10 Things I Hate About London

Don’t get me wrong… to quote Twilight I am unconditionally and irrevocably in love with London. But not many of us want to read gushing posts of adoration whether it’s for a puppy, baby or your home town. In fact most of us secretly relish at cynicism and mundane moans, lapping up a bit of sarcasm and less than perfect view on things.

So instead of writing a cliché love letter to my cherished London, I’m ripping it to pieces. Because that’s what you do when you love something, right? Or at least that’s what my Mum told me when the boys at junior school were mean…

10 things i hate about london

10 things i hate about london

London is a terrible place. Full of skyscrapers and open green parks. Ew what was I thinking moving to such a city of horror? To release some of my hatred for my home town, I’m listing off not one, but TEN things I hate about London.


Who on earth decided that people would want delicious food from respectable restaurants delivered straight to their door for them to enjoy in their cosy fluffy PJs whilst watching Take me Out? Dreadful.

Dog Friendly Dining

Restaurants, bars and even afternoon tea, each accepting dogs as paying customers so us human folk can dine with our pups. Disturbing.

Doggy Afternoon Tea at Egerton House Hotel

Doggy Afternoon Tea at Egerton House Hotel

The Café Culture

Thousands of independent cafes each serving homemade breakfasts, fresh smoothies and quality coffee that hasn’t come from tax-avoiding chains or been delivered in batch. One even has cats in it. Quite disconcerting.

10 things i hate about london

Late Night Shopping

Why oh why would I want to spend my weekday evenings slowly mooching around an unlimited option of clothes, shoes and independent shops open until I later on curl into bed? Surely I can find that perfect dress in my short lunch break or be better off beating the tourists at the weekend? Disgraceful.

Bottomless Brunches

Who thought that people would want to pair scrambled eggs and pancakes with unlimited Prosecco? WHY? Disgusting.

A Sparkling Sunday Brunch at Skylon Restaurant; A Review

10 things i hate about london

24 Hour Travel

A train and bus network that takes me from my favourite late night bar to my neighbourhood with less than a 15 minute wait? So disappointing.

Market to Market

Squares and streets across the city, each packed with cheap quality food, fresh flowers and vintage collectables from across the world, available all day every day. Oh hell no, take me to Tesco. Distressing.

The Little Things in Love; Happy Valentine’s Day

Goodbye September, Hello October; The Zoo, Treasure Hunts & FriendsFest

Outdoor Cinemas

Movies played outdoors? In the sunshine? Without people next to my ear throwing popcorn in their gob? How dull.

Skyline Cocktails

Drinks based on stories and served with small snacks… a glowing backdrop of a city skyline lit up behind creative baristas, working in some of the best bars in the world. How bloody depressing.

High Expectations at Sky Pod Bar; A Review

Free Entry to a World of Museums

Why be so different London? Charge us for your museums and galleries like every other European city god damn it! Don’t be so deceitful.

10 things i hate about london

Sshesh. Think it’s about time I moved.

This post was written as a part of the ‘home’ Travel Linkup hosted on Follow Your SunshineSilverSpoon London, Adventures of a London Kiwi or on the blog of our lovely guest host Ngaire at Kiwi Footprints. You can join in each month by linking your post in the widget.



    • Eppie
      18th June 2017 / 7:43 pm

      That is shameful. How dare you Deliveroo!

  1. 9th June 2017 / 12:15 pm

    Golly, what a horrid place! I love your take on this, had me grinning from ear to ear! #travellinkup

    • Eppie
      15th June 2017 / 9:47 am

      Haha thank you! Always happy to result in a grin 🙂

  2. 9th June 2017 / 12:13 pm

    Golly what a horrid place!! Totally LOVED your take on this! I’m stalking your blog for the rest of the afternoon! #travellinkup

  3. 6th June 2017 / 9:41 am

    Gosh what an awful place to call home! Haha, love it and miss it so much when I read all this!

    • Eppie
      8th June 2017 / 11:18 am

      Thank you! I don’t think I could leave 🙂

  4. 5th June 2017 / 3:50 pm

    Brilliant interpretation on why London is such a horrible place to be!

    • Eppie
      8th June 2017 / 11:17 am

      Thanks Natalie!

  5. 3rd June 2017 / 12:08 pm

    Oh my god, I love this! You actually make me want to move to London right now – this was a much better idea than writing a classic love letter for sure!!

    • Eppie
      8th June 2017 / 11:17 am

      Thank you! I thought well I could write about all the things I love… but we all know what that is!

  6. 3rd June 2017 / 1:39 am

    Sounds terrible! I love your interpretation of ‘home’ and am not jealous at all of the amazing city you’re lucky enough to live in reading this 😉

    • Eppie
      8th June 2017 / 11:16 am

      It’s bloody awful 😉 You’ll have to come and visit sometime!

  7. 2nd June 2017 / 3:02 pm

    Hahaha love it. Somehow each little blurb reminded me of tweets by a certain President I am familiar with. Disgusting. ( ;P )

  8. 2nd June 2017 / 12:13 pm

    It all sounds like torture!!!

  9. 2nd June 2017 / 9:23 am

    Yeah London’s just horrible right 😉

    • Eppie
      2nd June 2017 / 9:28 am

      Diabolical 😉

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