Unsurprisingly, "Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner" was written by a London songwriter. Hubert Gregg was born in 1914, and his main profession was a BBC radio presenter. The song was his second hit; his first hit was also about London.
Equally unsurprising, Gregg used the same title for his autobiography; like Noël Coward's "London Pride
" the song was written as a morale booster during the Second World War, although it didn't see the light of day until 1947 when he was asked by bandleader Jack Hylton if he had any songs suitable for Bud Flanagan.