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There is something about London that separates it from other cities, I’m not entirely sure what it is, but there is definitely something.
New York had a similar feeling but a different one. Also it was easier to put my finger on what it was. It was the restlessness rather than a curse it was a blessing. The fact that the streets were as busy at 4 am as they were at 9AM.
London definitely does not have this particular characteristic. No matter what anyone tells you, London sleeps. Yes there are havens of nightlife where things go on into the early hours and then on into the late morning but as a whole London quietens down.
London is a very rushed city. That is true, things to do, people to see, business deals to complete, bars to visit, tubes to get and walks home to sleep. I disagree with people who say London is not kind. The people are very nice, they be in a godamned rush but they will still stop to offer directions.
So what is it that makes London so special? Because it is special. Very much so.
Perhaps it is the old pubs, the real drinking establishments as it were, but I wouldn’t say that wou,d make a city special.
We don’t have a cafe culture like the Italians, nor the nightlife of even other European cities. You could even argue London does not have the class of other cities.
Yet perhaps that is it, as much as it pains me to say it, the old cliche of London being a mix of everything is perhaps what makes it what it is.