... it goes by many names. It’s the capital of the United Kingdom, the “Big Smoke,”the “Swinging City.” It’s where Oliver Twist set out to make his fortune. It’s the birthplace of Peter Pan and David Bowie. It’s where the Olympian Gabby Douglas made history when she grabbed her first gymnastics individual gold medal. It’s where Kate Middleton and Prince William tied the knot. It’s Adele’s “Hometown Glory”; it’s The Kinks “paradise”. In short, London is a place where you want to be.
As the poet Samuel Johnson said of London,"You’ll find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”