The Vine: April 20, 2012
Since you have so many well-traveled and/or UK-based readers, I thought this time-sensitive issue I've been puzzling over would be perfect for an Ask the Readers. In short, the Life Partner and I will be traveling to the U.K. from the U.S. at the end of July 2012 for his close friend's wedding. The wedding itself is on the coast in Cornwall (the day after the Opening Ceremonies), but we have an opportunity to a) stay in the center of London affordably for a few days after the wedding and b) obtain some free passes to an Olympics event or two.
The questions are: Should we? Will the city be crowded to the point of being unenjoyable during the Olympics? We've booked some preliminary accommodations that can be changed and wouldn't be too much of a loss to cancel altogether, but soon we need to make more expensive decisions including plane tickets. Given that I'm the sort of person to evacuate a city I live in when a big event comes to town, are we crazy to be heading into the belly of the beast? Any recommendations for non-Olympic/non-"major tourist trap" things to do in London if we do go? Thanks!
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