Full List of London Boroughs

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Full List of London Boroughs

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Barking and Dagenham

Once part of Essex, the borough of Barking and Dagenham was formed in 1965. Barking began as a fishing village, and also went on to be known for its victuallers, spar makers, and later its shipping trade and chemical plants; whereas Dagenham is home to the world famous Ford Motor Company, which was producing cars until 1931, but now produces specific parts such as engines and gearboxes. Full List of London Boroughs

The River Roding travels through part of Barking and Dagenham, but the main river in the borough is of course the Thames. Englands largest fishing fleet, the Short Blue Fleet, was once based here.

Although the shipping trade is far less prevalent now, the borough enjoys water links with parts of the UK and abroad. Barking and Dagenham also has several stations on the London Underground, but journey times can vary as the less popular stations are often only open at peak hours.

Famous alumni include actor Dudley Moore, and World Cup winning football coach Alf Ramsay. Full List of London Boroughs

Areas in Barking and Dagenham

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Barking and Dagenham: Full List of London Boroughs

Barking, Becontree, Becontree Heath, Chadwell Heath, Creekmouth, Dagenham, Mark’s Gate.


Barnet was first made famous by the 1471 Battle of Barnet between troops supporting the Duke of York, led by Edward IV and the men of the rebel Richard Neville. The borough is situated on the northern edge of London and was formed by combining several urban areas from both Middlesex and Hertfordshire in 1965.
In times past Barnet played host to a large local fair, which was obviously widely known of, as it inspired the well known rhyming-slang term for hair! It was also a one-time home to Samuel Pepys, the pre-eminent writer and historian of his day.

These days Barnet is a mix of many cultures with large Asian and African populations as well as the UK’s largest Jewish community. The borough has a Conservative-dominated council, and is home to over 300,000 people, two thirds of whom are home-owners.

Areas in Barnet

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Barnet:

Arkley, Barnet, Brunswick Park, Burnt Oak, Childs Hill, Chipping Barnet, Cricklewood, Church End, Cockfosters, Colindale, East Barnet, East Finchley, Edgware, Finchley, Fortis Green, Friern Barnet, Golders Green, Hadley, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Hendon, High Barnet, Holders Hill, Mill Hill, Monken Hadley, New Barnet, North Finchley, Oakleigh Park, Osidge, Southgate, The Hyde, Totteridge, Whetstone, Woodside Park.


Situated in south-east London and bordered by the districts of Bromley, Greenwich, Dartford and the Thames, the London borough of Bexley had been very much a rural district right up until the early twentieth century, in fact the name Bexley literally means ‘clearing in the box wood’. In his childhood, former Prime Minister Edward Heath spent three years at school in the Crayford area of Bexley, and was to return in later years when the borough became his first parliamentary constituency as an MP.

Formed in 1965 when Bexley (Kent), Erith, Crayford and Sidcup were combined, Bexley has a population of 218,000 and is governed by a Labour-run council with a slim majority (they have 32 councillors to the Conservatives’ 30); the borough also has two twin towns in Arnsberg (Germany) and Evry (France).

Areas in Bexley

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Bexley:

Albany Park, Barnehurst, Barnes Cray, Belvedere, Bexley, Bexleyheath, Blackfen, Blendon, Bostall, Bridgen, Coldblow, Crayford, Crook Log, East Wickham, Erith, Falconwood, Foots Cray, Lamorbey, Lessness Heath, Longlands, May Place, North Cray, North End, Northumberland Heath, Old Bexley, Sidcup, Slade Green, Thamesmead East, Upper Belvedere, Upton, London, England, Welling, West Heath.


Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman talked of ‘Gentle Brent’ in one of his poems, perhaps referring to the River Brent from which the London borough of Brent gets it’s name (the river runs through the borough). Created in 1965 when Wembley and Willesden were merged, Brent is in the heart of north-west London and is bordered by the boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea, Barnet, Camden and Westminster among others.
Perhaps Brent’s most famous landmark is also it’s most controversial; the spiralling cost of work on the new Wembley Stadium is well documented but when the state-of-the-art complex with it’s huge trademark arch is completed, it will return to it’s place as the national stadium. The borough also boasts some famous residents, comedian Eddie Izzard, Hollywood legend Peter O’Toole and Astrologer Russell Grant have all called Brent home. Brent has a population of 272,000 and is governed by a Labour-run council.

