The 100 best London songs

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Time Out's team of experts celebrate the city's finest moments on record

Browse the full list below, click on each song to read more and tell us what you think in the comments.

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  • 10

    ‘Hometown Glory’ - Adele (2007)

    Everything great about the city in three minutes

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  • 9

    ‘For Tomorrow’ - Blur (1993)

    Optimistic indie anthem

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  • 8

    ‘Baker Street’ - Gerry Rafferty (1978)

    Unprepossessing local thoroughfare immortalised by Scots singer-songwriter

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  • 7

    ‘Primrose Hill’ - John and Beverley Martyn (1978)

    A lovely place for a picnic

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  • 6

    ‘Itchycoo Park’- The Small Faces (1967)

    The original ode to London's parklife

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  • 5

    ‘Streets of London’ - Ralph McTell (1969)

    Post-war poverty, drugs, love and redemption – the most recorded London song of all time isn’t what you think it is...

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  • 4

    ‘LDN’ - Lily Allen (2006)

    London's underbelly gets a sunshine reggae makeover

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  • 3

    West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys (1984)

    Localised Thatcherite socio-economics deconstructed to a stabby 303 bassline

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  • 2

    ‘London Calling’ - The Clash (1979)

    Punk's paranoia anthem from the scene's biggest promoters of multiculturalism

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  • 1

    ‘Waterloo Sunset’ - The Kinks (1967)

    The most famous London song of all

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