I went to London several times as a child and teenager and never fell in love with the city even though I enjoyed it. Then I returned as an adult and was lucky enough to spend a few sunny days here, I have come to understand that those days can be rare. And this time I loved it!
I and my girlfriend explored the city on foot and by using the excellent public transport, and we had a blast! We did typical touristy things such as going to a classical concert and a musical, and we also went to pubs in residential areas for food and drinks.
The local cuisine is not always great, but the food in London is spectacular. We ate some of the best Indian food we ever had at Dishoom, dumplings at Din Tai Fung are always excellent, and we do enjoy the pub grub when having a pint as well.
I really liked roaming around Covent Garden and Hyde Park, as well as taking the subway to different parts slightly outside of the city center.
I found it to be a much cleaner and friendlier place than New York, and with better food. We will be back!