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16 Things You’ll Understand If You Move Back North After Studying In London

After spending so long in the capital, the journey back North is a weird one.

1. You feel like you can take on anything after surviving in the big city.

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2. But you also immediately remember how much smaller everywhere and everything is up North.

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3. Which does come with its perks – it’s a lot easier to meet up with people. 

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4. On average you’re probably drinking more just because it’s so much cheaper.

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5. People randomly chat to you who don’t need anything.

Why can nobody buy their own lighter in London?

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6. Not everyone is in a life or death rush to get home.

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7. And public transport doesn’t feel like it’s last man standing. 

So no sizing up the person next to you to see if you could take them out if necessary.

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8. You can go to a club without paying a ridiculous amount just to enter.

£20 is not OK.

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9. And you actually go to the “city centre” to hang out.

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10. You really appreciate being able to travel with real life money again.

It’s so great not being late because you have to put money on a card to use that card as money.

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11. Sadly, “it’s raining” is no longer an excuse to not go out.

Because you’d just never go out. Even in summer.

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12. You looked at rent prices and literally couldn’t believe it.

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13. And feel like you might actually be able to afford to live like royalty up here.

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14. You can go on a night out and enjoy music you really like.

Instead of pretending to enjoy grime.

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15. Everyone likes to point out how “Southern” your accent sounds now.

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16. And although you miss uni and London, you’re kinda glad to be back up North.

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