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    List of districts of London


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    List of districts of London

    Post  meodingu on Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:15 pm

    List of districts of London
    The City of London and the 32 London boroughs

    1. City of London
    2. City of Westminster
    3. Kensington and Chelsea
    4. Hammersmith and Fulham
    5. Wandsworth
    6. Lambeth
    7. Southwark
    8. Tower Hamlets
    9. Hackney
    10. Islington
    11. Camden
    12. Brent
    13. Ealing
    14. Hounslow
    15. Richmond
    16. Kingston
    17. Merton

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    18. Sutton
    19. Croydon
    20. Bromley
    21. Lewisham
    22. Greenwich
    23. Bexley
    24. Havering
    25. Barking and Dagenham
    26. Redbridge
    27. Newham
    28. Waltham Forest
    29. Haringey
    30. Enfield
    31. Barnet
    32. Harrow
    33. Hillingdon

    London's vast urban area is often described using a set of district names, such as Bloomsbury, Mayfair, Wembley and Whitechapel. These are either informal designations, reflect the names of villages that have been absorbed by sprawl, or are superseded administrative units such as parishes or former boroughs.

    Such names have remained in use through tradition, each referring to a local area with its own distinctive character, but without current official boundaries. Since 1965 Greater London has been divided into 32 London boroughs in addition to the ancient City of London.[98][99] The City of London is the main financial district[100] and Canary Wharf has recently developed into a new financial and commercial hub, in the Docklands to the east.

    The West End is London's main entertainment and shopping district, attracting tourists.[101] West London includes expensive residential areas where properties can sell for tens of millions of pounds.[102] The average price for properties in Kensington and Chelsea is £894,000 with similar average outlay in most of Central London.[103]

    The East End is the area closest to the original Port of London, known for its high immigrant population, as well as for being one of the poorest areas in London.[104] The surrounding East London area saw much of London's early industrial development; now, brownfield sites throughout the area are being redeveloped as part of the Thames Gateway including the London Riverside and Lower Lea Valley, which is being developed into the Olympic Park for the 2012 Olympics.[104]

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