Areas in Brent

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Brent:
Alperton, Brondesbury, Brondesbury Park, Church End, Dollis Hill, Harlesden, Kensal Green, Kensal Rise, Kenton, Kilburn, Kingsbury, Neasden, Park Royal, Preston, Queensbury, Stonebridge, Sudbury, Tokyngton, Wembley, Wembley Park, Willesden, Willesden Green.


Bromley is London’s largest borough at nearly 60 square miles and represents a large slice of the south-east of the city, that said, much of this area is green-belt land with the more populous parts to the north and west edges of the borough. Bromley is home to Premiership club Crystal Palace as well as the famous Crystal Palace Park, and in times past many notable figures have resided there; War of the Worlds’ author H. G. Wells was born in Bromley; Napoleon III, the Emperor exiled from France, also lived there; the early years of the lives of Enid Blyton, author of the Famous Five books, and rock chameleon David Bowie were spent in the borough. Another well-known resident of the area was Charles Darwin who lived at historic Downe House in the village of Downe. Full List of London Boroughs

Bromley is twinned with the German town of Neuwied and has a population of nearly 300,000. Full List of London Boroughs

Areas in Bromley

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Bromley:
Anerley, Beckenham, Bickley, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Bromley Common, Bromley Park, Chelsfield, Chislehurst, Chislehurst West, Derry Downs, Downe, Eden Park, Elmers End, Elmstead, Farnborough, Goddington, Hayes, Bromley, Keston, Mottingham, New Beckenham, Orpington, Park Langley, Penge, Petts Wood, Plaistow, Pratt’s Bottom, Ramsden, Shortlands, Southborough, South Bromley, St Mary Cray, St Paul’s Cray, Sundridge, Upper Elmers End, West Wickham, Widmore.


Camden is perhaps best known for its markets, namely Buck Street Market, Camden Lock market, Inverness Street Market and Stables market. Camden Lock is the most popular and, although originally a craft market, it specialises in clothing, second hand clothing and jewellery. Full List of London Boroughs

Camden is a buzzing area and has an endless list of attractions for all to enjoy. London Zoo opened in 1828, although it was 1847 before it was open to the public, and today houses nearly 700 species of animal many of them rare breeds. The zoo is located in Regents Park which is also home to a lake, sports facilities and a variety of special gardens. Full List of London Boroughs

By night, Camden is still a buzzing community and the Electric Ballroom has played host to many well known rock bands, musicians and events the UK Air Guitar championships were held here in 2004. Other popular venues include the Devonshire Arms and The Black Cape. Centrally located, the borough of Camden boasts several underground stations and is also well placed for bus services too. The popularity of this thriving borough is reflected in its cost of living, with rented accommodation proving expensive.

Areas in Camden

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Camden:
Bloomsbury, Camden Town, Dartmouth Park, Fitzrovia, Gospel Oak, Hampstead, Highgate, Holborn, Kentish Town, Kings Cross, Kings Cross and St Pancras, Primrose Hill, Regents Park, Somers Town, South Hampstead, St Pancras, Swiss Cottage, Vale of Heath, West Hampstead.

City of Westminster

To the west of the City of London lies the City of Westminster, Britain’s seat of power. Home of the UK government at the Palace of Westminster and London’s famous West End, known as ‘Theatreland’, the borough contains more landmarks per square mile than anywhere else in the capital. Trafalgar square, which is bordered by the National Gallery and dominated by Nelson’s Column, is seen as the centre of London and acts as a hub for the rest of the borough. Westminster is also officially the Queen’s place of residence, with Buckingham Palace within it’s boundaries, as well as being a centre for public recreation: the Royal Albert Hall, Lord’s Cricket Ground, Hyde Park and Regent’s Park (home of London Zoo) are all in the borough. Full List of London Boroughs

Westminster also has some of the most exclusive shopping and residential districts in London, including Covent Garden, Soho and Mayfair.

The fictional detective from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels, Sherlock Holmes, famously lived on Baker Street in Westminster.

Areas in City of Westminster

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in City of Westminster: Full List of London Boroughs
Bayswater, Belgravia, Charing Cross, Chinatown, Covent Garden, Holborn, Maida Hill, Maida Vale, Marylebone, Mayfair, Millbank, Paddington, Pimlico, St James, St John’s Wood, Soho, Theatreland, Westbourne Green, Westminster.


