London has a rival: Budapest. Everything I love about London, I found in the capital of Hungary. Great coffee (including flat whites), a ton of vintage clothing shops, houmous, restaurants that do brunch, the use of Time Out, and beautiful huge city parks. I’m in love.
What is a Hipster?
Hipster (noun) definition: Definitions are too mainstream. Hipsters can’t be defined because then they would fit into a category, and thus be too mainstream.
But if they cannot be defined, how are we supposed to spot one? Well, TLS is hoping to point you in the right direction if you want to fake it in London.
As one of the most upcoming stereotypes and categories of people in modern society (yes, they do in fact fit into a category), hipsters are beginning to be seen everywhere in popular culture. Just think about all those indie style bands in the charts at the moment. Look at their haircuts. Look at their clothes. Take One Direction for example (even though no one ever should), it clearly wasn’t their mother’s idea for them to have floppy messy hair and wear skinny jeans that reduce any hope of future grandkids. Instead their stylists are trying to recreate the cool “hipster” look that is central to London’s East End.
London is a city that has always been fashion forward and setting the trends for other cities. That’s why no one does hipster like East London.
Here’s my 5 easy ways to spot a true hipster in London: