My eyes on London: Lights, food and other stories.

“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, The Life of Samuel Johnson}

London trafalgar square

“Go where we may, rest where we will,
Eternal London haunts us still.”
{Thomas Moore}

london trafalgar square

“I had neither kith nor kin in England, and was therefore as free as air — or as free as an income of eleven shillings and sixpence a day will permit a man to be. Under such circumstances, I naturally gravitated to London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.”
{Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet}

london mobile dj set

“One thing about London is that when you step out into the night, it swallows you.”
{Sebastian Faulks, Engleby}

london Bond street

“When it’s three o’clock in New York, it’s still 1938 in London. ”
{Bette Midler}

london fortnum and mason

“All my life I’ve wanted to see London. […] I wanted to see London the way old people want to see home before they die.”
{Helene Hanff, The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street}

london telephone

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
{J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan}

london improvised foam party

“It was a rule of London life that anybody could be anybody”
{John Lanchesterter}

london regent street

There’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.
{Vivienne Westwood}London christmas tree

“This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.”
{William Shakespeare, Richard II}

london 3

To many, no doubt, he will seem to be somewhat blatant and bumptious, but we prefer to regard him as being simply British. {Oscar Wilde}

london, Dinner at Porters

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