They say every day is a school day and here at OffspringHQ, we’re down with that. So, we asked the Community to educate us in a little geography and tell us where y’all from.

We wanna know where you rep and drop some knowledge about that hood. So, whether you’re from London Town, or in the countryside holding it down, give us the lowdown. Hit us up with a fact that’ll make us say “Daaaamn, I didn’t know that!” Let’s see who’s got the street smarts in the Offspring community.


Time to celebrate London in all its ridiculous glory! Nothing says ‘I love London’ like being crammed into a sweaty, smelly tube carriage with a bunch of strangers. And don’t even think about making eye contact with anyone either, coz that be a mad ting.

Tho the real madness happens on the streets. You’ve got tourists taking selfies everywhere across town, and locals dodging them like they’re playing real-life Frogger. But despite all the chaos, there’s something special about this city. From the iconic landmarks to the diverse neighbourhoods, London’s got a vibe unlike anywhere else. And as dj_tyrone_richards says, it also has the best sneaker store in the world. 😜



Tottenham where the best football stadium in the UK resides 😎 – kingoftrainers

The home of BBK. A few of which went to my school. Boop boop – carmichaelgram

Enfield. The first mass produced dishwasher was manufactured, and the first colour TV were produced here – mr.jibbles86

Where the best team in North London is originally from! Rumour has it they moved north of the river to show a certain other team how to really play football! 😂 Woolwich Arsenal is also home to the first McDonald’s to open in the UK 🍟 – nostraparmus14



Leytonstone. Damon Albarn from Blur, Jonathan Ross, Paul Hardcastle, Graham Gooch, Talvin Singh, and Meera Syal are some of the notable ex-residents – lv_lvoer

East end. Fully of history. Best beigel 🥯 in the country – crepshots

Walthamstow. Fun fact: East 17 are from my area and lived on the road next to mine when I was a kid. Used to see Bryan Harvey speed up the road in his BMW back in the day – ashbashsneakers

Where you can get the best pie and mash in town!!! – thisiswonderk



Croydon. Hasn’t got a great reputation. I’ve seen statements like ‘worst place in London to live’. Honestly it ain’t that bad 😂 – officialsneakerspeaker

Clapham. More than 2,000 trains pass through Clapham Junction each day, more than any other station in Europe – solesmoothes

Kingston upon Thames, known as the coronation site of as many as 7 Saxon Kings and the birthplace of England – crepbizzle



Hanworth. Back in Tudor times Henry VIII used to knock about here. Like his marriages, Hanworth has gone downhill a bit since! – mykicksandticks

Northwood Hills. Home of the pub where Elton John played his first ever gig – richard_cook89

Shepherd’s Bush. London’s first Olympic Games took place there in 1908 – crep_t

Sheperds Bush. Home to the currently not so mighty QPR! – antmc1982

Neasden. Home to the ‘Shri Swaminarayan Mandir’, a huge Hindu temple decorated with ornate carvings – sunilkap


When it rains it pours… every goddam day! Welcome to the North. Seriously, let’s talk about the weather. I mean, who doesnt love a bit of drizzle every day? It’s like a free shower, innit? And the food! They’ve got more chippy teas and gravy than Aman Tak’s got sneakers. And you can’t beat a good old Eccles cake – proper Northern grub.

Let’s not forget about the Mani music scene. Oasis, The Smiths, Stone Roses – need we say more? The North has produced some of the best bands in the world, and they’re not shy about tellin y’all. Finally, the people! They’re a friendly bunch up North, always up for a good old chinwag. They’ll give anyone the shirt off their backs, as long as you don’t diss their football teams.



