112 London Captions and Quotes Celebrating the Unforgettable City

Explore the spirit of London with our handpicked London captions and quotes, each a nod to the city’s unique charm. Join us in celebrating the essence of this unforgettable place through the power of simple yet impactful words.

25 Best London Captions and Quotes

1. “Fragmentarily the City is nothing, but collectively it is gigantic…”Charlotte Riddell

2. “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

3. “London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.”Arthur Conan Doyle

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

5. “Scars can come in useful. I have one myself above my left knee which is a perfect map of the London underground.” – J.K. Rowling

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

7. “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

8. “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

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9. “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

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

11. “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

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

13. “London, a nation unto itself, made up of more nationalities than any other.” Ray Davies

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

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15. “Aesthetically, London is just beautiful; it’s a gorgeous city. The architecture, monuments, the parks, the small streets – it’s an incredible place to be.”Sara Bareilles

16. “We wanted to come to London because it’s the hardest place to make it.”Morten Harket

17. “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

18. “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

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

20. “London, with its monotonous and melancholy houses, seems like an inharmonious patchwork as if pieced together without design. Yet it is lovable in its sprawling confusion.” – Joseph Fort Newton

21. “London, the grand and the wonderful, the home of a thousand tribes, the goal of a hundred creeds, the heart of a million activities, the focus of a thousand distractions.” – William J. Locke

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22. “London is a city that has reinvented itself at every point in history.” Julie Walters

23. “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.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

24. “So how can you tell me you’re lonely, And say for you that the sun don’t shine? Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London…I’ll show you something to make you change your mind.” – Ralph McTell

25. “I have admired the romantic elegance of the Place de la Concorde in Paris, have felt the mystic message from a thousand glittering windows at sunset in New York, but to me the view of the London Thames from our hotel window transcends them all for utilitarian grandeur – something deeply human.” Charlie Chaplin

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26. “You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, 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

27. “My Dad says that being a Londoner has nothing to do with where you’re born. He says that there are people who get off a jumbo jet at Heathrow, go through immigration waving any kind of passport, hop on the tube and by the time the train’s pulled into Piccadilly Circus they’ve become a Londoner.” – Ben Aaronovitch

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

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

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

31. “I like the spirit of this great London which I feel around me. Who but a coward would pass his whole life in hamlets; and for ever abandon his faculties to the eating rust of obscurity?” – Charlotte Bronte

32. “This melancholy London – I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually. One feels them passing like a whiff of air.” – William Butler Yeats

33. “Everything in London is quite good, apart from the weather: It’s cold and rainy there, and the winter is long.” Sayed Kashua

34. “There’s a hole in the world like a great black pit and the vermin of the world inhabit it and it’s filled with people who are filled with shit and it goes by the name of London.” Stephen Sondheim

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

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

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37. “A bad day in London is still better than a good day anywhere else.” – Unknown

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

39. “One of the things I most liked about the city – apart from all its obvious attractions – the theatre, the galleries, the exhilarating walks by the river – was that so few people ever asked you personal questions.” Julia Gregson

40. “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

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

42. “A person who is tired of London is not necessarily tired of life; it might be that he just can’t find a parking place.”Paul Theroux

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43. “London is a splendid place to live in for those who can get out of it.” – George John Gordon Bruch

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

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

46. “London is a bad habit one hates to lose.” – William Sansom

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

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

49. “London is a nation, not a city.” Benjamin Disraeli

50. “London is a city where even the pigeons look like they have a purpose.” George Bernard Shaw

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51. “London is the epitome of our times.” – Florence Nightingale

52. “London is a modern Babylon.” Benjamin Disraeli

53. “The parks be the lungs of London.” – Charles Dickens

54. “If you’re curious, London’s an amazing place.” David Bailey

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

56. “London’s greatest strength is our diversity.” – Sadiq Khan

57. “London is a grand old city, and she has many secrets.” Catherynne M. Valente

