Athletes recommend City hotspots to tourists

DON’T be alarmed if you bump into a supremely toned woman with a steely glint in her eye during your lunchtime stroll around St Paul’s Cathedral – it’s probably just Olympic triathlete Helen Jenkins visiting her favourite City landmark.

Britain’s Team GB medal hopefuls have been roped into naming their favourite capital sights as part of a guide put together by British Airways for first-time visitors to London.

And while poster girl Jess Ennis urges tourists to hit the shops of Oxford Street and gymnast Louis Smith opts for the O2, reigning triathlon world champion Jenkins plumps for the more refined environs of Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece.

Perhaps less surprisingly she also recommends Hyde Park – the site of this year’s Olympic triathlon.