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24 Ways London Proves Time And Time Again That It's The Weirdest City

All Londoners walk like they could be chased at any moment.

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1. Renting in London is pretty fucking expensive, so you often have to do make do with the space you have.

This "studio" was listed at £737 a month, btw.
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This "studio" was listed at £737 a month, btw.

2. Which means it's not that uncommon to be offered the opportunity to live like Harry Potter for a month.

#LondonLiving, amirite?
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#LondonLiving, amirite?

3. Meeting anyone in central London is damn near impossible, especially if you choose to meet outside a tube station.

You better hope the exit you chose from the six on offer is the right one.
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You better hope the exit you chose from the six on offer is the right one.

4. And speaking of the tube, it's possibly one of the weirdest places on earth.

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6. There's a never-ending battle between north and south of the river, as displayed by this map of London.

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No one quite knows why, but friendships have literally been ruined over this.

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No one quite knows why, but friendships have literally been ruined over this.

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No one quite knows why, but friendships have literally been ruined over this.

7. Anything longer than a two-minute wait for the next tube is considered a delay.

8. And if you live outside of an area served by the tube, your train usually looks like this during rush hour.

London Bridge improved. Train 25 mins late and packed. How is this better

One train every half an hour is no joke.

9. There's actually a difference between the city and the City.

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The City is the historic financial district, which consists of all the posh buildings and people in the suits. The city of London is fucking massive and there are several disputes about where it actually begins and ends.

10. Londoners walk like they could be chased at any moment at all times.

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You can tell if someone's not from London from how slow they're walking.

11. For a single day in the year, London is struck by a heatwave in which commuters momentarily melt on their journey to work.

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And complain for every single moment of it.

12. London's national drunk food is the humble kebab.

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13. And every night bus has the faint smell of chicken and chips.

It's always lingering.
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It's always lingering.

14. It is an unwritten tradition to buy wine in a plastic glass for any journey longer than 45 minutes out of London.

15. It doesn't take much for a Londoner to consider an area to be "up North".

It's pretty much anything north of Watford.
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It's pretty much anything north of Watford.

16. Foxes in London are an entirely different breed to the rest.

They'll raid your bins WHILE LOOKING YOU IN THE EYE.
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They'll raid your bins WHILE LOOKING YOU IN THE EYE.

17. And living in London means having a slightly irrational fear of pigeons.

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THEY'RE EVERYWHERE.

18. Every now and then, London looks like this:

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19. But most of the time, it looks like this:

Always have an umbrella you, and then inevitably hit three strangers in the face with it while trying to get into the tube.
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Always have an umbrella you, and then inevitably hit three strangers in the face with it while trying to get into the tube.

20. It's almost impossible to land at an airport in London and not be reminded of the EastEnders opening credits.

Fantastically clear flight landing over the 'Eastenders S' this morning. Could pick out my office and house.

Either that, or you're thinking "Jesus Christ, it's grey".

21. The average travelcard costs £12.

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Unless you're one of the unlucky ones who live in zones 5-6. Yours is £17.

22. You haven't been to Buckingham Palace unless you've made some sort of joke about spotting the Queen.

No, you will not see the Queen. No, the joke isn't funny. Yes, you will make it anyway.
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No, you will not see the Queen. No, the joke isn't funny. Yes, you will make it anyway.

23. Half of London refuses to drive because there's "no point", and the other half drive (and park) like this.

Anywhere in the UK is better than driving in London.
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Anywhere in the UK is better than driving in London.

24. And possibly most bizarrely of all, one of the best views of London is from a toilet seat.

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If you happen to take a pee in one of the toilets in The Shard, you and your bare butt can have a stunning view of London city. Enjoy :)