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12 Songs You Need To Listen To When In London
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12 Songs You Need To Listen To When In London

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Updated: 8 November 2016
Music helps you to understand a situation or place; so why not listen to these songs when in London to get a true feel for this glorious city.

The Clash – “London Calling”

Take a trip back to late-’70s London with this iconic and quintessentially spirited song by The Clash.

Adele – “Hometown Glory”

Surround yourself with the wonders of this world and remember to be grateful for the simple beauties that the city offers with Adele’s rendition.

Ed Sheeran – “The City”

With a cynical eye on the ups and downs of the big city, Sheeran continues to inspire and inform everyone with his incredibly catchy tunes.

Lily Allen – “LDN”

Why would you want to be anywhere else when you could be intoxicated by the beauty of London – just remember to look twice.

Gerry Rafferty – “Baker Street”

Although the song is somewhat grim, the glorious sax taking stride during the instrumental chorus will have you forgetting about your struggles in no time.

Warren Zevon – “Werewolves of London”

You will quickly find yourself walking around London screaming “Wahooo” in remembrance of this song – and no one will stop you.

Bananarama – “Hey Young London”

Although hidden by Bananarama’s other successful singles, this catchy tune that embodies the self-satisfaction of youth will have you donning your ’80s pop socks.

Reg Meuross – “My Name Is London Town”

This bittersweet glimpse of the wealth, poverty, triumph and tragedy that rains over the city, all inspired by a busker classic, is sure to bring a tear to any Londoner’s eye.

Professor Green – “Upper Clapton Dance”

You will have an itch in your foot from the eclectic vibrancy of this song. Although speaking of the truth of Upper Clapton, Professor Green helps you to dance your way through your hardest stretch.

M.I.A. – “Galang”

The multicultural diversity behind this song is absolutely incredible – it’s never too late to embrace difference.

ABC – “Tower of London”

A punchy favourite of the 80’s, you will be amazed by the wealth and glamour projected in this song – just make sure you head over to theTower of London.

LV ft. Joshua Idehen – “Northern Line”

If you ever find yourself catching the Northern Line (which is an absolute must in London) make sure you are listening to this song.