The best city in the world ❤ – ecalderbank

Its always raining – chelseaa_warnerr

A city of many firsts; the atom was first split here, the world’s first professional football league was formed here, the world’s first passage railway and the birthplace of the industrial revolution – dippersingh45

Karl Marx witnessed working and living conditions so bad that he wrote a series of books that lay the foundations for the communist movement – harryrowen

Once known as Madchester on account of the acid house scene back in the day – warren12121212

Oldham. Once the largest area of cotton mills and the home of the tubigrip 😂 – purdster7



It’s drier than Manchester! – roystinho

Where the first ever motion picture was filmed – dan_squire

It was the first city in England to get a motorway 🛣️ – dmoss10



Best fish and chips and ice cream I’ve ever had on the Parkgate Prom. Birkenhead Park is also inspired the design of Central Park in New York – morethangreene

Known as ‘the sunshine peninsula’ because we get a couple of hundred more sunshine hours than the average for the rest of England and Wales, though if you live here you wouldn’t believe it 😂 – moz273



I live in a place where they love haggis and Irn Bru any guesses? – mrsimpson_87

Edinburgh. The birthplace of Jaffa Cakes apparently – nozwag



Kendal (Lake District). Known for ‘Kendal Mint Cake’ which is awesome if you’re planning to climb a mountain 🏔️ or fancy a sugar rush that will last a month 😂 – skillz_on_insta

Crewe. Home of the Bentley motor car – bebboz1

York. The Viking Capital of the UK! – matthewcollectsnike


Time to big up Birmingham and the Midlands, the heart of England, land of the balti and the friendliest people with bostin’ accents. “Ay up me duck!” – they’ve got their own way of talkin’ and it’s proper unique, innit? Let’s not forget their random assortment of landmarks like the Bullring, a giant shopping mall that looks like a spaceship on steroids. But the real reason we celebrate the Midlands is the people – a proud bunch, who know how to have a good time.



We have more canals than Venice with 100 miles of canal navigations, you can access 90% of the UK in under 4 hours. Also the home of Peaky Blinders – metrajeperdido

The home of Thomas the Tank Engine and Lord of The Rings – mrstreetz_p

Famous for ska, reggae and a broad accent, which sadly I wasn’t blessed with 😀 – mocat0

The last place the original FA Cup was seen 😅 – datdarkhorse



Fun fact, 95% of Bedfordians want to leave. The remaining 5% already have 😂 – angeloscozzari1234

It has one of the largest Italian communities of any town in the UK. Pizza here is amazing 🍕 – bobbylovetrainers



We have England’s oldest inn, and we still have the world’s first professional football club – jcuk23

The first Boots store was in Nottingham before it became the national store we know it is today. HQ is still in Nottingham – miles.ash.art



Wolverhampton. The first place to have automated traffic lights 😂. The city motto is ‘out of darkness cometh light.’ Still waiting tbh lol – randeepkang

Coventry. Cov City have just made it to the FA Cup Semi Final!!! 😂😂 – shampaynedaddi

Northampton, known for its shoemaker heritage where brands such as Church’s and Tricker’s still reside. Oh and pot holes – amr_shah

Leicester has had great sporting success in Football with Leicester City, Rugby with Leicester Tigers, Basketball with Leicester Riders and Snooker with Willie Thorne and Mark Selby – ghostxsg


So, where all the Eastside Community be at? Comments be dry coming from these parts. What you got for us, ‘The birthplace of custard!’ (that’s pretty good tho africanasiankid). Well, we’ll help you out with a few facts we learnt from our best mate Wiki.

The East may not have the flashy lights of London but they’ve got something even better – some seriously banging celebrations. We’re talking about the annual cheese rolling competition in Stilton, where people literally injure themselves chasing a wheel of cheese down a hill. But wait, there’s more! They also got the World Snail Racing Championships in Norfolk, where the slimy critters race to the finish line whilst the crowd goes wild. Conclusion, the Eastside fam is a bit bonkers, but that's just how they roll.


