London - its a wiked place but aint all that posh like the americans think it to be.
Most of London, except the outer boroughs ,central london and most of westminster is a dump, shitty public housing everywhere from crappy council houses to grimey shitty towerblocks and big dirty estates.
If you wana see londons ghettos - then go to these places - HARLESDEN, Stonebridge, north kensington, gospel oak, BRIXTON, streatham, PECKHAM, walworth, lewisham, deptford, new cross, woolwich, Plaistow, west ham, stratford, HACKNEY, bow, bethnal green, poplar, enfield and TOTTENHAM.
Yeh they're all very shitty with high levels of crime, for example - a lot of robbery, burglary, assault, regular stabbings, occasional shootings and car-jacking goes on and most teenagers in these parts carry knives.
Most gangs always got straps and people carry converted baikals that fire 9mm ammunition, mac 10s, magnums and revolvers. Bare people in London do own guns even though theyre illegal.
If you don't want to get shot, dont go to the places in caps - brixton, peckham, hackney, tottenham and harlesden (harlesden/stonebridge has decreasing crime but once gunshots wud go off every nite, it was like jamaica around 8 years ago)
London has 3 times the amount of crime New York does just to note.
African american kid is walkin along in brixton, London and sees some british niggaz smokin weed.
"yo fam - i dint know UK had weed, i thought yall jus sipped tea and ate crumpets fo real"
BANG BANG BANG - kid gets shot
"talk to da gun pussyole, fuckin yank wasteman"
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.