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Introducing London

The Thames, Covent Garden, Pall Mall and Oxford St – that's London, right? You betcha, but beyond nomenclature, this version has nothing in common with its namesake. Midway between Toronto and Detroit, London Ontario is a staid, functional student town that seems hell-bent on trying to be something more than it really is. Take the students out of the picture (they remove themselves every summer) and London seems little more than a loose affiliation of tattoo parlors, homeless strugglers and Anglo street signs. Still, the music scene is rockin' and there are some cool local festivals.