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  • Rediscovered English words

    We love a bit of imaginative use of the English language. And as FRIAR TUCK would have it, academics have unearthed a few delightfully descriptive words that we can use when NATTERING to our friends. As senior linguistics lecturer of York University, Dominic Watts says he hopes people will start RABBITING some of  these words […]



  • Ride the Mail Rail Under London

    After a good deal of tarting up, the underground tracks that used to serve the Royal Mail is now open to the public. The Postal Museum allows interested punters to ride on miniature JOHN WAYNES and explore the one hundred-year-old Post Office railway. Many of the station platforms that you can see have not been changed […]



  • London Downpour Ends Heatwave

    Well, that didn’t last long, did it! One minute we were basking in the heat of the scorching CURRANT BUN and the next we’re getting out our RED ‘N’ YELLAs because it’s raining CATS AND DOGS. Monday saw the hottest UK bank holiday on record and we’re now sitting at 10 degrees or cooler. There may […]



  • Big Ben’s Last Bong

    Big Ben is a dirty great TICK TOCK that lives near Westminster Bridge. Well, turns out that Big Ben is in a bit of a TWO AND EIGHT, so for the next four years a load of CAPTAIN KIRK, totaling £29m, will be carried out on the Elizabeth Tower to renovate the building and the bell itself. […]



  • London Night Tube Anniversary

    This time last year, the OXO CUBE began it’s mission to transport London’s night owls around the capital. The Night Tube has now seen it’s eight millionth journey. That’s a hell of a lot of BERT AND ERNIES! It’s lovely to see a positive story like this in the news. Not only has it brought in […]



  • London’s Urban Foxes on the Increase

    There are upwards of 18 urban foxes per square km living in London. Fortunately they seem to leave the BALLs OF FAT and CHERRY HOGs alone.



  • David Walliams’ Cockney Character

    Hurray for Abingdon School in Oxfordshire, who are teaching their BIN LIDS how to use their LOAF OF BREAD and learn some proper cockney rhyming slang! The fun lesson was inspired by a Birmingham Stage Company’s production of ‘Awful Auntie’ by David Walliams. One of the key characters is a young Londoner called Soot (can […]



  • Has the Cockney Voice Gone for Good?

    Cole Moreton bemoans the loss of the cockney voice in this piece for the Radio Times. And it's true. With all the comings and goings, like in any big city, its inhabitants will eventually change. Their customs will change, their food will change, their culture will change and of course their language and accents will change.



  • Cockney Rhyming Grub

    Any cockney rhyming slang fans should head over to Cambridge and try the yummy looking desserts at the Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa. The experimental chef has combined his love of our London slang with his studies in braille to create some deliciously fun puds. Our particular favourite is ‘Apples and Pears’ with ‘Rosie Lee’ […]



  • Andy Murray’s Trouble and Strife is Cooking a Bin Lid

    More tennis news … Andy Murray’s TROUBLE AND STRIFE has got ONE IN THE OVEN and is cooking a BIN LID. Far from distracting the tennis ace from success, it has been said that expecting a new addition can focus the mind even further. Incidentally, Novak Djokovic’s partner is also pregnant and Serena Williams recently […]



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  • CLASSIC:

    Widely-used and recognised as Cockney Rhyming Slang from the good old days. Example: Apples and Pears
  • MODERN:

    It might be brand new rhyming slang but if you've heard it used, rate it Modern. Example: Pete Tong
  • MOCKNEY:

    Never heard it being used? Reckon it's fake? What a load of old Pony. Rate it Mockney!

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