100+ Inspirational quotes about London

London is one of those cities that you can either love or hate. If you still don’t know, we put together the below guide of the most inspirational quotes about London. 

Those quotes will make you dream about this beautiful city. “It’s London, Baby!” Do you recognise this quote right? Even in the TV Series “Friends”, you can see how beautiful and captivating London is, so these London quotes will make you fall in love with the city even more.

If you have already been in the UK Capital and looking to get catchy Instagram captions about London, this is the right place for you.

The best quotes about London that will make you fall in love with the city

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Famous London quotes

“The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.” – Oscar Wilde

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” – Samuel Johnson

“I have often amused myself with thinking how different a place London is to different people.” – James Boswell

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

“If you’re curious, London’s an amazing place.” – David Bailey

“London is a world by itself. We daily discover in it more new countries, and surprising singularities, than in all the universe besides.” – Thomas Brown

“The parks be the lungs of London.” – Charles Dickens

“There’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.” – Vivienne Westwood

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Funny London quotes

“Nothing is certain in London but expense.” – William Shenstone

“A person who is tired of London is not necessarily tired of life; it might be that he just can’t find a parking place.”– Paul Theroux

“Stopping abruptly in central London is a heinous crime, and immediately gives the people around you permission to kick you.” – Beth O’Leary

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

“How can you ever be late for anything in London? They have a huge clock right in the middle of the town.” – Jimmy Kimmel

“A person who is tired of London is not necessarily tired of life; it might be that he just can’t find a parking place.” – Paul Theroux

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

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Funny quotes about London

“A bad day in London is still better than a good day anywhere else.” – Unknown

“Yes, London. You know, fish, chips, cup o tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary-fucking-Poppins. London!” – Dennis Farina

“Having the Thames of my life.”

“Eye came, Eye saw, Eye conquered.”

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

“Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a ticket to London.”

“LonDONE.”

“Relationship status: crushing on Big Ben.”

“I’m taking life one scone at a time.”

“Visiting Buckingham Palace but I’m having a bad heir day!”

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London Travel quotes

“London always reminds me of a brain. It is similarly convoluted and circuitous. A lot of cities, especially American ones like New York and Chicago, are laid out in straight lines. Like the circuits on computer chips, there are a lot of right angles in cities like this. But London is a glorious mess.” – James Geary

“I came to London. It had become the center of my world and I had worked hard to come to it. And I was lost.” –V. S. Naipaul

“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

“The streets of London have their map, but our passions are uncharted. What are you going to meet if you turn this corner?” – Virginia Woolf

“The best thing about the London Eye is the journey. It’s not like the Eiffel tower, where you get in a dark lift and come out on to a platform at the top. The trip round is as important as the view.” – Julia Barfield

“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

“Aesthetically, London is just beautiful; it’s a gorgeous city. The architecture, monuments, the parks, the small streets – it’s an incredible place to be” – Sara Bareilles

“The vibe of London as a city is captivating. It’s both fast-paced and rushed but still has the calmness that would attract any big-city person.”– Ali Fazal

“The interesting thing about London is that there are always stylish surprises around every corner.” – Natalie Massenet

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“By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.” – Samuel Johnson

“It is difficult to speak adequately or justly of London. It is not a pleasant place; it is not agreeable, or cheerful, or easy or exempt from reproach. It is only magnificent.” – Henry James

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

“You will recognise, my boy, the first sign of old age: it is when you go out into the streets of London and realise for the first time how young the policemen look.” – Sir Seymour Hicks

“To walk alone in London is the greatest rest.” – Virginia Woolf

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

“There are two places in the world where men can most effectively disappear – the city of London and the South Seas.” – Herman Melville

“I’ve been walking about London for the last 30 years, and I find something fresh in it every day.” – Walter Besant

“London goes beyond any boundary or convention. It contains every wish or word ever spoken, every action or gesture ever made, every harsh or noble statement ever expressed. It is illimitable. It is Infinite London.” – Peter Ackroyd

“Aesthetically, London is just beautiful; it’s a gorgeous city. The architecture, monuments, the parks, the small streets – it’s an incredible place to be.” – Sara Bareilles

“New York has a great energy, but London is better.” – Jaime Winstone

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

“London, with its monotonous and melancholy houses, seems like an inharmonious patchwork as if pieced together without design. Yet it is lovable in its sprawling confusion.” – Joseph Fort Newton

“I like the spirit of this great London which I feel around me.” – Charlotte Bronte

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Shakespeare quotes about London 

Who doesn’t know Shakespeare, the world famous artist, poet, director, actor, awarded by many as the greatest writer in the English language. Often William Shakespeare is called England’s national poet. The great personality in the English History was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, about two hours outside London, in the Elizabethan Era, one of the most interesting in the history of the country.