Essex, where custard was invented! – africanasiankid

Colchester. Britain’s first recorded town (now city) in the UK – cj_swoosh

Ipswich Town. Errrrm, not much to tell really. Lol. Home of Jimmy’s farm?!? 😂😂 – carnage_kicks


We’re heading South, as we big up Brighton, Southampton, and the Southern scene. Brighton got mad vibes with the beach, the pier, and the Lanes. They also got the Pride festival – it’s like the Mardi Gras, but with more sass and seaside swagger. Then there’s Southampton, repping hard with the Saints and some of the most legit football fans you’ll ever meet. Step outside the big cities and you got great beaches, the New Forest, and the South Downs – it’s like a postcard come to life. And the local brews? Mate, they’re top-notch.



The largest ship built by the hand of man set sail from here in 1912 and sank 🚢 🧊 ☠️ 😂 – jasoncalv1972

Home of ‘Supermarine Aviation’ who designed and built the Spitfire. Without it we’d have lost WWII – air_max_collector

Romsey, Hampshire. Once known for having more pubs than most other towns, coining an old Hampshire saying ‘so drunk he must have been to Romsey’ – mulv88

Frome, Hampshire. Only good thing from there was Jenson Button went to the school! – sneakerroom_hampshire

Andover and all I can give you is that it has a Tesco’s – steviekettle

Salisbury. Unheard of to the rest of the world until the Novichok poisoning – marshallahsram_



Brighton. Apparently, it’s Sea Life Centre is the world’s oldest aquarium opening in 1872 – alitronic

Chailey. No one will have heard of it 😂 – jake_allonby

Hastings. The local theatre has 1066 seats to represent the battle of Hastings BUT the battle never actually took place in Hastings, it took place near Battle 🗡️ – elliebethth



Woking. Britain’s worst town 2013 as per Jeremy Clarkson – traww2015

Reading. Famous for the 3 x B’s – bulbs, beers, biscuits – trainersarealsoforwearing

Epsom. The home of the world’s oldest and most famous horse races – rbaybay

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Let’s talk about Brizzle and beyond. From the vibrant streets of Bristol to the surrounding landscapes, they’ve got it all going on. Bristol is off the hook, with its dope street art, banging music scene, and some of the best food joints around. Let’s also show some love to the West Country. From the rolling hills of Somerset to the sandy beaches of Devon, they got some serious beauty going on. Plus, they got Glastonbury Festival, where you can go get your freak on, and trash your beloved sneakers at the same time.



Fun fact… we created Ribena! 😂 – ashbelsten

I can almost guarantee we will never have a premier league football team 😂 – garb83

The home of @banksyjamie_jimz

Where bungee jumping was created 🤸🏻 – harrycartz



Poole. Known mainly for Sandbanks’ lovely beach and great views, but also the 4th most expensive place to live in the world!!! – jackballard15

Gloucester. Under Roman rule we were the capital of the country for a short period of history! – terencedon


Time to give a shoutout to our neighbours in Europe, kicking off with Poland, home to some of the most hospitable and hardworking folks you’ll ever meet. They got Krakow and Warsaw, with their dope mix of rich history, old-school charm, and banging nightlife. A quick stop off in the Netherlands, where the vibes are chill, and the tulips are poppin’. Amsterdam, the city of canals, bikes, and some of the most laid-back peeps you’ll ever meet.

A quick fiesta in Spain fiesta like there’s no mañana! Before arriving in Italy, the land of pizza, pasta, and passion. They got Rome, with its ancient ruins and gelato that’ll make you weak in the knees. They got Venice, with its romantic vibes and gondola rides that are straight-up cornetto-worthy. But the best thing about Italy is the people, and their uncontrollable gesturing hands, eh stella_loris 🤌🏼🤌🏼🤌🏼



Rotterdam. 🇳🇱 We have the largest port in Europe and Rotterdam is the only city in the Netherlands with a skyline 😉😍. Love my city 💚🤍💚 – raydbijkerk

Waalwijk. Around 100 years ago, this was the shoe capital of the country, and we have a big shoe museum to represent that history – tomasterrr



Fun fact: we are the first European champions in basketball 🏀. They also like to call us the Mini-Goldenstate 😊 – arturs.o

A pocket size country with a lot of trees and known for the world’s oldest flag 🇱🇻 – mrblumfelds



