31 Reasons You Need To Live In London Once

As Samuel Johnson once said: “When a man is tired of London, he should get over himself and read this list.”

1. Because London’s generosity knows no bounds.

2. Because DOGS ON THE TUBE.


3. Because it caters for all shapes and sizes (up to a point).

4. Because the views will take your breath away.

5. Because it’s the fashion capital of the world.

6. Because you can always find like-minded people.

7. Because where else are you going to see people like this?

8. Because Londoners never forget.

9. Because it’s a forward thinking, environmentally friendly city.

10. Because you can live right by one of the most famous rivers in the world.

11. Because everyone in London has a dream. Even this wheelie bin.

12. Because there’s thought provoking street art on every corner.

13. Because those who take on the Northern line and survive will have a new found appreciation for life.

14. Because we look after each other.

15. Because London is a place to express your individuality.

16. Because there’s nothing quite like London in the summer.

17. Because it never loses its sense of humour.

18. Because it’s one of the most romantic cities in the world.

19. Because there’s always someone watching out for you.

20. Because people in London will let you know what they really think.

21. Because soon you won’t be able to afford it.

22. Because love is always just a tube ride away.

23. Because it has some of the greatest restaurants in the world.

24. Because the horror stories you hear about crime rates are exaggerated.

25. Seriously.

26. Because London encourages healthy debate between its citizens.

27. Because it’s home to some of the most iconic buildings in Europe.

28. Because as beautiful as it is for the rest of the year, London at Christmas will take your breath away.

29. Because in London you’re never alone.

30. Because it’s one of the most multicultural cities on the planet.

31. And because when you’re having a shit day, the person sat opposite you on the tube may just hand you a note like this.

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Robin Edds is editor-at-large at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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