Sunday, 22 July 2012

London has gone weird

We were wondering around the West End and Covent Garden on Friday, a week before the London 2012 Olympics open, it was weird.

Weird in a good way - cleaner, brighter and shinier than it was six months ago.

Weird in a bad way - false, cluttered and more regimented than I remember.

Weird in a weird way - what's with all the phone box installations and London 2012 pop up information stands? And the flags?

I am excited about the London 2012 Olympics; we're going to an event of the Olympics; but why is London trying to change it's image?

As we walked around I was struck by the way the Londoners haven't changed - still surly, pushy and rude - and yet the city is trying to be something different.

Is London ashamed of itself?
Why has the city gone weird?

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