London or New York?

  • beaujangle

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    Nov 04, 2009 11:24 AM GMT
    Assuming you've been to both cites, given a choice to revisit either London or New York, which would you choose and why?

    I like both and I'm torn .....
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    Nov 04, 2009 12:19 PM GMT
    Well I live in both cities and am currently in London. In my opinion if you had to re-visit - then definitely London is the place to come. London has a LOT more to do and explore than New York.. and right now London hotels are far cheaper than NYC (i dont know why). Also there are lots of nice places to explore around London but nothing near NYC worth exploring really. If you need any tips on what to do in London then let me know.
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    Nov 04, 2009 2:47 PM GMT
    I've visited both and would definately choose London any day. London is way more asceticly friendly as apposed to New Yorks very imposing cement and steel structures. The transportation options to Londons multitude of parks and social events, museums and structures of interest is way better than in New York. London is much safer too !!! I'd go to London again any day!!!
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    Nov 04, 2009 2:51 PM GMT
    Jetsetter99 saidAlso there are lots of nice places to explore around London but nothing near NYC worth exploring really.




    Totally agree with this. London has some great day-trip options.
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    Nov 04, 2009 2:55 PM GMT
    I went to London for the first time back in Feb, and it felt very much like home on my first day.icon_biggrin.gif

    I guess being Canadian and part of the Commonwealth, there are somethings that seemed very familiar, so the way of life in London was very close to home.
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    Nov 04, 2009 3:11 PM GMT
    i'd say london. so much more beautiful. besides, you can always jump the channel and take a train to paris for a day or two if you wanted
  • tbone25

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    Nov 04, 2009 3:27 PM GMT
    London.... all the way... been there several times and always have had a great time.... NYC... it has it's moments but it is so noisy and dirty in comparison to London... Also London has great historical sites...

    When visiting London -- skip the London eye -- big waste of time.
    Climb to the top of St. Paul's instead... far better view of things and actually takes some energy to get to the top.
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    Nov 04, 2009 3:55 PM GMT
    Tough choice

    I would have to say NY but only because I live here.

    The men are hotter in NY. More superficial as well. But definitely hotter
  • sfboy987

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    Nov 04, 2009 11:23 PM GMT
    I know I shouldn't answer cause I haven't been to NYC yet, but London is AWESOME!!! From what I've read, London seems to be overpassing NYC as "the capitol of the world."
  • drypin

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    Nov 04, 2009 11:27 PM GMT
    A tough decision. Love 'em both... but if I can only revisit one, it would be London. Buy why? I guess I love the old buildings, the European flair, the fact that those British accents make every guy sound gay. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 05, 2009 12:13 AM GMT
    Actually to be honest - I would take Paris over both London and New York anytime....lol... and whoever said London is safer than NYC is wrong... NYC is much more safer than London now.. but the touristy areas of London are safe enough - as with every big city you need to stay away from certain areas.
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    Nov 05, 2009 12:18 AM GMT
    Although I was born in London, I don't live far from London, and I know London by heart, I also visited New York City. I stayed at a hostel, ie HI-AYHA New York City (891 Amsterdam Avenue & West 103rd Street) for ten days in 1998, I have found New York very different to London.
    London is much more historic, the high skyscrapers are more confined to the City, and many other buildings are more aesthetic than those in New York, for example, the Greek columns and pedimont that fronts the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington. Then you have the Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London, both fully functioning after over a thousand years in existance.
    Then you have the South Bank Walk, from the London Eye to Tower Bridge along the River Thames. Here you can walk literally through the heart of London without encountering any traffic! It is also remarkably quiet for a city walk and you have full vistas of the North Bank, including Westminster, St Paul's, the City and the Tower of London.
    New York is great if you love the more monotonous cluster of skyscrapers. I found the views of the Empire State Building exhilerating, Central Park is more varied than London's Hyde Park, and crossing the River Hudson over Brooklyn Bridge is an experience in itself, as the footpath and cycleway is itself a flyover, set above the main road and away from traffic.
    Really, whichever city you prefer is all down to taste.
  • leixguy

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    Nov 05, 2009 12:19 AM GMT
    beaujangle saidAssuming you've been to both cites, given a choice to revisit either London or New York, which would you choose and why?

