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London was my first foray into Europe / UK. I think as a newcomer, it's a perfect place to start if you are coming from the US. The flight is reasonable, the language is similar, and it has the big city feel of places like New York (about or more expensive too). I think beyond London is where the real charm of England lies, so venture out if you can!
Central London still has retained it's old world charm amongst the rapidly changing / gentrifying neighborhoods. The iconic phone booth although more rare, can still be spotted. St. Paul's cathedral also has remained relatively unaffected by its changing surroundings.
Outdoor movie screening ruined by typical London rainy weather.
One of the prettier parts of London (in my opinion) are Paddington station and the Canary Warf area. They always inspire my imagination of what old London might have felt like with busy people coming in and out and the boats sailing up and down the Thames.