List of songs about London


List of songs about London

This is a list of songs about London. Instrumental pieces are tagged with an uppercase " [I] ", or a lowercase " [i] " for quasi-instrumental including non-lyrics voice samples.

Included are:

:* Songs titled after London, or a location or feature of the city.:* Songs whose lyrics are set in London.

Excluded are:

:* Songs where London is simply name-checked along with various other cities (such as "New York, London, Paris, Munich", lyrics of "Pop Muzik" by M).


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0-9

* "22 Grand Job" by The Rakes
* "59 Lyndhurst Grove" by Pulp (referring to Lyndhurst Grove on the Camberwell/ Peckham border)
* "30 Minutes in London" by Antoine Dufour

A

* "A13 Trunk Road to the Sea" by Billy Bragg
* "'A' Bomb in Wardour Street" by The Jam
* "Abhainn an t-Sluaigh" (The Crowded River) by Runrig
* "Absolutely Wrong" by Fred Chester and Tom Clare ('I'm Bertie Bright of Bond Street')
* "'Ackney Road" by Marie Lloyd
* "A Day in the Life" by The Beatles ("now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall")
* "A London" by Petula Clark
* "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square"by Maschwitz/Sherwin
* "Aftermath" by R.E.M.
* "Alas Agnes" by Mystery Jets (The demo references King's Cross Station, though this was changed for the recorded version)
* "Albert and the 'Eadsman" by Marriott Edgar
* "Albion" by Babyshambles which namechecks various London districts
* "Aldgate" by Mutton Gun
* "Alicia Quays" by Jamie T
* "All the Umbrellas in London" by The Magnetic Fields
* "American Boy" by Estelle
* "Anarchy In Hackney" by Robb Johnson
* "And Her Golden Hair Was Hanging Down Her Back" by Felix McGlennon ('There was once a country maiden came to London for a trip')
* "Apple of my eye" by Tony Mohorn
* "Always New Depths" by Bloc Party 'All the pennies in the Thames will not make it how it was'
* "The Angel, Highbury" by Alan Moore and Tim Perkins in "The Highbury Working"- each song about a time of Highbury
* "Angels Over Kilburn" by Hope of the States
* "Ann Boleyn" (The Bloody Tower) by R.P.Weston and Bert Lee
* "Anna the Auctioneer" by Noel Coward ('Annabel Devigne had a flat at Golders Green')
* "Any Old Iron?" by Chas. Collins, E.A. Sheppard and Fred Terry ('I went to the city, well I thought I'd 'ave a spree, the Mayor of London, he was there')
* "Apples" by Ian Dury
* "Archway People" by Saint Etienne
* "At the Chime of a City Clock" by Nick Drake

B

* "Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty
* "Baker Street Muse" by Jethro Tull
* "Ballad of Bethnal Green" by Paddy Roberts
* "Ballad of the Woggler's Mooly" by Kenneth Williams ('But the Bow Street Runners caught him, and the judge said "He will swing"')
* "Ballad of Torrens Street" by Killing Miranda
* "Bar Italia" by Pulp
* "Barbados" by Typicaly Tropical ('far away from London Town')
* "The Barmaid" by E.W. Rogers ('She was a barmaid in the Strand')
* "Barmy London Army" by Charley Harper
* "The Barrow Boy Song" by Art Noel, Frank Walsh, Joe Burley and Harry Bull
* "Battersea Bardot" by The Pearlfishers
* "The Battle of Epping Forest" by Genesis, "Selling England by the Pound". Although Epping Forest is (just) outside London, the battle was between two East End gangs, and the lyrics reference several London place-names (especially prisons).
* "The Bay of Battersea" by George Grossmith
* "Beckton Dumps" by Steve Marriott - Humble Pie "(Eat It)" album
* "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" by The Beatles (references Bishopsgate)
* "Belgravia" by Ikara Colt
* "The Belle of Barking Creek" by Paddy Roberts
* "Bells of London" (I - march) by Keith Keppel
* "Berkeley Mews" by the Kinks
* "Bertha from Balham" by Noel Coward
* "Best Days" by Blur ('Bow Bells say goodbye to the last train')
* "Les Bicyclettes de Belsize" by Engelbert Humperdinck
* "Big Black Smoke" by The Kinks
* "Billy Bentley" by Kilburn and the High Roads
* "Birdman of EC1" by Saint Etienne
* "Birds" by Kate Nash
* "Black Boy Lane" by Babyshambles
* "The Black Grunger of Hounslow" by Kenneth Williams
* "Blackwall Reach" by Saint Etienne
* "Blind Eye" by Hunters & Collectors
* "Blue Day" by Suggs and Chelsea FC ('The only place to be every other Saturday is strolling down the Fulham road')
* "Blue Piccadilly" by The Feeling
* "Blue Room In Archway" by The Boo Radleys
* "Blue Skies Over Battersea" by Martin Ansell
* "Bollywood to Battersea" by Babyshambles
* "The Bond Street Beau" by F.W. Green and Alfred Lee
* "Born Slippy" by Underworld
* "Born to Be a Dancer" by Kaiser Chiefs
* "The Boy I Love Is up in the Gallery" by George Ware ('Johnny is a tradesman and he works in the Boro')
* "The Boy Looked at Johnny" by The Libertines
* "Bright Young People" by Noel Coward ('We casually strive to keep London alive from Chelsea to Bloomsbury Square')
* "Brixton" by UK Subs
* "Brompton Oratory" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
* "Buckingham Palace" by A. A. Milne
* "Busdriver" by Kitto about taking the 73 bus from Euston to Stoke Newington
* "The Burchells of Battersea Rise" by Noel Coward
* "Burlington Bertie from Bow" by William Hargreaves
* "Bus Driver's Prayer" by Ian Dury (traditional)
* "By Piccadilly Station I Sat Down and Wept" by Tracey Thorn
* "By The Sea" by Suede

