The London 2012 Olympic Stadium is illuminated to mark ‘1 year to go to the Olympic Games’. (Anthony Charlton/LOCOG via Getty Images)
The London 2012 Olympic Stadium is illuminated to mark ‘1 year to go to the Olympic Games’.
(Anthony Charlton/LOCOG via Getty Images)

London: Look Beyond the Olympic Lights

England’s majestic capital isn’t what it seems.
 

The eyes of the world are fixed on London.

In a normal year, London attracts 13 million overseas visitors, more than Paris or New York. An additional 260,000 are expected for the Olympics. It has the sixth-largest city economy in the world. Judging by appearances, it seems that London, as its mayor recently boasted, is “the greatest city on Earth!”

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