Olympics Leave London Deserted

London residents are unanimous! With the Olympics on, they'd rather be someplace else


LONDON – The Olympics have succeeded where even last summer's riots failed: London has turned into a ghost town.

Many buses, trains and roads are practically deserted, residents say. Restaurants and shops that would normally be bustling at this time of year are quiet, their staff standing by idly while they wait for something to do.

The city's major tourist attractions have seen their business drop by as much as 40%.