C

* "Caledonian Market" by Simon Carnes and Nat Ayer Jnr
* "Camden Cowboys" by Kareem Khodeir
* "Camden Town" by Suggs
* "Camden Town Rain" by Mary Lou Lord
* "The Camera Eye" by Rush
* "Capital Radio" by The Clash
* "Carnaby Street" by The Jam
* "Carrion" by British Sea Power
* "Cemeteries of London" by Coldplay
* "Champagne Charlie" by Alfred Lee ('From Coffee and from Supper Rooms, from Poplar to Pall Mall')
* "Chant No 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On] " by Spandau Ballet('Greek Street. Le Beat Route')
* "Charlotte Street" by Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
* "Chelsea Girl" by Ride
* "Chelsea Girl" by Simple Minds
* "Chelsea Monday" by Marillion in "Script for a Jester's Tear" [http://web.archive.org/web/20040702162428/http://stlyrics.com/songs/m/marillion2490/chelseamonday118280.html]
* "Chelsea Nightclub" by The Members
* "Chelsea Walk" by Ocean Colour Scene
* "Chester Street" by The Pretty Things
* "A Child's London - Six Pieces for Piano" (I) by Richard Wilson
* "Chloe from Clapham" by Brenda Catherall
* "Circle Line" by Carmel
* "Cities" by Talking Heads
* "City of London" by the Mekons
* "Clark Gable" by The Postal Service
* "Clubland" by Elvis Costello
* "The Co-Communists" by Noel Coward ('I'm standing as a member for Newington Butts')
* "Cockaigne (in London Town)" by Edward Elgar
* "Cockfosters" by Pablo Gargano
* "Cockney Kids are Innocent" by Sham 69
* "A Cockney's Life For Me" by George Grossmith
* "The Cockney Tragedian" by Ed Jones
* "Cockney Translator" by Smiley Culture
* "Come Back to Camden" by Morrissey
* "Common People" by Pulp
* "Contact London" by Lab 4
* "Cooksferry Queen" by Richard Thompson
* "Cool For Cats" by Squeeze
* "Cooperman (Sooper) Cooperman" - The Almost Legendary "Funky" Lol Ross, about a Leyton Orient player, begins, 'There's a man at Brisbane Road...'
* "Coster Joe" by Edward Kent ('On Sunday, strolling out at Kew')
* "The Coster's Serenade" by Albert Chevalier and John Crook ('Down at the Welsh 'Arp, which is 'Endon way')
* "Cosy Cafe" by Saint Etienne(about a cafe in Lee Valley, East London)
* "The Council Schools Are Good Enough for Me" by Percy Morris and Malcolm Ives ('When I was born they tickled old Bow Bells')
* "The Countryman's Bill of Charges" - composer unknown ('A countryman to London came')
* "Creep" - by The Cannonades cover by Radiohead, Band Aid [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band_Aid_Covers_the_Bullet_Hole]
* "Crawling Up A Hill" by John Mayall and covered by Katie Melua in 2003
* "Croydon" by Captain Sensible
* "Cross Eyed Mary" Jethro Tull
* "Cruel Murder of Edward V and the Duke of York in the Tower" - composer unknown
* "Cunt London" by Sleeper

D

* "Dagenham Dave" by The Stranglers
* "Damn Good Show" by Noel Coward ('Everyone in London likes a damn good show')
* "Dark Streets of London" by The Pogues
* "Davy" by Danny Wilson
* "Day by Day" by Generation X about the Circle Line
* "A Day in the Life" by The Beatles
* "Day on the Town" by Madness ('Summer in London')
* "Dead London" by Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds
* "Dead End Street" by The Kinks - about a bedsit in Kentish Town
* "Debris" by The Faces
* "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" by The Kinks
* "Deer Park" by The Fall, starts with the line 'I took a walk down West 11'
* "Denmark Street" by The Kinks
* "Diamond in the Dark" by Mystery Jets, includes the line 'We would live on Delancey Street', a road in Camden
* "Dilly Boys" by The Libertines
* "The Directoire Girl" by J.P. Harrington and Orlando Powell ('I stopped the traffic all down Piccadilly')
* "Dirty Water" by The Inmates, originally about the River Charles and Boston, USA, this version is about the Thames and London
* "Disgusted E7" by The Wolfhounds
* "Districts" by Clifford Grey and A.W. Parry (references Maida Vale, Hammersmith, Battersea etc.)
* "Do the Strand" by Roxy Music
* "Do you really like it" by DJ Pied Piper
* "Don't Go Back to Dalston" by Razorlight
* "Don't Make Fun of the Festival" by Noel Coward - 1951 Festival of Britain on the South Bank
* "Down at the Old Bull and Bush" by Hunting, Krone, Stirling and Von Tilzer
* "Down Below" by Sydney Carter ('It isn't hard to tell, down below, if it's Bow or Clerkenwell, down below')
* "Down in Drury Lane" by Paddy Roberts
* "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight" by The Jam
* "Down to London" by Joe Jackson
* "Downing Street Kindling" by Larrikin Love
* "Down With the Whole Darn Lot" by Noel Coward ('Down with the Garrick Club and Kensington Museum')
* "Dreadnought Seamen's Hospital" by Billy Jenkins
* "Dream" by Dizzee Rascal
* "Dress you Up" by Madonna ('suits from London')
* "Driving In My Car" by Mike Barson of Madness ('I drive up to Muswell Hill')
* "Drummed Out" by Edward Kent
* "Du Cane Road" by Topper Headon
* "Duffer St. George" by The Fiery Furnaces
* "The Duke of Seven Dials" by George Grossmith

E

* "Earlies" by Trashcan Sinatras
* "Earls Court Breakdown [Alan Tunbridge [/ [Wizz Jones]
* "East End" by Cockney Rejects
* "East End Girl" by Cock Sparrer
* "Theme from EastEnders" by Simon May
* "Eight Miles High" by The Byrds, includes the line 'Rain gray town known for its sound'
* "Electric Avenue" by Eddie Grant about a street in Brixton
* "Emit Remmus" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
* "England 2 Columbia 0" by Kirsty MacColl, references drinking 'in a pub in Belsize Park'
* "England's Glory" by Max Wall and Ian Dury
* "Eton Manor" by Saint Etienne
* "Eton Rifles" by The Jam
* "Euston Station" by The Oyster Band
* "Every Little Movement" by Karl Hoschna and Otto Harbach ('Up to the West End, right in the Best End, straight from the country came Miss Maudie Brown')
* "Everything Eventually" by Appleton ('Let's go fly a kite on Primrose Hill'/'In the city feeling pretty')
* "Experience" by Alan Moore and Tim Perkins in "Angel Passage" - Blake's life in London [http://web.archive.org/web/20041124170141/http://www.nthposition.com/angelpassage.php]
* "Eyeless In Holloway" by Johnny FlynnDestination London

F

* "Fair Maid of Islington" (traditional) At the time of the song Islington was a village outside London
* "Fair Maid of London Town" - composer unknown
* "The Fairy Dancer" by Edward Kent ('One night I chanced to call at a West End Music Hall')
* "Fake Plastic Trees" by Radiohead (About Canary Wharf)
* "A Fallen Star" by Albert Chevalier and Alfred H. West ('Thirty years ago I was a fav'rite at the Vic')
* "Fallin" by Adam and the Ants ('at the Screen on the Green')
* "The False-hearted Lass of Limehouse" - composer unknown
* "Fans" by Kings of Leon
* "Fare Dodgers Liberation Front" by The Visitors,2001
* "Far Flung Wastes of Harringay" by Tasmin Grey
* "Feed the Birds" from Mary Poppins
* "Feltham Is Singing Out" by Hard-Fi
* "Finchley Central" by The New Vaudeville Band
* "Fings Ain't What They Used to Be" by Lionel Bart
* "Finsbury Park" by The Sex Pistols
* "First Night Back in London" by The Clash
* "Flirting on the Ice" by W.C. Mulaly - skating in Regent's Park
* "A Foggy Day in London Town" by George and Ira Gershwin
* "Following in Farver's Footsteps" by E.W. Rogers ('My mother caught me out one evening, up the West End on the spree')
* "Fool on the Hill" by The Beatles - about an experience that Paul McCartney had on Primrose Hill
* "For the Girl" by The Fratellis
* "For Tomorrow" by Blur
* "Forget Myself" by Elbow
* "Four Skinny Indie Kids" by Half Man Half Biscuit
* "Fourteen Hour Technicolour Dream" by The Syn about Allie Pallie, 1967
* "France" by The Libertines
* "From Meadow to Mayfair" [I] by Eric Coates
* "Fug On A Bus" by Monkeyrush Punk rock written through the eyes of a South London thug
* "Funky London Childhood" by Marc Bolan and T Rex
* "Funky Nassau" by Beginning of the End (references London Town)
* "Funny" by Harry Talbot ('I often stroll down Oxford Street to pass an hour away')

