10 Ways To Tell You Live In London

London, Observatory

Since London expanded to include all sorts of geographical bits ‘n’ bobs that used to warrant a day trip to the countryside to visit, it’s hard to tell what’s London and what’s not. The old tube-zone ruling doesn’t work as well as it did, so here’s a guide.

1. A changing traffic light means ‘Run Now!’ to a pedestrian.

2. It’s always 3-5 degrees warmer than the rest of the country (you watch TV and think ‘Wow! Someone’s having floods/ snow!’)

3. There are taxis, proper ones, not those minicab things. At any time of the night.

4. You’re never more than 30 seconds away from an open food outlet.

5. A short walk will net you loads of free giveaways.

6. You can’t remember what a horse looks like.

7. Pedestrians and cars have rough equal priority.

8. Listen! It’s sirens!

9.You vaguely remember owning a car.

10. This is the closest you ever see to someone watering flowers.

One comment on “10 Ways To Tell You Live In London”

  1. Martha says:

    Most of those are equally true of New York City – especially #1

    Although #8 is usually responded to by, ‘What sirens?’

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