Two major tourist magnets in Docklands do not expect Brexit to affect trade in the immediate future.
Bosses at London City Airport said it is still expecting a record-breaking number of visitors this year despite uncertainty over the referendum.
The airport operates flights to nearly 40 European destinations but the outcome of the vote on Thursday, June 23 does not immediately change the way people can travel, or security procedures and immigration checks at the Royal Docks transport hub.
However CEO Declan Collier said Britain’s vote to leave the European Union did present “many questions and significant unknowns for the aviation sector, businesses, and passengers”.
He added: “It’s imperative for the UK Government to secure the best possible deal for the country so it can prosper outside the single market.”
He does not want Brexit to divert attention away from “pressing domestic matters” and urged the Secretaries of State for Transport and Communities and Local Government to make a decision on London City Airport’s expansion as soon as possible.
Bosses at fellow Docklands hub Excel said the future is also looking bright.
CEO of the Royal Victoria Dock exhibition and convention centre David Pegler expressed pleasure that the “uncertainty and unpredictability” of the referendum campaign was over and said London would not just survive but thrive in the global economy.
He added: “Although we do not yet know the full details of what Brexit will mean in terms of trade, access to the single market or free-flowing business travel, we are confident of a bright future for the London economy and for Excel.
“London always has and always will be a great place to live, work and do business.
“Excel London looks forward to playing its part in London’s post-EU success story, to continue hosting world-leading events, and to reaping the benefits of a Brexit boost."