G

* "Gasoline Alley" by Rod Stewart
* "(Get a) Grip (on Yourself)" by The Stranglers
* "Get Me To The Church On Time" by Alan Jay Lerner - "London is waking, daylight is breaking"
* "Get out of London" by Interferon
* "Get outta London" by Aztec Camera
* "The Ghosts of Cable Street" by The Men They Couldn't Hang
* "Girl from London" by Blue Cheer
* "The Girl in the Khaki Dress" by J.P. Harrington and George Le Brunn ('Pa's got a house at Regent's Park')
* "Girl VI" by Saint Etienne
* "Give My Regards to Leicester Square" by Victoria Monks
* "Gloucester Road" by Special Needs (or The Needs)
* "Go Ahead London" by KCF Productions
* "Golden Square" [I] by Alan Moore and Tim Perkins in "Angel Passage" [http://web.archive.org/web/20041124170141/http://www.nthposition.com/angelpassage.php]
* "Goldhawk Road" by Dustin's Bar Mitzvah
* "Graftin'" by Dizzee Rascal 'sky looks grey in London city/ we stay graftin' cos we're gritty'
* "The Greater London Radio" by Hefner
* "Greatest Cockney Rip-Off" by Cockney Rejects
* "Green Fields" by The Good, the Bad & the Queen
* "Green London - for violin, violincello and piano" (I) by Katharine Lovell
* "Greetings from Shitsville" by The Wildhearts
* "Grief Came Riding" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
* "The Guinea Guest" by Edward Kent ('I was sent to Portman Square')
* "Guns of Brixton" by The Clash

H

* "Hackney (Suffer Little Children" by Creaming Jesus
* "Hairdresser on Fire" by Morrissey - a song about a hairdresser in "London, giddy London...home of the brash, outrageous, and free"
* "Half A Person" by The Smiths
* "Hampstead" by Adam and the Ants
* "Hampstead Incident" by Donovan
* "Hanging Around" by The Stranglers
* "Harmony Hall" by Edward Kent ('Haydn Bach of three Hyde Park')
* "Harrow Road" by Big Audio Dynamite
* "Harlesden" by Brinkman
* "Has It Come To This?" The Streets
* "Hat-trick" by Alan Moore and Tim Perkins in "The Highbury Working"- each song about a time of Highbury [http://web.archive.org/web/20041111090611/http://www.alanmoorefansite.com/bib/highbury.html]
* "Heart of the City" by Nick Lowe
* "Heaven" by Alan Moore and Tim Perkins in "Angel Passage" - Blake's life in London [http://web.archive.org/web/20041124170141/http://www.nthposition.com/angelpassage.php]
* "Hell" by Alan Moore and Tim Perkins in "Angel Passage" - Blake's life in London [http://web.archive.org/web/20041124170141/http://www.nthposition.com/angelpassage.php]
* "Hello London" by Scarling.
* "He's On The Phone" by Saint Etienne (Leicester Square)
* "He That The Reason Would Know" by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley ('These three were buried near Marybone [Marylebone] Park' - from A Fair Quarrel, 1614)
* "Hey Young London" by Bananarama
* "Highgate Road Incident" by Saint Etienne
* "High Street Part Pedestrianised" by Billy Jenkins (from Still Sounds Like Bromley)
* "Hilly Fields" by Nick Nicely, about an area of south London, near Ladywell
* "The Hobnailed Boots That Farver Wore" by Billy Williams ('On Lord Mayor's Day, just to shout hooray, farver went and how he sauced 'em')
* "Hold Tight London" by The Chemical Brothers
* "Holloway Boulevard" by The Popes
* "Holloway Jail" by The Kinks
* "Home For a Rest" by Spirit of the West
* "Hometown Glory" by Adele
* "The Honour of a London Prentice" - composer unknown
* "Hoover Factory" by Elvis Costello
* "Hotel Columbia" by Jesse Malin
* "How's Life in London" by London Posse
* "Hunting For Witches" by Bloc Party (Mentions the "30 bus")
* "Hype Talk" Dizzee Rascal

I

* "I'd Never Know" by Noel Coward ('Why is the Springtime giving London this lovely glow?')
* "The Idol of the Day" by The Great Vance and Alfred Lee ('St. James's I've my chambers in')
* "I Don't Want to Go to Chelsea" by Elvis Costello
* "If I Can't Get to London" by David Craig Simpson
* "If It Wasn't for the Houses in Between" by Edgar Bateman and George Le Brunn, 1894, sung by Gus Elen ('With a ladder and some glasses you can see to Hackney Marshes')
* "I Like London in the Rain" by Blossom Dearie
* "I Live in Trafalgar Square" by C.W. Murphy
* "I Love London" by Lorraine Bowen
* "I Love New York" by Madonna ('Paris and London, baby you can keep')
* "I'm Going to Get Lit Up When the Lights Go Up in London" by Hubert Gregg - end of the WW2 blackout
* "I'm Old Fashioned" by Noel Coward and Johnny Mercer ('Those nightingales in Berkeley Square')
* "I'm One Of The Whitehall Warriors" by Phil Park
* "I'm the Face" by The High Numbers, about ace mod hang The Scene club, Soho
* "I'm Trying to Make London My Home" by Sonny Boy Williamson
* "In London So Fair" (traditional)
* "Innocence" by Alan Moore and Tim Perkins in "Angel Passage" about William Blake's life in London http://web.archive.org/web/20041124170141/http://www.nthposition.com/angelpassage.php]
* "In Old Kent Road" by Arthur Seldon
* "Interlude - London Massive" by Aphrodite
* "In the Strand" by E.W.Mackney
* "Isabel Makes Love Upon National Monuments" by Jake Thackray ('With style and enthusiasm and anyone at all, Isabel makes love in the Royal Albert Hall')
* "Itchycoo Park" by the Small Faces about Little Ilford Park
* "It Could Be You" by Blur ('Will you be there...Trafalgar Square')
* "It Gets Me Talked About" by Albert Chevalier and Alfred H. West ('Playin' 'ind legs of the helephant in East End pantomime')
* "It's Fun Finding Out About London" by Billie Anthony
* "It's a Great Big Shame" by Gus Elen
* "It's a Jolly Fine Game Played Slow!" by J.P. Harrington and George Le Brunn ('We just hired a cab and drove through St. James's Park')
* "It's a London Thing" by Scott Garcia 1997 [http://www.scottgarcia.co.uk Scott Garcia]
* "It's a London Thing" by Mark Williams 2005
* "It's a London Thing" by S.A.S.
* "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" by Jack Judge and Harry Williams
* "It's Only Me" by Noel Coward ('Once I knew a kid, she used to live down Poplar way')
* "It Takes a Very Strong Imagination" by Edward Kent ('I trots her to the Opera or the Drury pantomime')
* "I've Never Lost My Last Train Yet" by George Le Brunn and George Rollit ('And I've joined with one and all in a Covent Garden ball')
* "Ivor" by Anonymous ('They yanked our sport, under police escort, to the London Bow Street sessions' - Ivor Novello was jailed for misuse of petrol coupons during World War Two)
* "I Was Born and Raised in Croxley Green" by Wilf Weston

