Anyone who thinks Londoners aren’t excited about the Olympics should visit Howard Road, Walthamstow. I came across this knitted version of the Olympic Games, in what is a charming but utterly glamor-less East London neighborhood, after a tip off from the hilarious Facebook group, the Walthamstow Unofficial Tourist Board.
Nobody was in when I called, but the friendly neighbors tell me the woman in this house knits her own version of every major public event, and has only just taken away her knitted Diamond Jubilee. This is probably the cutest, most individual tribute to the Games I’ve yet come across anywhere – I just hope the brand police don’t pounce on it for violating their sponsors' exclusive logo rights.
Feargus O'Sullivan is a contributing writer to CityLab, covering Europe. His writing focuses on housing, gentrification and social change, infrastructure, urban policy, and national cultures. He has previously contributed to The Guardian, The Times, The Financial Times, and Next City, among other publications.