NB: I realise this is frivolous based on an anecdotal conversation, but there are some serious questions at the end. I met someone today, who I might end up living with. He was from London, quite a bit older than me, and he kept referring to potentially moving 'up North'. After a while, I asked him why he said that. Cambridgeshire is clearly in the south east, or the east. His reply was around how different it is in Cambridgeshire, getting away from * the violent crime of London; * the ridiculous prices (I had to correct him on this - we still have them); * the forced multiculturalism of London; * the slower, more relaxed pace of life; and * the lack of a 'scene'. He also said that he'd taken a walk around the village, and almost everyone had said hello to him, people were incredibly friendly in the pub, and that he felt welcome in a way that he couldn't imagine he would in London, though he couldn't really remember what it was like to be new there. So he claimed that Cambridgeshire had more in common with the North and it was a conceptual thing rather than a geographic thing. I think we're more similar to London (which is what I consider 'the south') than we are to Northerners and their accents. So if you were forced to choose, how would you vote? Is Cambridgeshire North or South. More pertinently: What are the real differences between London and the rest of the country? What are the real differences between whatever you consider to be 'the North' and whatever you consider to be 'the South'?