80+ Best London Quotes: Exclusive Selection

London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Profoundly inspirational London quotes will fire up your brain and encourage you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous London Quotes

It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom. Jonathan Swift

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

In London, you’ll be walking around and, ‘Oh, there’s the ground.’ Every area of the city has a Premier League club. They all survive; they all exist with enough money, and that’s good. Jurgen Klopp

I don’t see coming down to London and talking to people and making TV shows as real work. The only reason I do it is because they keep coming up with decent ideas. Guy Martin

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’m one of those people, in any country I’m in, if somebody could just put me in a car or a bus, I’ll look out the window and say, ‘OK, there’s the Tower of London, there’s Buckingham Palace, there’s Big Ben,’ and if it all takes about five minutes, perfect. I’ve seen all of it and I can go home. Gilbert Gottfried

London’s greatest strength is our diversity, and it’s wonderful to see Londoners celebrating our capital’s different traditions, determined to stand up to division. Sadiq Khan

I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it becomes to replace them. It’s one of the curses of London. Ambrose Bierce

I was born in London and raised in Rome until I was 4. Then we went back to London, where I went to school. Naomi Campbell

A city like London is sociable in a sense that there are people gathering in bars and restaurants, concerts and lectures. Yet you can partake of all these experiences and never say hello to anyone new. And one of the things that all religions do is take groups of strangers into a space and say it is OK to talk to each other. Alain de Botton

There are tons of wonderful places to eat in London. Yotam Ottolenghi

It’s one thing if you live in London and you’re rooting for Chelsea or you’re in New York and you love the Giants or Jets and no matter who’s on the team you’re into it. It’s different in tennis; you’re sort of your own guy, so you have to reach out and grab a person in a different way. John McEnroe

I want London to be the most cycle-friendly city on Earth, and I want more people to be happy and safe on bicycles. Boris Johnson

When I was a teenager in Iceland people would throw rocks and shout abuse at me because they thought I was weird. I never got that in London no matter what I wore. Bjork

London has been used as the emblematic English city, but it’s far from representative of what life in England is actually about. Alan Moore

I’m used to being around kids. Even when I was growing up in London, I had an older sister, I had a younger sister that I used to look after from time to time. David Beckham

I’m a real Londoner. We have very grey weather in London, and I think it encourages a very eclectic and crazy fashion sense. I mix high-street stuff with more high-end fashion, and I love vintage. Emma Watson

It is a lamentable observation that because of the way our laws are skewed toward the plaintiff, London has become the libel capital of the world. Richard Dawkins

Living in London has become incredible. I suppose it’s easy to love where you live if you love what you’re doing. But this is not just a visit: it’s my home. Kevin Spacey

I met with Hitchcock when I was a very, very young actress just starting out and he was making ‘Frenzy’ in London and I was sent along to meet with him. He was very, very unimpressed with me and I have to say, I was rather unimpressed with him – but only because I was an arrogant, ignorant young actress. Helen Mirren

If you were a kid in 1955, you would pick up a copy of ‘Popular Science’ and it would say, ‘This is the kind of car you’re going to be driving in five years or in 20 years you’ll be able to take a jet plane from New York to London in four hours,’ or something like that. We actually got used to the idea that the future’s going to be different. David Gerrold

The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside. Arthur Conan Doyle

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

I was born in London 1947, after the war. A real wartime baby. I went to school in Brixton, and then I moved up to Yorkshire, which is in the north of England. I lived on the farms up there. David Bowie

The opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympics are mass satanic rituals disguised as a celebration of Britain and sport. Their medium is the language of symbolism. David Icke

Truly, I am a woman of the last minute. When I was pregnant, I organised three different hospitals because I couldn’t decide where I wanted to have my baby: London, Rome or Paris. In the end, I decided to go to Rome, arrived on the Monday and gave birth on the Saturday. Monica Bellucci

Amazing London Quotes

The day Tarzan opened in London, I sat in a hotel room and discussed the project in detail. Phil Collins

To be a young Irishman in London and go to the theater to see ‘Rosemary’s Baby’… it scared the crap out of me. Pierce Brosnan

