And there’s something else. On a regular basis, I will be walking around, going about my business, and I’ll see the Empire State Building or the Brooklyn Bridge and it’ll suddenly hit me again. My God. I live here. In a city some people dream their whole lives of just seeing once. That’s pretty goddamn magical.
— from this amazing post about “on not being middle class in New York City”, but this quote basically sums up my feelings on living in London, if you substitute “Empire State Building” for “Big Ben” and “the Brooklyn Bridge” for “the Tower Bridge.”