If Rome is the Eternal City, Paris the City of Lights & New York the City that never sleeps, what is London?
What type of city is London?
I can't believe everyone is so down on London.
London is the coolest city in the world
We have got:
History - tower of london, buck house, westminster abbey, The houses of parliment
Culture, Royal Opera house, the Globe theatre, Tate Britain and Modern, theatreland, the National Portrait Gallery
Music - brixton academy (my favourite place on the planet, Shepherds bush empire, the dublin castle, Scala,
Sports - Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea, Charlton, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Wembley - home of footbal, Twickenham - home of rugby) Lords (home of cricket) the oval
Shopping - oxford street, bond street, hatton garden, portobello road, camden market, Borough Market
I could go on and on - and these are just the major attractions. If you visit different areas you get a totally different experience that is still great - Highgate, Camden, Angel, southbank, clapham, Hoxton, Borough
I love living in london because you do get to experience such diversity
The City That's A Rainy Dark Version Of New York But With Great Theatres And Some Good Shops. Real catchy name innit?
The City of Difference. Although London does not need a name like Paris, Rome or NYC, London just says it all really doesn't it?
Well done Crystalcrazy! I am a Fulhamite - I really miss the place!
In time scale, Rome and London are probably pretty equal. New York doesn't even rate! Paris? Not too sure about that one - but I would prefer to have one night again in London than ten in Paris!
As far as I know London is not the City of anything in particular. It also has fewer monuments than either of the three cities you list in your question.
However if it helps Disraeli once said that London is a roost for every bird. Or that London is 'a modern Babylon'. Babylon originally meant the gateway of the gods so there you go make up your own expression if you want!
'London the city of excitment' , didn't someone famous once say when you are bored of london you are bored of life?
But really I am not a great fan of the place, its far too congested and needs something, not just a giant ferris wheel or a idle big dome. The Olympics should do wonders for the city, esp the east end, it needs something modern and unique, much more should be made of the fact that the prime meridian runs through Greenwich and that gives us Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Known as The Big Smoke for many years (in the days of London Smog), I think London deserves a new title.
With it's multicultural/multiethnic/multilingual ambience how about:
London - The World in a City or
London - The City of the World ?
The city that has to deal with what Britain has become. A country of leisure. Great Britain was so in the years of Victoria - London had no say in it's power then as it was the northern cities that were forming the greatness of Britain. London has fine history, but in the 21st century, other cities have taken over
Rome is unquestionably one the most lovely cities on earth; annually countless tourists come from around the world to enjoy the pieces and efforts of Roman art and architecture and to be one of them you should begin with Hotelbye . One of the most popular of Rome's many squares is Piazza Navona. That place preserves the design of the Stadium of Domitian that after stood here. Piazza Navona was builted by Emperor Domitian in 86 AD and has three spectacular fountains.
I agree with crazy lad I don't live in London but have been there many times and know it well a great city loads to do and see so stop keep knocking it I will never get tired of London
I love London - lived there for many fantastic years. The only other cities that even come close are, as you mentioned, Gay Paree and NYC
London's nickname is "The Old Smoke" - a reference to the air pollution of the industrial revolution.
coolest historical city in the world, fantastic international cuisine, great shopping, brilliant museums...it's got it all
thank god I don't have to live there, but just enjoy it as a visitor for £15 a night in the St Christophers Inns hostel next to London Bridge :)
City of Immigrants
People seem very negative about it. It can be ugly and dirty, but parts of it are lovely and up where I live there's very little crime and lots of greenery. All cities have their scummy areas but there's lots of great things about London, like the oppourtunities, the history and the different people and places you can experience here. It's not perfect, but it is my home so lay of it! If you don't like it here, go somewhere else. London is now the most popular city in the world for businesses, is home to 7.5 million people and attracts 13+ million visitors a year so it can't be that terrible can it? And the prices are so high because people are willing to pay them to come here. Even with the high prices, there's still a shortage of housing where I live. Don't like it, don't come here. We have our problems, but maybe it's because I'm a Londoner that I love London town!
The UKs biggest tourist atraction bringing more money into the country than anything else
These days probably the "city of eastern European pick pockets".
The Coolest City That Is Sometimes So Pretty
It's the epicentre of history..but yes! all the other stuff too.
whats with dissing london
it is the big smoke
and it is the dogs bollox
and it is my home
i bet you are all yanks or foreigners cussing this great city.
What are all these people talking about? London rocks, I know loads of people who live there and go loads myself and not one of them have been mugged or pick pocketed, so i don;t know where people are getting all that from. It's busy and crammed and heaving and I love it, plus lets face it all the good designs and image come out of there. London the city of design.
Crazy lad has the best answer. If people cannot see all the good things about a place thats there fault. (Sad people)!
London should be titled :
Finiancial and Aviation Hub of the World.
Our city is every city rolled into one! yes it has its bad points but hasn`t every city? come on everyone stop pulling our fantastic capital down. I think our city should be the city of HISTORY AND INTRIGUE!!!
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The great cities all have faces. If all the people who live in each
city could be photographed exactly one over the other, the result would
be the general expression of that city's face. New York would be
discontented and eager; London would be stolidly glum and healthy, with
a little surliness; Berlin would be supercilious, overbearing; Rome
would be gravely resentful; and so on; but Paris would be gay,
incredulous, frivolous, pretty and impudent. The reality may be gone,
or may have changed, but the look is in her face still when the light
of a May morning shines on it.
But in a large city there is a great deal of city and suburban news. Take
for example, New York; and there is that great city, and Brooklyn, and
Jersey City, and Hoboken, and Newark, and Elizabeth, to be looked after,
as well as many large villages near at hand. And there is great
competition between the papers, which shall get the most, the exactest,
and the freshest, news. Consequently, each day, a leading New York paper
will publish a page or more of local news. The City Editor has charge of
collecting this news. He has, perhaps, twenty or twenty-five men to help
him--some in town, and others in the suburbs.