Capital of England. Capital of the UK.
One of the four fashion capitals of the world, along with Paris
, New York
A place rich in culture, old & new, traditional & punk-rock.
Walk through the West End and you'll see restaurants of 10003 different countries, shops which sell handbags in the shape of watering cans, and about 70 people painted silver or gold or various other metallic colours who make squeaky noises when they move and scare little children when they go to put money in their hat.
Take pictures of red double decker buses, the Big Ben or black taxi cabs. Alternatively, take any London tourist guide and cut out the front cover picture which will contain all of these things.
If you're a goth, or a little bit 'alternative', go to Camden Market.
Anyone else go to Oxford circus for the biggest and best Topshop in the world, Portobello Road or Covent Garden (especially on a nice summers evening with a slight breeze in your hair and the gentle guitar strumming of the buskers in the background. Trendies in skinny jeans sit on street corners and listen to scene music and the strange gold squeaky men pack up after a days hard work.)
London is A fashion capital of the world.
The Capital of the world
, only rival New York
. Incorporates the best of both Europe and America. Unlike in New York the Tube
stations are Clearly signposted. Unlike New York the streets are all squigley and it is really really old. South of the river Thames
is a mythical land that those on the North talk about in nervous whispers, but it actually isn't that bad and is fast becoming the only place in the city besides cardboard boxes that is affordable to live in. Stand in the middle of the Millenium footbridge and turn around in a 360 degree circle. Go on the London eye. Don't visit the London Dungeons. Go shopping on portabello road, or in Camden, not in Covent Garden. Go to the opera in Regent's park, and to speaker's corner in Hyde park on a sunday afternoon. Trafalger Square in the evening, Leicester square at mid-day. Karl Marx and Charles Dickens are buried in Highgate cemetary. Ealing is queen of the suburbs.
All of life is there.
The capital of England, but not the only city there. No americans seem to realise that not all english people are from london, and that we don't all eat crumpets and go on the hunt.
"Where are you from?"
"Oh my gawd, I love london"
"No, not London. Manchester."
"Oh my gawd, I love london"
"Err, no, I'm not from London but I am from england"
"Oh my gawd..." etc etc
Hip ethnic enclaves infused with homosexuality, poverty, and royalty.
The world's most cosmopolitan city, where the pulse of Europe erupts.
Coolest subway system in the world!
Most comopolitan city in the universe!
The most cosmopolitan city in the world, with the coolest subway system
(the underground). Proper and sophisticated yet urban, ethnic, and clubby. Best food out of any Euro city.
A city that feels like a big disco, sophisticated yet chaotic
Mate: I'm bored, how about we go to Birmingham
Me: No way, that place is a shithole. Let's go to London
Mate: Yeh, good idea! Birmingham
's full of inbreds anyway!
The most schizophrenic, multicultural, cosmopolitan and straight-up brilliant city you'll ever visit.
'When a man is tired of London he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.' - Samuel Johnson, 1777.