Home of street robbery, ineffective policing, knife crime, a few decent tourist attractions and bad weather. Come to London, by all means, but make sure you don't leave the safety of Southbank or the City, or your Mobile Phones, Ipods, Currency, Passports, Travellers Cheques and Credit Cards will be stolen. Then you will be stabbed, the Ambulance will take half an hour to get their and the police won't even care. Noteable places to avoid: Islington(yes...the whole of it), Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Peckham, Brixton, Bermondsey.
*Walks into any of the aforementioned areas in London*
*gets mugged, stabbed to death*
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.