A number of leading London-based restaurateurs have warned that the 2012 Olympics will have a negative impact on their business. They believe that the Games will be a repeat of the “wash out” experienced during the Royal Wedding earlier this year and will bring disruption and road closures. Richard Shepherd, told the Independent, that he was considering closing his four restaurants, including Langan's Brasserie, during the Games after takings dropped by 75% over the Royal Wedding period. He said: “I think a lot of people are going to catch a cold again.” Peter Prescott, managing director of Prescott & Conran, which runs the Boundary and Albion restaurants in the capital, told the newspaper he was concerned regular business customers will attend corporate events hosted by the Games organising committee's sponsors and partners rather than entertain in restaurants.