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24 Slightly Odd Things Every South Londoner Has Experienced

Mistakenly thinking you can see the Eiffel Tower, when in fact it's Crystal Palace.

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1. Eating from this chicken shop.

Where the chicken is cheap and everyone refers to the person in charge as "bossman".
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Where the chicken is cheap and everyone refers to the person in charge as "bossman".

2. Going on a school trip to the Horniman Museum.

3. Or the Cutty Sark.

4. Mistakenly thinking you can see the Eiffel Tower, when in fact it's Crystal Palace.

#Growingupinsouthlondon thinking this was the Eiffel Tower..when it was actually Crystal Palace 😂😳

5. Spending a Saturday shopping with your mates in The Glades.

6. Or going ice skating with a group of your friends in Streatham.

Funky Fridays were some of the best Fridays ever.
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Funky Fridays were some of the best Fridays ever.

7. Purposely avoiding the buses you know are going to be nothing but trouble.

#GrowingupinSouthLondon Knowing this bus is the most savage bus going

8. And dodging the top deck at peak times.

#GrowingUpInLondon "seats are available on the upper deck"

9. Forgetting the "-th" at the end of "south" and pronouncing it "saaf" or "souf" instead.

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10. Spending a long, sweaty night in Venue.

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11. Or Tiger Tiger in Croydon.

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12. Walking a trillion miles on Guy Fawkes night to get to Blackheath for 10 minutes of fireworks.

Is it ever really worth it?
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Is it ever really worth it?

13. And recognising Canary Wharf solely by the "flashing dot".

14. Attempting to follow the Green Chain Walk to the very end and never managing to get there.

15. Riding the DLR for the first time and fucking loving it.

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It's like a ride!

16. Being confused by this random row of palm trees in Peckham.

#Growingupinsouthlondon ...the greatest feeling was having miami and Cuba in front of the bus stop 😳😭 #Peckham

17. Having a massive bitch about not having a tube station in your area.

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**waits for the Bakerloo line extension until dead**

18. And being told where you live is "too far" just because it's south of the river.

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19. Spending several summer days sitting in Greenwich park.

20. And considering Greenwich, Blackheath, and Clapham to be the "posh" bits.

And using those areas as counter arguments for when anyone tries to call south London rubbish.
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And using those areas as counter arguments for when anyone tries to call south London rubbish.

21. Feeling an immense amount of pride when a newly famous person turns out to be from your area.

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"That's because all the best people come from south London."

22. Getting in a massive argument with a north Londoner about which side of London is better.

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23. And getting incredibly pissed off if anyone dares to suggest south London is shit.

North London is to live East London is for fun West London is to shop South London, boy I dunno uno

24. Because it may not be the prettiest place in London, and it may not be the coolest, but speaking completely objectively, it is still the best.

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Just ask any south Londoner.