Category Archives: London in Quotations

London in Quotations: Doris Lessing

London has changed enormously and so have the English in the past decade. They’re more like Americans and more like Europeans, too. They’re always eating out, and when they’re at home they don’t cook the way they did ten years ago. They’re all sitting around in cafés, like the Continentals, drinking coffee and chattering and watching the world go by.

Doris Lessing (1919-2013), interview, The Progressive, June 1999

London in Quotations: Robert Montgomery

The fret and fever of the day are o’er, / And London slumbers, but with murmurs faint, / Like Ocean, when she folds her waves to sleep: / ‘Tis the pure hour for poetry and thought; / When passions sink, and man surveys the heavens, / And feels himself immortal.

Robert Montgomery (b.1972), London, Religion and Poetry: Being Selections Spiritual and Moral

London in Quotations: Robert Montgomery

And there is London! – England’s heart and soul. / By the proud flowing of her famous Thames, / She circulates through countless lands and isles / Her greatness; gloriously she rules, / At once the awe and sceptre of the world.

Robert Montgomery (b.1972), London, Religion and Poetry: Being Selections Spiritual and Moral

London in Quotations: Frommer’s Europe by Rail

London is a dizzying delight, full of pomp and pedigree, a place where high culture and cutting-edge trends feed off one another.

Suzane Rowan Kelleher, Donald Olson and Darwin Porter, Frommer’s Europe by Rail

London in Quotations: Automobile Association of Britain

Today’s London is a sprawling metropolis, teeming with energy and seemingly swallowing up all in its path, stretching from Surrey to Kent and Essex and receiving around 16 million visitors annually – over twice its own population.

Automobile Association of Britain, Illustrated Guide to Britain