Croydon is the southernmost and one of the largest of Londons boroughs, and is home to a combination of idyllic green parks (Lloyds Park, Riddlesdown, Shirley Hills) as well as several shopping centres the Whitgift Centre and Drummond centre being the most popular. The tall buildings of central Croydon are sky scraper-like in their appearance, and a magnificent view of this and most of the rest of London may be enjoyed from certain areas such as Shirley Hills. Full List of London Boroughs

As well as being popular with Hollywood film makers certain areas of the borough are widely sought after (e.g. West Purley, Woodcote) and can boast of several alumni International Tennis superstar Greg Rusedski, Francis Rossi (Status Quo), Sue Perkins (Light Lunch, channel 4) and supermodel Kate Moss.

Croydon is less than twenty minutes by train from both London Victoria and Gatwick Airport, as well as being a little under an hours journey from the cosmopolitan coastal town of Brighton. The borough also has a recently developed Tram link system and as such Wimbledon (West London) is now just over twenty minutes away (a journey that would previously have taken nearly an hour by tube and train). The main London to Brighton Road (famed for its annual vintage car race) passes through the centre of Croydon.

Areas in Croydon

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Croydon:
Addington, Addiscombe, Broad Green, Coulsdon, Croydon, Forestdale, Kenley, New Addington, Norbury, Norwood New Town, Purley, Sanderstead, Selhurst, Selsdon, Shirley, South Croydon, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood, Waddon, Woodcote, Woodside.


Home of the film studios of the same name which catapulted the likes of Peter Sellers and Alec Guiness to stardom, the borough of Ealing is situated in west London. Ealing was created when the London boroughs of Ealing and Southall and the Middlesex town of Acton were merged in 1965.

In recent years Ealing studios has celebrated it’s centenary, making them the oldest film studios in the world still in production. As well as the legendary Ealing comedies of the 40’s and 50’s putting the borough on the map, it has more recently been immortalised in the books of comic fantasy writer Robert Rankin, as well as being home to both Brentford and Queens Park Rangers football clubs.

Ealing has more than 300,000 inhabitants, almost a quarter of whom are of south Asian origin alongside large Afro-Caribbean and Chinese communities, representing the diversity London is famed for.

Areas in Ealing

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Ealing:
Acton, Dormer’s Wells, Ealing, East Acton, Greenford, Hanwell, Little Ealing, North Acton, Northolt, Norwood Green, Perivale, South Acton, Southall, West Acton, West Ealing.


The northernmost point of London, Enfields roots go back to Roman times and it is stood on the well known Ermine Street the road linking London with York and Lincoln. In more recent times, Enfield has been known for the manufacture of artillery and weaponry, indeed the 303 Lee Enfield rifle was produced here.
Enfield was once a small town some distance from London, but the rapid growth of London itself has turned it into a large suburb. The better known areas of Enfield include Edmonton, Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill. It is also home to three of the campuses of Middlesex University.

Although once a private estate in the sixteenth century, Pymmes Park was opened to the public in 1906 and boasts a historic walled garden. Other parks include Enfield Chase, which used to be a royal deer park, although much of it has now been deforested.

Edmonton Green shopping centre is one of the largest in the borough, and the Barclays Bank in Enfield was home to the worlds first cash point machine. Central London is accessible by tube and train, and there are regular bus services too.

Areas in Enfield

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Enfield:
Bowes Park, Bulls Cross, Bush Hill Park, Edmonton, Enfield, Enfield Town, Enfield Chase, Grange Park, Hadley Wood, Lower Edmonton, New Southgate, Oakwood, Palmers Green, Southgate, Upper Edmonton, Winchmore Hill.


With evidence of Roman settlements and even Iron-Age dwellings, the borough of Greenwich has clearly had a long and checkered history. Over the centuries the borough has seen it’s history shaped by Royalty, invasion and the Industrial Revolution, which perhaps explains it’s strong ties to both the army and navy. Greenwich is probably most famous for it’s Observatory and it’s status as the ‘birthplace of time’; clocks worldwide are set to Greenwich Mean Time.
In 1965 Greenwich as we know it now was formed, when the former boroughs of Greenwich and Woolwich were joined together.It is one of the east London districts that hopes to play host to events at the 2012 Olympics should the bid go to London, hoping to use the now infamous Millenium Dome as one of the venues.

Home of Premiership club Charlton Athletic, Greenwich is home to over 220,000 inhabitants.

Areas in Greenwich

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Greenwich:
Abbey, Abbey Wood, Avery Hill, Blackheath Park, Charlton, Eltham, Greenwich, Kidbrooke, New Charlton, New Eltham, Plumstead, Plumstead Common, Shooters Hill, Thamesmead, Thamesmead West, Woolwich.


