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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  • 40

    ‘Primrose Hill’ – Loudon Wainwright III (1997)

    The romantic side of trampdom


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  • 39

    ‘Old Father Thames’ – Raymond Wallace (1933)

    A river runs through us


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  • 38

    ‘Mayfair’ – Nick Drake (1986)

    Turns out rich people can feel bad too


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  • 37

    ‘London Girls’ – Tori Amos (1996)

    Yes, it really is a Chas & Dave cover version


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  • 36

    ‘London Town’ – Bellowhead (2006)

    Neo-folkies spin a dark and twisted yarn


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  • 35

    ‘London’ – The Smiths (1986)

    All the fun and fears of leaving home


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  • 34

    ‘Kentish Town Waltz’ – Imelda May and Lou Reed (2010)

    Inspired kitchen sink duet


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  • 33

    ‘Meet Me In Battersea Park’ – Petula Clark (1954)

    NB Don’t take that title literally


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  • 32

    ‘London Town’ - Laura Marling (2008)

    ‘How's it back in London Town, Where you let me down?’


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  • 31

    ‘7.10 From Suburbia’ – Jackie Trent (1968)

    Commuter drudgery made listenable


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