Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner that I love London Town. Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Chelsea, Earl's Court, Petticoat Lane, The Duke of York Pub, Pie and Mash with Green Liquor and the Pearly Kings and Queens of Cockney London..
'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' This summer, the Tower Of London was surrounded by a sea of crimson. This installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, commemorated each and every British or Colonial fatality from World War 1 by planting 888,246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea around the tower.
Raves on the beach, mods and rockers in bank-holiday fisticuffs, naughty weekends for Mr and Mrs Smith, classic car runs from London, the UK's biggest gay scene and the Channel's best clubbing – this city by the sea evokes many images for the British. One thing is certain: with its bohemian, cosmopolitan and hedonistic vibe, Brighton is where England's seaside experience goes from cold to cool... Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/england/southeast-england/brighton-and-hove#ixzz3PNBfWDwu