Originally Posted by Sea Gull
I was there. Just got home tonight. We were standing on Tower Bridge in the pouring rain. There were all manner of human powered vessels in the flotilla. Quite a sight! It looked like three or four smalls boats were in tow when they got near the end. There was a flood tide so there appeared to be very little current. But the wind was on the nose in the final stretch. A beautiful sight but the weather absolutely sucked.
Between the Jubilee and the Summer Olympics the folks in the tourist trade and souvenirs must be making a fortune. This would include people renting out their homes/flats etc for the events.