One of the few London districts with an elected mayor, Hackney lies in the north-east corner of central London and was formed when Stoke Newington and Shoreditch merged with the former Hackney district in 1965. The borough has been home to a diverse collection of cultures for centuries, with a large Jewish community present since the late 17th century and an influx of Asian and Afro-Caribbean immigrants after the Second World War.
The growth of the city of London in the 18th and 19th centuries was highly influential on the development of the whole Hackney area; government officials and aristocrats at that time had their country residences there in order to be close the City of Westminster.

At the moment Hackney is a borough without a tube station, but, as one of the five potential host boroughs for London’s Olympic bid, perhaps infrastructure improvements are on the way.

Areas in Hackney

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Hackney:
Clapton Park, Dalston, Hackney, Hackney Marshes, Hackney Wick, Haggerston, Homerton, Hoxton, Kingsland, Lea Bridge, Lower Clapton, Shacklewell, South Hackney, Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington, Upper Clapton, Victoria Park.

Hammersmith and Fulham

Although one of the smallest boroughs, Hammersmith and Fulham is best known for Shepherds Bush which has played home to BBC Television Centre since 1960. The BBC has seen production of world-famous programmes such as Monty Pythons Flying Circus and Blue Peter, as well as radios BBC World Service.

Hammersmith town itself houses two large shopping centres and is a bustling part of London. The riverside area has a wide variety of pubs to choose from and is the best place from which to view the annual Cambridge and Oxford Boat Race. Hammersmith Apollo and Hammersmith Palais are two of Londons favourite gig venues.

The White City area played host to the 1908 Olympic Games, and sport within the borough is well placed stadiums in the borough include one named after Britains own Olympic Gold medallist Linford Christie. There are also several rowing clubs (Sir Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent have also trained here along the River Thames) and a Premiership football club.

Areas in Hammersmith and Fulham

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Hammersmith and Fulham:
Fulham, Hammersmith, Old Oak Common, Parsons Green, Sands End, Shepherd’s Bush, Waltham Green.


The borough of Haringey is in north London and was formed by the joining of Tottenham, Wood Green and Hornsey, three former Middlesex districts, in 1965. Twinned with the German town of Koblenz, Haringey displays a long history of settlement by foreign ‘visitors’: along the verges of the River Lee traces of prehistoric man have been found, also there is evidence of both Roman and Anglo-Saxon dwellings in the area. In more recent times, aristocrats in the last century were regular visitors to the area, giving their names to some of the local streets, Barons Coleraine for example.

Haringey is described as a deprived area with high unemployment, currently at 7.3 per cent, with a highly diverse population: half of all pupils of school age say that English is their second language. The future, however, looks bright for Haringey, as large amounts of European and Government money are ear-marked for local regeneration projects.

Areas in Haringey

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Haringey:
Crouch End, Finsbury Park, Harringay, Highgate, Hornsey, Hornsey Vale, Muswell Hill, Noel Park, South Tottenham, Stroud Green, Tottenham, Tottenham Hale, Turnpike Lane, West Green, Wood Green.


The London borough of Harrow is a borough located in the outskirts of northwest London bordering with Hertfordshire and has a population of around 205,000. Because of its distance from the hustle and bustle of central London, Harrow is predominantly residential with less densely built up surroundings, several parks and greenbelt areas. The borough is a popular commuter area and enjoys excellent transport links to the city.

Harrow is also the name of a locality within the borough and is home to the famous public school of the same name. The school was founded in 1572 under the Royal Charter granted by Elizabeth I to John Lyon, a local yeoman. Today Harrow School has around 800 pupils, all of whom are full-time boarders.

The borough of Harrow has a diverse business community with a wide range of industries. Major employers include Kodak, Ladbrokes and First National Bank.

These are the most notable areas of the borough:

Cannons Park
Harrow on the Hill
Harrow Weald
Hatch End
North Harrow
Pinner Green
Rayners Lane
South Harrow
West Harrow


Situated in on the edge of east London, the borough of Havering gets it’s name from The Royal Liberty of Havering, granted a charter by Edward IV in 1465. In an area of 43 square miles and over 242,000 residents, more than half of the borough is park- or green-belt land, some of which shows evidence of early Roman settlements. The major Roman staging post of Durolitum was at the site of what is modern-day Romford (the borough’s commercial centre), and from that time to the present the area’s economy has been closely tied to the success of transport links in and out of London.

Havering is surrounded by the districts of Bexley, Redbridge and Barking as well as bordering Thurrock, Essex and the M25 to the east and the Thames to the south. The borough is twinned with towns in France and Germany.

