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Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
is a district in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Located 3.3 miles (5.3 km) northeast of Charing Cross, it was historically a hamlet in the ancient parish of Stepney, Middlesex. Following population increases caused by the expansion of London during the 18th century, it was split off from Stepney
Stepney
as the parish of Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
in 1743, becoming part of the Metropolis in 1855 and the County of London
County of London
in 1889. The parish became the Metropolitan Borough of Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
in 1900 and the population peaked in 1901, entering a period of steady decline which lasted until 1981. The economic history of Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
is characterised by a shift away from agricultural provision for the City of London
City of London
to market gardening, weaving and light industry, which has now all but disappeared. The quality of the built environment had deteriorated by the turn of the 20th century and was radically altered by the aerial bombardment during the Second World War
Second World War
and the subsequent social housing developments. Some 173 people were killed at a single incident at Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Underground station in 1943. Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
has formed part of Greater London
Greater London
since 1965.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Toponymy 1.2 Early history 1.3 The Green and Poor's Land 1.4 Other houses on the Green

2 Globe Town 3 Modern history 4 Geography 5 Demographics 6 Religion 7 Education 8 Transport 9 Sport and leisure

9.1 Location

10 See also 11 References 12 External links

History[edit] Toponymy[edit] The place name Blithehale or Blythenhale, the earliest form of Bethnal Green, is derived from the Anglo-Saxon healh ("angle, nook, or corner") and blithe ("happy, blithe"), or from a personal name Blitha. Nearby Cambridge Heath
Cambridge Heath
(Camprichesheth), is unconnected with Cambridge and may also derive from an Anglo-Saxon personal name. The area was once marshland and forest which, as Bishopswood, lingered in the east until the 16th century.[2] Over time, the name became Bethan Hall Green, which, because of local pronunciation as Beth'n 'all Green, had by the 19th century changed to Bethnal Green. Early history[edit]

Parish of Bethnal Green, 1848

A Tudor ballad, the Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green, tells the story of an ostensibly poor man who gave a surprisingly generous dowry for his daughter's wedding. The tale furnishes the parish of Bethnal Green's coat of arms. According to one version of the legend, found in Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry
Reliques of Ancient English Poetry
published in 1765, the beggar was said to be Henry, the son of Simon de Montfort, but Percy himself declared that this version was not genuine.[3] The Blind Beggar public house in Whitechapel
Whitechapel
is reputed to be the site of his begging. Boxing has a long association with Bethnal Green. Daniel Mendoza, who was champion of England
England
from 1792 to 1795 though born in Aldgate, lived in Paradise Row on the western side of Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
for 30 years. Since then numerous boxers have been associated with the area, and the local leisure centre, York Hall, remains notable for presentation of boxing bouts. In 1841, the Anglo-Catholic
Anglo-Catholic
Nathaniel Woodard, who was to become a highly influential educationalist in the later part of the 19th century, became the curate of the newly created St. Bartholomew's in Bethnal Green. He was a capable pastoral visitor and established a parochial school. In 1843, he got into trouble for preaching a sermon in which he argued that The Book of Common Prayer
The Book of Common Prayer
should have additional material to provide for confession and absolution and in which he criticised the "inefficient and Godless clergy" of the Church of England. After examining the text of the sermon, the Bishop of London condemned it as containing "erroneous and dangerous notions". As a result, the bishop sent Woodard to be a curate in Clapton. The Green and Poor's Land[edit] The Green and Poor's Land is the area of open land now occupied by Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Library, the V&A Museum of Childhood and St John's Church, designed by John Soane. In Stow's Survey of London (1598) the hamlet was called Blethenal Green. It was one of the hamlets included in the Manor of Stepney
Stepney
and Hackney. Hackney later became separated. In 1678 the owners of houses surrounding the Green purchased the land to save it from being built on and in 1690 the land was conveyed to a trust under which it was to be kept open and rent from it used for the benefit of poor people living in the vicinity. From that date, the trust has administered the land and its minute books are kept in the London Metropolitan Archives. Bethnal House, or Kirby's Castle, was the principal house on the Green. One of its owners was Sir Hugh Platt (1552–1608), author of books on gardening and practical science. Under its next owner it was visited by Samuel Pepys. In 1727 it was leased to Matthew Wright and for almost two centuries it was an asylum. Its two most distinguished inmates were Alexander Cruden, compiler of the Concordance to the Bible, and the poet Christopher Smart. Cruden recorded his experience in The London Citizen Grievously Injured (1739) and Smart's stay there is recorded by his daughter. Records of the asylum are kept in the annual reports of the Commissioner in Lunacy. Even today, the park where the library stands is known locally as "Barmy Park". The original mansion, the White House, was supplemented by other buildings. In 1891 the Trust lost the use of Poor's Land to the London County Council. The asylum reorganised its buildings, demolishing the historic White House and erecting a new block in 1896. This building became the present Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Library. A history of Poor's Land and Bethnal House is included in The Green, written by A.J. Robinson and D.H.B. Chesshyre. Other houses on the Green[edit] The north end of the Green is associated with the Natt family. During the 18th century they owned many of its houses. Netteswell
Netteswell
House is the residence of the curator of the Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Museum. It is almost certainly named after the village of Netteswell, near Harlow, whose rector was the Rev. Anthony Natt. A few of its houses have become University settlements. In Victoria Park Square, on the east side of the Green, No. 18 has a Tudor well in its cellar.[4] Globe Town[edit]

