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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Hackney is culturally absolutely buzzing mate. Hipsters left right and center. Arguably the best bars etc in London.

    Bermondsey, Dagenham* are pretty grim but at least you can be on Oxford Street in 30 minutes. What do you do if you're from Hull?


    Although I quite like Dagenham tbh.
    Not exactly a fair test comparing London and Hull.
    London is the capital city so there's no wonder it's got the most stuff to do in it, but we all know that.
    It doesn't mean every Northern city is like Hull
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Hackney is culturally absolutely buzzing mate. Hipsters left right and center. Arguably the best bars etc in London.

    Bermondsey, Dagenham* are pretty grim but at least you can be on Oxford Street in 30 minutes. What do you do if you're from Hull?


    Although I quite like Dagenham tbh.
    Most of the shops on Oxford Street you can find in Hull City Centre except it isn't irritatingly overcrowded. Is that seriously how you judge the way of life in a city, on its shops?!
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    (Original post by 90pies an hour)
    Most of the shops on Oxford Street you can find in Hull City Centre except it isn't irritatingly overcrowded. Is that seriously how you judge the way of life in a city, on its shops?!
    Just an example of a famous central location in London. You could also literally get to any restaurant of your choosing from Armenian to Braziian, be at a dozen of so world class museums or galleries, in any given week potentially see a crazy number of musical performances from international superstars, pick up pretty much any book ever printed in a London library, play poker at 6/7 world class casinos in a nice setting, visit one of dozens of strip clubs, go on the piss choosing from 1000s of international pubs, go to watch the England match at Wembey, learn how to speak literally any language on earth on your doorstep, learn how to dance the tango, join a sports team out of the 1000s that exist in London, go for a jog in the spectacular hyde park, protest against 'X' at Westminster, enrol in one of London's world class unis like LSE/Imperial/UCL, get a brilliant job in the City/Media/Law or if you just want to shop, sightsee one of the world's most historic cities, or if you want, simply enjoy one of the world's premier shopping cities.

    In short ''when a man is sick of London,he is sick of life''. So you can see how any other English city is just really not the same, without even comparing Hull.
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    In short ''when a man is sick of London,he is sick of life''. So you can see how any other English city is just really not the same, without even comparing Hull.

    London =/= 'the south'

    Your post says nothing about the country as a whole. There are places all over the country where you can't do all those things - in fact that would be everywhere that isn't London. Not having all those things in extremely close proximity is not specific to the north.

    It's only natural that a capital city is going to be a hub of culture.
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    The thing that makes the northern collective as a whole so absurd is that none of them really get on with each other at all. Rather than attacking the elite, working class Mancs and Scousers generally prefer to clobber each other. I mean whoever heard of youths from Oxford battering those in Norwich or Bristolians kicking the **** out of Devonians? They all try on the working class hero trick, even accountants from Cheshire and theres only so many hard luck films about miners that one can take. Yet Manchester and Leeds are among the richest cities in England, not even remotely on any sort of economic periphery unlike Cornwall, Wales or Norfolk (although granted Cumbria and the NE are incredibly deprived but Billy Elliot still is a ****ing ****)

    My main gripe is with the lower north in particular I guess, I cant say I've ever much cared for Manchester/Lancs; that piercing rising and falling intonation after every sentence tends to grate rurleh fookin quickluh. Coronation Street is culturally very dangerous, rather than reflecting local attitudes the programme makers actually dictate the cultural zeitgeist and the locals then ape this behaviour and start actin oop. But fair play for the 2011 riots though that was ****ing quality lads - the northern hooligan scene is indeed enjoying something of a renaissance.
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    (Original post by Turty)
    Oh my god, I only found out recently that London don't do gravy with chips! :eek:

    What do you have on chips then?! Haha, I could never get anything from a chippy without gravy!
    People in London don't have chips in gravy? Please tell me they have chips in curry? Whenever ! go to the chip shop i have either chips with gravy or chips with curry sauce. If they don't have either then what do they have chips with...
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    (Original post by LauraLovesOtters)
    People in London don't have chips in gravy? Please tell me they have chips in curry? Whenever ! go to the chip shop i have either chips with gravy or chips with curry sauce. If they don't have either then what do they have chips with...
    We don't have chips and gravy or chips and curry sauce in London chip shops...well if we do, I haven't seen anybody asking for it/ seen it sold.


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    (Original post by Alex360)
    We don't have chips and gravy or chips and curry sauce in London chip shops...well if we do, I haven't seen anybody asking for it/ seen it sold.


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    What do you have on your chips then?
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    As a foreigner, I prefer the North. Much friendlier and less pretentious people. Also great sense of humour.
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    Most of my famil, including my dad comes from up North. I love it up there, everyone's a lot friendlier and their accents are great. Even if my dad has this habit of calling me '****' as it's a Yorkshire term of endearment! :lol:
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    We believe that being Northern is an entirely curable disease. A course of elocution lessons usually does the trick.
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    I never even knew that guys used sunbeds and removed body hair until I came to a Northern university. Interpret that as you will.
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    The people in the South I have met are just as friendly as the people I have met in the North. Most friendly people I have met in the UK are: Liverpool, Yorkshire, Brighton and Cornwall.

    I tend to be a bit biased, as am a Northern person through and through. But love the South, its wonderful
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    (Original post by LauraLovesOtters)
    What do you have on your chips then?
    Salt and vinegar. Or just BBQ sauce/ketchup basically


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    (Original post by LauraLovesOtters)
    What do you have on your chips then?
    Ketchup/mayo/salt & vinegar.

    Though I don't like any of the above so just have them with salt.
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    (Original post by kevin6767)
    I am from the Midlands. Why are we forgotten? This is why we hate both north and south :P
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    The Midlands and anything above that might as well be a different country to me.
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    I'm a southerner who prefers northerners. So friendly and happy to help. Down south you don't dare make eye contact with each other, you just keep yourself to yourself.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    The fact that they think that anything south of Nottingham is the South is quite endearingly naive. The Midlands is a very different sort of area from the South East, which is what most people think of when they think of stereotypical Southerners.
    Yeah and most Southerners believe Leeds and Manchester to be the most northern place in the whole wide world. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by BrrrButtery)
    I'm a southerner who prefers northerners. So friendly and happy to help. Down south you don't dare make eye contact with each other, you just keep yourself to yourself.
    Hahaha this reminds me of when I went down to London!! Nobody bloody smiles at you! Not that I tried smiling at everyone but when I did smile at people most were just like :colonhash:
 
 
 
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