The 31 Most Enraging Things About Living In London

May 11, 2013 6:43 pm 0 comments Views: 375

Because sometimes even the greatest cities can seem like Hell on Earth.

 

1. When you blow your nose, black snot comes out.

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Or at least it did when you first moved here. Now the grime has probably moved to your lungs.

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2. This man is our mayor.

This man is our mayor.

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3. Everyone is so tired that trying to convince someone to travel a mile outside their post code is like this.

The 31 Most Enraging Things About Living In London

4. In fact, trying to get anyone to commit to weekend plans is a mission.

The 31 Most Enraging Things About Living In London

5. Renting will bankrupt you.

Renting will bankrupt you.

6. That’s if you can even find somewhere to rent.

That's if you can even find somewhere to rent.

7. Deep breath. Time for the tube. Stand on the right hand side please!

Deep breath. Time for the tube. Stand on the right hand side please!

8. There’s a special level of hell for those who wait until the last moment to take out their Oyster card.

The 31 Most Enraging Things About Living In London

9. Taking the tube at rush hour is an exercise in breathing in through your mouth.

Taking the tube at rush hour is an exercise in breathing in through your mouth.

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10. Personal space is a distant memory.

Personal space is a distant memory.

11. And all compassion for fellow commuters is swiftly lost.

And all compassion for fellow commuters is swiftly lost.

12. PLEASE MOVE DOWN INSIDE THE CARRIAGE.

PLEASE MOVE DOWN INSIDE THE CARRIAGE.

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13. How can a circle be delayed? It’s literally going round and round.

How can a circle be delayed? It's literally going round and round.

14. Cash machines: never there when you need them.

Cash machines: never there when you need them.

15. And if you do find one, then there’s a fee.

And if you do find one, then there's a fee.

16. Or there’s a queue.

Or there's a queue.

17. Regardless, any money you take out will be gone before you know it.

The 31 Most Enraging Things About Living In London

18. Good luck buying a pint for under £4.

The 31 Most Enraging Things About Living In London

19. The endless queues. For tourist attractions.

The endless queues. For tourist attractions.

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20. For installations.

For installations.

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21. For restaurants.

For restaurants.

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22. Even for the pub.

Even for the pub.

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23. Bus diversions. So many bus diversions.

Bus diversions. So many bus diversions.

24. Bus weirdos are such a special breed of weirdo.

The 31 Most Enraging Things About Living In London

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25. Let’s talk tourists. Tourists with maps and umbrellas.

Let's talk tourists. Tourists with maps and umbrellas.

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26. Tourists who dawdle walking down Regent St.

The 31 Most Enraging Things About Living In London

27. Knowing that walking down Camden High Street will involve being asked for directions to Cyberdog.

Knowing that walking down Camden High Street will involve being asked for directions to Cyberdog.

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28. Pigeons. Rats with wings.

The 31 Most Enraging Things About Living In London

29. Foxes. Cute now, but not when they’re having screechy fox sex at night.

Foxes. Cute now, but not when they're having screechy fox sex at night.

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30. Or when they’re rummaging through your bins.

Or when they're rummaging through your bins.

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31. Londoners who forget that there’s life outside of London, and only talk about living in London.

The 31 Most Enraging Things About Living In London

But when it’s good, it’s very good.

But when it's good, it's very good.

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And for a city of over 8 million, there are times when everybody becomes one.

And for a city of over 8 million, there are times when everybody becomes one.

Because at the end of it all:

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