Thursday, August 2, 2012

The 'ghost town' Games..

As many as 1.5million people are working from home during the Olympics in what experts warned could prove a damaging blow to the capital’s economy.
Thousands of civil servants who would normally be at their desks in Whitehall have taken advantage of an offer of ‘flexible working’ while the Games are on.
And many big blue-chip firms, including the taxpayer-backed Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland, have allowed staff to stay away from their offices following apocalyptic warnings of travel chaos.

 Where is everyone? A deserted Regent Street in London. Businesses say the centre of the city has become a 'ghost town' during the Olympics.

 Worrying: Restaurants in Covent Garden, normally rammed with tourists, are suffering a downturn in trade as customers stay away from the area