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View Poll Results: Berlin vs London
Berlin 10 45.45%
London 12 54.55%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-15-2016, 03:25 AM
 
Location: Shelby County, Tennessee
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Can't find a good thread on these two, so I'll start one maybe

-More Vibrant, (I heard they both are)
-Best to Live
-Best Cuisine
-More to do
-More Beautiful
-Best Location
-More Manageable
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:30 AM
 
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Although I like Berlin, I expect London will run away with this one quite easily.

Vibrancy - London. Both have excellent nightlife, bars, clubs, music events etc, but London just has more. It also has Brixton, Camden, Soho, Notting Hill etc. Berlin has a better gay scene. So I've heard.

Best to Live - probably a tie. London probably has more to offer. Berlin is far cheaper and has become a magnet for start-ups and creatives in the last few years.

Best Cuisine - London. You can pretty much find any cuisine you could wish for. Berlin's no slouch though!

More to do - London, by some distance. You get a feeling you are always missing out on something.

More Beautiful - Tie. Berlin is beautiful in the central area with some gorgeous (if rebuilt) architecture but it falls off quite a bit the further away you go. London has some glorious buildings mixed with some slightly less glorious ones and is more spread out. London has better parks/green areas by far.

Best Location - Tie. They're not really too far away from each other!

More Manageable - Berlin. It's much smaller and easier to get around! Cheaper too

May I ask why you chose to pit these two great cities against each other?
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Shelby County, Tennessee
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Although I like Berlin, I expect London will run away with this one quite easily.

Vibrancy - London. Both have excellent nightlife, bars, clubs, music events etc, but London just has more. It also has Brixton, Camden, Soho, Notting Hill etc. Berlin has a better gay scene. So I've heard.

Best to Live - probably a tie. London probably has more to offer. Berlin is far cheaper and has become a magnet for start-ups and creatives in the last few years.

Best Cuisine - London. You can pretty much find any cuisine you could wish for. Berlin's no slouch though!

More to do - London, by some distance. You get a feeling you are always missing out on something.

More Beautiful - Tie. Berlin is beautiful in the central area with some gorgeous (if rebuilt) architecture but it falls off quite a bit the further away you go. London has some glorious buildings mixed with some slightly less glorious ones and is more spread out. London has better parks/green areas by far.

Best Location - Tie. They're not really too far away from each other!

More Manageable - Berlin. It's much smaller and easier to get around! Cheaper too

May I ask why you chose to pit these two great cities against each other?

Couldn't find any good updated threads on the two
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:52 AM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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I think Berlin is a great city that punches above its weight.

It seems to do well for nightlife and lots of people who are into the bohemian/hipster chic find it very appealing.

I think putting it up against a heavy-weight like London, though, is a little unfair.
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:52 AM
 
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Well Than Why Isn't Berlin a Heavy Weight
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Old 09-16-2016, 05:07 PM
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London

Love it, my fave European city.
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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I find Berlin overrated but I really dislike London so I'd take the former over the later any time.
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Old 09-17-2016, 02:16 AM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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Well Than Why Isn't Berlin a Heavy Weight
I think it depends on your personal preferences.

Berlin seems to be much more appealing to a hipster perspective, whereas London is more about Monaco-esque exclusiveness.

If you are strongly socially liberal, I think Berlin would probably be your city of choice. I get the impression the left-leaning millennials who congregate every weekend in Parliament Square to protest Brexit have a great deal of disdain for London.


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