Areas in Havering

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Havering:
Ardleigh Green, Chase Cross, Collier Row, Elm Park, Emerson Park, Gidea Park, Harold Hill, Harold Wood, Havering-atte-Bower, Havering Park, Hornchurch, North Ockendon, Rainham, Romford, Upminster.


Home of the world’s busiest airport, Heathrow, and Northolt Aerodrome, the borough of Hillingdon is the most westerly of the London boroughs. It was created in 1965 when West Drayton, Ruislip, Hayes and Uxbridge (formerly in Middlesex) were merged and the borough fell under the control of the then Greater London Council, which has since been replaced by the London Assembly.
As part of her Golden Jubilee tour, the Queen visited Hillingdon and unveiled a piece of public sculpture entitled ‘Anticipation’ by releasing hundreds of purple and yellow balloons. The borough also boasts part of Britain’s vast canal network, many of which were repaired and improved under the Waterways Act in the 1940’s, making it the perfect place for a relaxing narrow-boat ride.

Recorded in the Doomsday Book of 1086 as a collection of rural communities, Hillingdon now has a culturally diverse population of nearly 250,000.

Areas in Hillingdon

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Hillingdon:
Cowley, Eastcote, Eastcote Village, Hatton, Harlington, Hayes, Hayes End, Hayes Town, Harefield, Harmondsworth, Hillingdon, Ickenham, Longford, Newyears Green, North Hillingdon, Northwood, Northwood Hills, Ruislip, Ruislip Common, Ruislip Gardens, Ruislip Manor, Sipson, South Harefield, South Ruislip, Uxbridge, West Drayton, Yeading, Yiewsley.


Towards the outer edge of west London lies the borough of Hounslow, the result of the 1965 merging of Feltham, Isleworth and Brentford & Chiswick. The borough is perhaps best known for historic Kew Gardens and Hampton Court, the one-time home of Henry VIII, but has also had a long association with steam locomotion, examples of which can be seen in the Kew Bridge Museum.

The pharmaceuticals giant Glaxo-Smith-Kline has it’s headquarters in Hounslow and Rupert Murdoch’s Sky TV has a huge studio complex sited there.

The area has had some variously famous and infamous inhabitants: cheeky cockney singer and ex-Genesis drummer Phil Collins was a one-time resident, and Asif Mohammed Hanif, the man with the dubious honour of being the first UK-based suicide bomber to strike in Israel, also lived in Hounslow. The former house of William Hogarth is also in the borough.

Areas in Hounslow

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Hounslow:
Brentford, Chiswick, Cranford, East Bedfont, Feltham, Grove Park, Gunnersbury, Hanworth, Hatton, Heston, North Hyde, Hounslow, Hounslow West, Isleworth, Lampton, Lower Feltham, Osterley, St. Margarets, Spring Grove, Woodlands.


Home to the world famous Arsenal football club, the borough of Islington has a very diverse community, which large expanses of council housing coupled with highly sought after multi million pound properties.

Some of the best known areas of Islington are Finsbury, Kings Cross and Highbury; although those who have had the delight of staying at Her Majestys Pleasure will be more familiar with Holloway and Pentonville! Clerkenwell is probably best known for the Saddlers Wells theatre, and as home to the Guardian newspaper, although it was once famed for its spas and tea rooms.

Islington is well known for its shopping facilities and the Angel certainly boasts a thriving hub of activity after dark, with a wide range of pubs, clubs and restaurants to choose from; although the Angel Islington is perhaps best known on a world scale for its place on the standard British Monopoly board.

Travel links are well starred – Kings cross is one of Londons most popular railway stations and provides direct links to East Anglia, the North and Scotland.

Areas in Islington

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Islington:
Angel, Barnsbury, Canonbury, Clerkenwell, Finsbury, Highbury, Holloway, Islington, Kings Cross, Lower Holloway, Pentonville, St Luke’s, Tufnell Park, Upper Holloway.

Kensington and Chelsea

One of London’s wealthiest borough’s and home to some of the most expensive real estate in the world, Kensington & Chelsea is also the country’s most populous local authority with more than 13,000 people per square kilometre. With it’s proximity to the City of Westminster and central location, the borough is home to some of the most exclusive shopping and residential districts in London and, of course, the world famous Harrods depatrment store.

The residents of Kensington & Chelsea, as well as being well-healed, also have the UK’s highest life expectancy at nearly 85 years for women and 80 for men.

