London vs NYC

I lived in London for one semester in college and have been coming back ever since.  I see a future where one of my daughters or maybe two spend extended periods in London or maybe live there for a time.  It has always been a very livable city and it is becoming more so.  Also, it isn't so difficult to get to from NYC.  

As NYC has changed over the years so has London.  We rented an apartment from One Fine Stay while we have been displaced and they have offices in both NYC and London.  Someone from the company sent me this.  I thought it was really well done.  Just sharing.

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Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    I’m a big fan. More so in the last 10 years.But the city outside of NYC where I feel most comfortable is Paris. The depth of neighborhoods, the culture of walking by line of sight feel very much like home.But…there’s French to learn of course.

    1. Jeff T

      Paris is also my #2 outside of NYC for those exact same reasons. London… If I had to put it on a scale of NYC <-> Los Angeles, it would fall just past middle on the LA side.Wow, looking at this it looks like London has gotten just cheaper than NYC.

  2. Rohan

    Ha! Really nice. Look forward to making my first trip to NY sometime!

  3. RichardF

    that’s great fun. Thanks for sharing

  4. William Mougayar

    Nice chart. I was surprised to learn that London had 33,000 more hotel rooms than New York whereas it receives half of the annual visitors (27 million for London vs. 47 million for New York)That explains why it’s often so difficult to find hotel rooms in New York. That also means there’s an opportunity to make more hotel rooms available in New York.

    1. Gotham Gal

      There is definitely a need for more hotels in Nyc

  5. TanyaMonteiro

    Great chart, thanks for sharing it

  6. Gemma w

    I just visited london last week for lfw. It’s a far cleaner, more urbane civilized and cultured city compared to nyc. It’s also less busy which is a good thing for me. Other than that the cities are remarkably similar in many ways from the street vibe to the walking experience.London has the edge over Nyc at this moment imo, because it is somewhat trendier and upper crust – and people have manners.

  7. fnkychld

    I live in NYC and go to London frequently for business, and I have to put London ahead of NYC for the following reasons:1. London’s non-grid layout is much more interesting and exciting to explore – you never know what you’ll stumble upon since there are so many winding roads and nooks and crannies. 2. It’s a much more sophisticated, stylish, refined city.3. The history, architecture and culture is far more interesting.4. The diversity of people and neighborhoods. The quality of neighborhoods is also better in London. London is like cutting out all the annoying aspects of NYC (traffic, congestion, crime, skyscraper density) and only leaving the best neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, UES, UWS etc. Also London feels much more international as a result of being the financial center of Europe, airport hub, center of the English speaking world and commonwealth etc.5. The shopping is much better in London. Time honored craftsmanship is much more prevalent there, and there is a greater variety of unique shops as opposed to the big chain stores in NYC.Then if you somehow get bored of London, you can go to St Pancras, hop on the Eurostar and be in Paris in 2 hours. Not to mention all the abundant and diverse places that you can fly to cheaply within just a few hours. There really is no comparison.

  8. Apartments in london

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  9. Bamford1

    In terms of the London Underground, a lot more people commute using London’s vast regional rail network than in NYC and this is reflected in the number of Railway Stations London has when compared to NYC. Whilst later this decade a new underground rail system Crossrail is set to come in to operation. So the figures regarding the Tibe don’t tell the full story and fail to take in to account Regional Rail, London Overground, Thameslink, the Docklands Light Railway and will also fail to take in to account Crossrail and the planned Crossrail 2.