Different types of London accents

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RealLifeJoker
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I’m just wondering from a person who was born and raised in Birmingham why does it appear London to have multiple accents? Is it because of the different boroughs? Is it because of their social economic status?

RP (Queen’s English) - Famous Londoners with those accents such as Emma Thompson, David Bowie, Gary Oldman, Brian May, Hugh Grant

Cockney - Famous Londoners with those accents such as Michael Cain, Danny Dyer, Alan Ford, David Beckham

Roadman - Famous Londoners with those accents such as Stormzy, Dizzy Rascal, Plan B, Professor Green, Leathal Bizzel
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I’m neither of them. Londoners dont even have accents man. What accents? literally default
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(Original post by AnxiousAtypical)
Is it because of the different boroughs? Is it because of their social economic status?
Both. Though you do get a mixture of accents in some areas. It's cockney btw, not cocky

Oh, and Danny Dyer is from Essex btw, though he does have more of a cockney accent than an Essex one (though they're similar) but his accent comes from putting it on all his life through acting cockney roles in films. There's also the "Estuary" accent which is common in London, that's pretty much halfway between cockney and RP - quite well spoken, but there are drops in some letters such as Ts and Hs in some words.
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Both. Though you do get a mixture of accents in some areas. It's cockney btw, not cocky

Oh, and Danny Dyer is from Essex btw, though he does have more of a cockney accent than an Essex one (though they're similar) but his accent comes from putting it on all his life through acting cockney roles in films. There's also the "Estuary" accent which is common in London, that's pretty much halfway between cockney and RP - quite well spoken, but there are drops in some letters such as Ts and Hs in some words.
Danny Dyer's not from Essex, he's from Canning Town.
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people from south london sound different to the rest of us imo. (not in a bad way tho)

my english has gotten more road lmaoo
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