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24 Things All People Living In South East London Know To Be True

Crystal Palace has dinosaurs. Crystal Palace is better than where you live.

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1. Everybody thinks you live here

Dude, I live in Zone 3.
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Dude, I live in Zone 3.

2. And complains it's impossible to get to because it's "not on the tube"

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No, but it's on the London Overground (which is pretty much a tube a line), loads of national rail lines and about a billion bus routes.

3. But when you tell people they're wrong, they will refuse to believe you

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I can be in Victoria in 20 minutes and it takes you like an hour on the tube from north London, but OK.

4. It's OK though, because you still know that you have the number 3 bus, and the 3 is clearly the best bus in the world

The 3 goes all the way from Oxford Circus to Crystal Palace, taking in Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards Parade, the Houses of Parliament and Lambeth Palace on the way, meaning you can get home from work for the price of one bus fare, and you get a free sightseeing tour too. Best. Bus route. EVER.
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The 3 goes all the way from Oxford Circus to Crystal Palace, taking in Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards Parade, the Houses of Parliament and Lambeth Palace on the way, meaning you can get home from work for the price of one bus fare, and you get a free sightseeing tour too. Best. Bus route. EVER.

5. Everyone in south east London knows you can keep Primrose Hill and Regent's Park...

6. ...Because Crystal Palace is a Grade II listed heritage park with dinosaurs in it

They don't actually look like dinosaurs, but we still love them.
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They don't actually look like dinosaurs, but we still love them.

7. Dulwich Village is a portal through time to the 1940s

There is a village green for crying out loud. And people actually talk to each other. It's terrifying.
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There is a village green for crying out loud. And people actually talk to each other. It's terrifying.

8. Croydon is where dreams go to die

Croydon is famous for two things - dodgy hairdos and rioting. Good shopping though.
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Croydon is famous for two things - dodgy hairdos and rioting. Good shopping though.

9. You will never, ever see a celebrity in south east London

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North London is home to the celebrity petting zoo that is Primrose Hill, central is overrun with Russian oligarchs and the south west is full of tennis players. No one bothers with the south east, so you are far less likely to have to battle through crowds of paparazzi to get to the corner shop.

10. There is never anyone in North Dulwich station. Ever.

It's just creepy
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It's just creepy

11. Everything is cheaper in the south east

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Rent is cheaper, beer is cheaper, everything is cheaper!

12. No matter where you are in south east London, you will be miles from the nearest Waitrose

No one wants your kind here.
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No one wants your kind here.

13. Hills. So many hills. Hills everywhere.

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14. Trams are pointless

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They're slow, they drive in the the middle of the pavement, and they never go anywhere interesting. There's a reason nowhere else in London has them.

15. There is literally nowhere to go out dancing on a Saturday night

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Apart from Tiger Tiger in Croydon. And we all know how that's going to end:

Time to wave goodbye to your dignity
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Time to wave goodbye to your dignity

16. But there's nowhere else you'd rather spend a hungover Sunday

Nowhere in London does a better Sunday roast than the White Hart in Crystal Palace, and this is a fact.
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Nowhere in London does a better Sunday roast than the White Hart in Crystal Palace, and this is a fact.

17. Everyone you know works in Canary Wharf

Your flatmates work in Canary Wharf, your neighbours work in Canary Wharf, you work in Canary Wharf. Basically because it's quite nearby.
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Your flatmates work in Canary Wharf, your neighbours work in Canary Wharf, you work in Canary Wharf. Basically because it's quite nearby.

18. You find you do not understand how rail travel works anymore

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How can it be so straightforward to got to north London, but so hard to get to south west? Do trains not go sideways?

19. So you've given up trying

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You could get the bus, but that's not the point.

20. You secretly think about moving to Catford, purely because of the giant cat

Seriously, how cool?!
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Seriously, how cool?!

21. The correct way to pronounce Penge is actually "Pon-je"

At least, that's how we've chosen to say it.
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At least, that's how we've chosen to say it.

22. This scene in Thor 2: The Dark World is endlessly infuriating

View this video on YouTube

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No, you cannot get to Greenwich from Charing Cross without changing trains, as anyone who lives in south east London will tell you.

23. You've accepted Greenwich is simultaneously the best and the worst place in south east London

Greenwich is so pretty, and there's the Cutty Sark, and the Observatory, and the market and the cute little pubs, but also...
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Greenwich is so pretty, and there's the Cutty Sark, and the Observatory, and the market and the cute little pubs, but also...

There are so many tourists. When did tourists start straying south of Buckingham Palace?!
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There are so many tourists. When did tourists start straying south of Buckingham Palace?!

24. And you absolutely cannot fathom living anywhere else

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