London vs. Paris [infographic]

August 21, 2013 |  by  |  Travel

England and France: these two countries have had their fair share of differences in the past. In today’s infographic their rivalry continues, as London and Paris are pitted against each other once again. Keep in mind, there is some obvious bias towards London in this particular graphic, but it still has some great information about France!

Both cities are massive art and culture hubs. According to the infographic, there are 300 paintings by JMW Turner that are kept in London’s Tate Britain; and in Paris, the Mona Lisa receives 6 million visitors every year. There is also no escaping the growing appreciation for food and drink in both cities. The French definitely know how to prepare a good meal, but apparently England isn’t far behind with its dabbles in the culinary world. Did you know that there are at least 30 microbreweries in London? And Paris has the Musee du Vin Paris, a museum dedicated entirely to wine.

For me, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris holds a fair share of romanticism–both historical and sentimental. As Hemmingway says, “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” And when it comes to London, there is no denying the allure of an English accent–after all, we’re only human. Check out today’s infographic and take a closer look at some lesser known facts about two legendary cities. [HouseTrip London Team ]


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  • Wes Royer

    Apples and oranges. No overall winner can be made from these stats.

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  • Victoria Nelson

    Definitely its Paris, Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with its mesmerizing beauty and romantic ambiance it becomes more special for people who visit there, I took my very first trip outside of my country and visited France for nearly the
    entire month. It was an incredible trip, I never imagined how beautiful the
    country side would be. Paris was where I reached first and I found that there very fine availability arts, culture, food, music and everything. Also the Parisian people are so heartwarming, that they always eager to help tourist there. I suggest whenever you visit Paris rent a Paris apartment in the locality of locals, where you can get a chancxe to know about the real Paris.

  • DACS

    London wins, it’s such an exiting city and the people are so friendly, it’s cheap and you never run out of things to do, truly thrilling. What’s more it’s full of British traditions and culture!

    But Paris is just as good really! So many monuments and places to see. It is quite expensive and the people aren’t as warm but it’s all worth the beauty of Paris :)

    • Alien

      I’m in London as we speak and just left Paris. I vote Paris as it stole my heart! London is worth visiting, but I would live in Paris

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  • goonboy

    This comparison is obviously biased towards London. The comparison should be on a ‘per capita basis’, not raw numbers. London is 3.5 times bigger than Paris, so obviously it will have more restaurants, museums, etc…DUH.

    I have not been to either city, but from a sheer visual and sensory perspective, Paris wins according to my 75 year old father who cannot speak english and is as uncosmpolitan and un-travelled as they come. He said London was drab, while Paris was beautiful and he loved the cafes. There is a reason why they call Paris ‘the city of light’.

    Personally I admire fine architecture and good food, so London has never ranked high on my list of places to visit, while Paris has.

    Hopefully in the next few years I can visit both places and find out first hand which is better.

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  • yougoogly

    Without a doubt Paris! Not even close.