Brick arch and globe sculpture on Roman Road, Bethnal Green, Globe Town is directly to the right of photo.

To the east of Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
(and west of Bow and north of Stepney) lies the neighbourhood of Globe Town, established from 1800 to provide for the expanding population of weavers around Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
attracted by improving prospects in silk weaving. The population of Bethnal Green trebled between 1801 and 1831, operating 20,000 looms in their own homes. By 1824, with restrictions on importation of French silks relaxed, up to half these looms became idle and prices were driven down. With many importing warehouses already established in the district, the abundance of cheap labour was turned to boot, furniture and clothing manufacture. Globe Town
Globe Town
continued its expansion into the 1860s, long after the decline of the silk industry.[5] Globe Town
Globe Town
has three globe sculptures situated in three corners of the area. The main shopping area is known as Globe Town
Globe Town
Market, and is located on the northern border with Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
next to the Cranbrook Estate. The area is home to a large Bangladeshi community. Modern history[edit]

Part of Charles Booth's poverty map showing the Old Nichol
Old Nichol
slum, including Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Road

Slum children in bed, Bethnal Green, 1900-1910

Slum street in Bethnal Green, circa 1900

The silk-weaving trade spread eastwards from Spitalfields
Spitalfields
throughout the 18th century. This attracted many Huguenot
Huguenot
and Irish weavers to the district. Large estates of small two story cottages were developed in the west of the area to house them. A downturn in the trade in 1769 led to the Spitalfield Riots, and on 6 December 1769, two weavers accused of 'cutting' were hanged in front of the Salmon and Ball public house. In the 19th century, Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
remained characterised by its market gardens and by weaving. Having been an area of large houses and gardens as late as the 18th century, by about 1860 Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
was mainly full of tumbledown old buildings with many families living in each house. By the end of the century, Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
was one of the poorest slums in London. Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper
operated at the western end of Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
and in neighbouring Whitechapel. In 1900, the Old Nichol Street Rookery was demolished, and the Boundary Estate
Boundary Estate
opened on the site near the boundary with Shoreditch. This was the world's first council housing, and brothers Lew Grade
Lew Grade
and Bernard Delfont
Bernard Delfont
were brought up here.[6] In 1909, the Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Estate was built with money left by the philanthropist William Richard Sutton which he left for 'modern dwellings and houses for occupation by the poor of London and other towns and populous places in England'.[7][8] On 3 March 1943 at 8:27PM the unopened Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Underground station was the site of a wartime disaster. Families had crowded into the underground station due to an air raid siren at 8:17, one of 10 that day. There was a panic at 8:27 coinciding with the sound of an anti-aircraft battery (possibly the recently installed Z battery) being fired at nearby Victoria Park. In the wet, dark conditions the crowd was surging forward towards the shelter when a woman tripped on the stairs, causing many others to fall. Within a few seconds 300 people were crushed into the tiny stairwell, resulting in 173 deaths. Although a report was filed by Eric Linden with the Daily Mail, who witnessed it, it never ran. The story which was reported instead was that there had been a direct hit by a German bomb. The results of the official investigation were not released until 1946.[9] A plaque at the entrance to the tube station commemorates it as the worst civilian disaster of the Second World War
Second World War
