4646523-old-fashioned-street-lamp-with-houses-of-parliament-illuminated-in-the-background-london-england“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,

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

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

17th_century_map_of_London_(W.Hollar)

“Go where we may, rest where we will, Eternal London haunts us still.” ― Thomas Moore

 

“In people’s eyes, in the swing, tramp, and trudge; in the bellow and the uproar; the carriages, motor cars, omnibuses, vans, sandwich men shuffling and swinging; brass bands; barrel organs; in the triumph and the jingle and the strange high singing of some aeroplane overhead was what she loved; life; London; this moment of June.”
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

“I long to go through the crowded streets of your mighty London, to be in the midst of the whirl and rush of humanity, to share its life, its change, its death, and all that makes it what it is.”
Bram Stoker, Dracula

cover - Copy“I landed in London on a wintry autumn evening. It was dark and raining, and I saw more fog and mud in a minute than I had seen in a year. I walked from the Custom House to the Monument before I found a coach; and although the very house-fronts, looking on the swollen gutters, were like old friends to me, I could not but admit that they were very dingy friends.”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield 

 

IMG_20130108_075230

 

“I had neither kith nor kin in England, and was therefore as free as air — or as free as an income of eleven shillings and sixpence a day will permit a man to be. Under such circumstances, I naturally gravitated to London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet 

 

Copyright 2014 Jonoboyle and The Multicolourpress London reproduction with specific reference.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s