London, a city that needs no introduction. A city that has been the muse of countless artists, poets, and writers for centuries. It is a city of dreams, a city of opportunities, a city that never sleeps. 

With its rich history, diverse culture, and stunning architecture, the UK’s capital is unlike any other city in the world. For many, including myself, London holds a special place in our hearts. It is where we have created memories, fallen in love, and started new lives. London is where I proudly called home for a decade. 

In this article, you will find some of the best quotes about London that capture the essence of this extraordinary city. Whether you are looking for inspiration to visit London or searching for the perfect caption for your Instagram post. And for some added fun, there are some funny quotes about London. 

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Famous Quotes about London 

  1. “In London everyone is different, and that means anyone can fit in.” - Paddington Bear

  2. “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” - Samuel Johnson

  3. “Paris is a woman but London is an independent man puffing his pipe in a pub.” - Jack Kerouac, Lonesome Traveler

  4. “London and Fog! When these two come together, it is time to be a writer!” - Mehmet Murat ildan

  5. “I’ve been walking about London for the last 30 years, and I find something fresh in it every day.” - Walter Besant

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

  1. “London has now become almost like a gigantic frog! With its long tongue it draws curious insects from all over the world inside itself!” - Mehmet Murat ildan, William Shakespeare

  2. “London is a world by itself. We daily discover in it more new countries, and surprising singularities, than in all the universe besides.” - Thomas Brown

  3. “It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them. The walls of London may be battered, but the spirit of the Londoner stands resolute and undismayed.” - King George VI

  4. “On March 4th, 1830, I arrived in London, where a new world seemed opened to me.” - Henry Bessemer

  5. “When there are things that don't go according to plan, London will cope.” - Jeremy Hunt

  6. “In London, I've always lived within 10 miles of where I was born. You see, there is something called a spirit of place, and my place happens to be London, at least once a fortnight.” - Peter Ackroyd

  7. “The English language is like London: proudly barbaric yet deeply civilised, too, common yet royal, vulgar yet processional, sacred yet profane.” - Stephen Fry

  1. “The vibe of London as a city is captivating. It's both fast-paced and extremely rushed but still has the calmness that would attract any big-city person.” - Ali Fazal

  2. “London is a splendid place to live in for those who can get out of it.” - George John Gordon Bruch, Lord Balfour of Burleigh

  3. “The streets of London have their map, but our passions are uncharted. What are you going to meet if you turn this corner?” -  Virginia Woolf

  4. “We wanted to come to London because it's the hardest place to make it.” - Morten Harket

  5. “In this city 300 languages are spoken and the people that speak them live side by side in harmony. This city typifies what I believe is the future of the human race and a future where we grow together and we share and we learn from each other.” -  Ken Livingstone

  6. “The English mist is always at work like a subtle painter, and London is a vast canvas prepared for the mist to work on” - Arthur Symons

  7. “It's hard for it to make a mark in this city because London has so much culture to offer.” - Toby Jones

  1. “London has the advantage of one of the most gloomy atmospheres in the world.” - Bayard Taylor

  2. “I went to London because, for me, it was the home of literature. I went there because of Dickens and Shakespeare.” - Ben Okri

  3. “London goes beyond any boundary or convention. It contains every wish or word ever spoken, every action or gesture ever made, every harsh or noble statement ever expressed. It is illimitable. It is Infinite London.” -  Peter Ackroyd

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London Quotes for Instagram 

  1. “There are two places in the world where men can most effectively disappear — the city of London and the South Seas.” -  Herman Melville

  2. “London is a world by itself. We daily discover in it more new countries, and surprising singularities, than in all the universe besides.” - Nathaniel Wanley

 26. “London opens to you like a novel itself... It is divided into chapters, the chapters into scenes, the scenes into sentences; it opens to you like a series of rooms, doors and passages. Mayfair to Piccadilly to Soho to the Strand.” - Anna Quindlen

