I lived in London for a year and a half...
Earlier, you said you have "been" to London, not lived there. That makes a big difference.
maybe things have changed now, but I was there a decade ago
That's a long time, especially in London. It has changed a LOT since then (and not necessarily for the better).
and sure there were arrogant people but I didn't get the bad vibes that I do in Warsaw.
You should go back. I'm not saying that will make you love Warsaw, but you may find that London isn't quite the same place you remember.
I say embrace it while it lasts, there are no better or worst cities
This is good advice.
Well, I was taking photos inside of a milk bar (bar mleczny,) and some guy thought I was photographing him and threatened to literally cut my neck with my dull butter knife.
To be fair, it's never a good idea to take photos of other people without permission, any seasoned traveller/expat would (or should) know this.
Oh yeah, probably the most beautiful city I've ever seen, from an architecture and aesthetic standpoint.
It's all subjective. I've been to Paris once, and I'm in no hurry to return. I've been to Warsaw dozens of times, and I will be back soon :)
in London it;s very much by area tho' isn't it?
you would have a quite different 'people' experience in say....Chelsea than Brixton innit?
I suppose warsaw is that bit smaller.
Indeed. Each borough has its own character. Enfield's probably the friendliest place I've ever lived in my life, yet it's nothing like the London which tourists would see.
Warsaw can't really be compared to places like London, Hong Kong or NYC, it's not big enough for a start.