Hillingdon Harrow Ealing Hammersmith & Fulham Kensington & Chelsea Westminster Camden Brent Barnet Barnet Barnet Haringey Redbridge Islington Hounslow Richmond upon Thames Kingston upon Thames Wandsmorth Merton Sutton Lambeth Croydon Bromley Southwark Lewisham Greenwich Bexley City Hackney Tower Hamlets Tower Hamlets Waltham Forest Newham Enfield Barking & Dagenham Barking & Dagenham Havering

London boroughs

London is a city with 33 small 'cities' within it, each has their own governments, schools, centres, suburbs, and sense of identity. Find out more about each borough, from Hillingdon to Havering, and their chief attractions.

Map of London Boroughs

Barking and Dagenham
London > Boroughs
Barking and Dagenham lies to the east of central London. Areas of interest within the borough include the ruined Anglo-Saxon Barking Abbey, built in 666AD. The Abbey is the venue for the Barking Carnival, taking place in May, ... More
 
Barnet
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Barnet, one of the largest London boroughs, is home to the Hendon Aerodrome - the birthplace of British aviation and now RAF Museum. Visitors can gaze at over 70 full-sized aircraft as well as a flight simulator, 'Touch ... More
 
Bexley
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Although only 12 miles south east of central London (30 minutes by train), Bexley boasts over 1500 acres of open space and green parkland. Danson Park, believed to have been landscaped by the famous 'Capability Brown', is the ... More
 
Brent
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Brent's most famous feature is the legendary Wembley Stadium, the home of English football. Wembley Arena also attracts huge crowds and is one the capital's largest music venues. Brent is a multi-cultural heartland and offers fascinating glimpses into ... More
 
Bromley
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Bromley is the largest of the London boroughs and promotes itself as the clean and green borough. It plays host every year to the Biggin Hill Air Fair held in June at Biggin Hill Airport, an important airfield ... More
 
Camden
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Camden is one of London's liveliest boroughs and the centre of the capital's underground music scene with a plethora of seductively scuzzy venues. The locks along Regent's Canal are the focus for some London's most varied shopping, with ... More
 
City of London
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The Square Mile was once the old city contained within the medieval walls, a history remembered each November in the pomp of the Lord Mayor's Show. Now it is the nation's financial centre and embodies the capital's mix ... More
 
City of Westminster
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It is impossible to even begin to capture everything that Westminster - the seat of Britain's government - has to offer. From stately Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament to the raucous Soho nightlife, from the bustle ... More
 
Croydon
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Strategically placed between London and Gatwick, Croydon has excellent rail links to the capital. As well as boasting one of the most extensive shopping centres outside London's West End, the area's Surrey Street Market has traded since 1276 ... More
 
Ealing
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Ealing is one of west London's prettiest boroughs and hosts Britain's largest free jazz festival each year in August. The festival features a wide variety of bands playing lunch-time and evening concerts each day in Walpole Park. Ealing ... More
 
Enfield
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Enfield is the former hunting ground to the Kings of England and is as rich in history as it is in present day entertainment with a choice of events, theatres, cinemas and sports facilities. Delve into the past ... More
 
Greenwich
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The London Borough of Greenwich lies on the south bank of the Thames. Rich in maritime history, Greenwich also has an outstanding architectural heritage. Many of its buildings are designed by well known English architects, including the Royal ... More
 
Hackney
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Hackney possesses a rich mix of cultures and traditions. Popular destinations include super-trendy Shoreditch, a thriving cultural fringe of the City of London with a wide range of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and comedy venues. Visit the acclaimed Geffrye ... More
 
Hammersmith and Fulham
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Hammersmith and Fulham is a borough that brims with history. Attractions include Fulham Palace, which features a Tudor courtyard, 18th-century walled garden, botanical collection and museum. Kelmscott House, home of William Morris the famous 19th-century English poet and ... More
 
Haringey
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Haringey is famous for its literary connections such as Sir John Betjeman, who lived in West Hill as a child and also Karl Marx who is buried in nearby Highgate Cemetery. In the Western half of the borough ... More
 