and a memorial in nearby Bethnal Park has been built. It was unveiled in a ceremony attended by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan
Sadiq Khan
and Bethnal Green and Bow
Bethnal Green and Bow
MP Rushanara Ali
Rushanara Ali
on 17th December 2017[10]. It is estimated that during the Second World War, 80 tons of bombs fell on the Metropolitan Borough of Bethnal Green, affecting 21,700 houses, destroying 2,233 and making a further 893 uninhabitable. There were a total of 555 people killed and 400 seriously injured.[11] Many unexploded bombs remain in the area, and on 14 May 2007, builders discovered a Second World War
Second World War
1 m long 500 lb (230 kg) bomb.[12] The book Family and Kinship in East London, based on materials gathered in the 1950s, shows an improvement in working class life. Husbands in the sample population no longer went out to drink but spent time with the family. As a result, both birth rate and infant death rate fell drastically and local prosperity increased. It is true that the infamous gangsters, the Kray twins lived in Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
in the 1960s. However, by the beginning of the 21st century, Bethnal Green and much of the old East End began to undergo a process of gentrification. The former Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Infirmary, later the London County Council Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Hospital, stood opposite Cambridge Heath
Cambridge Heath
railway station. The hospital closed as a public hospital in the 1970s and was a geriatric hospital under the NHS until the 1980s. Much of the site was developed for housing in the 1990s but the hospital entrance and administration block remains as a listed building. The Albion Rooms are located in Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
where Pete Doherty
Pete Doherty
and Carl Barât
Carl Barât
of the Libertines used to live when the band was together. It became part of music history as the band would hold Guerilla Gigs in the flat that would be packed with people. The London Chest Hospital, founded in 1848 by Thomas Bevill Peacock, was located in Approach Road and first opened in 1855. It closed on 17 April 2015 and its functions transferred to other sites of the Barts Health NHS Trust.[13][14] Geography[edit]

A map showing the civil parish boundaries in 1870.

A map showing the wards of Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Metropolitan Borough as they appeared in 1916.

Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
is centred around the Central line tube station at the junction of Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Road, Roman Road and Cambridge Heath
Cambridge Heath
Road. The district is associated with the E2 postcode district, but this also covers parts of Shoreditch, Haggerston
Haggerston
and Cambridge
Cambridge
Heath. Between 1986 and 1992, the name Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
was applied to one of seven neighbourhoods to which power was devolved from the council. This resulted in replacement of much of the street signage in the area that remains in place.[15] This included parts of both Cambridge
Cambridge
Heath and Whitechapel
Whitechapel
(north of the Whitechapel
Whitechapel
Road) being more associated with the post code and administrative simplicity than the historic districts. Demographics[edit] Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
had a total population of 27,849 at the 2011 census, based on the north and south wards of Bethnal Green.[16] The largest single ethnic group is people of Bangladeshi descent, which constitute 38 percent of the area's population. Every year since 1999 the Baishakhi Mela is celebrated in Weaver's Field, Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
which celebrates the Bengali New Year. The second largest are the White British, constituting 30 percent of the area's population. Other ethnic groups include Black Africans and Black Caribbeans. Religion[edit] The two main faiths of the people are Islam
Islam
and Christianity, with 50 percent Muslim
Muslim
and 34 percent Christians.[17]

Church of St John on Bethnal Green
St John on Bethnal Green
from Roman Road.

