London cab drivers, public transportation brace for summer Olympics

There have been a number of travel warnings issued in the past year for anyone who intends to visit London this summer for the 2012 Olympic games. Last month, four major airlines sent a letter to the British government warning that if there is not adequate preparation to deal with the abrupt increase of air traffic and travelers during the weeks of the games, there could be "significant reputational damage," according to The Associated Press.

The source indicated that Great Britain is expecting hundreds of thousands of international travelers, more than 30,000 of whom are athletes, to visit London between July 27 and August 12 while the games are underway.

USA Today reports that cab drivers are already concerned about handling the masses of people, so any parties that are in London during the Olympics should take advantage of reliable chauffeured transportation.

The Underground, London's subway system, has been working hard to prepare its stations for the influx of traffic, which is expected to be enormous considering that the trains run directly to the stadium in Stratford, the source stated.

Many hotels are already booked to capacity, and the rooms that are available are priced for as much as $700 per night. A handful of restaurants have even reserved their maximum number of tables.

That being said, it would be wise to reserve transportation as soon as possible since there will be so many others looking to do the same.

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London cab drivers, public transportation brace for summer Olympics