In London you can enjoy the Shakespeare globes, which is the theatre where Shakespeare performed its best works, among them the tragedies Hamlet, Rome and Juliet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth. Today people still using Shakespeare quotes to describe the beautiful London.

“Would I were in an alehouse in London. I would give all my fame for a pot of ale, and safety.“ – W. Shakespeare

“I hope to see London once ere I die.“ – W. Shakespeare

“I think this be the most villainous house in all London road for fleas.“ – W. Shakespeare

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“London is my cup of tea”

“Let’s cross that London Bridge when we come to it.”

“Eye came. Eye saw. Eye conquered.”

“I can’t be Thamed”

“Having the best Thames in London”

“50 Shades of Earl Grey”

“Oops, I did it Big Ben.”

“The traffic in London is like a Piccadilly Circus”

“Relationship status: crushing on Big Ben”

“Enjoying hour day at Big Ben.”

“LonDONE.”

“Never met a scone I didn’t like”

“Home is where the palace is”

“Visiting Buckingham Palace, but I’m having a bad heir day.”

“Relationship status: crushing on Big Ben.”

“I’m taking life one scone at a time.”

“Visiting Buckingham Palace but I’m having a bad heir day!”

“Sticks and scones may break my bones…”

“I’m about to enjoy the showers of London”

“Feeling like a Queen in London”

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

“This little piggy went to Camden Market.”

“Where have you Ben all my life?”

“Having the Thames of my life.”

“Eye came, Eye saw, Eye conquered.”

“Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a ticket to London.”

“A person who is tired of London is not necessarily tired of life; it might be that he just can’t find a parking place.” – Paul Theroux

“Stopping abruptly in central London is a heinous crime, and immediately gives the people around you permission to kick you.” – Beth O’Leary

“Nothing is certain in London but expense.” – William Shenstone

“How can you ever be late for anything in London? They have a huge clock right in the middle of the town.” – Jimmy Kimmel

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“Oh, I love London Society! It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what Society should be.” – Oscar Wilde

“Sir, if you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey the innumerable little lanes and courts. It is not in the showy evolutions of buildings, but in the multiplicity of human habitations which are crowded together, that the wonderful immensity of London consists.” – Samuel Johnson

“London goes beyond any boundary or convention. It contains every wish or word ever spoken, every action or gesture ever made, every harsh or noble statement ever expressed. It is illimitable. It is Infinite London.”– Peter Ackroyd

“The vibe of London as a city is captivating. It’s both fast-paced and extremely rushed but still has the calmness that would attract any big-city person.” – Ali Fazal

“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

“I think London is sexy because it’s so full of eccentrics.” – Rachel Weisz

“London is a modern Babylon.” – Benjamin Disraeli 

London Inspirational Quotes

“Fragmentarily the City is nothing, but collectively it is gigantic…” – Charlotte Riddell

“If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.” – Peter Shaffer

“As to London we must console ourselves with the thought that if life outside is less poetic than it was in the days of old, inwardly its poetry is much deeper.” – Goldwin Smith

“London always reminds me of a brain. It is similarly convoluted and circuitous. A lot of cities, especially American ones like New York and Chicago, are laid out in straight lines. Like the circuits on computer chips, there are a lot of right angles in cities like this. But London is a glorious mess.” – James Geary

“The man who can dominate a London dinner table can dominate the world.” – Oscar Wilde

“You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, 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

“There are two places in the world where men can most effectively disappear — the city of London and the South Seas.” – Herman Melville

“I’ve been walking about London for the last 30 years, and I find something fresh in it every day.”– Walter Besant

“It is difficult to speak adequately or justly of London. It is not a pleasant place; it is not agreeable, or cheerful, or easy, or exempt from reproach. It is only magnificent.”- Henry James

“The English language is like London: proudly barbaric yet deeply civilised, too, common yet royal, vulgar yet processional, sacred yet profane.” – Stephen Fry