Some of Kensington & Chelsea’s famous residents include Isaac Newton, artist J.M.W. Turner, Sir Thomas Moore and even Royalty, in the shape of Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria who both lived at Kensington Palace. The last female recipient of the death penalty in Britain, Ruth Ellis, was also one of the borough’s inhabitants.

Areas in Kensington and Chelsea

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Kensington and Chelsea:
Brompton, Brook Green, Chelsea, Earl’s Court, Holland Park, Kensington, North Kensington, Notting Hill, South Kensington, West Brompton.


In the Royal borough of Kingston upon Thames stands the Coronation Stone, said to commemorate the place at which 6th and 7th century Anglo-Saxon kings, including Ethelred the Unready, were crowned. But Kingston’s history stretches back much further than this, a settlement is thought to have existed at the site on the bank of the Thames for thousands of years. Relics have been discovered in the area that are hundreds of thousands of years old and extensive Roman remains have also been uncovered.

Kingston was also home in the early twentieth century to the Sopwith Aviation Company, makers of the legendary Sopwith Camel, the plane that famously dueled with the Red Baron in the skies above Europe in World War One. The borough also contains London’s largest area of parkland, Richmond Park, which is used for sport and leisure purposes by many of the borough’s 150,000 inhabitants.

Areas in Kingston

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Kingston:
Berrylands, Chessington, Coombe, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Vale, Malden Rushett, Motspur Park, New Malden, Norbiton, Old Malden, Surbiton, Tolworth, Worcester Park.


Lambeth is a diverse borough. Some parts (e.g. Streatham) have a high population of Asylum seekers living in cramped accomodation, and Streatham High Street itself was voted worst street in Britain in 2002; whilst other parts (e.g. Clapham, West Norwood) are much more sought after. Transport links in the borough are fairly good, with many underground stations sitting on th northern line. Full List of London Boroughs

The borough is traditionally a poor one, but several regeneration projects and environmental campaigns have seen it begin to change in recent times. Although not well placed for shopping facilities, there are a selection of parks and green areas to enjoy, including Clapham Common, Kennington Park and Streatham Park. Full List of London Boroughs

Streatham boasts an ice rink and bowling alley, and the Oval Cricket Ground proves popular with enthusiasts. There are also several other attractions to enjoy in Lambeth, including the Royal Festival Hall and the Florence Nightingale Museum. There is also the London Eye, which is situated next to the River Thames, and boasts some of the best views of London. Lambeths alumni include Samuel Pepys, Roger Moore and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Areas in Lambeth

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Lambeth:
Brixton, Brixton Hill, Clapham, Clapham Park, Gipsy Hill, Herne Hill, Kennington, Lambeth, South Bank, South Lambeth, Stockwell, Streatham, Streatham Hill, Streatham Vale, Tulse Hill, Vauxhall, West Norwood.


Lewisham is a London borough in the south-east of the city which came about when the boroughs of Lewisham and Deptford were amalgamated in 1965. Along with Hackney, Lewisham is one of Britain’s few council districts to be led by an elected mayor. In times gone by the road from Dover to London (these days the A2) was a dangerous one, populated by highwaymen in the area of Blackheath, but it was also a place where sports were played and fairs held, in fact it’s use as a venue for recreation remains to this day: it now hosts the start of the London Marathon. Full List of London Boroughs

The borough of Lewisham has been called home by the late James Callaghan, former Prime Minister; and Terry Waite, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s special envoy sent to negotiate the release of hostages in Beiruit only to be held hostage himself for 5 years, had his family home in Blackheath.

Areas in Lewisham

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Lewisham:
Bell Green, Bellingham, Blackheath, Brockley, Catford, Deptford, Downham, Forest Hill, Grove Park, Hither Green, Honor Oak, Honor Oak Park, Ladywell, Lee, Lewisham, Lower Sydenham, New Cross, New Cross Gate, St Johns, Southend, Sydenham, Upper Sydenham.


When, in 1965, the boroughs of Morden, Wimbledon and Merton were merged what we call Merton today was created. Home of AFC Wimbledon, known as ‘the real Wimbledon’ after the acrimonious relocation of the club’s franchise to Milton Keynes, the area gets it’s name from the village of Merton at it’s heart.

