How posh is your town? 23 key features that make a local area 'posh'

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Photo credit: joe daniel price - Getty Images

Artisan bread shops, equestrian equipment and detached houses are among the key features that make a British town 'posh', according Reddit users.

Debating what defines an affluent area in the UK, one man asked: "What are some things you absolutely only ever find in a posh area? I was thinking of things like bistros or bespoke cake shops, but nope. There's some near where I live and that's not posh."

It wasn't long before hundreds of users joined in, sharing characteristics they have spotted in posh areas. One person explained for them it was butcher's shops with whole pheasants hanging on display with the feathers still on, while another said country stores that sell tweeds, horse tack, expensive wellies and shotguns is what makes an area wealthy.

Another said: "Car boot sales that are more like the antiques roadshow than a flea market and more likely to be in a nice meadow next to a church than say, the asphalt carpark of a local smelting factory."

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Photo credit: ChrisAt - Getty Images

House prices might be on the up, but living in an expensive property is not necessarily something that makes you posh. In fact, other features include flowers on lampposts, red phone boxes, and bespoke kitchen and bathroom showrooms.

What do you think makes a town posh? Take a look at the full list below...

23 things that make your town posh

  1. Pheasants hanging in butcher's window

  2. Artisan bread shops

  3. People wearing wellies and tweed

  4. Shotguns and hunting supplies

  5. Equestrian equipment

  6. Tesla and Mercedes cars

  7. Flowers on lampposts

  8. Chocolatiers

  9. Red phone box

  10. Detached houses

  11. Immaculate pavements and roads

  12. Bespoke kitchen and bathroom showrooms

  13. Restaurants without prices on the menu

  14. Yacht dealers

  15. Expensive charity shops

  16. Vintage estate cars

  17. Accounting firms on the High Street

  18. Driveways with intercom

  19. Car boot sales filled with antiques

  20. Community libraries

  21. Norland nannies

  22. Independent musical instrument shops

  23. Gelato shops

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