London is a very energising place to be. Kevin Spacey

Fashion needs fresh blood, and London is the most creative place for that. Donatella Versace

I played soccer for nine years, so I took that route instead of singing. I played on the outside team as well as in school, so I was always playing soccer. It wasn’t until I moved back to London that I really, like, started investing in music again and realized, OK, yeah, this is definitely what I want to do. Ella Mai

The first time I was in London, I went to an English greasy spoon to get some breakfast and realised that all the waiters were speaking Italian. That’s when it hit me what an international city this is. Monica Bellucci

You hear about things happening to people – they slip in the bathtub, fall down the stairs, step off the curb in London because they think that the cars come the other way – and they die. You feel you want to die making an effort at something; you don’t want to die in some unnecessary way. Christopher Walken

If you turn a blind eye to fare evasion, if you accustom people to getting away with minor crime, you are making it more likely that they will go on to commit more serious crimes. That is why we have so much disorder in London. It is a disgrace. Boris Johnson

Even in this globalised world, London is still the standard for our times. The city has embraced the world’s diversity and represents the finest in human achievements. Narendra Modi

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

London is the most commercially important city in Europe, and it’s the most populous city. It should be for the whole of the European continent what New York is to America. That’s what it should be. Boris Johnson

Most people would accept that people come to London from across the world, from all kinds of backgrounds, and are accepted here irrespective of their origins. Boris Johnson

If you go into an underground train in London – probably anywhere, but chiefly in London – there’s that sense of almost entering a ghostly dimension. People are very still and quiet; they don’t exchange many pleasantries. Seamus Heaney

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

Me being in Houston, I wanted to leave there because it was only known for one thing. That’s why I hit N.Y.; that’s why I hit L.A. That’s why I hit Paris, London. I just picked up basically everything, but I morphed it into what Travi$ Scott is and into what I know is fresh. Travis Scott

London is great, but New York is the greatest city in the world. John McEnroe

I’ve spent lots of time in London, I studied in London, I like London. It’s just not my home. Johnny Vegas

I think in London – and I don’t wanna offend anybody in America, but this is a real statement – they still have the right approach to making music. In the U.S., people see it as a way to make money; they see it as a means to get out. It’s a hustle, which is great – any way you can provide for your family that’s legal is fantastic. Jay-Z

There are a lot of very good New York novels, but there’s no single all-encompassing novel, the way you could look at any number of Dickens books and say we know London as a result of that. Pete Hamill

London is a roost for every bird. Benjamin Disraeli

What I noticed about living by the sea when I moved to London was that it’s really bad when you only have lots of other people to compare yourself to. I grew up relating to the land as well as other people. KT Tunstall

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

London is a fantastic creator of jobs – but many of these jobs are going to people who don’t originate in this country. Boris Johnson

I’m not extravagant. I share my house in London with five roommates. I take the Tube. I intend to stay the exact same person I always was. Margot Robbie

I think if you follow anyone home, whether they live in Houston or London, and you sit at their dinner table and talk to them about their mother who has cancer or their child who is struggling in school, and their fears about watching their lives go by, I think we’re all the same. Brene Brown

I would vote for Bush if for no other reason than to be at the airport waving off all the people who say they are going to London if he wins again. Someone has got to stay behind. Tom Wolfe

There are so many soulful singers, even the ones coming from London, like Adele and Jessie J, who are just amazing. It feels like a really cool time to be making music now. Britney Spears

There are many cultural scenes in Lahore, just as there are in London. And there is a celebrity culture here, just as there is in London. But in Lahore, the celebrity scene doesn’t drown out the rest quite so much. Mohsin Hamid

London was a really multi-racial city … It’s incredible how comfortable people are with race there. Sade Adu

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

You know, London is so sprawling, and you can sometimes forget that anybody else is on a stage anywhere else. Alan Rickman

Top London Quotes

London is a modern Babylon. Benjamin Disraeli

I believe that London is the most exciting food city in Europe. Wolfgang Puck

It’s no secret – I love detective fiction. One of the reasons I love being in London is because I like to watch all the shows on TV. I watch them all. I like ‘Detective Frost.’ Patti Smith

When I was flying to Rome, we flew over London; I felt like bursting into tears. It’s part of me, so I can’t leave London behind for good. Robert Pattinson

