Holborn-Clerkenwell (Hatton Garden, Inns of Court, Royal Courts of Justice, Sadler's Wells, Somerset House)Buffer zone between the West End and the City of London financial district, and the home of English Common Law.
Hammersmith and Fulham (Chelsea FC, Fulham FC, Fulham Palace, Shepherd's Bush Empire, Westfield White City)Well-heeled Thames-side borough in west London which is a hotbed for professional football and diverse shopping experiences.Lambeth (Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Palace, The Old Vic, The Oval Cricket Ground)A diverse multicultural district to the south of the River Thames; includes LGBT-friendly Vauxhall, more middle class Clapham and the Caribbean flavours of Brixton.East (City Airport, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, West Ham United FC, Westfield Stratford City)Originally part of the county of Essex, taking in former industrial areas on the upper Thames Estuary, while to the north east lies the gateway to the affluent Epping Forest area.West (Chiswick House, Heathrow Airport, Musical Museum, Osterley Park, Syon Park)Taking in much of the ancient English county of Middlesex (which many local residents still identify with rather than "London") and former parts of Buckinghamshire.Situated on the River Thames in South-East England, Greater London has an official population of a little over 8 million, but the estimate of between 12 and 14 million people in the greater metropolitan area better reflects its size and importance.
Considered one of the world's leading "global cities", London remains an international capital of culture, music, education, fashion, politics, finance and trade.
Today, London has taken on a much larger meaning to include all of the vast central parts of the modern metropolis, with the city having absorbed numerous surrounding towns and villages over the centuries, including large portions of the surrounding "home counties", one of which - Middlesex - being completely consumed by the growing metropolis.
The term Greater London embraces Central London together with all the outlying suburbs that lie in one continuous urban sprawl within the lower Thames Valley.
Noisy, vibrant and truly multicultural, London is a megalopolis of people, ideas and frenetic energy.
The capital and largest city of England, and of the wider United Kingdom, it is also the largest city in Western Europe and the European Union.
Southwark-Lewisham (Crystal Palace Park, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Horniman Museum)Inner southern districts of London; traditionally residential, with a large melting pot of communities.