5 words you only know if you grew up in Ipswich

ARE you a true Ipswich local?

Do you remember heading to the Top of Town for some hot chips after school? Driving to Rivo to grab some sushi and catch a movie on a Thursday night? Heading to the Metro on a Friday night for a drink with mates?

We've collected our top five words every Ipswich local should know:

1. Rivvo - Riverlink Shopping Centre. The place where everyone goes to meet, particularly busy during late night shopping on a Thursday.

Riverlink Shopping Centre is a popular shopping destination.
Riverlink Shopping Centre is a popular shopping destination. David Nielsen

2. The Swich - The only appropriate way to refer to your hometown of Ipswich. Often used by Mayor Paul Pisasale.

Mayor Paul Pisasale has pioneered the phrase
Mayor Paul Pisasale has pioneered the phrase "The Swich". Inga Williams

3. Top of Town - The wide variety of shops at the top of Brisbane Street. Often home to celebrations, markets and festivals. Another favourite meeting spot for people from The Swich*

The Top of Town is home to Ipswich's most well known heritage buildings and plenty of new and interesting stores.
The Top of Town is home to Ipswich's most well known heritage buildings and plenty of new and interesting stores. Rob Williams

4. The Metro - Where locals go for a drink on a Friday night. The Hotel Metropole is one of the most popular nightclubs in Ipswich known for its regular DJs and special guest artists.

Hotel Metropole is one of the busiest night precincts in Ipswich.
Hotel Metropole is one of the busiest night precincts in Ipswich. Nick O'Sullivan

5. The Horse - Another popular night life precinct in the city. The Racehorse Hotel often hosts live music, late night DJs and special events.

Acts like Pete Murray, 360, Seth Sentry and Kingswood (pictured) have performed at the Racehorse Hotel.
Acts like Pete Murray, 360, Seth Sentry and Kingswood (pictured) have performed at the Racehorse Hotel. Contributed

*refer to #2

What words do you think are common in Ipswich? Share your favourites in the comments below.


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