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London tourists aren't smiling

Will tourists be returning to London after their experience of the Olympics? Maybe not. Apparently visitors to London did not find the city friendly despite all the adoring coverage of Games Makers overcoming London's unfriendly image. It was also not found to be clean, safe and definitely not good value for money by comparison with rival destinations.

Spokeswoman Emma Shaw from TripAdvisor, which carried out the survey, tried to pin the blame on London before the changes or in the aftermath of the Olympics: "While London hasn't ranked particularly highly by those that have reviewed the city this year, it's important to remember that many of the respondents may have experienced London before major changes were made or post the events of the summer."

So if it was rubbish before and rubbish after, what hope for the future?


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