How Cockney Slang Earned One War Veteran a Beating

In his memoirs, war veteran Arthur Sykes recalled how he was captured by Communist troops while serving in Korea in 1951. Cockney Sykes, born in 1921 near St. Pancras, was a true Cockney speaker who made his war colleagues laugh with his rude songs and rhymes about the Koreans. But the Koreans weren’t so keen, […]


Cockney Accent is ‘Sexiest’

It’s official me old mates. The Cockney accent (as if we needed tellin’) is one of the sexiest accents there is. On men, anyway. A recent survey found the most sexiest accents are: Sexiest British accents for men: Irish Scottish West Country Cockney Oxford / Posh But unfortunately for the Twist and Twirls, a Cockney […]



Make Sure Your Kid is Born a Cockney

The Bow Bells The sound of the bells of St Mary-le-Bow church, Cheapside, have been heard across London since medieval times. The church was built in 1080 and has been rebuilt several times, including by Sir Christopher Wren who rebuilt the church after being completely destroyed in the Great Fire of London. The church was […]


London Voices – Rory McLeod – Singer/Musician

Often we’re asked what the London accent sounds like.¬†Well, it’s a bit daft trying to describe it – it’s better to listen to real people speaking or singing isn’t it? So, we’ve decided to launch a series of articles about real people who speak in a London accent, with posts to videos or recordings of […]


You Speak Cockney Slang – But You Don’t Even Know It

Top ten rhyming slang you probablyuse but didn’t even know it Boracic Boracic Lint Skint Daffy Daffadown Dilly Silly Porkies Porkie Pies Lies Loaf Loaf of Bread Head Plonk Plinkety Plonk vin Blanc (Wine) Todd Todd Sloane Alone Aris Aristotle Arse Donkey’s Ears Donkey’s Ears Years Syrup Syrup of Figs Wig Bristols Bristol Cities Titties […]