John Leo Waters has added another interesting and socially significant article to the site on the subject of growing up in North London: Livin Up Norf
"Any mention of London's East End to those not familiar with the capital immediately conjure up pictures of Whitechapel alleyways stalked by Jack the Ripper and Ron and Reggie. Either that or bald headed geezers accompanied by shell suited harridans walking about shouting about 'sorting' life's problems. South London brings to mind a no – go area for taxi drivers consisting of vast tower block council estates inhabited by unruly 'yoof's' who speak in a language only they can understand.
West London is synonymous with Heathrow Airport, Sloane Rangers and Notting Hill's leafy lanes inhabited by foppish dandies who are season ticket holders at Chelsea FC.
North London, however does not immediately bring any such vivid scenes to mind.
What is North London? Where is North London?"