One of my best girlfriends directed me to this great article. I now feel the need to reprint it below in its entirety, because it’s so true. 🙂

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1. So the Louvre may have the Mona Lisa but our galleries are not too shabby either. There are 240 museums in London compared with just 153 in Paris – and the best part? A ticket to a museum in Paris will set you back between £4- 12 but the best London attractions are free.

2. Paris may have a longer history with fashion but according to the Global Language Monitor – an index which evaluates the uses and trends of language – London claimed the title ‘fashion capital’ in both 2011 and 2012. A combination of headline-grabbing models such as Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, trendsetting fashion brands such as Burberry (right) and London’s unique and colourful streetstyle mean the Brits deserve the honour.

3. There were tears in Paris in 2005 as the International Olympic Committee announced London would be the host of the 2012 Olympic Games. The British delegation beat the Parisian effort by 54 votes to 50. The choice meant London is the only city to have hosted the Summer Games three times. Poor Paris, the city has only hosted the Games twice – the last time in 1924. Better luck next time.

4. ‘Get Lucky’ chart-toppers Daft Punk are from Paris. But London is home to The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Queen, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Dizzee Rascal, Elton John … do we need to go on?

5. Construction on St Paul’s Cathedral started in 1087 and although it has since been repaired and rebuilt, the site is still older than the Notre Dame de Paris, which started building work in 1163.

6. Football is way of life on both sides of the Channel, but Londoners have more opportunity to watch the beautiful game. There are more Football clubs in London than Paris.

7. And the seventh reason why London is better than Paris? Even the French prefer it. There are 400,000 French citizens in the UK with the majority living in London. The British capital is now the sixth biggest French city with a larger Gallic population than in Bordeaux or Strasbourg.

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