If you’re hanging out in north London, you’re probably going to Camden. You’re also probably heading there from either Euston or King’s Cross, making you a Northerner. Here is my advice to you, my fellow people. Invest in a coat that doesn’t kill your look, because in London, you’re actually supposed to wear one.
Not a flimsy little jacket, we’re talking fully-formed with fastenings and everything. The type of coat your mum always begged you to take with you on your way out. Seriously.
This is particularly applicable if you’re out with native Southerners. There’s nothing worse than getting in, getting stamped, and heading straight for the bar to ask if they sell trebles (SPOILER: they don’t) thinking your team are in tow behind you, only to turn around and realise they've all vanished to queue up for this thing called a ‘cloakroom’. And now you’re alone – and cold – at the bar, ordering a double vodka with a shot of vodka please. So do wrap-up warm, pet.
For Camden don’t try too hard to blend in with one of the area's subcultures if that’s not how you normally dress. You’re not going to gain much respect dressed as a half-arsed goth.
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