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    31 Reasons To Avoid South London

    South of the river, nice? Pull the other one.

    1. Heading south over the River Thames is a dull and arduous experience.

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    2. All of London's best architecture is north of the river, where it belongs.

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    3. Seriously, all the buildings on the south side are just grey and suburban.

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    The painted hall in the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

    4. The views are shite too.

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    Canary Wharf from Greenwich Observatory.

    5. Come on, how are you going to see a good skyline from all the way over there?

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    View from One Tree Hill, Honor Oak Park.

    6. Sure, there are loads of parks, but they're all just ratty old commons and greens.

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    The Rose Garden at Greenwich Park.

    7. Why would you bother with anywhere other than Hyde Park if you want nice green space in London?

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    Brockwell Park.

    8. Good luck trying to find decent food in south London.

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    Braised lamb shoulder ragu at Artusi, Peckham.

    9. It's all just crappy takeaways down there anyway, isn't it?

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    Franco Manca, Brixton Market.

    10. You certainly wouldn't want to eat anything from a chicken shop in south London.

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    Jerk chicken from JB's Soul Foods.

    11. You'll probably end up having to plump for some old sandwich from Londis.

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    Street food at Brockley Market.

    12. The pubs are all like something off Only Fools and Horses.

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    13. Nope, absolutely nowhere to get a good pint in south London.

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    Brick Brewery, Peckham.

    14. Especially in the summer.

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    Frank's Campari Bar, Peckham.

    15. The only animals you'll find are stupid foxes.


    Dinosaurs at Crystal Palace Park.

    16. Suppose you might see a few pigeons or something.

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    The infamous stuffed walrus at the Horniman Museum, Forest Hill.

    17. It's so bleak and depressing in the urban sprawl of south London.

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    Dulwich Village.

    18. Nothing of note ever happens there.

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    Centre Court at Wimbledon.

    19. It's something of a dead zone when it comes to sport.

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    Oval cricket ground.

    20. And as for music, pfft, you'll be lucky.

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    Brixton Academy.

    21. There's never anything interesting going on.

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    Jousting at Lambeth Country Show.

    22. If you want to see art then you'd better look elsewhere.

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    Dulwich Picture Gallery.

    23. You certainly won't see it in the street.

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    Murals in Brockley.

    24. The streets are just a bit dull and lifeless, really.

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    The Prince Regent, Herne Hill.

    25. Forget finding a museum that has anything worth seeing.

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    Taxidermy dog heads at the Horniman.

    26. The museums in south London are just a bit plain and boring anyway.

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    Entrance to the Horniman, Forest Hill.

    27. They're little more than old, grey piles of bricks.

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    The conservatory at the Horniman.

    28. You're better off just staying indoors if you ever have to go to south London.

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    Peckham Rye Park.

    29. Go on, stay north of the river, where everything's much nicer.

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    Sunset in south London.

    30. Absolutely nothing to see down south.

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    31. Definitely not the best bit of London at all.

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    Sunset in South Merton.

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