Historically, the borough has been home to many different inhabitants, from Celtic settlements to Iron-Age hill forts, the remains of which can still be seen on Wimbledon Common. The Doomsday Book, produced for William the Conqueror 20 years after his army’s invasion of Britain, describes Merton as the area’s largest town. Full List of London Boroughs

As well as playing host to the Wimbledon tennis championships every year at The All-England Lawn Tennis Club, Merton is also famous for being the one-time residence of Lord Horatio Nelson and as the inspiration for the stage-name of comedian Paul Merton. Full List of London Boroughs

Areas in Merton

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Merton:
Bushey Mead, Collier’s Wood, Copse Hill, Cottenham Park, Merton, Merton Park, Mitcham, Morden, Morden Park, Motspur Park, Raynes Park, South Wimbledon, Summerstown, West Barnes, Wimbledon, Wimbledon Park.


In the heart of east London lies the borough of Newham, an amalgamation of East and West Ham made in 1965, which has the largest collection of cultures of anywhere in the UK. Newham council even goes as far as to say it is the most culturally diverse region in the world.

Once the constituency of Tony Banks MP, Newham represents what is thought of as the traditional East-End: within the sound of Bow bells, the home of pie and mash, and once the stomping ground of the infamous Kray twins and their gang. Full List of London Boroughs

Like many other London boroughs, Newham’s history has been shaped by local industry, civil disobedience and, of course, the wide range of settlers and migrant communities which give the borough it’s multicultural image.

As well as being home to West Ham United, the borough is one of the five Thames gateway boroughs hoping to host London’s Olympic bid in 2012.

Areas in Newham

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Newham:
Beckton, Canning Town, Custom House, East Ham, Forest Gate, Little Ilford, Manor Park, North Woolwich, Plaistow, Plashet, Silvertown, Stratford, Stratford Marsh, Upton, Upton Park, Wallend, West Ham.


Parts of Chigwell and Dagenham, along with Wanstead and Ilford, were combined in 1965 to make what is the present borough of Redbridge in east London, seven miles from the City. The name ‘Redbridge’ is thought to have come from the bridge which used to cross the river Roding in the area.

A leafy suburb, a third of which is green-belt, and which contains part of Epping Forest within it’s boundaries, the borough is so rich in prehistoric remains that in Victorian times the aristocracy were often to be seen locally on ‘Elephant Hunting’ tours in the hope of finding mammoth skeletons, which were apparently abundant at that time. Full List of London Boroughs

Redbridge has had some political big-hitters living in the community over the years: Winston Churchill was MP for Wanstead for over forty years, and the first post-war Prime Minister, Clement Atlee, also lived in the district.

Areas in Redbridge

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Redbridge:
Aldborough Hatch, Aldersbrook, Barkingside, Clayhall, Cranbrook, Fullwell Cross, Gants Hill, Goodmayes, Hainault, Ilford, Loxford, Newbury Park, Redbridge, Seven Kings, Snaresbrook, South Woodford, Wanstead, Woodford, Woodford Bridge, Woodford Green.


One of the most beautiful parts of London, the borough of Richmond is home to the Royal Botanic gardens (Kew Gardens) a world heritage site since 2003, Richmond Green (home of Sheen House, which was to become a favoured Royal residence in the middle ages) and Richmond Upon Thames there are some lovely views to be had along the river and J.M.W Turner (renowned English painter) painted many scenes in the area.

Richmond can boast a range of sporting commendations – Mortlake is the finishing point of the main annual Cambridge and Oxford Boat race, Twickenham is home to the Rugby Union Headquarters and Stadium, and the worlds oldest hockey club is in Teddington.

Home to some of Londons most sought after residences, Richmond is an expensive borough in which to live. Although, it has good rail links and as such is never more than a short journey from more affordable areas. There are also several unique clothing outlets and boutiques.

Areas in Richmond

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Richmond:
Barnes, Castelnau, East Sheen, Ham, Hampton, Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick, Kew, Mortlake, North Sheen, Petersham, Richmond, Richmond upon Thames, St. Margarets, Strawberry Hill, Teddington, Twickenham, Whitton.


Created in 1965 when Camberwell and Bermondsey were merged with the existing Southwark borough, today’s Southwark is a magnet to tourists and locals alike.
Southwark is the borough which contains the majority of the south bank of the Thames in central London, and within this area lie some of the city’s most well-known landmarks. Full List of London Boroughs

London’s South Bank has been made famous by the National Theatre and, in more recent times,Tate Modern, the London Eye and the Millenium Bridge, but throughout the borough are tourist attractions of all sorts: HMS Belfast and the Imperial War Museum for those interested in Britain’s military past, the recently reconstructed Globe Theatre and even the original ‘Mayflower’ that the Pilgrim Fathers used to voyage to the New World.

