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?