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Thought you’d take advantage of all the sweet hotel deals to score a springtime trip to London? We’re hoping you didn’t pick this week, because now is not the time to see the city at its best, despite the fact that President Barack Obama's in town.
London’s been on lockdown pretty much since Saturday, when the first march against the G20 Summit took place. Police were expecting trouble then, but there wasn’t any, apart from some bonged-out looking types in Trafalgar Square that evening.
We were hoping that the rest of the protests scheduled for this week would turn out the same way, but on Monday came the news that phone boxes were being removed from the streets of Central London in case protestors tore them down, building sites had been ordered by the Mayor to shut up shop and remove any junk that could be commandeered as weapons, and businesses in the Square Mile and even high profile places like the Ritz were boarding up their windows in preparation for a fight.