13 Signs Your London Neighbourhood Is Gentrifying

It might even be too late...

[subheader]1. Local scandals just aren't what they used to be.[/subheader]


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[subheader]2. There's something odd about your fellow commuters you can't quite put your finger on.[/subheader] 

[subheader]3. The things your neighbours fight about really seem to be changing.[/subheader]

[subheader]4. You get really annoyed when the big Waitrose is closed so you have to choose between going to M&S Local or the Little Waitrose.[/subheader]

[subheader]5. You know for a fact that you could organise a piss-up in a brewery – you went to one last week.[/subheader]


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[subheader]6. The local greasy spoon has become an artisan burger joint where a mere £14 gets you a cheeseburger served on a bit of imported stone.[/subheader]

[subheader]7. Nowhere has lampshades anymore.[/subheader]


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[subheader]8. There's a baby shop on the high street that sells an £80 bib.[/subheader]

[subheader]9. The bakery has closed down and become a hipster barbers – ironically, one that's closing down because everyone has man-buns.[/subheader]


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[subheader]10. The chippy is looking slightly different these days.[/subheader]

[subheader]11. There's not a lot of Carling about.[/subheader]


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[subheader]12. There's a different kind of drinker in general.[/subheader]

[subheader]13. The pound shop has reopened as an art supplies store.[/subheader]