Famous residents of the borough include: author Charles Dickens, the renowned scientist Michael Farraday, silent movie legend Charlie Chaplin and the original Globe’s very own William Shakespeare.

Areas in Southwark

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Southwark:
Bankside, Bermondsey, Camberwell, Dulwich, Dulwich Village, East Dulwich, Elephant and Castle, Herne Hill, Newington, Nunhead, Peckham, Rotherhithe, The Borough, Surrey Quays, Walworth, West Dulwich.


The borough of Sutton is on the edge of south-west London and is bisected by the river Waddle, the borough was formed via the merger between the ex-Surrey boroughs of Carshalton, Beddington and Sutton & Cheam in 1965.

Sutton is thought to have been inhabited since the Stone Age but did not really start to thrive until the 1750’s when the London to Brighton road was completed.
In the more recent past Sutton was the birthplace of one of Britain’s earliest nursery schools, founded in the 1800’s by one T.B. Walls, who, aside from this, is most famous for being the name behind the country’s best-known sausages!

Between the World Wars, Sutton saw the birth of modern-day civil aviation at the former Croydon Airport, which closed in 1957.
Sutton has a population of over 180,000.

Areas in Sutton

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Sutton:
Beddington, Beddington Corner, Belmont, Benhilton, Carshalton, Carshalton Beeches, Carshalton on the Hill, Cheam, Hackbridge, Little Woodcote, North Cheam, Rosehill, St. Helier, South Beddington, Sutton, The Wrythe, Wallington.

Tower Hamlets

Containing most of the Docklands area, including Canary Wharf, the borough of Tower Hamlets lies to the east of the City of London. The name derives from the locals who went to work as yeomen at the Tower of London, coming, as they did, from one of the hamlets in the area.

The best-known attraction in the district is the historic Tower of London, which dates from the time of William the Conqueror in the 11th century, and has variously been used as a royal residence, prison, fortress and even menagerie.

The borough has a portion of the traditional East End within it’s boundaries, with Brick Lane, the curry centre of the UK, at it’s heart. The Two Puddings pub is also in Tower Hamlets and was the centre of operations for the Kray twins, as well as being the scene of grisly crimes committed in their name.

Areas in Tower Hamlets

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Tower Hamlets:
Bethnal Green, Bow, Bromley, Cubitt Town, Globe Town, Isle of Dogs, Limehouse, Mile End, Mill Meads, Millwall, Old Ford, Poplar, Shadwell, Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Stepney, Wapping, Whitechapel.

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest is situated on the outer edge of north-east London, and was created when Chingford, Walthamstow and Leyton were amalgamated in the 60’s.

The borough has a long history dating back to the Stone Age, with evidence of Bronze Age civilisation, but since the Industrial Revolution it has been a home to industries of all sorts, from copper refining to milling. The Royal Small Arms Factory supplied the military for centuries and was based in the borough. In the 1960’s the famous Matchbox Company was producing some of the archetypal toys of the era, and was based in the Lea Valley, now home to a historic steam railway. Nowadays the district is a busy shopping area with Europe’s longest market based in Walthamstow.

Waltham Forest has been the birthplace of celebrity over the years: both William Morris (artist) and Alfred Hitchcock (film director) were born in the borough and England Captain David Beckham was born and raised there.

Areas in Waltham Forest

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Waltham Forest:
Chingford, Chingford Hatch, Friday Hill, Hale End, Higham Hill, Highams Park, Leyton, Leytonstone, South Chingford, Upper Walthamstow, Walthamstow.


In 1965 the London boroughs were replaced with larger boroughs and the London borough of Wandsworth now encompasses Balham, Battersea, Tooting and Putney, amongst other areas.

The Wandsworth skyline is notable for Battersea Power Station and the borough certainly played its part in the Industrial revolution. Prior to industrialisation the area was an expanse of farmland, and some of its place names (e.g. Lavender Hill) reflect this.
Transport is good in the borough London Victoria station is only a three minute journey from Clapham Junction the UKs busiest railway station.

Battersea plays host to a zoo, world famous dogs home and a variety of parks. It has also been home to New Covent Garden Market (a wholesale fruit and vegetable market) since 1974.

Areas in Wandsworth

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Wandsworth:
Balham, Battersea, Earlsfield, Furzedown, Nine Elms, Putney, Putney Heath, Putney Vale, Roehampton, Southfields, Streatham Park, Tooting, Upper Tooting, Wandsworth, West Hill.
Full List of London Boroughs

Full List of London Boroughs

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