OK, London just got twice as cool.
If you have 5 minutes, check out the first 5 of this youtube clip from the film voted Best London Film Of All Time. Great shots of malaise-era Isle of Dogs, with a cockney gangster basically explaining its significance. While London is a top city now, as recently as the early 1990s it was debatable whether it was really the dominant city of Europe (Paris being the top challenger).
The film is screening for free this Sunday and I’m pretty sure I’m going to check it out.