J

* "Jack Talking" by Dave Stewart and The Spiritual Cowboys
* "Jeffrey Goes to Leicester Square" by Jethro Tull
* "John Willie, Come On" by George Formby, Sr. ('We went in Madame Tussaud's waxwork show and it were grand')
* "Junkie Doll" by Mark Knopfler (From Sailing to Philadelphia album; he mentions both Turnpike Lane and Turnham Green)
* "Just For You London" by Bodysnatch

K

* "Kayleigh" by Marillion
* "Kensal Sunrise" by Cayenne
* "Kensington Gardens" by Robert Ganthony
* "The Kilburn High Road" by Flogging Molly
* "King of Birds" by R.E.M. (refers to Trafalgar Square)
* "King's Cross" by Pet Shop Boys
* "A Knife for the Girls" by The Long Blondes
* "Knocked 'Em In The Old Kent Rd" by Albert Chevalier

L

* "The Labour Peer" by George Ellis (song writer) ('And now, would you believe, I'm the Earl of Camberwell')
* "The Ladies of London" - composer unknown
* "Ladies of London Town" by Frank Turner
* "Lady Grinning Soul (London)" by David Bowie
* "Lady, That's My Skull!" by Alan Moore and Tim Perkins in "The Highbury Working"- each song about a time of Highbury
* "The Lambeth Walk" by Noel Gay from "Me and My Girl", 1937
* "The Lambeth Waltz" by Vera Lynn, 1953
* "Landing in London" by 3 Doors Down featuring Bob Seger
* "The Lass Near Primrose Hill" by Anonymous
* "Last Night in Soho" by [Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich))
* "Last Train to London" by The Electric Light Orchestra
* "Lavender Cry" (traditional) Lavender sellers song
* "Lavender Hill" by The Real Tuesday Weld
* "LDN" by Lily Allen
* "LDN is a Victim" by LDN is a Victim
* "Leave the Capitol" by The Fall - Mark E Smith's plea to "exit this Roman shell" and return to Manchester
* "Leave The City and Come Home" by The Rakes
* "Leaving London" by Tom Paxton
* "Lee Navigation" by Saint Etienne
* "Leicester Square" by Harry Freeman, an old music hall number
* "Leicester Square" by Rancid
* "Lesney Factory" by Saint Etienne
* "Let 'em Come" by Roy Green official song of Millwall F.C.
* "Let's All Go Down the Strand" by Charles Whittle, written by Harry Castling and CW Murphy
* "Let's Push Things Forward" by The Streets
* "Leyton Art Inferno" by Saint Etienne
* "Leyton Orient Scored More Goals Than Any Other Fourth Division Team in '88/'89" - The Almost Legendary "Funky" Lol Ross
* "Life and Death of the Two Ladies of Finsbury" - composer unknown
* "Life Begins at Oxford Circus" by Jack Hylton and His Orchestra
* "Life in London" by Mighty Terror from the album "Calypso @ Dirty Jim's"
* "Light at the End of the Tunnel" by Half Man Half Biscuit is about a girl moving to Notting Hill
* "Light Skin Girl from London" by Lenny Kravitz
* "Lights of London" by David Gray
* "Lights Out" by UFO
* "Limbo" by Alan Moore and Tim Perkins in "The Highbury Working" - each song about Highbury [http://web.archive.org/web/20041111090611/http://www.alanmoorefansite.com/bib/highbury.html]
* "Limehouse Blues" by Douglas Furber and Philip Braham
* "Lions" by Dire Straits mentions - The Cutty Sark, Tea Clipper in dry dock at Greenwich
* "A Little Bit of Cucumber" by T.W. Connor ('To the Lord Mayor's Banquet I got in one foggy day')
* "Live from (Da Big Smoke)" by Blak Twang
* "Live in Trouble" by The Barron Knights (Walthamstow, Tower Bridge etc)
* "Living in Tottenham" by Frank Chickens
* "Living with Unemployment" by The New Town Neurotics
* "Lola" by The Kinks
* "Londinium" by Catatonia
* "Londinium" by Archive
* "L-O-N-D-O-N" by Screaming Lord Sutch
* "L-O-N-D-O-N" by Raped
* "London" by Alanis Morissette
* "London" by Anthrax
* "London" by Arma Ashi
* "London" by Barry Manilow
* "London" by Bowling for Soup
* "London" by David Axelrod (musician) 1969
* "London" by Eoin Woods on Everytime (Irish musician in Boston in early 1990s)
* "London" by Noonday Underground
* "London" by Patrick Wolf
* "London" by The Pet Shop Boys
* "London" by Porcupine Tree
* "London" by Queensrÿche
* "London" by Red Pony
* "London" by The Smiths
* "London" by Tangerine Dream in "Tyger" [http://web.archive.org/web/20031103204402/http://www.metrolyrics.com/lyrics/114424/Tangerine_Dream/London/]
* "London" by Third Eye Blind
* "London Acid City" by Lochi
*""London Beckoned Songs About Money Written by Machines" by Panic!At The Disco
* "London Belongs to Me" by Saint Etienne
* "London Bombs" by Eskimo Joe
* "London Born" by King Prawn* "London Bouncers" by !Action Pact!
* "The London Boys" by David Bowie
* "London Boys" by T. Rex
* "London Boys" by Johnny Thunders
* "London Bridge" (traditional)
* "London Bridge" by Bread
* "London Bridge is Falling Down" (nursery rhyme)
* "London Bridge is Falling Down" by Kirsty MacColl
* "London Bridge" by Mindless Self Indulgence
* "London Bridge" by Newtrament
* "London Bridge" by Fergie
* "London by Night" by Carroll Coates
* "London Bye Ta-Ta by David Bowie
* "London Calling" by The Calling
* "London Calling" [I] by Eric Coates
* "London Calling" by The Clash
* "London Calling" by The Lambrettas
* "London Calls" by Billy Cotton
* "London Cameos - The City, St. James's Park in Spring, A State Ball at Buckingham Palace" [I] by Haydn Wood
* "London Can You Wait" by (band) Gene [http://successlessness.vox.com/library/posts/tags/london+can+you+wait/]
* "London City" (traditional) version of Barbara Allen
* "London Danny" by Jez Lowe
* "London Drums" by The Spring Offensive
* "London Dungeon" by The Misfits
* "London England" by Cordurouy
* "London Express" by Oliver Sain [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Oliver+Sain]
* "London Girl" by Cromatone Express
* "London Girl" by The Jam
* "London Girl" by The Pogues
* "London Girls" by Chas & Dave
* "London Girls" by Stephen Duffy
* "London Girls" by Kirsty MacColl
* "London Girls" by The Vibrators
* "London Girls" by Tori Amos
* "London Halflife" by Metric
* "London Homesick Blues" by Jeff Beck
* "London Homesick Blues" by Gary P. Nunn sung by Jerry Jeff Walker
* "London Hornpipe" [I] (traditional)
* " The London I Love" (sung by Vera Lynn (1940s), author unknown)
* "London Interlude" by Lonnie Liston Smith
* "London Is Behind Me" by Justin Hayward
* "London Is Mine" by White Rose Movement
* "London Is London" by Leslie Bricusse, sung by Petula Clark (from the musical "Goodbye, Mr. Chips")
* "London Is the Place for Me" by Lord Kitchener
* "London Kid" by Jean Michel Jarre
* "London Kisses" by Rory McLeod (from his "Mouth to Mouth" album)
* "London Lady" The Stranglers
* "The London Lass" by J.C. Bach and G.G. Bottarelli (English translator unknown) - from the opera Carattaco
* "London Lasses Lamentation" - composer unknown
* "London Leatherboys" by Accept
* "London, London" by Caetano Veloso
* "London Loves" by Blur
* "London, Luck and Love" by Hall and Oates
* "London Nights" by London Boys
* "A London Overture" by John Ireland
* "A London Overture" by Philip Sparke
* London Patola by Jazzy B
* "London Pieces" by John Ireland
* "London Posse" by London Posse
* "London Pride" by Noel Coward
* "London Rain" by Heather Nova
* "London River" by Fairport Convention
* "London's Brilliant" by Elvis Costello (written for Wendy James)
* "London's Brilliant Parade" by Elvis Costello, a different song to the previous entry
* "London's Burning" (traditional)
* "London's Burning" by The Clash
* "London Scene?" by Twisted Charm
* "London Scenes for Pianoforte" by Cuthbert Harris
* "London School of Economics" by Acid House Kings
* "London Skies" by Jamie Cullum
* "London's Mine" by White Rose Movement
* "London Social Degree" by Billy Nicholls
* "London Song" by The Breeders
* "London Song" by Geoffrey Wright and Harry Parr Davies
* "London's Ordinary" - composer unknown
* "London Still" by The Waifs
* "London Stomp" by Bo Diddley
* "A London Sumting" by Tek 9
* "London Suite" by Fats Waller, recorded in 1939 by Waller in London
* "London Suite - Covent Garden, Westminster, Knightsbridge" [I] by Eric Coates
* "London Again Suite - Oxford Street, Langham Place, Mayfair" [I] by Eric Coates
* "London Sun" by Wheatus
* "London Symphony" by Joseph Haydn
* "London Talking" by Ian Dury
* "London Times" by Radio Heart
* "London Town" by Bucks Fizz
* "London Town" by Donovan
* "London Town" by The Holloways
* "London Town" by JDS
* "London Town" by Jamie Scott
* "London Town" by Jamie Scott & The Town
* "London Town" by James Taylor
* "London Town" by Kano
* "London Town" by Kosmos Express
* "London Town" by Laura Marling
* "London Town" by Liam Cottrell
* "London Town" by Light Of The World (reissued/remixed as "London Town 85")
* "London Town" by Paul McCartney
* "London Town" by Raf
* "London Town" by The Jime
* "London Town" by The Pretty Things
* "London Traffic" by The Jam
* "London Tu Nachdi" by Apache Indian
* "London Underground" by Amateur Transplants
* "London Waterloo" [i] by Julian Harris [http://amiestreet.com/stream/10421/Julian_Harris-London_Waterloo.mp3]
* "London X-Press" by X-Press 2
* "London, You Owe Me This Much" by Plastik
* "London You're a Lady" by The Pogues
* "Londres Strut" by Smells Like Heaven
* "Look at the Price of Coals!" by Harry Hunter and Alfred Lee ('Today in the Strand I was passing by')
* "Lord Mayor of London" by King, and Winifred Palmer
* "Lost Rivers of London" (aka "London's Lost Rivers") by Coil in "Unnatural History III" - [http://cl4.org/music/lyrics/coil_i-z.php#lostriversoflondon]
* "Lucifer Over London" by Current93
* "Lullaby of London" by The Pogues

