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The Districts of London
London is a collection of historic and interesting districts, each with its own character, with the financial London district of The City of London at the heart.
Some of the better known Districts of London in alphabetical order, some with links to individual pages:
Acton - Acton North, Acton West, Acton Central, South Acton, Acton Town.
Abbey Wood -
Bankside - London Bridge - Holding some of London's best known and exiting historic and cultural attractions: Tate Modern, the Millennium Bridge, Southwark Cathedral, The Globe Theatre and Exhibition.
Barking - Barking / Upney Barking - The Museums and Heritage displays of Barking and Dagenham is quite well developed. Thousands of residents and visitors each year patronise the two main historic buildings of the borough - Eastbury Manor House and Valence House Museum.
Biggin Hill -
Brentford - Gunnersbury - Kew Bridge - Home to the Gunnersbury Park Museum - The local museum for the Boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow and situated in Gunnersbury House
Chelsea - Sloan Square - The birthplace of the 'Swinging 60's', now loaded with chic bars and restaurants and stylish bookshops, boutiques, art and antique dealers. A residential London district for the well heeled.
Chinatown - Leicester Square - The bustling heart of London's Chinese community since the early 1950's. Great for authentic Chinese produce and restaurants.
Covent Garden - Covent Garden - London's first planned 'Square', Covent Garden Piazza, dating from the 1630's.
Docklands - Canary Wharf - Formerly the main working docks area for London, now regenerated to become the sky scraper skyline of modern commerce.
The East End - Aldgate East - Cockney capital, now with a thriving bar, resturant and club scene. Currently the 'in' district for the artistic community.
East Ham -
Edgeware - Edgeware, Burnt Oak -
Forest Hill -
Green Street Green -
Greenwich - DLR Cutty Sark - The maritime, cultural and World Heritage Site area.
Harold Hill -
Holborn - Holborn / Chancery Lane - The legal centre of London and residential area.
Islington - Angel - - A residential area popular with politicians, artists, actors and journalists now a great district full of buzzing bars, resturants and boutiques.
Kensington - -
Knightsbridge and South Kensington - Knightsbridge / South Kensington - Some of the most exclusive streets in London are in these districts. Expensive hotels and up-market department stores like Harrods. Home to The Victoria and Albert, Science and Natural History Museums too.
Mill Hill -
New Addlington -
New Malden -
Notting Hill - Notting Hill Gate / Holland Park - - World famous for The Notting Hill Carnival.
St Mary Cray -
Slade Green -
Soho - Tottenham Court Road / Oxford Circus - - Trendy resturants, clubs, cafes and bars. The home of London's 'red light district' and also renowned as one of the world's gay capitals.
South Croydon -
Southgate - -
Stanmore - Stanmore, Canon's Park -
Stoke Newington -
Thornton Heath -
West Drayton -
Westminster - Westminster / Charing Cross - - Home to the British Government and diplomatic services, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square - Nelson's Column, The National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery.
Wood Green -