London is all about the colorful culture it has. London is nothing short of a pure magic. It is one of the most known and visited cities in the world, London has all spread out: from history and culture to find food and to a great time. 2000 years of history have made ‘Big Smoke’ deeply global and mysterious. With such a variety, The dynamic culture of London makes it the most unique international cities in the world.
There is a connoisseur of innovation of art and culture. There is an amalgamation in the theatrical innovation, contemporary art, pioneering music, writing, poetry, architecture, and design.
Here are the reasons why London is called the greatest city.
History to tell
It has the history going way back. With the evidence in regards that there were settlements in London as far back as 4500 BC. However, the actual life started in London after the Romans invaded England in 43 AD, which they called Londinium at the time.
There are so many iconic buildings and landmarks in London than any other city in the world with over 2,000 years of history.
London is the amongst the second most popular tourist city in the world according to the number of visitors it attracts annually.
When we talk of the safest cities to live in the World, London finds its place in the top 20’s.
The dynamics in the city varies from museums to art galleries, flourishing royal parks to art house exhibitions.
London is home to Queen’s residence which is popularly known as the Buckingham Palace. The Queen, Elizabeth also represents over 1000 years of British tradition, values, and democracy.
London is having the Heathrow airport which is the third largest airport in the world by the number of passengers, which means people in London can fly directly to most destinations across the globe.
A football lover will surely be in love with the city as it has the most football clubs of any city in Europe, with 10 teams in the top two English leagues.
The city is home to over 8.4 million trees, 300,000 gardens and multiple copies of hectares of green space.
London is one of the most multicultural cities on the Globe. Incredibly the city has more than 270 nationalities and 300 languages. You will find restaurants serving a variety of national dishes from almost every country in the World.
You can see dead people as in most of the cities you are not able to notice them, but London let you see that. The writing pattern of these authors take you to the world of dead and fictional ghosts including the biggies like Shakespeare, Falstaff, Sherlock Holmes, Dickens, Oliver Twist, Dr. Johnson, Samuel Pepys and about 12 more are around.
Greatest literary hub
London is the world’s greatest literary hub where you will find the books by Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell and Oscar Wilde.
Magical parks, magical thinking
Hyde Park in London has everything that will make you fall in love with the place, including the Diana Memorial Fountain, Serpentine Gallery, a funfair in winter and a statue to Peter Pan near the Serpentine, which was paid for by J. M. Barrie who ordered and expected it to be stood on end in a secret overnight so that the next day children would think it, like Tinkerbell, had appeared by magic.
Love to Walk
London is the most walkable city on the planet i.e you will love to walk instead you use a public transport. Believe it or not but there’s nothing better than a walk along the Thames.
The city is the capital of performing and achieving arts in the world.
Pubs and Bars
You will find a pub in London every 7 meters. People of London are so much in love with the alcohol. So much in fact, that there are over 7,000 pubs and 3,600 bars in the capital itself.
London is very much about the music world and a legendary history behind the names like David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, The Clash, Adele, Queen, George Michael.
Incredible flexibility is what makes people of London so special. They are a bunch of accepting the challenges and whatever happens, business will continue as normal.
With London Fashion Week happening twice a year in February and in September, it is one of the four main fashion hubs of the world. In 1983, LFW (Lakme Fashion Week). Adding more to it is that London holds the origination of place of biggest models in the world which includes big names like Kate Moss who is from Croydon, Naomi Campbell from Streatham and Jordan Dunn, who was spotted in Hammersmith Primark.
World’s biggest companies are located in London. It’s a great place to find a job.
The underground metro system is the oldest in the world which was built in 1890. Also, it is the 3rd largest by the length of a track, after Beijing and Shanghai, China. The 11 collective lines in the city contribute serving 4.8 million passengers a day.
Even crowded moments can be intensely private
When there are massive crowds and dense population despite that it’s easy to find your privacy without getting disturbed at all. The sardine-tin peak-hour tube ride is the best place to find that personal space.
Even if briefcase, knee, elbow or arse (buttocks) presses into you then also no Londoner will dare to bother or even give a look to you and thus give you full freedom to focus on your things like reading a morning newspaper.
Valuable concrete walls
Exclusive Street art in the entire city has an exhibition space.
The best spots where you will find this special art is the Old Street or in the Waterloo arches. Here you will find people sell these arts for thousands along the banks of the Regents canal.
There are over 40% pleasure gardens in London which means that you are never far away from bathing with sun or kicking the ball in the summers.