M

* "Mack The Knife" by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill (John Willett's translation references the Strand, Embankment and Soho)
* "A Maid in Bedlam" {traditional}
* "Maids of Bond Street" by David Bowie
* "Maid of Primrose Hill" by Anonymous (18th century)
* "Maid of Tottenham" (traditional) At the time Tottenham was a village outside of London
* "Man I Hate Your Band by Little Man Tate
* "Marcie Dreams of Deptford" by Saint Etienne
* "Marybone [Marylebone] Fair" by G. Smart
* "Marios cafe by St Etienne about a cafe in Kentish town]
* "The Masher King of Piccadilly" by Corney Grain
* "Mash It Up Harry" by Ian Dury
* "The Masquerade" by I. Oakman ('None but the great can conveniently go to the Grand Masquerade most superb at Soho')
* "Maudie Golightly" by Noel Coward ('Though she had a flat in Albemarle Street')
* "Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner, (That I Love London So)" by Hubert Gregg
* "Mayfair" by Nick Drake
* "Me, Certainly Me" by A.D. River and James Moody ('I came up to London and walked down the Strand')
* "Meet Me in Battersea Park" by Petula Clark
* "Men About Town" by Noel Coward ('As we stroll down Piccadilly in the bright morning air')
* "Mercy I Cry City" by The Incredible String Band - the reference to the "choky tube" make clear it's about London
* "The Merry Hostess" - composer unknown ('A lovely hostess fine that lives in London city')
* "A Merry Jest of John Tomson" - composer unknown ('If I but go to Islington')
* "Midnight in Chelsea" by Jon Bon Jovi (about the Chelsea neighbourhood – lyrics include "I've seen a lone Sloane Ranger drive/Seems her chauffeur took a dive/And sold her secrets to "The Sun")
* "Mile End" by Pulp
* "Milk Bottle Symphony" by Saint Etienne(about Turnpike House tower block, Goswell Road, Islington)
* "Mill Hill Self Hate Club" by Edward Ball
* "Missing You" by Jimmy McCarthy - made popular by Christy Moore, about the Irish emigrant homeless in London
* "Misty Morning Albert Bridge" by The Pogues
* "Modern Art" by Art Brut ("so I'm in the Tate and I'm looking at a Hockney")
* "Morden" by Good Shoes
* "Mornington Crescent" by Belle & Sebastian
* "Mother Goose" by Jethro Tull
* "The Mountains of Mourne" by Don McLean
* "The Mountains of Mourne" by William Percy French
* "Move On Now" by Hard-Fi (References Heathrow Airport)
* "Mr Speaker (Gets the Word)" by Madness (about Speaker's Corner; "Making space from Colney Hatch Lane")
* "Much Too Much" by Les Incompétents
* "Musical Address to the Town" by Thomas Lowe (reopening of Marylebone Gardens in 1763)
* "Muswell Hillbillies" by The Kinks
* "My Gal from London Town" by Fred Godfrey and Billy Williams
* "My Kitten Went to London" by Kid 606
* "My London Country Lane" by Alec Hurley (ie Drury Lane)
* "My Love Went to London" by John Wallowitch
* "My Lucy Liza from Bermondsey" by Medley Barrett
* "My Old Man" by Ian Dury
* "My Old Man's a Dustman" by Lonnie Donegan, features Cockney rhyming slang
* "My Old Man (Said Follow the Van)" by Marie Lloyd, written by Charles Collins and Fred W Leigh
* "My Tom of Bedlam" by Bedlam Boys

