To avoid disappointments, most Londoners have resorted to taking the underground trains, commonly known as the tube.
But with 10 million visitors expected to descend on London, whose population was put at eight million by a census launched a fortnight ago, the trains are filling to capacity even on off-peak hours.
Being summer and since the trains are poorly ventilated, the smell of sweat has been a turn off for many.
So serious is the situation that UK ministers have been ordered to use public transport to the games. Prime Minister David Cameron has also promised to use the public means “like everyone else”.
Unimpressed, the ministers have, however, vowed to give the games a wide berth. “I would rather watch the games at home,” a minister told The Independent.
Most Londoners also feel that they have been taxed heavily over the years to foot the Sh1.1 trillion £8.8 billion Olympics bill, yet they will only watch the games from their homes due to overpriced tickets.
Depending on the sport and sitting area, Olympics tickets are fetching between Sh2,655 (£20.12) and Sh265,584 (£2,012).
Those who have managed to buy the tickets have another headache – queuing for hours on end to collect them. And that is not all, the seats are scattered which might separate parents from their children.
CoSport, a ticketing agency for the games, has apologised for the queues, but said it could do nothing to help some of those whose seats are scattered around stadiums. The whinging and whining habit of Britons, though, means that they complain yet savour the moment.
When it rains during summer, they grumble but put on gumboots and have fun with the mud.
On the lighter side, most companies aware of the probable transport mess have put in place measures offering some of their employees a chance to work from home.