There are many historical churches in Bethnal Green. Notable churches include St John on Bethnal Green,[18] located near Bethnal Green Underground station, on Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Road and Roman Road. The church was built from 1826 to 1828 by the architect John Soane. Other notable churches include St Matthew - built by George Dance the Elder
George Dance the Elder
in 1746. St Matthew is the mother church of Bethnal Green; the church's opening coincided with a vast population increase in the former village of Stepney, resulting in the need to separate the area around Bethnal Green from the mother Parish of St Dunstan's, Stepney. All but the bell tower, still standing today, was destroyed by fire and the church again suffered devastating damage during the bombing campaigns of the Second World War, resulting in the installation of a temporary church within the bombed-out building. St. Matthew's remains a major beacon of the local East End community and is frequented on Sundays and other religious occasions by a mixture of established locals and more recent migrants to the area.[19] Other churches include St Peter's (1841) and St James-the-Less (1842), both by Lewis Vulliamy, St James the Great
St James the Great
by Edward Blore
Edward Blore
(1843) and St Bartholomew
St Bartholomew
by William Railton
William Railton
(1844). The church attendance in Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
was 1 in 8 people since 1900, and is estimated around 100 people attend church today (only 10% attend regularly in the UK). Baptisms, marriages and burials have been deposited nearly at all churches in Bethnal Green.[clarification needed][20][21] There are two Roman Catholic churches, St Casimir's and the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption,[22] in Bethnal Green. St Casimir serves London's Lithuanian community and masses are held in both Lithuanian and English.[23] The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption hosts the London Chinese Catholic Centre and Chinese mass is held weekly.[24] Other Christian churches include The Good Shepherd Mission,[25] The Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Medical Mission,[26] The Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Methodist Church.[27] The Quakers hold regular meetings in Old Ford
Old Ford
Road.[28] There are at least eight Islamic mosques or places of worship in Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
for the Muslim
Muslim
community.[29] These include the Baitul Aman Mosque
Mosque
and Cultural Centre,[30] Darul Hadis Latifiah,[31] the Senegambian Islamic Cultural Centre and the Globe Town
Globe Town
Mosque
Mosque
and Cultural Centre. The London Buddhist Centre, at 51 Roman Road, is one of the largest urban Buddhist centres in the West, and is the focus of a large Buddhist residential and business community in the area. Education[edit] Main article: List of schools in Tower Hamlets Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
has numerous primary schools serving children aged three to 11. St. Matthias School on Bacon Street,[32] off Brick Lane, is over a century old and uses the Seal of the old Metropolitan Borough of Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
as its badge and emblem.[citation needed] The school is over a century old but underwent extensive remodelling in 1994 and added a new sports hall on its Granby Street former playground site in 2006.[citation needed] The school is linked with the nearby 18th century St. Matthew's Church on St. Matthew's Row.[citation needed] The Bangabandhu
Bangabandhu
Primary School, named after the father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujib, a non-selective state community school,[33] was opened in January 1989, moved to a new building in November 1991, and has over 450 pupils. 70% of the school's pupils speak English as a second language, with a majority speaking Sylheti, a dialect of Bengali, at home.[citation needed] In 2010, the Ofsted
Ofsted
inspectorate deemed Bangabandhu
Bangabandhu
a "successful and effective school" where pupils "achieve well and make good progress".[34] One of several independent schools in the area, Gatehouse School, near Victoria Park, was established in 1948, and follows a Montessori-style curriculum for younger pupils. Bethnal Green's oldest secondary school is Raine's Foundation School, with sites on Old Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
and Approach roads, a voluntary aided Anglican
Anglican
school founded in 1719.[35] The school relocated several times, amalgamating with St. Jude's School [36] to become coeducational in 1977. Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Academy, is one of the top schools and sixth form colleges in London, Other schools in the area include Oaklands School, and Morpeth School. The V&A Museum of Childhood on Cambridge Heath
Cambridge Heath
Road houses the child related objects of the Victoria and Albert Museum.[37] The Bethnal Park and Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Library provide leisure facilities and information. Transport[edit]

Public Transport

London Overground: Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
(not to be confused with the London Underground station of the same name) on the Enfield & Cheshunt & Chingford
Chingford
Lines that opened in 1872 as Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Junction until 1946:[38] it was also formerly served by trains on the Great Eastern Main Line (GEML) via Stratford. Whilst the majority of Shoreditch
Shoreditch
High Street railway station which opened in 27 April 2010 is situated within Shoreditch
Shoreditch
in Hackney, the station entrance on Braithwaite Street is actually within Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The station is served by London Overground's extended East London Line London Underground: Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
opened on the 4 December 1946 on the Central Line however construction of the Central line's eastern extension was started in the 1930s, and the tunnels were largely complete at the outbreak of the Second World War
Second World War
although rails were not laid and was a site of a major wartime disaster during the war. The station is part of the Night Tube
Night Tube
service since 2016.[39] London Buses: Routes 8, 26, 48, 55, 106, 254, 309, 388, D3, D6, N8, N26, N55, N253. Santander Cycles: 14 docking stations presently in Bethnal Green.[40]

