We just increased our potential as a great city to visit when London was cast in a good light during the World Figure Skating Championships.
Now we’re in the national and international spotlight again for something sinister – homegrown terrorists who are willing to die for violence.
So the question is, what are people across the globe thinking about London these days?
Will this deter people from coming here?
I don’t think so. We’re a big enough city now that three or possible four alleged terrorists from London aren’t going to make a difference when people are choosing vacation plans.
It is a fascinating story though.
Did these men go looking for trouble? How did they connect with al-Qaida?
Were they recruited and how many more young London men were approached?