Olympics town or ghost town?

by Blog Burger on August 2, 2012

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. The Olympics have turned London into a tale of two cities, with shops, hotels, theaters and restaurants in the center suffering a tourist drought while crowds throng to the games a few miles to the east. The huge Westfield Stratford City shopping center, smack beside the Olympic Park, is bustling with people visiting the games or simply catching some of the Olympic buzz while they shop. Cheerful London volunteers in pink and purple have been using megaphones to help marshal the crowds at Europe’s largest mall. But across town at the West End London’s main shopping and entertainment district it’s eerily quiet. There’s plenty of space at…

WN.com – International English News

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