Vodka was invented in Poland and not Russia like many people think – dont_step_on_my_crep

We have a functioning statue of a fire breathing dragon outside of the castle in Krakow – love_thy_creps



Valladolid, NW Spain. Real Valladolid Club de Fútbol is currently owned by R9 🇧🇷 – es_f.p

Italy 🇮🇹. The average Italian consumes 25kg of pasta per year 🍝 🤌🏼🤣 – stella_loris

Dortmund. Home of the most beautiful stadium in the world 🖤💛 – ollenoppa

Craiova, Romania. We’re known for our love of leeks 😅 – zbarcea

Athens. The home of snowboarding. Some Ancient Greek philosopher tripped over a plank of wood on ice and hence the snowboard was born 😂 – jumpman_jonnie

Turkish Cypriot (and Barbados heritage!) 😍 Fun fact about Cyprus, it has 300 + days of sunshine 🌞 – 0riginal__blicryiot_


Yo, yo, yo! Next on our educational journey we come to the motherland, Africa. They got the wildest wildlife, the most banging beats, and the dopest dances you’ve ever seen. When it comes to celebrating, they don’t play around. They throw the most epic parties, with drum circles that'll make your head spin, booties shaking on the dance floor like nobody’s business, and enough food to feed a small army. But it’s not just about the parties, y’all. Folks be repping their African roots and showing off their swag. From colourful dashikis to stunning head wraps, they be rockin’ their traditional gear with style and flair.



🇳🇬 Nigeria, has the third highest movie industry in the world, after Hollywood and Bollywood, known as Nollywood 🦅 – jonjoness

Nigeria 🇳🇬 aka the African giants! Home of the super eagles 🦅 ⚽️ The largest oil producers in the world and the home to some of the most iconic Afrobeats artists: WIZKID, DAVIDO, BURNA BOY, ASAKE, OMAH LAY (the list goes on) – creperellaa



Ghana 🇬🇭. My Dad played football for the Black Stars (Ghana national team), was scouted by Chelsea when he came to England but back in his day it was more lucrative to be a banker so he became a bank manager – kaff_official_insta

Ghana home of Kwame Nkrumah and the best Jellof Rice 🤪 – helmut_sela



🇿🇦 🏆🏆🏆🏆 The best rugby team in the world 😎 We know about trophies! – mckeownnicole

Interesting fact: The Cullinan Diamond, the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found 3,000 + carats was discovered in Cullinan, South Africa – banksy_011

It’s the Cradle of Humankind – aussie.damo



Cameroon. 🇨🇲 The country of the (used to be mighty) Indomitable Lions, the homeland of Francis Ngannou, Samuel Eto’o and Kylian Mbappe’s dad. There are about 30 million people but with over 200 different languages and cultures – dapperblackguy

Sudan. 🇸🇩 The country with the most pyramids – crepsaholic


We’ve arrived at the land of sun, sea, and flava, the Caribbean. First off, let’s talk food, coz y’all know they don’t mess around when it comes to grub. They got jerk chicken that’ll make your taste buds do the salsa, and don’t even get us started on the fried plantains. Then they got the wildest celebrations, we’re talking about the annual carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, where the whole island turns into a non-stop party with colourful costumes, banging soca music, and some serious dance moves. They also go the Junkanoo Festival in the Bahamas, and the Crop Over Festival in Barbados, where the whole island comes alive with calypso. This place just got the vibes!



