Being a Londoner in a non-London uni can be tough... we understand your struggles!!

1) Why Aren't Oysters Compulsory Everywhere?

Londoners are completely confused by cash systems on buses. Having to find the exact change is incredibly annoying - why aren’t Oysters a national obligation??

 
 

2) Is mugging only a thing in london?

I don't get people carrying their iPhones/Dr Dre Beats Headphones OUT IN THE OPEN, with no fear of being mugged.
 
 

3) People assuming that you live in a concrete jungle.

Here’s Wanstead Park! London also boasts a number of huge parks, fields and hidden green spots (such as Hyde Park, Victoria Park, Vauxhall Park and more).
 
 

4) Language barrier

People stare at you as if you’re speaking a different language when you use London slang. What do you mean you don’t know what buff or butters means?
 
 

5) Nightlife doesn't compare.

Have you ever wanted to cry when your University’s local ‘alternative’ club describes itself as the ‘grimiest’ and ‘most hardcore’? Clearly these people have never visited Fabric on a Saturday night.
 
 

6) Where's all the cafes?

I'm sure all Londoner's can relate to feeling like you’re in the middle of nowhere when you find yourself in a place with no Starbucks, Costa, Café Nero or Pret-A-Manger.
 
 

7) WALK FASTER!

Pedestrian rage is real - I can't count how many times I've ended up feeling incredibly stressed when people walk slowly (ESPECIALLY AROUND TRAIN STATIONS AND TOWN CENTRES).
 
 

8) Language barrier (again)

Have you ever tried (and in most cases, failed) to explain to your Northern friends that the three meals of the day are as such: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
 
 

9) Cultural differences

People giving you this look when you play grime, garage or dancehall music at pre-drinks...
 
 

10) PRICE DIFFERENCES

Always taking out more money from the ATM than is necessary, because you still expect to pay London prices when you’re going clubbing.
 
 

11) cULTURAL differences (again)

Having to put on a poker face, and feeling like this, when a London tune (Migraine Skank, 21 Seconds etc) comes on in a club, because nobody knows what it is.
 
 

12) POOR SHOPPING

Feeling disheartened when shopping because NOTHING compares to Oxford Street or Westfield. Look how beautiful it is!
 
 

13) WHY ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?

Getting a feeling that you’re going to be either stalked/mugged and/or killed when someone talks to you on public transport.
 
 

14) MISSING THINGS AT HOME

Being annoyed that the cereal café and porridge café had to open AFTER you’d left for University.
 
 

15) NOWHERE COMPARES TO LONDON!

Having to live away from London, THE BEST PLACE IN THE COUNTRY/WORLD/GALAXY (I’m not biased at all). Oh, you know, just the skyline of Central London at night, looking all majestic and whatnot.
 

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