  1. “One thing about London is that when you step out into the night, it swallows you.” - Sebastian Faulks, Engleby

  1. “London on a gloomy and rainy day is still better than Paris on a bright and sunny day.” - Mouloud Benzadi

  2. “I have often amused myself with thinking how different a place London is to different people.” - James Boswell

  3. “The interesting thing about London is that there are always stylish surprises around every corner.” - Natalie Massenet

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

  5. “There's a lot of tension in London, but then you realize it's always been there, in its history, and that the best thing about London, that there's always been this tension.” - King Krule

  6. “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

  7. “As to London we must console ourselves with the thought that if life outside is less poetic than it was in the days of old, inwardly its poetry is much deeper.” -  Goldwin Smith

  1. “London is a friend whom I can leave knowing without doubt that she will be the same to me when I return, tomorrow or forty years hence, and that, if I do not return, she will sing the same song to inheritors of my happy lot in future generations.” - Stella Benson

  2. “It is difficult to speak adequately or justly of London. It is not a pleasant place; it is not agreeable, or cheerful, or easy, or exempt from reproach. It is only magnificent.” -  Henry James

Funny London Quotes 

  1. “When it's three o'clock in New York, it's still 1938 in London.” - Bette Midler

  2. “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

  3. “A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.” - George Bernard Shaw

  1. “London is like a girlfriend I loved, then really fell out with.” - Lapo Elkann

  2. “Nothing in London is certain but expense.” - William Shenstone

  3. “There is no place like London. Nothing at all, except for Paris.” - Judy Garland

  4. “Oh, I love London Society! It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what society should be.” - Oscar Wilde

  5. “I travel continuously, and I see many cities, but there is nowhere like London.” - Norman Foster

  6. “London is a huge, stony desert: even boredom feels endless there” - Sándor Márai

  1. “Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a ticket to London” - Anonymous

  2. “In London, people can be so... well, it's not even a case of people being unkind or unfriendly. You just don't make any contact in London. You go from A to B with your eyes on the pavement.” - Carey Mulligan

  3. “London’s like one of the flash women at Frisco – fine to look at, cruel as the snow.” - Joseph Hatton

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

Short London Quotes

  1. “New York has a great energy, but London is better.” - Jaime Winstone

  2. “To walk alone in London is the greatest rest” - Virginia Woolf

  3. “I think London's sexy because it's so full of eccentrics.” - Rachel Weisz

  4. “London is like a smoky pearl set in a circle of emeralds.” - William Henry Rideing 

  1. “The parks be the lungs of London.” - Charles Dickens

  2. “If you're curious, London's an amazing place.” - David Bailey  

  3. “London is a roost for every bird.” - Benjamin Disraeli

  4. “London is a modern Babylon.” - Benjamin Disraeli 

  5. “London is a bad habit one hates to lose.” - William Sansom

  6. “London, thou art the flower of cities all!” - William Dunbar

  7. “London’s greatest strength is our diversity.” - Sadiq Khan

  1. “London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation.” - G. K. Chesterton

  2. “There's nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.” - Vivienne Westwood

  3. “The Thames is liquid history.” -  John Burns

  4. “If London is a watercolour, New York is an oil painting.” - Peter Shaffer

Quotes about Big Ben and London Eye

  1. “How can you ever be late for anything in London? They have a huge clock right in the middle of the town.” - Jimmy Kimmel

  2. “The best thing about the London Eye is the journey. It’s not like the Eiffel tower, where you get in a dark lift and come out on to a platform at the top. The trip round is as important as the view.” -  Julia Barfield

  1. “It's impossible to think of London without thinking of Big Ben.” - Simon Schama

  2. “My cousin's gay, he went to London only to find out that Big Ben was a clock.” - Rodney Dangerfield

  3. “The observation wheel gives Londoners and visitors another way to appreciate the capital and being by the river really enhances this experience” - Julia Barfield

  4. “Big Ben... hearing the chimes makes me feel at home.” - Jane Birkin