Harrow
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Harrow is home to one of Britain's finest public schools, Harrow School, based in Harrow-on-the-Hill, which offers three different guided tours are offered during term-time. A village atmosphere prevails in areas such as Pinner and Stanmore and there ... More
 
Havering
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Havering sits on the north-east edge of the capital with an area approaching 40 square miles. Half of Havering is situated in the Green Belt and boasts three country parks, including Havering Country Park, a favourite riding and ... More
 
Hillingdon
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Hillingdon is London's least densely populated borough, with a large tract of Green Belt land that includes over 800 acres of woodland. The Colne Valley, once part of the Grand Union Canal and a major trade route, is ... More
 
Hounslow
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Hounslow boasts a wealth of heritage attractions, beautiful parks, open country areas and riverside walks. The River Thames winds its way along the southern boundary where there are delightful stretches, with historic Thameside inns, such as Strand-on-the-Green, Chiswick ... More
 
Islington
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Islington is traditionally a mecca for the cream of London's liberal, journalists, writers and artists. This vibrant borough boasts a thriving fringe theatre scene, a wealth of fantastic restaurants and vibrant nightlife. Islington is the best place to ... More
 
Kensington and Chelsea
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Kensington and Chelsea is renowned for its thriving, cosmopolitan atmosphere. The borough has many famous shopping areas including the King's Road, High Street Kensington and Knightsbridge, home to Harrods. Escape the crowds with a stroll through one of ... More
 
Kingston-Upon-Thames
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Kingston upon Thames is located in south west London and is a commuter heartland. Once an historic market town it now boasts attractions old and new. The town is steeped in history, seven Kings were crowned on Kingston's ... More
 
Lambeth
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Stretching from the South Bank of the Thames to the suburbs of Streatham and Norwood, Lambeth is bursting with exciting attractions. Brixton, one of the borough's most multi-cultural areas has a thriving shopping centre and market selling ethnic ... More
 
Lewisham
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Blackheath is Lewisham's major centre and was once a fashionable suburb for wealthy city merchants between the 17th and 19th centuries. This wealth is still reflected in its attractive architecture, and large houses. Blackheath has fine restaurants, cosy ... More
 
Merton
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Merton is home to the legendary Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, held every year for two weeks during June/July. The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, open throughout the year, provides visitors with views over the Centre Court and films of ... More
 
Newham
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Newham is in the heart of London's historic Docklands. With fast rail links to the continent planned for Stratford and London City Airport overlooking the docks, the borough is set to become a hub of the international travel ... More
 
Redbridge
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Redbridge is a diverse borough with lush green spaces, sports facilities and bustling shopping centres. Though only seven miles from central London, it has a distinctly countryside feel with ancient Epping Forest falling within its boundaries. This 6000-acre ... More
 
Richmond-upon-Thames
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Home to the rich and famous for centuries, from Henry VIII to Mick Jagger, Richmond-upon-Thames boasts magnificent houses and gardens, many of which stem from the river that forms the heart of this popular enclave. Discover world-renowned Hampton ... More
 
Southwark
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Southwark is the historical home of the capital's arts and entertainments industry.  London's first theatres, the Globe, the Hope and The Rose were all built there in the 16th century and Shakespeare's plays first performed there. The rebuilt ... More
 
Sutton
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Situated on the southern edge of London, Sutton is an excitingly diverse borough. Visitors will want to check out the 16th-century timber framed Whitehall in the heart of the Cheam Village conservation area and Little Holland House, inspired ... More
 
Tower Hamlets
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Tower Hamlets is the heart of London's East End and takes its name from the Tower of London, located within the borough's boundaries. The borough is dominated by the White Tower, built in the eleventh century and home ... More
 
Waltham Forest
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The Borough of Waltham Forest lies to the east of central London, with its centre, Walthamstow, located 30 minutes from the city. For shoppers, Walthamstow is home to Britain's longest street market, providing nearly one mile of stalls ... More
 
Wandsworth
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Wandsworth is a picturesque borough set in the heart of south London on the banks of the Thames. Battersea Power Station's towering chimneys dominate the skyline. Battersea Park is the borough's major area of green space and the ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
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