London In Your Early Twenties Vs. Your Late Twenties

It’s not all downhill after your early twenties. Just mostly.

1. Early twenties: Shots are a great way to start any night.

2. Late twenties: Just, no.


3. Early twenties: How you feel when you finally start to understand how the tube works.

4. Late twenties: The Underground is an absolute last resort.


5. Early twenties: You stay out until the tubes start the next morning.

6. Late twenties:

7. Early twenties: Your attitude to online dating.

8. Late twenties: You’ll try anything!

9. Early twenties: You move to Clapham as soon as you graduate.

10. Late twenties: You move North or East, and only go south of the river in extreme circumstances.

11. Early twenties: You’re terrified of all the crazy people on the nightbus.

12. Late twenties: You are one of the crazy people on the nightbus.

13. Early twenties: A standard Saturday night in Infernos.

14. Late twenties:

15. Early twenties: You have no money, but that’s hardly surprising seeing as you don’t earn much.

16. Late twenties: After numerous promotions and pay rises you still run out of money at the end of the month.

17. Early twenties: You only ever stand at the front at gigs.

18. Late twenties: Why stand when you can sit?!

19. Early twenties: Midweek drinking is totally acceptable.

21. Early twenties: To save money you try running to work.

22. Late twenties:

23. Early twenties: When you look at house prices.

24. Late twenties: When you look at house prices.

25. Early twenties: Getting excited by London’s famous landmarks.

26. Late twenties: That shit never goes away.

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Robin Edds is editor-at-large at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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