1. If you're from south London, you probably know that people talk a lot of shit about your hometown. Adrian Scottow / Flickr: chodhound / Creative Commons London sky line from Greenwich. 2. And you can't understand why, because to you, south London really isn't that bad. Flickr: nothingtoseehere / Creative Commons Rainbow in Brixton. 3. We have a lovely array of parks. Herry Lawford / Flickr: herry / Creative Commons Park in Dulwich. 4. A plethora, in fact. Herry Lawford / Flickr: 31138122@N00 / Creative Commons Battersea Park. 5. And every now and then we even get a bit of sun! (Although, to be fair, that is pretty rare.) James Good / Flickr: jamesgood / Creative Commons Pond Road in Blackheath. 6. Its probably the only area in London with a decent amount of trees. David Fisher / Flickr: dfisher81 / Creative Commons Church Rise in Forest Hill. 7. And we can be cool too. Look at our hipster art! Maureen Barlin / Flickr: maureen_barlin / Creative Commons Street art in Brockley. 8. Marvel at our edgy pubs! Flickr: artcriminal Creative Commons Amersham Arms pub in New Cross. 9. Appreciate the Cutty Sark, which did get burned down, but then got revived, and looks GREAT. Jacob Surland / Flickr: jacobsurland / Creative Commons 10. We even have a fucking palace, for goodness sake. Flickr: duncanh1 / Creative Commons Eltham Palace. 11. Contrary to popular belief, south London can be serene. Herry Lawford / Flickr: herry / Creative Commons The Long Pond in Clapham Common. 12. It can breathtaking in autumn. Flickr: 31138122@N00 / Creative Commons Kennington Park. 13. And occasionally, we get a sunset like no other. Rachel H / Flickr: bagelmouse / Creative Commons Mount Pleasant Road in Hither Green. 14. We have some of the best markets in London. Adrian Guerin / Flickr: 52668969@N04 / Creative Commons Market stall in Brixton. 15. We have streets glowing with creativity. Ewan Murro Flickr: 55935853@N00 / Creative Commons Mural on Old Kent Road. 16. And hey – going to a concert any time soon? Guess where you might have to visit...the O2 in SOUTH LONDON. Donald Ogg / Flickr: oggd / Creative Commons The O2 Arena in North Greenwich. 17. I mean, how can you possibly say anything bad about south London? Flickr: 762_photo / Creative Commons Crystal Palace Park. 18. Where else can you get gardens as far as the eye can see... Garry Knight / Flickr: garryknight / Creative Commons Coombe Wood Gardens in Croydon. 19. ...a ton of quaint houses and bougie streets... Flickr: 16801915@N06 / Creative Common Stockwell Park Road in Lambeth. 20. ...and libraries that look like mystical towers of knowledge? Artur Selisz / Flickr: asalisz / Creative Commons Library in Peckham. 21. So if you're a south Londoner – be proud! Flickr: uncoolbob / Creative Commons View from Crystal Palace. 22. You're not gonna get a view like this anywhere else. James Petts / Flickr: 14730981@N08 / Creative Commons Everyone knows the best view in London is from Greenwich Park.