58. “London is a modern city with an ancient heart.”Alexander McCall Smith

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59. “London is the clearing-house of the world.” Joseph Chamberlain

60. “London is the crossroads of the world.” Harry Johnston

61. “London is the city of love, life, and liberty.”Debasish Mridha

62. “If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.”Peter Shaffer

63. “The truth is, that in London it is always a sickly season. Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be.” Jane Austen

64. “It’s impossible to think of London without thinking of Big Ben.” Simon Schama

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

66. “London is the epitome of our times, and the Rome of today.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

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67. “London is a place where people are prepared to wait a good deal for things they could get sooner somewhere else.” – Samuel Johnson

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

69. “Take a perfect day, add six hours of rain and fog, and you have instant London.” – Unknown

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70. “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

71. “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

72. “I’ve been walking about London for the last 30 years, and I find something fresh in it everyday.” – Walter Besant

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

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

75. “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

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

77. “You will recognise, my boy, the first sign of old age: it is when you go out into the streets of London and realise for the first time how young the policemen look.” Sir Seymour Hicks

78. “London is a city where the past coexists with the present, and the future is always around the corner.” – Jerry Dennis

79. “I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of London’s skyline.” Ayn Rand

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80. “The best bribe which London offers to-day to the imagination is that in such a vast variety of people and conditions, one can believe there is room for persons of romantic character to exist, and that the poet, the mystic, and the hero may hope to confront their counterparts.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

81. “London is a cluster of communities, great and small, famous and unsung; a city of contrasts, a congregation of diversity.” Roy Porter

82. “When exploring London, you will come across lots of excitement by change, so try to take everything in rather than just rushing around to all of the major tourist haunts.” Richard Branson

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

84. “London always reminds me of a brain. It is similarly convoluted and circuitous. A lot of cities, especially American ones like New York and Chicago, are laid out in straight lines. Like the circuits on computer chips, there are a lot of right angles in cities like this. But London is a glorious mess.” – James Geary

85. “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 series of rooms, doors and passages. Mayfair to Piccadilly to Soho to the Strand.”Anna Quindlen

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86. “London is like a second home. I’ve got a lot of friends there.” Aaron Johnson

87. “I came to London. It had become the center of my world and I had worked hard to come to it. And I was lost.”V. S. Naipaul

88. “Do you realise that people die of boredom in London suburbs? It’s the second biggest cause of death among the English in general. Sheer boredom.” – Alexander McCall Smith

89. “I don’t know what London’s coming to — the higher the buildings the lower the morals.” Noël Coward

90. “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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91. “I think London’s sexy because it’s so full of eccentrics. – Rachel Weisz

92. “In London, love and scandal are considered the best sweeteners of tea.”John Osbourne.

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

94. “Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a ticket to London.” Unknown

95. “I don’t know what London’s coming to — the higher the buildings, the lower the morals.”Noël Coward

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

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

98. “In London, you can be surrounded by millions of people and still feel completely alone.”Bridget Rosewell

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99. “To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day.” W. Somerset Maugham

100. “London is full of fogs and serious people. Whether the fogs produce the serious people or whether the serious produce the fogs, I don’t know.”Oscar Wilde

101. “Yes, London. You know, fish, chips, cup o tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary-fucking-Poppins. London!” Dennis Farina

102. “Stopping abruptly in central London is a heinous crime, and immediately gives the people around you permission to kick you.”Beth O’Leary

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

104. “London is like a woman with too many lovers, juggling their egos.”Catherynne M. Valente

105. “London is like a cold dark dream sometimes. A city full of shadows, where ghosts of the past still linger in the streets.” – Alex Scarrow

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106. “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

107. “London is a city that never sleeps, not because it’s bustling with activity, but because it’s always worrying about something.” Terri Guillemets

108. “London is a city where the past and the future are always colliding in the present.” Alfred Sisley

109. “London is a city where even the statues have a sense of humor.” Robert Byron

110. “In London, the weather is always unpredictable, just like life.” Alfred Hitchcock

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

112. ‘It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

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