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19 Things Northerners Miss When They Move To London

It may be cold, it may be poor, it may be addicted to pastry. But if you're from the north, there are some things you'll always miss about it.

1. There's the countryside.

2. The beaches aren't bad either, come to think of it.

3. Other things you miss? Well, proper fish and chips, for a start.

4. Drinks being a reasonable price.

5. And a cup of coffee still looking like this.

Instead of this.

6. There's being near Scotland.

7. And no one being 'hip'. Which means nobody looks like this.

Or does this.

Or this.

8. What else? Well, there's this being on the telly.

9. Being able to rent somewhere like this...

...for less money than you pay for this.

10. Seeing these at night.

11. And the shops you only get up north.

12. But really, it's all about the people. You start to miss the famous Northern Bullshit Detector.

13. And the way people have their priorities straight.

14. Then there's how friendly everyone is.

And the strong sense of local pride.

15. Having a 'proper' drink.

16. Talking to strangers.

17. And people calling you 'pet', 'love,' or 'duck'.

18. Finally, there's your mum or your nan always asking when you're 'coming home'.

As if being away from the north is just a daft phase you'll grow out of.

19. (Which deep down you know it probably is).