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by Katie Ball (subscribe)
Hi :) I'm Katie... South London wanderer and general adventurer. Follow me @Weekend_Notes
Published May 31st 2013
Even more reasons why you'll fall in love with London. For the top 20 reasons see my article here.

1. It's the sixth largest French city in the world, more french people live in London than in Bordeaux and Strasbourg together. Bonjour mon amis!

2. London has such a fantastic history. Just think Sweeney Todd, Henry VIII, The Dungeons. There are always new things to explore.

Image by Oxymon: Wikipedia


3. Margaret Thatcher. Love her or hate her, she revolutionised the UK, politics and powerful women.

4. The Queen. Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her coronation way back in 1953



5. The humble cup of tea. Tea has become a national beverage and an occasion in its own right. Afternoon tea is quintessentially British.

6. Cockney Rhyming slang. Pick up the 'Dog and Bone', Climb the 'Apples and Pears' and 'have a butchers'. Local language can be oh! so eloquent.

7. Boris bikes. Borrow a bike from the major of London, they're even planning expansion further into the South West.
Check out how to hire them here www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/14808.aspx

8. Cockle Warmers (whisky cocktails)

9. Queues and crowds. London's dense population means you can become a local in a matter of minutes and enjoy the sardine tin rush hour crush along with the rest of London

10. They even named a Gin after it. Beefeater Gin.

11. Festivals. London definitely has an eclectic music taste. I've already booked tickets to a few
Check them out here www.weekendnotes.co.uk/electric-daisy-carnival-london/http://www.weekendnotes.co.uk/south-west-four-clapham-common/

12. It's the most stylish city in the world. Think fashionistas such as Alexa Chung, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Kate Moss, David Bowie. The list is endless.

13. It's so stylish they have a whole week dedicated to it. London Fashion Week is a global event for designers to display their latest collections. The best thing about it is, if you watch out for some of the lesser known shows you can soak up the experience for free. Find out more information here.

14. Love London in the rain. Don your cagoule and umbrella and do take things indoors, sit in a cosy pub or coffee-house for a crumpet and cup of tea!



15. The West End. This is one of London's most vibrant areas and has a unique atmosphere and theatre scene, from musicals to heart wrenching plays.
Check out the hottest things to see here officiallondontheatre.co.uk/london-shows/
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