39 Things You’ll Only Know If You’re A Native Londoner

With pollution so high, we will probably all die out soon… so let’s remember the good times while we still can…

 

1. You have never had any desire to feed the pigeons

 

2. Accepting any freebie people hand you. (Even if it’s dog food…and you don’t have a dog).

 

3. You have a wonderful childhood memory of  ‘Snow Day’

 

4. When taking a cab used to feel like you were royalty

 

5. You used to ring the bell on the bus five times when your mum wasn’t watching

 

6. You haven’t seen the sun for years

 

7. The grass is always greener your side of the river

 

8. Going to the library as a child was an outing… to read

 

9. When that London Underground song became the new London anthem for a month

 

10. Not being able to sleep unless you can hear a bus…

 

11. Or a fire engine/ambulance/drunk people

 

12. Living in the certainty that there will always be some way of getting food delivered to your door at any time

 

13. Having at least one memory of falling down an escalator

 

14.  Constantly waiting for summer. Even in July.

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15. ‘No entry’ signs on the Tube no longer mean anything to you

 

16. Getting secret satisfaction when giving directions to tourists

 

17. Yeah, you know where the Queen’s house is

 

18. Big Ben is your second heartbeat

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19. You are extremely concerned about Big Ben going quiet for repairs

 

20. That time everyone had a Cath Kidston bag

 

21. That time you got a Cath Kidston bag even though you hate floral patterns

 

22. Refusing to buy a new £20 umbrella even though yours now has two broken spines

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23. Going into M&S just to use the loo

 

24. Every time you get on the Tube you think you might die

 

25. Going to Richmond Park is like a trip to the countryside

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26. Tube Strikes mean that sometimes you just can’t leave your house

 

27. Or in worse cases… get home

 

28. Oxford Circus… just not worth it

 

29. January sales… purr-lease

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30. Confused memories of how the fuck you got anywhere without Google Maps

 

31. Harrods Food Hall Samples to get you through a long afternoon

 

32. Child Oyster Cards were life

 

33. You are haunted by the dark days of no WiFi on the Tube

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34. Your local newsagents have just ignored the fact that you now use real ID

 

35. And you have done the same

 

36. Knowing that at least once someone has fallen asleep on you on public transport

 

37. Having the ability to completely ignore any kind of fancy dress/face paint/piercings

 

38. Because you are a Londoner

 

39. And you just don’t give a shit

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