I’ve been in London a fair bit over the Olympic fortnight. It has by and large seemed fairly quiet but finished with a bang with the Marathon in the centre of town and the Blur gig in Hyde Park, of which more later.
The two pics on the right show Covent Garden piazza a couple of days apart. The first is a photo taken at 11am of where the buskers usually do their stuff. Pretty empty.
The second is at lunchtime on the next day. Huge difference. Maybe it’s the couple of hours that made the difference or that everyone was at the games on Friday and they then came into London to watch the Marathon on Saturday.
We shall probably never find out and actually I doubt anyone cares.
I gave the busker we watched the previous week a fiver. Seemed reasonable. He gave us a long show and we enjoyed it.