers can book by phone or online 24/7, whether booking 12 months or 12 minutes in advance - whatever time, whatever day. No other accommodation site offers this flexibility.

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Kaia Lear
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