MY BED RIGHT NOW is in Bow, East London. My back garden is within view of the shards of laser lights cutting through the sky each night. My local shop looks right into a series of 5 huge rings in the sky. My home is a 5-minute walk from Olympic Park.
A cynic like many other London residents, I dismissed the Games at first. What I’d assumed would be a burden for local residents revealed itself to be a platform for local businesses around the Olympic Park to shine, cashing in on thirsty mouths and hungry bellies. It’s a chance for cafes in East London to show the world their own brand of local, sustainable food and beans, roasted within the borough.