As the Jubilee bank-holiday weekend is just around the corner, many looking to celebrate the event have been caught by surprise after warnings have been issued asking people to stay away from the centre of London.
Once again it is the arrival of the Olympics that is posing an obstruction to many. In preparation for the Olympics, rail works and maintenance of some of the tube lines have been scheduled to be carried out during the weekend.
In order to avoid delaying commuters who use public transport to travel to and from work on a daily basis, there has been little choice but to carry out the works during the Jubilee weekend. Replacement buses have been scheduled to run but many roads and highways will be closed, which means that some degree of travel chaos is likely.
Many Londoners are not too keen on the Olympics coming to town. Not only have few been able to secure tickets, due to limited availability and high prices, but many landlords have increased their rents for the period and courts will not be able to operate at full capacity during the Games.
Moreover, many employees have been urged to take alternative travel routes to and from work. By asking Londoners to avoid busy stations, those coming to the city to enjoy the 2012 Games will find it easier to use public transport.
Many are dissatisfied with the organisation of the Games and the consequences that are coming with the event. It remains to be seen how Londoners will be affected, but many are trying to leave the city for as long as they can in an attempt to escape the chaos.