The young Japanese, especially, love to wear the latest thing and when they come to London they head for my shops as part of what they want to find in Britain. Vivienne Westwood

I’ve got fans and letters from Israel, France Germany, Sweden, London, Africa. They all saying pretty much the same thing, ‘Yo, we love you, we need you, put some more music out, please!’ DMX

When I started Virgin from a basement in west London, there was no great plan or strategy. I didn’t set out to build a business empire… For me, building a business is all about doing something to be proud of, bringing talented people together and creating something that’s going to make a real difference to other people’s lives. Richard Branson

As I’ve gotten older and I’ve watched people in productions, I go to the theater when I go back to London and see friends in Broadway, I think maybe there might come a time here to get back up there and prove oneself. It’s just an itch; it’s a nagging itch to go back there. Pierce Brosnan

In London, I live with one of the other ‘Strictly’ dancers, Amy Dowden. She got me a chocolate advent calendar and I had no idea what it was. I’d never seen one before! Oti Mabuse

London, from the architecture to the culture to the fashion to the accents, feels like it’s a special place. G-Eazy

I have been interested in fashion since I was a kid. Then I lived in London, where it was more about costume and a personal statement of who you are than about fashion. Zaha Hadid

In London they don’t like you if you’re still alive. Harvey Fierstein

I was born in London in England in 1934. I went through, as a child, the horrors of World War II, through a time when food was rationed and we learned to be very careful, and we never had more to eat than what we needed to eat. There was no waste. Everything was used. Jane Goodall

At first, Hendrix went and became a superstar in London, but if he walked past the Apollo in Harlem, no one would know who he was. I’m the hip-hop version of him. Future

The blood of the just will be demanded of London, burnt by fire in the year ’66. The ancient Lady will fall from her high place, and many of the same sect will be killed. Nostradamus

I was a student in London in the ’70s, so CBGB really wasn’t on my radar at all. Obviously, I was aware of the emergence of the Police in England and as an art student, I was very aware of David Byrne, but I suppose my musical taste at that time certainly didn’t stretch towards the Dead Boys or the Ramones. Alan Rickman

Dublin dwindles so beautifully; there is no harsh separation between it and the country. It fades away, whereas London seems to devour the country; an army of buildings come and take away a beautiful park, and you never seem to get quite out of sight of a row of houses. George A. Moore

Should there be cameras everywhere in outdoor streets? My personal view is having cameras in inner cities is a very good thing. In the case of London, petty crime has gone down. They catch terrorists because of it. And if something really bad happens, most of the time you can figure out who did it. Bill Gates

After the French Revolution, the world money power shifted from Paris to London. For three generations, the British maintained an old-fashioned colonial empire, as well as a modern empire based on London’s primacy in the money markets. Gore Vidal

I drink just as much tea when I’m in Los Angeles as I do when I’m in London. I take my tea bags with me wherever I go. Helen Mirren

I didn’t consider myself a fashion designer at all at the time of punk. I was just using fashion as a way to express my resistance and to be rebellious. I came from the country, and by the time I got to London, I considered myself to be very stupid. It was my ambition to understand the world I live in. Vivienne Westwood

I was living in my lovely little two-bedroom flat in north London… and suddenly, I couldn’t just walk down the street and buy a pint of milk. Kate Winslet

I spend a fair amount of time chatting to black cab drivers in London. Katie Hopkins

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

My mother is an actress and very well known in France; hence, I move to London to start my own life. Eva Green

I don’t miss London much. I find it crowded, vast and difficult to get around. Cabs are incredibly expensive. John Cleese

You get people who come to London, sever links with where they come from, and then when they need people, there’s nobody there. To feel like you can’t go back home would be a horribly sad place to be, as is mistaking fame for genuine love and affection. Johnny Vegas

I saw the first of the 7-mile-long column appear – red and orange and green banners, ‘Ban the Bomb!’ etc., shining and swaying slowly. Absolute silence. I found myself weeping to see the tan, dusty marchers, knapsacks on their backs – Quakers and Catholics, Africans and whites, Algerians and French – 40 percent were London housewives. Sylvia Plath

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