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Wonderful London Quotes Which Perfectly Sum Up The City

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Finding it hard to express your feelings about London? The London quotes share the magic, the frustration and the wonder of the city.

London is often remarked as one of the greatest cities in the world, as a born and bred Londoner I may be biased but I have to agree. Do not get me wrong, it is far from perfect – it is busy, it is loud and at times, Londoners’ can be damn right rude.

I have days when all I want to do is escape London but deep down, this city full of diversity and chaos, incredible landmarks and buildings, completely owns my heart and many of the quotes about London below perfectly sum those feelings up. 

London Quotes which perfectly sum up the city and will make you want to visit. 

There’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere – Vivienne Westwood

A bad day in London is still better than a good day anywhere else – Unknown

If you’re curious, London’s an amazing place – David Bailey

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On March 4th, 1830, I arrived in London, where a new world seemed opened to me – Henry Bessemer

It is difficult to speak adequately or justly of London. It is not a pleasant place; it is not agreeable, or cheerful, or easy or exempt from reproach. It is only magnificent – Henry James

The vibe of London as a city is captivating. It’s both fast-paced and extremely rushed but still has the calmness that would attract any big-city person – Ali Fazal

Yes, London. You know, fish, chips, cup o tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary-fucking-Poppins. London! -Dennis Farina

London always reminds me of a brain. It is similarly convoluted and circuitous. A lot of cities, especially American ones like New York and Chicago, are laid out in straight lines. Like the circuits on computer chips, there are a lot of right angles in cities like this. But London is a glorious mess – James Geary

I’ve been walking about London for the last 30 years, and I find something fresh in it every day – Walter Besant

The parks be the lungs of London – Charles Dickens.

The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world – Oscar Wilde

London is a bad habit one hates to lose – Anonymous

One thing about London is that when you step out into the night, it swallows you – Sebastian Faulks

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Quotes about London City Living

If like me, you live in London these quotes will most likely relate… 

when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford -Samuel Johnson

It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them. The walls of London may be battered, but the spirit of the Londoner stands resolute and undismayed – George VI

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner, that I love London so  -Hubert Gregg

Oh, I love London Society! It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what Society should be. –Oscar Wilde

In London, love and scandal are considered the best sweeteners of tea – John Osbourne

Nothing is certain in London but expense -William Shenstone

My Dad says that being a Londoner has nothing to do with where you’re born. He says that there are people who get off a jumbo jet at Heathrow, go through immigration waving any kind of passport, hop on the tube and by the time the train’s pulled into Piccadilly Circus they’ve become a Londoner – Ben Aaronovitch

Iconic London Quotes

London baby! – Joey Tribbiani

In London, everyone is different, and that means anyone can fit in – Paddington Bear

London is a cluster of communities, great and small, famous and unsung; a city of contrasts, a congregation of diversity – Roy Porter

London is a city that has reinvented itself upon the remains of the past – Leo Hollis

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