N

* "Narcissist" by The Libertines
* "Next Plane to London" by Rose Garden
* "New Amsterdam" by Elvis Costello (Rotherhithe)
* "New Thing From London Town" by Sharpe and Numan
* "New Tunbridge Wells at Islington" by John Lockman
* "The Night I Appeared as Macbeth" ('They made me a present of Mornington Crescent, they threw it a brick at a time') by William Hargreaves
* "Night Terror" by Laura Marling ('I woke up on a bench on Shepherds Bush Green')
* "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" by Eric Maschwitz and Manning Sherwin sung by Vera Lynn
* "No.1 With A Bullet" by Alan Moore and Tim Perkins in "The Highbury Working"- each song about a time of Highbury [http://web.archive.org/web/20041111090611/http://www.alanmoorefansite.com/bib/highbury.html]
* "No More" by Noel Coward ('No more binges at the Piccadilly; Cafe Royal and Ritz, goodbye')
* "North Weezie" by BMD "A slang term for the area of North West London in particular the neighbourhoods with the famous NW10 postal code
* "North West Three" by Fatboy Slim
* "Northern Line" by Jamie T
* "Nothing Can Save Us London" by Starpower
* "Notting Hill" by Trevor Jones
* "NW5" by Madness
* "NW10" by JC Carroll
* "New Cross" By Part Chimp

O

* "The Oak and the Ash" (North Country Maid) (traditional)
* "Ode in Honour of the London Military Association" by O'Brien
* "Oh! 'Ampstead" by Albert Chevalier and John Crook ('The day you spent at 'Ampstead 'Eath you never will forget')
* "Oh! Mr. Porter" by George LeBrunn ('Came up to see wond'rous sights of famous London Town')
* "The Old Main Drag" by The Pogues
* "Old River Thames" by Automatics
* "Oliver's Army" by Elvis Costello
* "On a Mission" by The Rakes
* "On Bagnigge Wells" by Thomas Chapman and George Kirshaw - Bagnigge Wells was an 18th century spa in the King's Cross area
* "On London Bridge" by Jo Stafford
* "One Hundred Punks Rule" by Generation X
* "One Man Band" by Leo Sayer ('Everyone knows you in Ladbroke Grove']
* "The Only Living Boy in New Cross" by Carter USM
* "On Primrose Hill" by Suzanne Chawner
* "On the Day We Went to See the Coronation" by Gwen Lewis (Coronation of Elizabeth II, 1953)
* "On the Steps of Old St Pauls" by Billy Cotton
* "Opium Nights" by Alan Moore and Tim Perkins in "The Highbury Working"- each song about a time of Highbury [http://web.archive.org/web/20041111090611/http://www.alanmoorefansite.com/bib/highbury.html]
* "Oranges and Lemons" (Bells of St. Clements) (traditional)
* "An Ordinary Copper" by Jeff Darnell and Jack Warner ('I'm an ordinary copper who's patrolling his beat, around Dock Green')
* "Original London Style" by London Posse
* "Orion" by Jethro Tull ('darkest Chelsea')
* "Ossie's Dream" by Chas & Dave
* "Oxford Street" by Everything But The Girl
* "Oxford Street in the Blackout" by David Heavenor
* "Oxford St, W1" by Television Personalities
* "One Night in Hackney" by Dynamo City

P

* "P.25 London" by The Black Crowes
* "Painter Man" by The Creation
* "Panic" by The Smiths
* "Parkeskine" by Saint Etienne
* "Parliament Hill" by Saint Etienne
* "Party in Paris" by UK Subs ('meanwhile back in London')
* "Pentonville" by Babyshambles
* "Pepper's Ghost" by Alan Moore and Tim Perkins in "The Highbury Working"- each song about a time of Highbury
* "Piccadilly" by Squeeze
* "The Piccadilly Baronet" by Ronald Bagnall
* "Piccadilly Circus" by Pernilla Wahlgren
* "Piccadilly Circus" by Frank Boeijen (in Dutch)
* "Piccadilly Palare" by Morrissey
* "Piccadilly Sidetracks" by The Enemy
* "The Piccadilly Trail" by The Style Council
* "The Piccadilly Trot" by George Arthurs and Worton Davis
* "Pigeon Song" by Patrick Wolf
* "Pimlico" by David Devant & His Spirit Wife
* "Pinball" by Brian Prothero
* "Pinball Wizard" by The Who
* "Pissed Up in SE 1" Aphex Twin
* "Places" by Fountains of Wayne
* "Plaistow Patricia" by Ian Dury
* "Plastic Surgery" by Adam and the Ants ('gonna take you down to Harley Street')
* "Playboy" by Hot Chip
* "Play with Fire" by The Rolling Stones
* "A Poem on the Underground Wall" by Simon and Garfunkel
* "Polly Perkins of Paddington Green" by Harry Clifton
* "Pop" by Edward Kent ('It was at a ball in Poplar')
* "Pop Goes the Weasel" - traditional ('Up and down the City Road, in and out the Eagle')
* "Portobello Belle" by Dire Straits
* "Portobello Road" from Bedknobs and Broomsticks
* "Portobello Road" by Cat Stevens
* "Powis Square" by Ry Cooder
* "The Prettiest Star (Gloucester Road)" by David Bowie
* "Primrose Hill" (I - piano duet) by Albert Durante
* "Primrose Hill" by Beverley Martyn
* "Primrose Hill" by Loudon Wainwright III
* "Primrose Hill" by Madness
* "Primrose Hill" by Pat Kenny and Mirsad
* "Primrose Hill" by Peggy Seeger
* "Primrose Hill" by Ray Russell
* "Primrose Hill" (I) by Saint Etienne
* "Princely Wooing of the Fair Maid of London" - composer unknown
* "Products" by Sway DaSafo feat. El Rae
* "Pudding Mill Lane" by Saint Etienne
* "Pulled Along by Love" by The Mutton Birds - trains on the Northern Line
* "Pump Up London" by Mr Lee
* "Quite Au Fait" by Strake Shenton and Alfred Lee ('I'm called the fav'rite of West-end')

