Do You Have What It Takes To Become A True Londoner?
Look, we all love London, but do you have what it takes to become a true Londoner? Are you ready to …
… do the touristy stuff again and again and again and again every time someone comes to visit? If I have to discuss the merits of the London Eye once more I’m gonna blow my brains out all over the inside of one of those panoramic pods.
… begin talking to the pigeons you see on your walk to work in a vain attempt to make friends?
… have more intimate contact with strangers than your actual partners all in the hot, sticky and disturbing environment that they call the Tube?
… feel so judged by your postal code that you spend your lunch breaks browsing property adverts in the hope of reaching SW1? Hell you’ll even settle for SE25 6QT
… board the party machine that is the Night Bus (shout out for the N176!), where anything seems to go, except a lack of morals or alcohol?
… pay £20 for a cocktail that has had a better upbringing than you?
… keep telling yourself that your dingy shoe box filled with your fast-fading hopes and dreams is a promising, undeveloped home that just needs a lick of paint and a few trips to IKEA to become that Barbie Dream House?
… become disillusioned at the rank nepotism which oozes from every corner of the media industry?
… accept that you don’t have time/money to go to a cold yogalates class AND the opening of the guinea pig cafe? You have to pick one.
… see your best friend who lives on the other side of the city less than when you lived in different time zones?
… spend the same amount of time on public transport as you do re-watching old episodes of The OC and wishing Marissa had left the show earlier?
Have you answered 0-5 with yes? Sorry, but you are not going to make it. Keep it for 2/3 city trips a year.
Have you answered 5 – 10 with yes? You are going to be just screwed.
Have you answered more than 10 with yes? Congratulations! You are already a Londoner!
Haha this is brilliant!
Danielle | http://www.escapingessex.com
Hahaha so funny!! Don’t think I could handle London but love it for short trips!
This is perfect! I’d be more than happy to visit 2/3 times a year… although seeing loved ones halfway across the globe more than family a few hours away seems my family’s specialty, so that’s one thing I could handle!
Haha this is great 😀 The touristy stuff didn’t use to bother me but last time I went and got asked something after every building (what’s that nice building? why does that building look so pretty?…) I’m not sure I can handle it again 😀
After reading through this, I think I’ll stick to just visiting London! Sounds pretty familiar to any big city, so I’m in no rush to move there!
Great post 🙂
yes! always a reason to come back again and again and again.
Hi! This is a great post 🙂 I love London to bits!:)
haha great post. Love it
Leonie ♥ Lo On The Go
Nice one! Lots of it is the same for Amsterdam