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New York or London, which city would you rather visit?

by EricaL (follow)
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Imagine you'd been given the option of an all expenses paid trip to London or New York (wishful thinking I know), which city would you choose to travel to and why?

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Perhaps you've already travelled to both cities before, how would you compare the two? If you've not visited either, what factors would make you choose one city over the other?

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New York New York!! I have already been to London but even had I not, I would choose the big apple - the bright lights of Broadway, the reputedly fabulous food, the rude, rushing people, the madness and the mayhem....what's not to love?!
New York ofcourse. The city that never sleeps will be an excellent destination for vacation.
I would choose New York over any other city in the world in a heartbeat. I've been to London and New York several times, but the excitement of being in New York, the ambience, the people, the places to discover far supersedes those in London.
I love London, yet I have lived there before. Have also studied there. For me right now: New York, New York. Itching to see the Big Apple once more, and New York has been kind to me: four books published last month and they're selling over there. America is gold right now. My book distributor is based in New York.
How I wish someone was really offering me that choice! I feel I probably should pick New York because I've never been there and I have been to London. However, I wasn't in London for very long and there is so much more there to see I would happily go there again. I reckon I could spend another week just at the British Museum for starters. Also I have some friends there I could visit and I don't think I know anyone in New York. Though I suppose going there would be a good start if I wanted to meet New Yorkers. I'd probably go and look for Kinky Friedman's loft.
Seems we're all in agreement, I'd definitely vote for New York too!
That's a hard one! Having been to London and loved,loved,loved it, I would go back in a heartbeat! It was easy to get around on public transport and having CCTV cameras pretty well everywhere you go, you feel alot safer. But I"d love to go to New York as well to see what all the fuss is about. That's definitely a hard choice to make. Mandy E.
New York - fun & funky. I see London as like here but older.
Without hesitation I choose New York! Possibly because I was there just last month on holiday...
As cliche as it sounds, I love New York! The city has just so many interesting and cool things to see and do.
The Highline - walk 20 blocks suspended above the street on old train tracks converted to a park
The Brooklyn Bridge - amazing views and a good walk
Statue of Liberty - really interesting learning the history, get the free audio-tour - the tour up to the crown is not for the weak-legged... so many steps!
The Subway - get an unlimited pass and enjoy the experience... but hold on!
Food walking tour - did one through Soho, Little Italy & Chinatown, great way to eat and get interesting info on the neighbourhoods
Try out for a lottery to a Broadway show - great way to get cheap tickets
Was totally surprised at how safe you felt all the time, there are cops everywhere and it makes a difference.
We just walked and walked and shopped a little and walked some more.
Would go back in a heartbeat... would probably live their happily as well.
I Would go to London anny time as it Got the Whole World indside its walls plus a longer history.Goes back to befor Roman time,see thats history.
NYC holds no attraction for me at all.

Have been to London several times, & just L OVE it!
So much culture, history, things to see & do. Just standing at Piccadilly Circus, looking around, breathing in the atmosphere (fumes?), just plain BEING there is salve to my soul! I feel so 'at one' anywhere in the UK.

It's THE most marvellous 'jumping off' city which opens up to all of Europe, the Meditteranean, Iceland, & even as far as Egypt & Africa.

Thoroughly enjoy commuting on the 'Tube'; know how to get around London better than I do my own city by bus! Always travelled by train to work, thank goodness!

Back in the '80's, my husband had to work there for a week, so I took a Bus trip each day, to Cambridge, Kent, Canterbury etc. He walked me to Tour bus stop, then went off to work, & was there when I returned, & we'd just walk back to our Hotel. Absolutely marvellous!

Would have those times again, in an instant!
I've been to London, 3 times over many years. I've been to NYC 3 times as well. I would defiantly say NYC is my favourite! My husband was on his 1st visit there, with me in '08, when we stayed with a friends daughter for 3 weeks. He was really worried about going there, but it all turned out well.
We just LOVE NY! 5th Ave, the all glass Apple shop, Tiffany's, the museums, Central Park, cheap food, the Chelsea Hotel, Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of :Liberty & the friendly people. Wow, what a holiday destination! (Our friend's daughter has since moved to the UK for her work, so I don't think we'd be going back to NY again.)
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