London Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old london quotes, london sayings, and london proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


London is on the whole the most possible form of life.     

Henry James

London is a labyrinth, half of stone and half of flesh.     

Peter Ackroyd

Living in London is like being on a luxury cruise liner.     

Ma Jian

London is the epitome of our times, and the Rome of to-day.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

London is one of the most enchanting places I've ever been on this planet.     

Don Johnson

London has the advantage of one of the most gloomy atmospheres in the world.     

Bayard Taylor

One thing about London is that when you step out into the night, it swallows you.     

Sebastian Faulks

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

Samuel Johnson

We would rather see London laid in ruins and ashes than that it should be tamely and abjectly enslaved.     

Winston Churchill

London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

In London it's easy not to be the focus of attention, especially when Sting lives in the house just behind you.     

Victoria Wood

London is a small place, and it is very incestuous. People know where you live. Everybody is sort of on top of each other.     

Jeanette Winterson

London is like the tropical bush -- if you don't exercise constant care the jungle, in the shape of the slums, will break in.     

John Buchan

The charm of London is that you are never glad or sorry for ten minutes together; in the country you are one or the other for weeks.     

Samuel Johnson

People in London think of London as the center of the world, whereas New Yorkers think the world ends three miles outside of Manhattan.     

Toby Young

There's nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.     

Vivienne Westwood

London is full of creative people - you can never say that it's not.     

Luke Treadaway

London has become one of the great world destinations for someone who likes food.     

Danny Meyer

London is one of the most exciting cities in the world, with a melting pot of cultures and diversity.     

Orlando Bloom

London owes everything to its press: it owes as much to its press as it does to its being the seat of government and the law.     

Benjamin Disraeli

London has always provided the landscape for my imagination. It becomes a character – a living being – within each of my books.     

Peter Ackroyd

London is a good fashion city. They're a little more daring. There's the element of the aristocracy, which is always interesting.     

John Legend

London is a modern Babylon.     

Benjamin Disraeli

London; a nation, not a city.     

Benjamin Disraeli

London is a roost for every bird     

Benjamin Disraeli

London is a very energising place to be.     

Kevin Spacey

London, thou art the flower of cities all!     

William Dunbar

London is like a cold dark dream sometimes.     

Jean Rhys

London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation.     

G. K. Chesterson

In London, Man is the most secret animal on earth.     

Laurie Lee