One downside has been businesses in London reporting a dip in trade as the Olympics was the only show in town taking away many regular customers and dissuading others from visiting.
Glasgow 2014 bosses are right to point out that Glasgow is different in geography and scale from London but the fact remains there was a problem and that should be heeded.
It would seem unlikely that Glasgow city centre would be a ghost town in 2014, but it was not expected that London's restaurants, shops and theatres would see a negative effect from its biggest event ever on its doorstep.
It is yet another prompt to ensure that all those involved in planning for the games ensure that as well as delivering a fantastic 11 days of competition in the city, there is co-ordination with all other aspects of life in Glasgow to ensure everyone benefits and there is no unnecessary inconvenience to others.
London 2012 has been an outstanding success in terms of delivery and sporting success, which will be a tough act to follow, but Glasgow, as ever, is up for it.