The saying goes that 'northerners live off gravy and southerners off its train'. But that’s not their only difference – both sides of the country also have very different ideas of what constitutes “The North”.
A professor at the University of Sheffield had a go at drawing an objective line between the north and south of England. This is what he came up with:
His interpretation placed Nottingham firmly in the North and Leicester found itself south of the line.
However, the more well-known stereotype is that southerners resolutely believe that anything above the M25 is the midlands.
To illustrate this, a Redditor has published a southerner’s interpretation of the line:
In this version, Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge find themselves oop north.
How many southerners agree though?