Boris gets nostalgic for 2012 Games at City Hall exhibition


Hall was packed out on Monday evening, as Mayor Boris Johnson entertained guests at the opening of the Drawing The Games exhibition, which will display hundreds of artist Nicholas Garland’s sketchings of the London Olympics, until 31 July.

Boris reminisced – at length – to The Capitalist: “Let’s remember it wasn’t just about the transport, which ran smoothly, it wasn’t just about the volunteers – the magenta magicians – who served the Games with a massive smile. It wasn’t solely about the outstanding performance of our athletes. It wasn’t only about the physical legacy, with eight venues’ futures secured – no tumbleweed, or buddleia here... It was also about creating an artistic legacy.”

Locations included in Garland’s drawings are the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Tower Bridge and the ArcelorMittal Orbit. Needless to say there was no mention of ascending the Arcelor on this occasion.