    I like both and I'm torn .....


    i love london i try to get over there at least once every six months and i think its better than ny but ny is amazing as well.
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    Nov 05, 2009 12:26 AM GMT
    Jetsetter99 saidActually to be honest - I would take Paris over both London and New York anytime....lol... and whoever said London is safer than NYC is wrong... NYC is much more safer than London now.. but the touristy areas of London are safe enough - as with every big city you need to stay away from certain areas.


    Yes but the trouble with Paris is: it's so full of "French People", who don't use very much soap to wash with, and look what they did to their Royal family too.
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    Nov 05, 2009 12:37 AM GMT
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    Jetsetter99 saidActually to be honest - I would take Paris over both London and New York anytime....lol... and whoever said London is safer than NYC is wrong... NYC is much more safer than London now.. but the touristy areas of London are safe enough - as with every big city you need to stay away from certain areas.


    Yes but the trouble with Paris is: it's so full of "French People", who don't use very much soap to wash with, and look what they did to their Royal family too.


    Plus Paris was not amongst the choices.

    It was London or NYC
  • beaujangle

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    Nov 05, 2009 5:54 AM GMT
    Jetsetter99 saidWell I live in both cities and am currently in London. In my opinion if you had to re-visit - then definitely London is the place to come. London has a LOT more to do and explore than New York.. and right now London hotels are far cheaper than NYC (i dont know why). Also there are lots of nice places to explore around London but nothing near NYC worth exploring really. If you need any tips on what to do in London then let me know.




    Cool, thanks! I'll coming to London then. Any gay places (bars/ clubs/ saunas/ bookshops) that you recommend? The internet has heaps of info but I prefer to trust a Londoner who is a realjock. I have 4 days only in London.

    Oh yes, I've heard of Pleasuredome sauna. Thanks again!
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    Nov 05, 2009 5:54 AM GMT
    New York got it all.
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    Nov 05, 2009 7:57 AM GMT
    London. It's more beautiful and there is more to do, particularly for the gays.

    New York seems very tame these days.

    Are the men hotter in New York? I don't know, but there are plenty to choose from in London and the different nationalities seem to mix well. Also, London is much cheaper than most other European cities at the moment with sterling continuing to fall in value.
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    Nov 05, 2009 9:02 AM GMT
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    Nov 05, 2009 12:32 PM GMT
    Pattison said
    Jetsetter99 saidActually to be honest - I would take Paris over both London and New York anytime....lol... and whoever said London is safer than NYC is wrong... NYC is much more safer than London now.. but the touristy areas of London are safe enough - as with every big city you need to stay away from certain areas.


    Yes but the trouble with Paris is: it's so full of "French People", who don't use very much soap to wash with, and look what they did to their Royal family too.


    Frech guys are the hottest out of all... staying in Paris is like living in a museum... its the most stunning city in the world..even hitler refused to Bomb paris... well you can always go to paris from london and spend a day... its well worth it.
  • sfboy987

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    Nov 06, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    Can I just say again how awesome London is!
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    Nov 06, 2009 6:34 AM GMT
    sxydrkhair saidNew York! London is too boring and old.
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    Old yes, but in a good way because of its rich history. Boring? HELL NO! You must not have been to London if you think it's boring.
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    Nov 06, 2009 6:58 AM GMT
    I could drive to New York if I really wanted, so I say go with London. Make it a real vacation.
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    Nov 06, 2009 7:25 AM GMT
    New York.

    London is perpetually cold, gloomy, raining, and full of whinging British. It's also stupidly expensive.
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    Nov 06, 2009 8:41 AM GMT
    I would love to go to London, but I choose New York for its diversity...and an easy access to other cities nearby such as Boston and DC.