17 things the North does far better than London 4 years ago

17 things the North does far better than London

1. Beer

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Sure, London has a lot of breweries which make great beer, but that great beer costs a fiver a pint and still is no better than the stuff you can get for two quid up North.

 

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2. Houses

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You can buy a house up North for less than £100,000 without much trouble at all. In London that might not even get you a parking space. If you want some stats, the average house price in the North East at the moment is £129,750. In London it's £484,716.

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3. Pies

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There can't be any argument here, everyone knows the North is the home of pies. If you order a pie in London there's a 50% chance it'll turn up deconstructed.

 

4. Scenery

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The Yorkshire Dales, the Pennines, the Lake District, Northumberland National Park, we could keep going...

 

5. Being friendly

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People thank the bus driver! They say hello when you walk into a shop! They stop to let you cross the road!

 

6. Slang

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Cockney rhyming slang is great but it's not used anywhere near as much these day. Up North however, if someone calls you "love" they're being friendly not creepy, they have great terms of affection like "duck" and "pet", and there are about 1,500 words for bread roll.

 

7. Gravy

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"Ooh, northern boys love gravy". Seriously though, chips and gravy is the best drunk food in existence.

 

8. Dealing with the weather

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When there's more than about an inch of snow in London the whole city just stops and panics until it melts again. Up north, people just get on with it, no bother. Northerners are generally just hardier when it comes to dealing with the cold and the rain too.

 

9. Nights out

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You can have a proper good night out up North for £20, in London that might not even get you into the club. Also, northerners know that no matter how cold it is, there's no need for a jacket on a night out. That quid you'd spend in the cloakroom is an extra drink.

 

10. Tea

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Take a trip up the M1 if you're in need of a proper brew.

 

11. Fish and chips

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London's home to a lot of those fancy-looking, upmarket fish and chip shops, but nothing can beat a proper northern chippy in a seaside town eaten out of newspaper while looking out over the beach.

 

12. Wildlife

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This terrapin surfing on a dead fox is the absolute peak of London wildlife. The North has puffins and otters!

 

13. Music

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Think about the best British bands of all time – bands like The Beatles, Oasis, even Arctic Monkeys. What do they all have in common?

 

14. Accents

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London has like, two accents. Up North you can get about six different ones in just one county. They're also all so much friendlier.

 

15. The seaside

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I've spent loads of time in London and I've not even seen the sea once.

 

16. Greggs

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London has Greggs, but does it have two Greggs two doors down from each other? No, no it does not.

 

17. Pride

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There are a lot of proud Londoners, but they aren't proud like Yorkshiremen are proud, or Lancastrians, or Geordies...