Chap with Cap character jug produced by Ryan Kelly of Columbus, Ohio, in 2019. A cockney man wearing a cap. This gentleman is from the East End of London. Cockney is an accent and dialect of English, mainly spoken in London and its environs, particularly by working-class and lower middle-class Londoners. The term "Cockney" has traditionally been used to describe a person from the East End, or born within earshot of Bow Bells, although today it most commonly refers to the broad variety of English native to London.