Already this year, we’ve taken a trip to 11 different cities and our journey around the world is far from over! This month let’s explore all that London, England has to offer.
I had my first visit to London when I was eight-years-old. I remember reading Michael Bond’s A Bear Called Paddington and so wanted to visit Paddington Train Station. Now as I prepare for my umpteenth trip to England, I have just finished reading Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere. I so want to visit the London Below. I just need to find the Floating Market.
With over 2,000 years of glorious history under its belt, London’s influence on the English language, world literature and Western culture in general is impossible to overstate. From Chaucer, Shakespeare and Dickens to Lennon, McCartney and Jagger, enough legends have lived and worked here to fill a few dozen double-decker sightseeing buses.
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Abbey Road, The Beatles • Bleak House, Charles Dickens • Blow Up • A Clockwork Orange • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling • High Fidelity, Nick Hornby • The Importance of Being Ernest, Oscar Wilde • The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society, The Kinks • London Calling, The Clash • Mary Poppins • Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf • Notting Hill • Quadrophenia, The Who • (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?, Oasis • White Teeth, Zadie Smith Continue reading