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24 Things You'll Get If You Spent Your Teenage Years In Kingston

Time to wander round the Bentall Centre with no real purpose.

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1. If you went on the train, you would take loads of photos of the journey there.

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Mark Forrest/BuzzFeed

Even though there was literally nothing exciting happening at any point.

2. If it was a special occasion, you'd head straight for the Rotunda.

For exciting Frankie & Benny's birthday parties.
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For exciting Frankie & Benny's birthday parties.

3. But your visit "to town" with your friends would mostly be spent in Bentalls.

Even though you rarely had any intention of buying anything.
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Even though you rarely had any intention of buying anything.

4. So you'd spend your time wandering around, and always kind of wanting to throw something from the top floor.

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5. You wasted several hours messing around in the Apple Store taking loads of Photo Booth pictures.

And obviously left all the backgrounds as pictures of your own face.
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And obviously left all the backgrounds as pictures of your own face.

6. Then you might drop into Claire's to stock up on piano belts and maybe get an ill-advised piercing.

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7. And then you would spend ages sitting on the floor outside McDonald's.

After buying only chips.
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After buying only chips.

8. If someone from another school walked past in their uniform you'd instantly hate them.

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Looking at you, Tiffins.

9. After a thrilling time in Bentalls, you'd head to Shakeaway and drop most of your pocket money on some ludicrous concoction involving way too much chocolate.

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And then drink it really fast and feel really sick.

10. You might have watched the Morris men in the square on your way there, out of sheer teenage boredom.

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11. And you were absolutely thrilled when Morrisons filmed its Christmas advert with Freddie Flintoff in that square.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ojnDo7anK4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ojnDo7anK4

Even though it was clearly July or something and everyone looked really hot in their coats.

12. You probably went to browse Krish for exciting new colours of hair extensions.

Important for stocking up on neon hair mascara and other essentials.
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Important for stocking up on neon hair mascara and other essentials.

13. And you had one cool friend of a friend who worked in Banquet Records.

Which was infinitely cool and you would go there to read the little handwritten reviews of albums.
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Which was infinitely cool and you would go there to read the little handwritten reviews of albums.

14. But you were convinced there were at least five branches of Natterjacks.

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15. If you were really edgy you'd go hang out by the river and smoke roll-ups.

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16. Or if you were more emo, you'd hang out in a graveyard and drink red wine while playing music out of your phones.

What a truly glamorous place.
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What a truly glamorous place.

17. When you finally learned to drive you would spend a lot of time getting lost driving around that one-way system.

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18. Once you hit 18, you probably went drinking at The Mill at least once.

Reasonably priced J├Ągerbombs, but WHY is the bar so high up up?
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Reasonably priced J├Ągerbombs, but WHY is the bar so high up up?

19. Your first clubbing experience was probably Oceana.

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Until they had to rename it...

20. Or perhaps you were more a McClusky's kind of person?

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But you probably knew it by its ~other~ name anyway.

21. And you definitely went to Bacchus if you were a bit more alternative.

http://www.bacchuslatebar.co.uk/gallery/
http://www.bacchuslatebar.co.uk/gallery/

22. Or sometimes The Hippodrome, the club that literally looks like a leisure centre.

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23. You got extremely excited about that Jamie T. song that mentioned Hampton Wick.

And you obviously knew Hampton Wick was the place to get off the train if you didn't have a ticket.
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And you obviously knew Hampton Wick was the place to get off the train if you didn't have a ticket.

24. And you have taken many, many photos of the phone boxes.

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