It can be cold, miserable, grey, chaotic, expensive, noisy and polluted, so why London? What could possibly be so very great about this heavily populated city? Ask any of the locals, and they will tell you that they would much rather live in Ibiza, Marbella or Australia. Yet, London has a charm that is very rare to find. London has an appeal that cannot be quantified. London has a location within easy reach of so many other great cities, and, London has a history that has never really been buried. Yes, London is not a stereotypical ‘beautiful’ place to live, however, you can leave London but London will never leave your heart.
Why London – History
Whether you cross Tower Bridge, visit Buckingham Palace, or even visit the fantastic museums there, London is steeped in history. Whilst creature comforts demand the latest technology, architectural designs or comfortable transport systems, London offers something that has been lost to most countries, the ever present reminder that history breeds culture, and London has culture in bucket loads!
Whether you encounter the cockney slang of city folk, the pin striped suits of the old fashioned bankers, or the tube stations that have changed little over the decades, London has never lost touch with it’s roots or culture.
As one example, in the London suburb of Enfield, there is a green(little park with only grass) alongside Chase Side. This park has never been developed or built upon. Why? The story is that victims of the plague, a historical event that shaped the city many centuries earlier, are buried under that park. Stories like this are everywhere in London. London is a place where tudor houses still adorn it’s outer suburbs, where pubs still serve delightful counter meals, where football is an ever present distraction from the drudgery of the working week.
Why London? Visit this historic, fascinating city and find your own reasons….there are unlimited opportunities to do so! I hope you will do what I am going to do, visit London asap! Hopefully you won’t have to come from Perth like I have to!!