Here’s Boris Johnson’s Tips On What To Do In London

Monday, January 27, 2014

“My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg.”

— Boris Johnson

I may have supported, even campaigned, for my fair city’s current mayor, Bill DeBlasio, but I have got to say, I don’t think there’s any mayor in the world I would rather spend an afternoon with sitting around a pub with a couple of pints than London’s Boris Johnson, he of the quotably eloquent put-downs and press conference one-liners. Now an evening out on the town, that would be a different story . . . (Rob Ford of course!).

As the above clip shows, Johnson truly appears to love the city he governs. Known for his introduction of the Barclay Cycle Hire bike-sharing program (or Boris Bikes”), Johnson makes sure to mention his love of biking though Victoria Park and on to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as one of his favorits activities.

Some of the other activities he suggests for visitors include:

• The British Museum (he remembers staring at the Elgin Marbles as a child);

• The Tower of London (he points out that it’s the biggest building in London remaining from Norman times);

• Tate Modern (it has the most most visitors than any other museum — 5.5 million);

• Walk down the canal to The Narrow Boat (he recommends the bangers and mash).

It should also be noted that Johnson, though being the mayor of London, was actually born right here in New York City, so he’s got that going for him too (and could also make him a potential candidate for President due to his dual citizenship). One could only hope.

By Matt Stabile


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