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Second-favourite city in the world

Actually, London ties for second with New York and San Francisco. Here follow some reasons. First, Golden Square in the West End:

Jermyn Street, where I would buy all my clothes if I made, oh, £10,000 a month:

London also has history embedded in strange places. Take this block of apartment buildings on Courtfield Gardens, South Kensington, about two blocks from my hotel:

An old friend lived in the near building for a couple of years. She explained that the building at the end of the row—her building—replaced one that the Germans bombed in 1940 or 1941.

By the way, here's a really good reason not to live in London, or at least not to own a car here:

To spare you the math, at today's exchange that works out to $7 per gallon.

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