Jamaican heritage, so it’s plaintin’ not plaintain 😅 – danfrmarz

Fun fact about 🇯🇲 Ackee and Saltfish is the National Dish 😃 – stefanc___

St Lucia and Jamaica. St Lucia is the first country to be named after a woman and the Rastafarian movement started in Jamaica in the 1930s – khailakays



Trinidad & Tobago. The home of Carnival – dj_raskal

Dominica🇩🇲 St kitts 🇰🇳 and Barbados 🇧🇧 heritage. English is the official language of Dominica. In addition, Dominican Creole based on French, is widely spoken. My mum speaks French creole to me, but mainly when I’m in trouble lol 😂 – mixie_dee

Barbados. We only have two seasons, wet season and dry season, and throughout the seasons the temperature stays 25°C plus – mrjaden.r.p


The good ol’ US of A, the land of the free, the home of the brave, and the country that wants to put Trump in charge (again)! New York, LA and that bit in the middle sure do know how to celebrate tho, as Miley once said, it’s a ‘Party in the USA’. They got the Fourth of July, where the whole country goes nuts with some serious flag-waving, fireworks, and barbecues. And everything gets supersized! According to Wiki, they also got the UFO Festival in Roswell, where folks gather to celebrate all things extra-terrestrial and swap conspiracy theories.


Brooklyn. It’s the birth place of me, Michael Jordan, Biggie Smalls, and other great people – shelux_kickz

Born on Andrew’s Airforce base Washington DC USA. Fun fact is the base is home to Airforce One and has been referenced in several major Hollywood films 🙌 – dmac7557

Washington DC. 🇺🇸 Fun fact no building can be higher than the Capitol, so you want be finding any skyscrapers here – luke_jenkinson

Houston, Texas. Our medical centre is the largest in the world.🤘🏾 – wellreadsneakerhead

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This continent is just full of natural wonders, from the majestic Andes mountains to the breath-taking Amazon Rainforest, South America’s got some of the most jaw-dropping scenery you’ll ever lay your eyes on. It’s also home to Messi and Co, the greatest footballing legends past and present. How can we not mention the world-famous Rio Carnival and the wild street parties in Colombia. And let’s not forget about the music – salsa and samba, beats that’ll make you wanna move your hips all Shakira style.


Venezuela. Home of the world’s highest waterfall – judge.sneakerman

Guyana. It’s the only place the shopkeeper is always right! – sneakherin

Colombia. 🇨🇴 Contrary to what the media may glamourise, we have one of the widest range of ecosystems in the world. Drive in any direction and you’ll see cities, beaches, rainforests and everything in between! – sebcreps


The exotic East, where according to ___tff ‘spice is life’. India and the Philippines, they got some serious flavours going on. From the spicy curries of India to the beautiful beaches of the Philippines, they’ve got it all happening. First off, India. They got the Taj Mahal, the Ganges River, and some of the most mind-blowing street food you’ll ever taste. We're talking samosas, dosas, and the legendary butter chicken. Plus, they got the Holi Festival, where people be throwing colour at each other. It’s a vibe, for real.

Now, let’s shift gears and talk about the Philippines. They got crystal clear waters, white sand for days, and the most epic sunsets you’ve ever seen. Fancy some lively vibes, then they got the mother of all parties in the Masskara Festival. Ain’t no party like a Filipino party, that’s for damn sure.



Born and raised in a country that consist of 7,641 islands 🇵🇭 and made ube flavour famous worldwide! – jah.bong

Fun fact… we got the oldest tattoo artist alive in the world at 107 yrs old. Which I also got a tattoo from last year 🙌 – terryaki_20

Manila represent! 😁 We have 170 dialects and we can’t live without rice hahaha. We eat rice 3-4 times a day! Because rice is life 😆 – ___tff



Jamnagar India. Rhianna was raving there last week 😂 – djamzee

Bombay, India. 🇮🇳 The city that never sleeps 🙃 – indiandreadhead

A country credited with originating the popular game ‘Snakes and Ladders,’ and home to one of the world’s most beautiful temples, Amritsar’s Golden Temple, which serves free meals to over 100,000 people daily, regardless of their ethnicity, class, or creed – shivani29k

We have 780 languages here! – aadam.mohammad



Sri Lanka. Famous for producing the finest tea, rubber and coconut, as well as exotic spices 🤩🇱🇰 – mysnkrjournal

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 🇲🇾 Home of the tallest twin towers – lejoant

As always, big thanks to all our global Community for getting involved, and dropping us some local knowledge.



29 March 2024