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London Love quotes 

“Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner / That I love London so / Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner / That I think of her wherever I go / I get a funny feeling inside of me / Just walking up and down / Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner / That I love London town.” – Hubert Gregg, Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner

“From London with love.” – Common Saying

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

“All you need is love and a vacation in London.” – Anonymous


“Oh, I love London Society! It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what Society should be.” – Oscar Wilde


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Quotes about London weather

“London is too full of fogs and serious people. Whether the fogs produce the serious people, or whether the serious people produce the fogs, I don’t know.” – Oscar Wilde

“Take a perfect day, add six hours of rain and fog, and you have instant London.” – Anonymous

“Everything in London is quite good, apart from the weather: it’s cold and rainy there, and the winter is long.” – Sayed Kashua

“The English mist is always at work as a subtle painter, and London is a vast canvas prepared for the mist to work on.” – Arthur Symons

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

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“London, baby!” – Joey, Friends

“Keep calm and go to London.”

“London is calling, so I must go.”

“London is always a good idea.”

“All you need is love and a vacation in London.”

“Living like the royals.”

“Here’s the hot tea from London.”

“From London with love.”

“When in doubt, follow your heart to London.”

“Falling hard for London.”

“There’s no time to be bored in London.”

“By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.”– Samuel Johnson

“New York has a great energy, but London is better.”– Jaime Winstone

“Mind the gap.” – London Underground

“London is a roost for every bird.”– Benjamin Disraeli

“Keep calm and go to London.” – Unknown

“London is a modern Babylon.” – Benjamin Disraeli 

“Fragmentarily the City is nothing, but collectively it is gigantic…” – Charlotte Riddell

“To walk alone in London is the greatest rest.”– Virginia Woolf

“I like the spirit of this great London which I feel around me.” – Charlotte Brontë

“I think London’s hot because it’s so full of eccentrics.” – Rachel Weisz

“The parks be the lungs of London.”– Charles Dickens

“London’s greatest strength is our diversity.”– Sadiq Khan

“There’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.”– Vivienne Westwood

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Famous quotes about London from books

“The appearance presented by the streets of London an hour before sunrise, on a summer’s morning, is most striking even to the few whose unfortunate pursuits of pleasure, or scarcely less unfortunate pursuits of business, cause them to be well acquainted with the scene. There is an air of cold, solitary desolation about the noiseless streets which we are accustomed to see thronged at other times by a busy, eager crowd, and over the quiet, closely-shut buildings, which throughout the day are swarming with life and bustle, that is very impressive.” – Charles Dickens, Sketches by Boz

“Scars can come in useful. I have one myself above my left knee which is a perfect map of the London underground.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“London is a friend whom I can leave knowing without a doubt that she will be the same to me when I return, to-morrow or forty years hence, and that, if I do not return, she will sing the same song to inheritors of my happy lot in future generations.” – Stella Benson, This Is The End

“The City seems so much more in earnest: its business, its rush, its roar are such serious things, sights and sounds. The City is getting its living – the West-End but enjoying its pleasure.” – Charlotte Bronte, Villette

“It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.” – Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes

“I long to go through the crowded streets of your mighty London, to be in the midst of the whirl and rush of humanity, to share its life, its change, its death, and all that makes it what it is.” – Bram Stoker, Dracula

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Quotes about London and Londoners 

“One of the things I most liked about the city – apart from all its obvious attractions, the theatre, the galleries, the exhilarating walks by the river – was that so few people ever asked you personal questions.”– Julia Gregson

“It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them. The walls of London may be battered, but the spirit of the Londoner stands resolute and undismayed.” – George VI

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

“Oh, I love London Society! It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what society should be.” – Oscar Wilde

“The best bribe which London offers to-day to the imagination is, that, in such a vast variety of people and conditions, one can believe there is room for persons of romantic character to exist, and that the poet, the mystic, and the hero may hope to confront their counterparts.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In this city, 300 languages are spoken and the people that speak them live side by side in harmony. This city typifies what I believe is the future of the human race and a future where we grow together and we share and we learn from each other.” – Ken Livingstone

“My Dad says that being a Londoner has nothing to do with where you’re born. He says that there are people who get off a jumbo jet at Heathrow, go through immigration waving any kind of passport, hop on the tube and by the time the train’s pulled into Piccadilly Circus they’ve become a Londoner.”– Ben Aaronovitch

“London is a cluster of communities, great and small, famous and unsung; a city of contrasts, a congregation of diversity.” – Roy Porter

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