London Boroughs


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We have produced individual guides for each of London's 32 boroughs. Each borough guide has an introduction to the borough and a local directory of businesses and local services. Please choose from the list of London boroughs below:

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 v...

Barnet

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 Richar...

Bexley

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...

Brent

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 Br...

Bromley

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...

Camden

Camden is perhaps best known for its markets, namely Buck Street Market, Camden Lock market, Inverness Street Market and Stables market. Camden Lock i...

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 Lo...

Croydon

Croydon is the southernmost and one of the largest of London’s boroughs, and is home to a combination of idyllic green parks (Lloyds Park, Riddlesdown...

Ealing

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 i...

Enfield

The northernmost point of London, Enfield’s roots go back to Roman times and it is stood on the well known Ermine Street – the road linking London wit...

Greenwich

With evidence of Roman settlements and even Iron-Age dwellings, the borough of Greenwich has clearly had a long and checkered history. Over the centur...

Hackney

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...

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 ...

Haringey

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 19...

Harrow

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...

Havering

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 1...

Hillingdon

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 c...

Hounslow

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...

Islington

Home to the world famous Arsenal football club, the borough of Islington has a very diverse community, which large expanses of council housing coupled...

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 ...

Kingston

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 king...

Lambeth

Lambeth is a diverse borough. Some parts (e.g. Streatham) have a high population of Asylum seekers living in cramped accomodation, and Streatham High ...

Lewisham

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. Alon...

Merton

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 re...

Newham

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 culture...

Redbridge

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,...

Richmond

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 20...

Southwark

Created in 1965 when Camberwell and Bermondsey were merged with the existing Southwark borough, today's Southwark is a magnet to tourists and locals a...

Sutton

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-Su...

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 f...

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...

Wandsworth

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

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