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The Urban Head-to-Head: London Vs Paris

LONDON VS. PARIS THE URBAN HEAD-TO-HEAD 2013 LONDON PARIS THE VITAL STATISTICS "If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, "By seeing London, I have then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast. , seen as much of life as the world can show. „ Samuel Johnson Ernest Hemingway The oldest evidence of settlement in London has The oldest existing evidence of permanent been dated to approximately 4500 BC. settlements in Paris date back to 4500-4200 BC. Covers a total of 607 Covers a total of square miles. 40.7 square miles. LONDON 8,173,194 2,234,105 Population as of 2009. Population as of 2009. FOOD & DRINK It's said no-one does food like the French, but that hasn't stopped London from trying. Michelin starred dining, boutique cafes and vibrant street food are now all part of the capital's dining scene. But how does the young upstart stack up against France's culinary behemoth? 69 101 The number of Michelin starred The number of Michelin starred restaurants in London. restaurants in Paris. The total number of The total number of restaurants 11,925 RESTAURANT 9,665 in Paris according to Trip restaurants in London according to Trip Advisor. Advisor. 2011 – the year that the greatest chef of the 20th century', Joël Robuchon declared London had outstripped Paris as 'culinary capital of the world'. £217 pp The low-end cost of a The average cost of a meal for two in London. £90 meal at Paris' exclusive Alain Ducasse. Now there are at least 30 microbreweries in London. Some, like the heavyweight Camden Town Brewery, producing 30,000 pints a week. Paris has a museum dedicated to the subject of wine, the Musée du Vin Paris. LANDMARKS AND ARCHITECTURE Wide, sweeping boulevards and imposing palaces; the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame.. surely no city could be grander than Paris in springtime? But venture out in London on a winter's day and you may just find yourself falling in love with the winding streets, cosy pubs and dourly-impressive edifices. MUNDIAL PATRIMONIO The number of HERITAGE 4 The number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in London. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Paris. PATRIMOINE M 1. Maritime Greenwich The Banks of the Seine ::::::: 2. The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew "Serious" – the amount of effort you'll have to make, according to Secrets of Paris blog, to find "a view of Paris that isn't framed by an iconic monument, a Gothic church, a winding medieval street, an elegant wrought iron balcony, or stunning architecture." 3. The Tower of London 4. Westminster The date the original St Paul's Cathedral began construction. It was burned down three times: in 962, 1087 and 1666. 31 604 AD 1163 AD The age of Notre Dame in Paris. %3D 1,017 feet 1,063 feet The Height of The Shard, London and the EU's tallest skyscraper. The height of the Eiffel Tower, Paris's tallest structure. £24.95 for an adult €14.5 for an adult £18.95 for children €13 for ages 12-24 €10 for ages 4-11 The cost of climbing to the top. The cost to climb the Eiffel Tower. 2005 20 years The year the iconic London Eye was originally planned to be pulled down. In 2008 the London Eye celebrated 30,000,000 visitors since opening in 2000. The length of time the Eiffel Tower was originally designed to stand for, in 1889. 40 km The distance you can see from the top of the London Eye. >200,000,000 People have visited the Eiffel Tower since 1899. According to Visit Britain, The Eye receives more visitors per year than the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids of Giza. SEEING IT ALL "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford. , "It's Paris. You don't come here for the weather. , Samuel Johnson Adrian Leeds DE PARIS £0 £11 VILLE RVICE TICKET TICKET DES EGOU 300 "Never" "Nothing" 6 million €9-11 20 The number of The point at which travel-blogger Lady in London considers she'd run out things to see in the capital. The average ticket The number of The rough price of The number of palntings by JMW price for museums visitors the Mona a ticket to Paris's pages Victor Hugo Turner housed in and art galleries in Lisa receives each most famous dedicated to Paris's London's Tate London. year. sewer system in Les museums. Britain. This is the Miserables. The largest collection of Turner paintings In sewers are now a popular tourist the world. attraction. The number of museums in London. 240 Ш 153 The number of museums in Paris. INCLUDING: INCLUDING: THE LWM Дум N: BRITISH NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM LOUVRE MÜSEUM cité IERIAL MUSEUMS O. The British The five branches The Natural History Musée du Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, Cité des Sciences et Museum, of the Imperial War Museum, home to The Mona home to van Gogh's de l'Industrie, Europe's containing 8 million Museums, Including containing a 25m Lisa and the Venus "Starry Night over biggest science works, such as the the ChurchilI War blue whale skeleton de Milo. the Rhone', and museum, containing Rosetta Stone and Rooms and HMS and a 32m model of Whistler's an IMAX theatre and the Elgin Marbles. Belfast. a diplodocus "Whistler's Mother'. dedicated exhibition skeleton. for children. Paris' most visited attraction is not the Eiffel Tower, or the Louvre, but Disneyland Paris. London has the world's oldest underground rail Paris has the world's second oldest underground UNDERGROUND network. rail network. The cost of a one day pass for the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme. €1.70 The cost of a one day pass for the Vélib' bicycle sharing scheme. 23 COMPETITIVE CULTURE The number of times London has been The number of times Paris has been named named 'European Capital of Culture'. 'European Culture Capital', in 1989. >17,000 250 380 376 69 The number of music The number of The number of The number of The number of performances In festivals In London public libraries. cinema screens in lending librarles. London every year. every year. Paris, FAMILY FUN "I had neither kith nor kin in England, and was therefore free as air.. under such circumstances, I naturally gravitated to London. , "Where dreams come true... , Unofficial tagline of Disneyland Paris Arthur Conan Doyle Ho Poter TICKET TICKET £85 £16.40 Free 16 million 49 €22.55 The cost of a 'famlly The cost of a one The cost of travel for The number of Number of The cost of a one ticket' to Harry day adult travelcard children aged 5-10 visitors to attractions at day adult ticket for Potter World in for the London when accompanied Disneyland Paris in Disneyland Paris. the Paris Metro. London. Underground. by an adult. 2012. TICKET £8.20 1,976 €11.10 39 Price of a one day hectares of land is The cost of a one The number of travelcard for ages covered by elght day ticket for ages green spaces from 11-15 on the London royal parks in 5-10 on the Paris woodlands to Underground. London. Metro. public gardens. WHO DO YOU THINK TAKES THE PRIZE IN THIS URBAN HEAD-TO-HEAD? SOURCES HOUSE TRIP BY ND KEXX 1:: - - 14-15 YRS TRAVELCARD

The Urban Head-to-Head: London Vs Paris

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Paris or London? London or Paris? These two icons of culture, design, style and history go head to head in this Infographic designed by the team at HouseTrip London. Who do you think comes out on top?




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