We may not be able to rely on the weather enjoyed by Sydney, Beijing or other recent Games. But as long as Usain Bolt doesn't mind a bit of drizzle, this is a chance to show off Britain's capability. Just as the Royal Wedding and Diamond Jubilee beamed images of a spruced-up London around the world, the Olympics offer a giant advertising opportunity for business and tourism.
I have lived in London for most of my life and know there is far more to London that Big Ben and the London Eye. Of course you want to experience the London you see on TV and read in the guide books, but if you want to ‘get under the skin’ of this great city, and experience it the way a local would, click on the picture.