Sport and leisure[edit] Non-League football
Non-League football
club Bethnal Green United F.C.
Bethnal Green United F.C.
plays at Mile End Stadium. Now known as Tower Hamlets FC (since 2014-15 season), it plays in the Essex Senior League. Another locally based team also based at Mile End Stadium
Mile End Stadium
are Sporting Bengal FC. The boxer Joe Anderson, 'All England' champion of 1897, was from Bethnal Green.[41] Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
is also home to London's only full-time self-defence school Apolaki Krav Maga & Dirty Boxing[42] Location[edit]

Neighbouring areas of Bethnal Green

Hoxton Haggerston
Haggerston
and Cambridge
Cambridge
Heath South Hackney

Shoreditch

Bethnal Green

Mile End
Mile End
and Bow

Spitalfields Whitechapel
Whitechapel
and Stepney Globe Town

See also[edit]

List of people from Tower Hamlets List of schools in Tower Hamlets Stepney
Stepney
Historical Trust

References[edit]

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Greater London
Authority. Retrieved 30 January 2013.  ^ Bethnal Green: Settlement and Building to 1836, A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 11: Stepney, Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
(1998), pp. 91-95 accessed: 6 December 2007. ^ Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
(East London History) Archived 30 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 3 December 2007 http://web.archive.bibalex.org/web/20041013043157/http://www.eastlondonhistory.com/blind+beggar.htm. Archived from the original on 13 October 2004. Retrieved 28 January 2017.  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ The Green, Land assessments records, Gascoyne's survey of 1703. ^ From 1801 to 1821, the population of Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
more than doubled and by 1831 it had trebled. These incomers were principally weavers. For further details see: Andrew August Poor Women's Lives: Gender, Work and Poverty in Late-Victorian London pp 35-6 (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1999) ISBN 0-8386-3807-4 ^ 'Bethnal Green: Building and Social Conditions from 1876 to 1914', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 11: Stepney, Bethnal Green (1998), pp. 126-32 accessed: 14 November 2006 ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-10.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-10.  ^ Bethnal Green
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Bethnal Green
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Bethnal Green
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Medical Mission". Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Mission Church. Retrieved 13 February 2016.  ^ "Methodist Church in Tower Hamlets, Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Meeting". The Methodist Church in Tower Hamlets, Bethnal Green
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Bethnal Green
Friends". Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
Quaker Meeting. Retrieved 13 February 2016.  ^ "mosquedirectory.co.uk". Retrieved 13 February 2016.  ^ Services of Baitul Aman Mosque
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External links[edit]

" Tower Hamlets London Borough Council
Tower Hamlets London Borough Council
information about Bethnal Green". Archived from the original on 9 November 2005.   Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bethnal Green". Encyclopædia Britannica. 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge
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University Press. 

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Districts

Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
( Cambridge
Cambridge
Heath) Blackwall Bow (Bow Common, Fish Island) Bromley-by-Bow East Smithfield Hackney Wick Isle of Dogs
Isle of Dogs
(Canary Wharf, Cubitt Town, Millwall, North Greenwich) Leamouth Limehouse Haggerston Mile End
Mile End
(Bow Common) Old Ford
Old Ford
(Fish Island) Poplar (South Bromley) Ratcliff Roman Road St Katharine Docks Shadwell Shadwell
Shadwell
Basin Spitalfields Stepney Tower Hill Wapping Whitechapel

Attractions

Brick Lane Christ Church, Spitalfields Dennis Severs' House Fournier Street Museum of Childhood Museum of Immigration and Diversity Museum in Docklands Ragged School Museum Royal London Museum and Archives St Katharine Docks Spitalfields
Spitalfields
City Farm Stepney
Stepney
City Farm Tower Bridge Tower of London Traitors' Gate Whitechapel
Whitechapel
Art Gallery London Olympic Park

