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57 Reasons Living In London Ruins You For Life

There is nowhere like London. How could you live anywhere else?

1. Because you can go on the roof on the One New Change shopping centre and see this.

2. Because we have some pretty nice parks.

3. Because the view from the top of Parliament Hill will take your breath away.

4. Because Regent's Park rose garden in the spring is a taste of heaven.

5. Because you're surrounded by some of the most important historical buildings in the country.

6. Because if you look for the blue plaques you'll see history everywhere.

7. Because we have some of the oldest pubs in the country.

8. Because of the view of St Paul's from the Millennium Bridge.

9. And we have Westminster Abbey.

10. Because you can go to see some of the greatest works of art whenever you want, for free.

11. Or go check out the wonders of nature at the Natural History Museum, for free.

12. Or hang out with the mummies at the British Museum...for free.

13. Because you can spend an afternoon lounging on the lawn opposite Kenwood House.

14. Because the tube makes this massive city feel slightly more manageable.

15. Because it doesn't snow much in London, but when it does it's magical.

16. Because there's always something new on the fourth plinth.

17. Because we have Boris bikes.

18. Because there are wild deer in Richmond Park.

19. Because you can buy pretty much any food the world has to offer.

20. Such as pizza from Pizza Pilgrims.

21. Fish 'n' chips from Poppies.

22. Or curry from Brick Lane.

23. Because there is part of the original London Wall outside the Museum of London.

24. Because once a year the whole of Notting Hill is overtaken by carnival.

25. Because Chinatown looks like this on Chinese New Year.

26. Because London Pride is the best.

27. Because our Olympics was definitely the best ever.

28. Because there are lidos in the heart of the city.

29. Because Brompton cemetery is creepily beautiful.

30. Because of the Shri Swaminarayan Temple in Neasden.

31. Because you can get the train to Paris from King's Cross St Pancras.

32. Because anyone can swim in the London Aquatics Centre.

33. Because you usually see a fox when you're coming home from the pub.

34. And the parakeets are spreading more every year.

35. And terrapins live in our canals.

36. Because every time you go down Commercial Road you're reminded of this important message.

37. Because we have the tallest building in Europe.

38. Because we have universities that look like this.

39. And this.

40. Because you can always watch someone doing tricks at the skate park on the South Bank.

41. Because you can go rock climbing inside this castle.

42. Because you can get a little taste of the rainforest at Kew Gardens.

43. Because you can take a pedalo on the Serpentine.

44. Because our river can be pretty spectacular.

45. Because there are hundreds of markets, and each one probably sells something that none of the others do.

46. Because streets like this exist in the centre of London.

47. Because you can never run out of things to do in London.

48. Because there are too many gigs to choose from every night.

49. Because there is always a bar you've never drunk at before.

50. A restaurant you've yet to visit.

51. A tourist attraction you've never done.

52. A beautiful street you've never walked down before.

53. The best thing about London is that I've probably not mentioned your favourite spot.

54. Because there are too many beautiful back streets.

55. Because there are too many iconic buildings to mention.

56. Too many things to do.

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