Europe As London quiets down, British bask in a post-Olympic glow

London 2012 gave Britain a patriotic boost – not to mention spectacular results at the medal table. Not everything, though, was as rosy as hoped.

By , Correspondent

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Evenings at The Empress, an upmarket pub named after Queen Victoria’s Raj-time rule of India and located in London’s East End, suddenly seem a little hushed.