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17 Things You Only Learn Growing Up In The City

"One more before the last train home?"

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1. Owning a car is pretty pointless.

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It's the slowest route from A to B, and it costs a fortune – so why bother?

2. Gardens are a privilege, not a right.

If you were lucky, you might have had a quiet street you could "play out" on.
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If you were lucky, you might have had a quiet street you could "play out" on.

3. You've learnt how to take large crowds in your stride.

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Life's stressful enough without getting vexed about people congestion.

4. The best times can be found in the strangest places.

From warehouses to car parks to disused victorian underground public toilets, pretty much ANYTHING can be turned into a bar/restaurant/nightclub/art gallery.
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From warehouses to car parks to disused victorian underground public toilets, pretty much ANYTHING can be turned into a bar/restaurant/nightclub/art gallery.

5. And people always come to you for suggestions on what to do.

Because who knows the city better than someone who has spent a lifetime exploring it?
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Because who knows the city better than someone who has spent a lifetime exploring it?

6. You've been taking public transport since before you can remember.

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Possibly a bit younger than you should have been!

7. And you're well-versed in the unwritten rules of transport etiquette.

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Even if you do think it's no excuse for getting flummoxed by the tube station ticket barriers.

8. You learn how wonderful it is growing up in a melting pot society.

Exposure to so many different people with different interests from all walks of life.
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Exposure to so many different people with different interests from all walks of life.

9. And how exciting it is to see new things to do popping up every month.

The city never sleeps, and it never stops growing. There’s never a shortage of options.
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The city never sleeps, and it never stops growing. There’s never a shortage of options.

10. You know how to get the most out of space.

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And let's face it, you're probably a glass-half-full person too.

11. While this was about as exotic as wildlife got.

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Sadly, the novelty of pigeons wears off quite quickly.

12. Yes, there's the traffic...

It's just one of those things.
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It's just one of those things.

13. ...and the expensive prices...

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Also one of those things.

14. ...and those inhabitants too trendy for their own good...

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(We're not going to use the h-word.)

15. ...but at the end of the day...

16. ....there's nothing better...

17. ...than being able to call a city your own.

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