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How Much Of A London Hipster Are You?

Do you know where the next Dalston is?

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  1. Check off everything you've done.

    You have lived in east London.
    You have lived in Dalston.
    You have lived in a place tipped to be “the next Dalston”.
    You have lived in south London.
    You have lived in Peckham.
    You have lived in a place tipped to be “the next Peckham”.
    You can’t afford to live in Dalston or Peckham but would really like to.
    You have gone to that bar in a car park in Peckham.
    You have lied about going to that bar in a car park.
    You have thought that that bar in a car park is so last year.
    You think Shoreditch is just full of hen nights now.
    You don’t even know where to go out in central London.
    You ride a bike around London.
    You ride a road bike around London.
    You ride a fixie bike around London.
    You go to independent coffee shops.
    You were sad when you saw another branch of your coffee shop in a different part of London and realised that it was actually a chain.
    You have worked in an independent coffee shop.
    You have worked from an independent coffee shop on your MacBook.
    You go to independent bike shops that also serve coffee on the side, and maybe sell some vinyl too.
    You go to pubs that serve craft beer.
    You go to pubs that serve pulled pork.
    You work in the media.
    You work in something to do with “tech”.
    You work at a startup.
    Your office is on Silicon Roundabout
    You have an idea for an app.
    You have considered going on Dragon’s Den with your app, but then you decided that was lame.
    You have scoffed at someone for suggesting something because they saw it in Time Out.
    You have lied about discovering something from Time Out.
    You have signed a petition to stop a chain store from opening on your high street.
    You have used a chain store that you signed a petition against.
    You have gone to Columbia Road flower market and not bought anything.
    You have gone to Columbia Road Flower market just to take a good Instagram.
    You buy all your clothes from Beyond Retro and Mint.
    You think Beyond Retro and Mint are overpriced so you look for wholesale vintage events.
    You have organised a wholesale vintage event.
    You’ve hung around London Fashion Week hoping to be photographed for a street style blog.
    You have gone somewhere in London to look at the graffiti.
    You have uploaded an Instagram of you and some graffiti.
    You have queued up for a restaurant.
    You have queued for a restaurant for more than an hour.
    You have queued up to go to brunch.
    You have woken up early in preparation for queuing for brunch.
    You have gone to an upmarket version of Chicken Cottage.
    You have gone to an upmarket version of Chicken Cottage and thought Chicken Cottage was better.
    You have gone to the cereal cafe.
    You have queued to go to the cereal cafe.
    You run your own night.
    You have run your own night from a warehouse.
    You have run your own night from an old working men’s club.
    You have run your own night from an art gallery.
    You have DJ'ed.
    You have considered moving to Berlin.
    You have complained about the gentrification of your area.

How Much Of A London Hipster Are You?

You're not very London and you're not very hipster. Either you just stay inside all day, or you spend all your time in Leicester Square and Oxford Circus. Or maybe you're soooo hipster that the stuff you do is too obscure to make it on to a BuzzFeed checklist. Congratulations!

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You live in London, but you're not a hipster. Sure you like drinking nice coffee and taking pretty Instagrams, but it's not your priority in life. You've got nothing against central London, and you even think Clapham is OK. You do all the cool things to do in London, but you're not a twat about it.

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You're a hipster, but you don't live in London. You love good coffee, and you're always trying to find the next big thing. Maybe you've visited London, but you definitely don't live there. It's a bit mainstream for you anyway.

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You're a massive London hipster. You've got your finger on the pulse and you stand out from the crowd. Tourists annoy you and you think big brands are overrated. You like to spend your time in the parts of London that still feel authentic, you avoid the crowds (unless you know it's going to be worth it), and you look super cool the whole time.

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