21 Things You'll Understand If You Were Born And Raised In London
You were raised to walk fast, fear foxes, and hate pigeons with a passion.
Anywhere past Watford Gap is "up North" to you.
You don't realise how truly "London" you are until an overly friendly stranger greets you on the street and you have no idea what to do with yourself.
You have an inexplicable attachment to your postcode.
And if it's not your postcode, it's your area.
Being from London means you were automatically born a fast walker.
And you remember when buses were free, and then they were 40p, and then they suddenly skyrocketed to A BILLION POUNDS.
You've grown up thinking pigeons are the spawn of the devil.
And that London foxes have a bravery like no other.
Other people's "town" is your "central".
And you only truly appreciate London transport until you visit an area outside of the city and realise buses come once every two days.
You have the teeniest bit of hatred for Forgetting Sarah Marshall for the simple fact it made this happen:
You're familiar with the frustrating feeling of growing up in London and then realising that you can't actually afford to live there when it's time for you to buy a house.
And you know what it's like to be in an area where one side is comprised solely of flats and the other side is full of mansions.
There are still a lot of tourist attractions that you've never even thought of visiting.
And you find it odd that so many people actually come to your hometown to go on holiday.
You always feel like a shit Londoner when someone who's moved to London from elsewhere knows more about your city than you do.
Which means you're probably a terrible tour guide too.
The hospital you were born in is a very important indicator of whether you're a ~real Londoner~ or not.
You've heard every complaint in the book about London from non-Londoners.
But like every other Londoner, you're still proud to be from one of the best cities in the world.
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