London 2012: Olympic fringe benefits?

What are people whose homes are in the shadow of London's Olympic Park expecting from this summer's Games? And what advantages might there be from living so close to the action?

Residents in Leyton are witnessing a facelift on their high street - but with the Olympic stadium and a big new shopping complex just a mile or so down the road, are they too far away to benefit further?

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Olympic Park images courtesy London 2012 and John Lewis Stratford City/Tom Brien.

Music courtesy KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 25 January 2012.


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