Turkish Restaurants in London: A Taste of Istanbul. For centuries, London has remained a major world player, always staying at the cutting edge. Consequently, the city has continuously attracted immigrants from all across the globe to come bask in its splendour. With over 8 million residents speaking more than 300 different languages, London is clearly a diverse place. It’s without any wonder that the vast majority of England’s 200,000 residents of Turkish descent choose London as their home. The amazing sense of community can be felt inside the many Turkish restaurants in London, where everyone is welcome to come in for a cup of tea (cay in Turkish) or a delicious kebab.