The bridges. The telephone booths. Fish & chips. There’s a lot of funny reasons to love London.
We’ve scoured literary lions, actors, and dramatists to capture the hilarious essence of London Town. The best London quotes are here to make you chuckle. How droll.
“The man who can dominate a London dinner table can dominate the world.”– Oscar Wilde
“Oh, I love London Society! It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what Society should be.”– Oscar Wilde
“Yes, London. You know, fish, chips, cup o tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary-fucking-Poppins. London!”– Dennis Farina
“Nothing is certain in London but expense.”– William Shenstone.
“I think London’s sexy because it’s so full of eccentrics.”– Rachel Weisz
‘When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.’– Samuel Johnson.
“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
“I like the spirit of this great London which I feel around me. Who but a coward would pass his whole life in hamlets; and for ever abandon his faculties to the eating rust of obscurity?”– Charlotte Brontë
“I’m leaving because the weather is too good. I hate London when it’s not raining.”– Groucho Marx
“If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.”– Peter Shaffer
“A bad day in London is still better than a good day anywhere else.”– Unknown
“The English language is like London: proudly barbaric yet deeply civilised, too, common yet royal, vulgar yet processional, sacred yet profane.”– Stephen Fry
“The truth is, that in London it is always a sickly season. Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be.”– Jane Austen
“I don’t know what London’s coming to — the higher the buildings the lower the morals.”– Noël Coward