Visit London Asks: London or New York?

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Carnaby welcomes a slice of the Big Apple ahead of their Wish You Were Here events

Last week we donned our best London-designed threads and asked what you love about shopping in London. Thanks to everyone who commented.

This week, we’re celebrating Carnaby’s great Wish You Were Here event: 27 independent shops from Lower East Side, New York and Newburgh Quarter London taking part in a cool location swap.

From this Thursday, you can pop into Carnaby and sample 12 guest brands from across the pond. Alongside the shops, you’ll find New York-style food markets, fashion shows down Newburgh Street and discount shopping evenings, as well as an American-style Halloween party on 31 October.

After Boris’ successful New York trip earlier in the month, and many Londoners harbouring a secret love of the Big Apple, we want to know:

Which do you prefer, and why: London or New York?!

And if you’re stuck on the decision, why not take a look at, a website that offers “the world’s two greatest cities in one place…”


  1. londonlover says:

    I like New York, but I much prefer London – there’s so much more history here. Beautiful buildings from centuries ago. Everything in NY is new, new, new, and it gets boring

  2. mary says:

    I went to the theatre on Broadway and it was nowhere near as good as the theatres in London. It was grubby, and you could hear more from the street outside through a badly-fitting exit door than you could from the stage. West End beats Broadway, no question!

  3. jose adams says:

    No contest! I lived in NYC for a while and the novelty wears off very quickly. London has so much more of everything – world class art galleries and museums, great restaurants, beautiful churches, historic monuments, shops, parks and green spaces. It’s definitely friendlier and more relaxing.

  4. London all the way of course :)