Watching Bolt in Style

Nothing beats the experience of being in an Olympic stadium or arena—despite the airport-style security queues, the £10 spent on Cornish pasties and a Coke or two, and indignity of being herded on to trains when the event is over. (At every event I’ve been to, people leave early to avoid the rush—at a run-of-the-mill sporting event, I can see the point, but I’m not giving up a single minute of an Olympic event for a little convenience).

Top 5 Ways to Escape the Olympics

London is usually overflowing with tourists in summer, and we all expected the Olympics crowds to take it to the next level. So far we’ve all been wrong. The tourist attractions, theatres, and high streets are practically deserted. The planners warned the people away from central London, and unfortunately, the people listened. So, it’s a great time to visit London and an even better time to experience the city like a Londoner.