Culture and the 2012 Games: creating a tourism legacy?
This research investigates the relationship between culture and tourism. Speciﬁcally it considers initiatives that have been developed and delivered in the London Borough of Hackney under the banner of the Create Festival, which is part of the Cultural Olympiad. It reﬂects upon their role in creating cultural tourism legacies from the 2012 Olympic Games (hereafter called the Games). Hackney has been chosen for the study on the basis that it is the lead local authority for Culture in the ﬁve boroughs surrounding the Olympic Park (hereafter called the Five Boroughs).