8 Facts About London That Are Actually Lies
As the old saying goes, there are lies, damn lies, and these lies about London that everyone tells all the time totally aren't true. Which, by the way, is a lie! That's not the saying at all. See how easy it is?! Well, now it's time to see how easy it is to dispel some of these flagrant untruths...
1. The Thames is dirty
Sorry, naysayers. The Thames isn't just not dirty, it's the cleanest urban river on the entire planet.
2. It's always raining
Wrong again! London actually gets less rain than Paris, New York, Rome, Brisbane, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo.
4. It's crime-ridden
5. The Great Fire of London is what stopped the Black Death
As it turns out, the Black Death was already on its was out before the Great Fire happened.
6. London will fall if the ravens ever leave the tower
Unfortunately, this little porky only dates back to 1885, a full 800 years after the tower was built (and also ravens have no known significant effect on geo-politics).
7. Cockney rhyming slang is still a thing
It's not a thing. At least, not last time we had a butchers.
8. It's expensive
Okay, so it totally is. BUT, if you plan ahead, you can get a lot of stuff for virtually no money. Museums and art galleries are free, Boris Bikes are extremely cheap, most of the city is blanketed in no-charge Wi-Fi, and that's not to mention these amazing things.
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