London: Capital of the World?

Ask the well-travelled, over a late-night drink, for their nomination for the world’s favourite city and you’ll be surprised how many back London. After another drink, some even start promoting dynamic London as The Capital of the World.

It’s easy to put together an ABC claim for London: Adele, Boris bikes, Carnaby Street boutiques, Dickensian London, egg-and-bacon, Fashion Week, Greenwich Mean Time, Harrods, iconic images such as The Beatles crossing Abbey Road, Jermyn Street’s stylish shirts, Kew Gardens, London Calling (from The Clash’s thrashing back-catalogue), Monopoly boards exporting London’s geography to the world, Notting Hill’s multi-cultural carnival, opera at Covent Garden, picnics in Hyde Park, queueing for everything, Ralph McTell singing Streets of London, Saville Row suits, toast and marmalade, underdogs at Wimbledon’s tennis fortnight, Virginia Woolf’s literary Bloomsbury,  whelks, X-Rays on Harley Street, yawning on the late night underground,  Zoological Society London’s pioneering animal conversation.

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