List of places in London

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This is an incomplete list of places in London, England.


Geographic divisions and areas


Aside from the City and the London boroughs themselves, all contemporary districts of London are informal designations; usually based or adapted from historic parish or borough boundaries which were all abolished by 1965. London postcode districts often have an influence over where a place is considered to be although they were not designed for that purpose. All London boroughs are divided into wards which often share the names of London districts, however, they rarely share the historic or commonly accepted contemporary boundaries of those places.

London boroughs

Greater London consists of the City of London and 32 London boroughs, of which 12 are statutory Inner London boroughs and 20 are Outer London boroughs.

London borough Inner/Outer Sub-region [1] London Assembly [2]
LondonBarkingDagenham.svg Barking and Dagenham OuterNorth East City and East
LondonBarnet.svg Barnet OuterNorth Barnet and Camden
LondonBexley.svg Bexley OuterSouth East Bexley and Bromley
LondonBrent.svg Brent OuterWest Brent and Harrow
LondonBromley.svg Bromley OuterSouth EastBexley and Bromley
LondonCamden.svg Camden InnerNorthBarnet and Camden
LondonCroydon.svg Croydon OuterSouth West Croydon and Sutton
LondonEaling.svg Ealing OuterWest Ealing and Hillingdon
LondonEnfield.svg Enfield OuterNorth Enfield and Haringey
LondonGreenwich.svg Greenwich Inner †South East Greenwich and Lewisham
LondonHackney.svg Hackney InnerNorth North East
LondonHammersmithFulham.svg Hammersmith and Fulham InnerWest West Central
LondonHaringey.svg Haringey Outer *NorthEnfield and Haringey
LondonHarrow.svg Harrow OuterNorth WestBrent and Harrow
LondonHavering.svg Havering OuterNorth East Havering and Redbridge
LondonHillingdon.svg Hillingdon OuterWestEaling and Hillingdon
LondonHounslow.svg Hounslow OuterWest South West
LondonIslington.svg Islington InnerNorthNorth East
LondonKensingtonChelsea.svg Kensington and Chelsea InnerWestWest Central
LondonKingston.svg Kingston upon Thames OuterSouth WestSouth West
LondonLambeth.svg Lambeth InnerSouth West Lambeth and Southwark
LondonLewisham.svg Lewisham InnerSouth EastGreenwich and Lewisham
LondonMerton.svg Merton OuterSouth West Merton and Wandsworth
LondonNewham.svg Newham Outer *North EastCity and East
LondonRedbridge.svg Redbridge OuterNorth EastHavering and Redbridge
LondonRichmond.svg Richmond upon Thames OuterSouth WestSouth West
LondonSouthwark.svg Southwark InnerSouth EastLambeth and Southwark
LondonSutton.svg Sutton OuterSouth WestCroydon and Sutton
LondonTowerHamlets.svg Tower Hamlets InnerNorth EastCity and East
LondonWaltham.svg Waltham Forest OuterNorth EastNorth East
LondonWandsworth.svg Wandsworth InnerSouth WestMerton and Wandsworth
LondonWestminster.svg Westminster InnerWestWest Central

† = Outer London for statistics | * = Inner London for statistics


Political divisions

Geographic features

Hills and highest points



Canal tunnels


Islands and peninsulas




Subterranean rivers

Open spaces


Parks, gardens, and commons

Remnants of ancient woodlands

Royal Parks

Urban farms

Buildings and structures



Cathedrals and places of worship

Government and parliamentary buildings

Houses and palaces

Inns of Court


Former markets

Covered markets

Street markets

Trade markets

Museums and art galleries

Railway stations



Major roads

Roman roads

Streets and squares


Shopping arcades

Sporting venues

Theatres and concert halls

Tourist attractions

Former tourist attractions


See also

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London Borough of Croydon Borough in United Kingdom

The London Borough of Croydon is a London borough in south London, part of Outer London. It covers an area of 87 km2 (33.6 sq mi). It is the southernmost borough of London. At its centre is the historic town of Croydon from which the borough takes its name; while other urban centres include Coulsdon, Purley, South Norwood, Norbury, New Addington and Thornton Heath. Croydon is mentioned in Domesday Book, and from a small market town has expanded into one of the most populous areas on the fringe of London. The borough is now one of London's leading business, financial and cultural centres, and its influence in entertainment and the arts contribute to its status as a major metropolitan centre. Its population is 386,710, making it the second largest London borough and fifteenth largest English district.

London Borough of Southwark Borough in United Kingdom

The London Borough of Southwark in south London forms part of Inner London and is connected by bridges across the River Thames to the City of London and London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It was created in 1965 when three smaller council areas amalgamated under the London Government Act 1963. All districts of the area are within the London postal district. It is governed by Southwark London Borough Council.

Crystal Palace, London Residential area in London, England

Crystal Palace is an area in south London, England, named after the Crystal Palace Exhibition building, which stood in the area from 1854 until it was destroyed by fire in 1936. Approximately 7 miles (11 km) south-east of Charing Cross, it includes one of the highest points in London, at 367 feet (112 m), offering views over the capital. The area has no defined boundaries and straddles five London boroughs and three postal districts, although there is a Crystal Palace electoral ward and Crystal Palace Park in the London Borough of Bromley. It forms a part of the greater area known as Upper Norwood, and is contiguous with the areas of Anerley, Dulwich Wood, Gipsy Hill, Penge, South Norwood and Sydenham.

Hampton, London Human settlement in England

Hampton is a suburban area on the north bank of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, England, and historically in the County of Middlesex. which includes Hampton Court Palace. Hampton is served by two railway stations, including one immediately south of Hampton Court Bridge in East Molesey.