Street markets

Petticoat Lane Brick Lane Columbia Road Old Spitalfields Roman Road

Parks and open spaces

Altab Ali Park Bartlett Park Island Gardens Langdon Park Mile End
Mile End
Park Mudchute Tower Hamlets Cemetery Victoria Park

Governance

London borough council Directly elected mayor Civic mayor/speaker of council Constituencies: Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
and Bow Poplar and Limehouse

Bridges and tunnels

Blackwall Tunnel Greenwich
Greenwich
foot tunnel Rotherhithe
Rotherhithe
Tunnel Tower Bridge

Tube and rail stations

Aldgate
Aldgate
East All Saints Bethnal Green Bethnal Green Blackwall Bow Church Bow Road Bromley-by-Bow Cambridge
Cambridge
Heath Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf
(DLR) Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf
(tube) Crossharbour Devons Road East India Heron Quays Island Gardens Langdon Park Limehouse Mile End Mudchute Poplar Shadwell Shadwell South Quay Stepney
Stepney
Green Tower Gateway Tower Hill Wapping
Wapping
railway station West India Quay Westferry Whitechapel

Other topics

Council Grade I and II* listed buildings People Public art Schools

Category Commons

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Areas of London

Central activities zone

Bloomsbury City of London
City of London
wards Holborn Marylebone Mayfair Paddington Pimlico Soho Southwark Vauxhall Waterloo Westminster

Town centre network

International

Belgravia Knightsbridge West End

Metropolitan

Bromley Croydon Ealing Harrow Hounslow Ilford Kingston Romford Shepherd's Bush Stratford Sutton Uxbridge Wood Green

Major

Angel Barking Bexleyheath Brixton Camden Town Canary Wharf Catford Chiswick Clapham
Clapham
Junction Dalston East Ham Edgware Eltham Enfield Town Fulham Hammersmith Holloway Nags Head Kensington High Street Kilburn King's Road
King's Road
East Lewisham Orpington Peckham Putney Queensway/Westbourne Grove Richmond Southall Streatham Tooting Walthamstow Wandsworth Wembley Whitechapel Wimbledon Woolwich

Districts (principal)

Acton Beckenham Bethnal Green Brentford Camberwell Canada Water Carshalton Chadwell Heath Chingford Clapham Crystal Palace Coulsdon Cricklewood Dagenham Deptford Dulwich Edmonton Elephant and Castle Erith Feltham Finchley Forest Gate Forest Hill Golders Green Greenwich Harlesden Hampstead Harringay Hayes (Hillingdon) Hendon Hornchurch Kentish Town Leyton Mill Hill Mitcham Morden Muswell Hill New Cross New Malden Northwood Notting Hill Penge Pinner Purley Ruislip Sidcup Southgate South Norwood Stanmore Stoke Newington Surbiton Sydenham Teddington Thamesmead Tolworth Tulse Hill Twickenham Upminster Upper Norwood Wanstead Wealdstone Welling West Ham West Hampstead West Norwood Willesden
Willesden
Green Woodford

Neighbourhoods (principal)

Abbey Wood Alperton Anerley Barnes Barnsbury Battersea Beckton Bedford Park Bermondsey Bow Brent Cross Brockley Canonbury Charlton Chelsea Chessington Chipping Barnet Chislehurst Clerkenwell Elmers End Gidea Park Greenford Gunnersbury Hackbridge Hackney Ham Hampton Hanwell Hanworth Harold Wood Highams Park Highbury Highgate Hillingdon Hook Holloway Hoxton Ickenham Isle of Dogs Isleworth Islington Kensal Green Kew Lambeth Manor Park Mortlake Neasden Northolt Nunhead Plaistow (Newham) Poplar Roehampton Rotherhithe Seven Kings Seven Sisters Shoreditch Stamford Hill Stepney St Helier Surrey Quays Tottenham Upper Clapton Walworth Wapping West Drayton Worcester Park Yiewsley

Lists of areas by borough

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

Fictional

Canley (borough) (The Bill: TV soap) Charnham (suburb) (Family Affairs: TV soap) Gasforth (town) (The Thin Blue Line: TV series) London Below (magical realm) (Neverwhere: TV series, novel) Walford
Walford
(borough) (EastEnders: TV soap)

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