R

* "Rain Fall Down" by The Rolling Stones
* "Raining in London" by Isaac Hayes
* "A Rainy Day in London" by Paris
* "A Rainy Night in Soho" by The Pogues
* "A Rainy Night in Soho" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
* "Rayner's Lane" by Real People
* "Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3" by Ian Dury
* "Red London" by Sham 69
* "Regent's Canal" by Nancy Bush and Alfred Ralston
* "Regent's Park" (I - quick march) by Cyril Johnson
* "Regent's Park" (I) by Neotropic - Riz Maslen
* "Regent's Park" by Sonic Magpie
* "Regent's Park in Blue" by Dan Melchior
* "Reggie" by Charles Vivian and Fred Stanton ('At Richmond on Sundays you'll see me no doubt')
* "Remote Control" by The Clash
* "Renee" by The Small Faces
* "Rendezvous 6:02" by UK (band)
* "Respect Me" by Dizzee Rascal (reference to "Holly Street" in E8)
* "Retreat" by The Rakes ("Golden Lane")
* "Rich Girl" by Gwen Stefani ft Eve ('Please book me first class to my fancy house in London Town')
* "Richmond" by The Faces
* "River of Butterflies" by Kitto (lyrics Andrew McDonald) mentions taking from overground to underland the Piccadilly Line as an escape from London via Heathrow
* "The Road To Hell" by Chris Rea (not strictly London, but about the M25 motorway around London)
* "Rock 'N' Roll Lies" by Razorlight ('That's L-O-N-D-O-N')
* "A Room in Bloomsbury" by Sandy Wilson
* "Rossmore Road (NW1)" by Barry Andrews
* "Round the Marble Arch" by Ralph Butler and Noel Gay
* "The Rover"-Led Zeppelin ("I've been to "London"...")
* "Ruby Soho" by Rancid
* "Rudie Can't Fail" by The Clash (Mentions the "19 bus")

* "Sal and Methuselam" by F.C. Sansom, probably 1866, sung by William H. Lingard
* "Sale of the Century" by Sleeper
* "Sam Hall" (composer unknown) performed by W.G. Ross ('I goes up Holborn Hill in a cart')
* "Sam's Town" by The Killers
* "Satellite" by The Sex Pistols
* "Saturday Gigs" by Mott the Hoople
* "Saturday Night Beneath the Plastic Palm Trees" by The Leyton Buzzards ('I discovered heaven in the Seven Sisters Road...')
* "Saturday Nite" by Earth, Wind and Fire
* "Scarlet Begonias" by The Grateful Dead (As I was walking 'round Grosvenor Square...)
* "Scatman" by Scatman John
* "SE18" by The Visitors,2003
* "See My Friends" by The Kinks ('They'll cross the river...' Thames)
* "Serjeant Sharp of Lincoln's Inn" by Walter Greenaway and Alfred Lee
* "Seven Sisters Road" by Dan Reed Network
* "Shad Thames" by Saint Etienne
* "Sheila" by Jamie T
* "She Was Poor But She Was Honest" by R.P. Weston and Bert Lee ('Then she ran away to London to hide her grief and shame')
* "Sights and Sounds of London Town" by Richard Thompson
* "Signs" by Music Legends Snoop Dogg & Justin Timberlake
* "Sir Keith at Lambeth" by Mount Vernon Arts Lab
* "Ska Night Bus to Dalston" by Bad Manners
* "Skeleton Horse" by Alan Moore and Tim Perkins in "The Highbury Working"- each song about a time of Highbury [http://web.archive.org/web/20041111090611/http://www.alanmoorefansite.com/bib/highbury.html]
* "Slaughter at Primrose Hill" (I) by Frank Popp
* "Slim Slow Slider," by Van Morrison ('Saw you walking down by Ladbroke Grove this morning...')
* "Slow Down at the Castle" by Saint Etienne
* "The Smart Walking Jockey" by Mr. Cob and Wm. Shield ('Wherever I go from Mile End to Soho')
* "Small Town Girl" by Good Shoes (References Reynes Park High School, Raynes Park)
* "Smashing Time" by Television Personalities
* "Soho" by Bert Jansch & John Renbourn
* "Soho (Needless to say)" Al Stewart
* "Soho Square" by Kirsty Maccoll
* "Soho St Ives Tangier" by the Focus Group
* "Soho Strut" by Secret Affair
* "Solo in Soho" by Phil Lynott
* "Someone in London" by Godsmack [i]
* "Song for Clay (Disappear Here)" by Bloc Party
* "Song for Ruth Ellis" by Adam and the Ants ('Violence in Hampstead')
* "Sorted for E's and Whizz" by Pulp
* "South London Boroughs" by Burial
* "Sound of the Suburbs" by The Members
* "South of the River" by Mica Paris
* "Southern Belles in London Sing" by The Faint
* "Southside" by the Southside Allstars (A Grime song about South London [http://youtube.com/watch?v=dOibZSITqLU] )
* "Souvenir of London" by Procol Harum
* "Spirit" by Razorlight
* "Stagger" by Underworld
* "Stand Up Tall" by Dizzee Rascal
* "Stanwell" by Action Pact
* "Stardom in Acton" by Pete Townshend
* "Statuesque" by Sleeper
* "Stay Free" by The Clash
* "A Story of a Musical Box" by Edward Kent ('They drove him in the van to Pentonville')
* "Strange Town" by The Jam
* "Street Fighting Man" by The Rolling Stones
* "Streets of London" by Anti-Nowhere League
* "Streets of London" by Harry Belafonte
* "Streets of London" by Blackmore's Night
* "Streets of London" by Ralph McTell
* "Streets of London" recorded by Adelaide Hall on her album 'Adelaide Hall Live at The Riverside Studios'. Although the song was written by Ralph McTell, Miss Hall introduced American audiences to the song when she sang it at Carnegie Hall in New York.
* "Streets of Whitechapel" by JC Carroll
* "Strolling Down the Strand" by Fred Godfrey and Leslie Sarony
* "Strolling in the Burlington" by Alfred Lee and Frank Green (Burlington Arcade, Piccadilly)
* "Sugarhouse Lane" by Saint Etienne
* "Suicide on Downing Street" by Tim Finn
* "Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits
* "Sunny Goodge Street" by Donovan
* "Sunny South Kensington" by Donovan
* "Suspicious Eyes" by The Rakes
* "Suzy" by Benny Hill ('Now I wandered down into Soho')
* "Swan Wharf" by Saint Etienne
* "The Sweet Salutation on Primrose Hill" by Anonymous (17th century)
* "Sweet Thames Flow Softly" by Planxty
* "Sweet Thing" by Van Morrison
* "Swinging London" by London
* "Swinging London" by The Magnetic Fields
* "Swinging London Town" by Girls Aloud
* "Symphony No 2 London" by Ralph Vaughan Williams

