The centre of London is so dead it could be the set for a zombie movie - that's the opinion of one trader in Oxford Street, London's main shopping thoroughfare.
Waiters in restaurants are doing nothing and hotel room prices have dropped from £500 to £130 in some cases.
London's famously truculent taxi cab drivers have seen their business dry up.
The Olympic dividend has just not happened and the city's business community is angry. Commuting was going to be a nightmare but in fact seldom has travelling into town been easier.
London's business community blame the overemphasis on security and gridlock problems before the games started.
They also say that the government should not have allowed tens of thousands of government workers to "work from home" for the duration of the competition.
But it is small business that has been hit worst of all. The predicted crowds of shoppers have just not materialised.
While the crowds of sports fans are heading daily towards the Olympic stadium in Stratford, East London the rest of the city has been likened to a "ghost town"
In the London borough of Greenwich the small traders in the town's covered market are especially angry.
Greenwich is the home of the Olympic equestrian site and local traders were hoping for a windfall from the crowds that have converged there.
Instead they say that over-zealous stewarding has killed off their trade. Long lines of spectators are being led straight to the venue without deviation and are being prevented from entering the Greenwich Market.
Kate Hill-Smith how owns the Red Door cafe in the market said her takings are down by more than half. "We took on extra staff to cope with the anticipated demand but instead it has been a distaster."
There are other trading restrictions as well. Local shop owners have been forced to remove their hoardings in case it conflicts with Olympic corporate message.