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London vs. Paris

Written by on 6th August 2015
Category: City guides

London versus Paris is an eternal battle between two cities separated by 214 miles and the English channel.

After pipping Paris to the title of ‘city with most foreign visitors’, London Mayor Boris Johnson proclaimed London “is without doubt the greatest city on the planet”. A war of words had begun and his opposite number’s deputy, Anne Hidalgo, scoffed that London is a “suburb” of Paris and that it’s less attractive for families.

Leaving political wrangling out of it, here are the facts. The tube vs. the metro.  The Eiffel Tower vs. The Shard. London vs. Paris.

London-v-Paris

London

Founded: 43 AD

Area: 607 mi2

Population: 8.6 million

Population per square mile: 14,168 people per sq. mile

Tallest Structure: The Shard 306m

Stock Exchange: London Stock Exchange

Stock Exchange Founded: 1801

Total Market Cap (£B): £4,260 Billion

Hottest month: July 23 °C

Coldest Month: January 2 °C

Wettest Month: November 2.5 in’ of rain

Number of tube stations: 268

Busiest airport: London Heathrow Airport – 73,408,442 passengers in 2014

Average salary: £35,172 (¥6,699,415)

Most valuable sports team: Arsenal – £1.3 billion

Number of serviced apartments on SilverDoor website: 10,233

 

Paris

Founded: 250 BC

Area: 40.7 sq mi

Population: 2.2 million

Population per square mile: 54,000 people per sq. mile

Tallest Structure: Eiffel Tower 324m

Stock Exchange: Euronext Paris

Stock Exchange Founded: 2000

Total Market Cap: £65 Billion

Hottest month: July 25 °C

Coldest Month: January 2.5 °C

Wettest Month: January 2.5 in’ of rain

Number of tube stations: 303

Busiest airport: Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport – 63,808,796 passengers in 2014

Average salary: €60,372 (£41,990)

Most valuable sports team: Paris Saint-Germain – £406 million

Number of serviced apartments on SilverDoor website: 5,471

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