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24 Lies Londoners Tell Themselves

Tired of London, tired of life (in zone six, with no money).

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1. I don’t mind going to the opposite side of the city to see my friends sometimes.

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2. East London is full of niche, independent shops.

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3. £8 is totally reasonable for a burger, esp if it comes with ~amazing sauce I read about on Twitter.

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4. I would never Instagram food just to prove I've been to a hot new restaurant.

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5. £5 is totally fine for a pint of lager – you’re paying to be in Britain’s coolest pubs.

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6. Course I don’t mind not living near a tube station, the Overground’s really reliable anyway.

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7. I actually LIKE that it takes me an hour to get to work, I catch up on reading.

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8. You can totally still find an affordable house to buy in London.

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9. Renting is cool anyway, I don’t want to be tied down.

Especially with housemates. Live-in BFFs!
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Especially with housemates. Live-in BFFs!

10. It’s not small, it’s cosy!

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11. Oxford Circus won't be too busy.

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12. There are loads of nice people on Tinder in a city this big.

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13. The South Bank is a pleasant and relaxing place to spend a Sunday.

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14. We’re so lucky to have the tube, one of the best transport systems in the world.

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15. It’s definitely not that busy all the time.

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16. Leeds is shit.

17. Manchester’s even shitter.

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18. Don’t even talk to me about Liverpool. Shit. Hole.

19. I really like small plates in restaurants, so much choice!

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20. Being able to book a table in a restaurant is for squares with no spontaneity.

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21. And having a drink while you queue is just like a modern apéritif anyway.

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22. The night bus isn't that bad. It's like continuing the party for an hour and a half!

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23. I reckon a park-bridge would actually be pretty cool.

Yeah, totally worth the money.
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Yeah, totally worth the money.

24. I'm paying to experience one of the best and most exciting cities in the world, and that's pretty priceless really, isn't it?

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ISN'T IT?!?