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London's boroughs

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London is divided into 32 boroughs and the City of London, each with its own governing body, the borough council. These boroughs are essentially small cities within the larger metropolis of London, each possessing a distinct character and history. They range from highly urbanized areas in the central parts of London to more suburban or even semi-rural locales on the outskirts. Here's a brief look at the structure and purpose of London's boroughs:

  • Inner London Boroughs: These include historically significant and centrally located areas such as Westminster, Camden, Islington, and Kensington and Chelsea. They are known for iconic landmarks, museums, government buildings, and vibrant cultural scenes.

  • Outer London Boroughs: These encompass areas like Richmond upon Thames, Bromley, Croydon, and Barnet, offering more residential settings, extensive parklands, and a mix of urban and rural environments.

  • The City of London: Unique in its governance, the City of London is the historic and economic heart of London, known for its financial district. It operates under its own local authority, the City of London Corporation.

The boroughs are responsible for local services such as education, housing, planning permissions, social services, and waste management. This decentralized system allows each borough to cater to the specific needs of its residents while contributing to the overall governance and cultural tapestry of London.

The information on London's 32 boroughs wasn't specifically found in the document review. However, London is divided into 32 administrative areas known as boroughs, each with its own local council responsible for providing a variety of services to residents. These boroughs encompass a diverse range of communities, from densely populated urban areas in the center to more suburban and rural locales on the outskirts. Here's a brief overview of the boroughs, categorized by their location relative to central London:

Inner London Boroughs

  1. Camden
  2. Greenwich
  3. Hackney
  4. Hammersmith and Fulham
  5. Islington
  6. Kensington and Chelsea
  7. Lambeth
  8. Lewisham
  9. Southwark
  10. Tower Hamlets
  11. Wandsworth
  12. Westminster

Outer London Boroughs

  1. Barking and Dagenham
  2. Barnet
  3. Bexley
  4. Brent
  5. Bromley
  6. Croydon
  7. Ealing
  8. Enfield
  9. Haringey
  10. Harrow
  11. Havering
  12. Hillingdon
  13. Hounslow
  14. Kingston upon Thames
  15. Merton
  16. Newham
  17. Redbridge
  18. Richmond upon Thames
  19. Sutton
  20. Waltham Forest

Each borough has its own unique character and attractions. For example, Westminster is home to major landmarks and government institutions, Camden is known for its markets and vibrant music scene, while Richmond upon Thames offers more green spaces and a quieter, more suburban feel. The City of London, while not a borough, acts as a separate city and county within London, known for being the historic and financial center.