T

* "Taking After Dear Old Dad" by Noel Coward ('Later on I meet a pal and stroll with him along the Mall')
* "Taste of Aggro" by The Barron Knights ('We're from Catford etc')
* "The Tears Shed in London Tonight" by R.P. Weston and Bert Lee
* "Telephone Language" by Frank Leo ('Gwendoline Earle was a telephone girl and employed at a London exchange')
* "Tell Them You're A Londoner" by Fred Godfrey and Billy Williams
* "Tell Me When The Whistle Blows" by Elton John
* "Terrible Accident on the Ice in Regent's Park" by Anonymous (19th century)
* "That Awful Joke" by Edward Kent ('Hi! Conductor, put me down at Holborn Viaduct')
* "That'll Be Very Useful Later On" by Noel Coward ('Mary had them watched from Charing Cross to Golders Green')
* "That's What I Like" by Chas & Dave
* "The Picadilly Trot" sung by Marie Lloyd, an old music hall number
* "There's Nothing To Be Had Without Money" - composer unknown ('All parts of London I have tried')
* "The Ballad of Climie Fisher" by Half Man Half Biscuit
* "The Streets of London" by The Beatles
* "The Streets of London" by The Challengers - The B-side to "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."
* "The Theatre" by Pet Shop Boys
* "There's No Place Like London" by Lynsey and Friends
* "There's No Place Like London" by Shirley Bassey
* "They're Changing Guards at Buckingham Palace" by A. A. Milne
* "This Is London" by Don McGlashan
* "This Is London" by Akala
* "This World Over" by XTC
* "Three Juvenile Delinquents" by Noel Coward ('Once we pinched a Cadillac and drove her from the Marble Arch to Kew')
* "Three White Feathers" by Noel Coward (Ealing girl makes good)
* "Tied Up Too Tight" by Hard-Fi
* "Till Fortune Smiles on Me" by King, and Winifred Palmer ('London is the town for me')
* "Till the Lights of London Shine Again" by Thomas Connor and Edward Pola
* "A Tiny Flat in Soho Square" performed by Cicely Courtneidge and Harold French
* "Tired of England" by Dirty Pretty Things
* "To Sir With Love" by Lulu
* "Tomorrow Night" by The Front Lawn
* "Tooting Bec Wrecked" by Hanoi Rocks
* "Too Much Brandy" by The Streets (mentions a tube train)
* "Top of the Morning" by Noel Coward ('London is shiny and free, that is, as free as a Democracy can be')
* "Torn On The Platform" by Jack Peñate
* "The Tottenham Toreador" by Edward Kent
* "Tower of London" by ABC
* "Towers of London" by XTC
* "Trafalgar Square" by Charles Deane, an old music hall number
* "Traffic In Fleet Street" by Nick Heyward
* "Trams of Old London" by Robyn Hitchcock
* "Transmetropolitan" by The Pogues
* "Trinity Wharf" by Saint Etienne
* "Tropical London" by Rancid
* "Turn Agan" by King, and Winifred Palmer ('Turn again Dick Whittington, go back to London')
* "Turned Away" by Audio Bullys
* "Turpin Hero" by Anonymous - 1790 (Dick Turpin: 'Hounslow Heath as I rode o'er')
* "'Twas Just Down Chelsea Way" sung by Chas. Godfrey
* "Twenty-Four Minutes from Tulse Hill" by Carter USM

U

* "UFO's over Leytonstone" by Squarepusher (Leytonstone)

* "Ullo John Gotta New Motor" by Alexi Sayle (the Thames Barrier, Bermondsey, Peckham etc)
* "The Um-Ber-El-La-Mender" by George Leybourne and Alfred Lee ('Standing in the Strand with cigar-lights')
* "Underneath the Arches" by Bud Flanagan, the Arches were the railway arches near Charing Cross railway station
* "Unemployed in Summertime" by Emiliana Torrini (Primrose Hill)
* "Upfield" by Billy Bragg (William Blake on Primrose Hill)
* "Up The Bracket" by The Libertines
* "Up The Junction" by Squeeze

V

* "The Vauxhall Labyrinth" by Mount Vernon Arts Lab
* "Victoria Gardens" by Madness
* "Victoria Station (1944)" by Kitto (lyrics Andrew McDonald) about an old man in the 21st century who served in the World Wars and is still a prisoner of war, in his own mind - www.whosjack.com 2007.
* "Violet Hill" by Coldplay [it's a small street between Maida Vale and Abbey Road in St John's Wood]

W

* "Waiting for the 7.18" by Bloc Party ("the Northern Line")
* "Walking Down the Kings Road" by Squire
* "Walking in London" by Concrete Blonde
* "Walking in the Zoo" by H.W. Sweny and Alfred Lee
* "Walk of Life" by Spice Girls (mentions hanging around Leicester Square and other parts of "London town")
* "Wake Up London!" (TV Theme) by The Vulcans
* "Wake Up, London Town" by King, and Winifred Palmer
* "A Warning to Youth" - composer unknown ('In London dwelt a merchant man')
* "Warwick Avenue" by Duffy
* "Waterloo Sunset" by The Kinks
* "Way Down the Regent's Canal" by Edward Kent
* "Welcome to London" by Zaggu Zar, a dance hall remake of the song "Welcome to Jamrock" by Damian Marley AKA JR Gong (who is the youngest son of Bob Marley)
* "Welcome to London Town" by Julian Dawson
* "We Live Our Lives in City Streets" by Noel Coward ('The London traffic's steady roar can stir our hearts a great deal more')
* "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon
* "West End Girls" by The Pet Shop Boys
* "West End Riot" by The Living End
* "West One (Shine on Me)" by The Ruts
* "Westminster Chimes" by Sonic Youth
* "Westminster Waltz" [I] by Russ Conway
* "What a Waste" by Ian Dury
* "When the Guards Do the Birdcage Walk" by Fred Godfrey and John P. Harrington
* "When the Lights Go Up in London" by Hubert Gregg
* "When We Were Girls Together" by Noel Coward ('Oh how the gallants of Battersea Rise followed us round with lascivious eyes')
* "When You Hear Big Ben" by Vera Lynn
* "While London Sleeps by Mount Vernon Arts Lab
* "While London Sleeps" by traditional
* "White City" by The Pogues
* "White City Fighting" by Pete Townshend
* "(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais" by The Clash
* "White Post Lane" by Saint Etienne
* "White Riot" by The Clash
* "Who Are You" by The Who
* "Who Dares Wins" by The Streets
* "Why Can't We Have the Sea in London?" by Fred Godfrey and Billy Williams
* "Why London" by Eskobar
* "Wild West End" by Dire Straits
* "Wild Women" by Benny Hill ('Now I was in a Chelsea bar one day')
* "Willesden Green" by The Kinks
* "William and Dinah" by Anonymous ('It's of a liquor merchant in London did dwell')
* "The Wine Bars of Old Hampstead Town" by Alexei Sayle (folk song parody)
* "With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm" by R. P. Weston and Bert Lee ('In the Tower of London large as life, the ghost of Anne Boleyn walks they declare')
* "The Wombling Song" by The Wombles
* "Working Mother" by Martyn Joseph
* "The World is Coming to London" by Billy Cotton
* "The Worthy London Prentice" - composer unknown
* "The Wreck Off London Bridge" by G.W. Hunt

Y

* "Yachting in Regent's Park" by Thomas Case Sterndale Bennett
* "The Year She Spent In England" by Weddings Parties Anything
* "You Can Judge A Book By Its Cover" by Saint Etienne (SW14, Hanover Square etc)
* "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by The Rolling Stones (Chelsea drug store)
* "You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties" by Jona Lewie, "...This was at some do in Palmers Green..."
* "Young Betsy of Deptford" by Anonymous
* "Your Embrace" by Shakira, "...That without you this place looks like London..."
* "You're A Beauty" by The Fallen Heroes
* "You're the One for Me, Fatty" by Morrissey

External links

* [http://music.guardian.co.uk/readersrecommend/story/0,,1929607,00.html Readers recommend: songs about London] , "The Guardian", July 7, 2006
* [http://www.regentsparklit.org.uk/music.htm Songs about Regent's Park and Primrose Hill]


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