12 Quotes about London to Inspire your Trip

Are you planning a trip to London? These quotes about London are sure to inspire your adventure to the land of red double-decker buses, black cabs and a Sunday roast. If you’re in need of more inspiration and planning tips, check out our guides to London.

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12 Quotes to Inspire you trip to London

A bad day in London is still better than a good day anywhere else. 


“When exploring London, you will come across lots of excitement by chance, so try to take everything in rather than just rushing around to all of the major tourist haunts.”

– Richard Branson

“I travel continuously, and I see many cities, but there is nowhere like London.”

– Norman Foster

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“In London, love and scandal are considered the best sweeteners of tea.”

– John Osborne

“London is a modern Babylon.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

“London is a bad habit one hates to lose.”

– Unkown

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“In London, everyone is different, and that means anyone can fit in.”

– Paddington Bear

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“London opens to you like a novel itself… It is divided into chapters, the chapters into scenes, the scenes into sentences; it opens to you like a series of rooms, doors and passages. Mayfair to Piccadilly to Soho to the Strand.”

– Anna Quindlen

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“If London is a watercolour, New York is an oil painting.”

– Peter Shaffer

“I went to London because, for me, it was the home of literature. I went there because of Dickens and Shakespeare.”

– Ben Okri


“I’m leaving because the weather is too good. I hate London when it’s not raining.”

– Groucho Marx

Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.

Samuel Johnson

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Brooke Saward

Brooke Saward founded World of Wanderlust as a place to share inspiration from her travels and to inspire others to see our world. She now divides her time between adventures abroad and adventures in the kitchen, with a particular weakness for French pastries.

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2 years ago

“Living, in London, is like living, in a storybook of London.”