Paddington Human settlement in England

Paddington is an area within the City of Westminster, in central London. First a medieval parish then a metropolitan borough, it was integrated with Westminster and Greater London in 1965. Three important landmarks of the district are Paddington station, designed by the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and opened in 1847; St Mary's Hospital; and the former Paddington Green Police Station.

Peckham Human settlement in England

Peckham is a district in southeast London, within the London Borough of Southwark. It is 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south-east of Charing Cross. At the 2001 Census the Peckham ward had a population of 14,720.

Sydenham, London Human settlement in England

Sydenham is a district of south-east London, England, which is shared between the London boroughs of Lewisham, Bromley and Southwark. Prior to the creation of the County of London in 1889, Sydenham was located in Kent, bordering Surrey. Historically, the area was very affluent, with the Crystal Palace being relocated to Sydenham Hill in 1854. Today, Sydenham is a diverse area, with a population of 28,378 and borders Forest Hill, Dulwich, Crystal Palace, Penge, Beckenham, Catford and Bellingham.

Wallington, London Human settlement in England

Wallington is a town in the London Borough of Sutton, in South London, England. It is 9.7 miles (15.6 km) south south-west of Charing Cross. Before the Municipal Borough of Beddington and Wallington merged into the London Borough of Sutton in Greater London in 1965, it was part of the county of Surrey. Wallington is a post town in the SM postcode area.

Fulham Area of west London, England

Fulham is an area of the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham in West London, England, 3.6 miles (5.8 km) southwest of Charing Cross. It lies on the north bank of the River Thames, bordering Hammersmith, Kensington and Chelsea. The area faces Wandsworth, Putney, Barn Elms and the London Wetland Centre in Barnes. on the far side of the river.

Richmond is a town in south-west London, 8.2 miles (13.2 km) west-southwest of Charing Cross. It is on a meander of the River Thames, with many parks and open spaces, including Richmond Park, and many protected conservation areas, which include much of Richmond Hill. A specific Act of Parliament protects the scenic view of the River Thames from Richmond.

Croydon Town in South London, England

Croydon is a large town in South London, England that gives its name to the London Borough of Croydon. It is one of the largest commercial districts in Greater London, with an extensive shopping district and night-time economy. The entire town had a population of 192,064 as of 2011, whilst the wider borough had a population of 384,837. It is 9.4 miles (15.1 km) south of Charing Cross.

River Brent River in London, England

The River Brent is a river in west and northwest London, England, and a tributary of the River Thames. 17.9 miles (28.8 km) in length, it rises in the Borough of Barnet and flows in a generally south-west direction before joining the Tideway stretch of the Thames at Brentford.

River Tyburn Stream in London, England

The River Tyburn was a stream in London, its main successor sewers emulate its main courses but it resembled the Colne in its county of Middlesex in that it had many distributaries. It ran from South Hampstead, through Marylebone and Soho then ran through St James's parish/district and Green Park to meet the tidal Thames at four sites, grouped into pairs. These pairs were near Whitehall Stairs and by Thorney Street, between Millbank Tower and Thames House. Its much smaller cousin the Tyburn Brook was a tributary of the Westbourne, in turn the next Thames tributary.

Norbury District of South London, UK

Norbury is an area of south London. It shares the postcode London SW16 with neighbouring areas Streatham and Croydon. Norbury is 6.7 miles (10.8 km) south of Charing Cross.

Walking in London

Walking is a popular recreational activity in London, despite traffic congestion. There are many streets that provide interesting walks, especially within historic central London, In addition there are attractive commons, parks, canals, and disused railway tracks that provide space for walks. This includes Wimbledon Common, Epping Forest, Hampstead Heath, and the eight Royal Parks: Hyde Park, Regent's Park, Richmond Park, etc. In recent years access to canals and rivers, including the Regent's Canal, and the River Thames has been greatly improved, and as well a number of long-distance walking routes have been created that link green spaces.

Parks and open spaces in the London Borough of Croydon

The London Borough of Croydon has over 120 parks and open spaces within its boundaries, ranging from the 200 acre (80ha) Selsdon Wood Nature Reserve to many recreation grounds and sports fields scattered throughout the Borough. Croydon covers an area of 86.52 km², the 256th largest district in England. Croydon's physical features consist of many hills and rivers that are spread out across the borough and into the North Downs, Surrey and the rest of South London. Some of the open spaces in Croydon form part of the well-known London LOOP walks where the first section was opened on 3 May 1996 with a ceremony on Farthing Downs in Coulsdon. As a borough in Outer London it also contains some open countryside in the form of country parks. Croydon Council is associated with several other boroughs who are taking part in the Downlands Countryside Management Project. These boroughs are Sutton; and by Surrey County Council; the City of London Corporation; the Surrey districts of Reigate and Banstead and Tandridge; and the Countryside Agency. An additional partner is Natural Britain.

Anerley Human settlement in England

Anerley is an area of south east London, England, within the London Borough of Bromley. It is located 7 miles (11 km) south south-east of Charing Cross, to the south of Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, west of Penge, north of Elmers End and South Norwood.

A215 road Road in London, England

The A215 is an A road in south London, starting at Elephant and Castle and finishing around Shirley. It runs through the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Croydon.

Yeading Brook River in England

Yeading Brook is the dominant source of the River Crane, in outer North West then West London. It flows 25.8 km (16.0 mi) south. It rises in the far south of suburban Pinner and drains all of the western suburbs of Harrow, insofar as they have not been by historical practice connected into sewers.


  1. London Assembly - London Plan: Sub-regions, CAZ and government growth area policies Archived 2009-07-13 at the Wayback Machine
  2. London Assembly - London Assembly Constituency Information Archived 2008-01-17 at the Wayback Machine . Retrieved on 22 February 2008.