I have read this a few times on the forum where people say, get out of London and see the real England. But, what is the real England?
Surely England is a sum of all it's part i.e the countryside, the villages, the towns and also the big cities. So by maybe just concentrating on London, you are seeing a bit of England that is just as real as all the others. For me who was born in London, raised in London, went to school and works in London for someone to tell me that is not the real England, what is it about their environment that makes their England any more real than my England.
Before I start sounding like some little Londoner (although I haven't been little since I left school), I agree that people should see more of the UK. It just annoys me that people seem to think that London is some how not part of the real Endland.