The Cockney Blog

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 Victoria line night tube



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.

Market in the East End of London

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’ […]

Apples and pears; cockney for stairs

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 […]

Andy Murray practicing tennis

André Agassi’s Barnet was a Syrup

Wimbledon is in full flow again and the weather of course has obliged by being changeable at best. PEAS IN THE POT  one day then raining cats and dogs the next. I came across an old news story the other day; how did I not already know that tennis champ Andre Agassi’s well renowned mullet […]

Agassi in the 80's

The Queen’s Clobber

Well, there you have it, the BAKED BEAN let us have her thoughts earlier this BUBBLE AND SQUEAK and said that a ‘smooth and orderly’ Brexit might be a goer (har har!) and lotsa bills have been given the all clear. But never mind all that malarkey, I want to know why she wasn’t wearing […]

Queen Elizabeth the second

What’s Cockney for Jeremy Hunt?

Although it has been more than a year since the self-effacing Twitter superhero, James Blunt posted the following Tweet, we again have cause and opportunity to consider that the cockney rhyming euphemism be handed from James Blunt to Jeremy Hunt. I'm officially handing over my Cockney Rhyming title to @Jeremy_Hunt — James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) February 11, 2016 […]


London Nude Bike Ride

Let your DERBY KELLY hang out this Saturday in London’s 13th annual naked bike ride through our nation’s capital! Officially the World Naked Bike Ride (London) is a protest against car culture and oil dependency, but it’s also a chance to promote positive body image. If you want to join in with the ride, all you need to […]

Naked people on bikes