London is the most cosmopolitan, multicultural city I’ve ever experienced. New York and Paris don’t even compare. This morning there were five languages being spoken in the dining room of our small B&B: Hindi, Danish, French, Italian, and English.Also, multi-ethnic couples are almost the norm.
Today we spent about five hours at the National Gallery. I can’t tell you how many languages I heard there. Many different Asian languages, several slavic ones, a few Scandinavian languages, French, German, Italian, Spanish, some African and middle eastern languages, and a little English. No matter what your language it is spoken in London.
Since we covered less than half of the National Gallery in our five hours today I will reserve comment on that for when we complete our visit. Trafalgar Square was lively this evening with lots of buskers, a campout of socialists protesting budget cuts that hurt the poor, people and cars. We ate dinner at one of the many upscale pubs that surround the square. It was another polyglot of cultures.