History UsefulNotes / OneLondonThirtyThreeBoroughs

7th May '18 7:55:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''TopGear'' presenter James May currently resides in Hammersmith, a fact that comes up frequently when his co-presenters are teasing him.

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* ''TopGear'' ''Series/TopGearUK'' presenter James May currently resides in Hammersmith, a fact that comes up frequently when his co-presenters are teasing him.



*** See the vintage-luxury-cars episode of ''Series/TopGear'' for details. (It's ideally viewed from a smallish center in FlyoverCountry with free parking downtown.)

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*** See the vintage-luxury-cars episode of ''Series/TopGear'' ''Series/TopGearUK'' for details. (It's ideally viewed from a smallish center in FlyoverCountry with free parking downtown.)
29th Apr '18 4:51:15 PM Outis
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Run by the City of London Corporation, it has a very unusual and byzantine electoral system, which has been widely called undemocratic (it is probably the only place on Earth where humans, modern Fortune 500 corporations and medieval Guilds with names like The Worshipful Company Bowyers and Fletchers all come together to vote for mayor). See here for an breakdown of the city's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrObZ_HZZUc history]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ROpIKZe-c government]]. It has a separate police service to the rest of Greater London.

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Run by the City of London Corporation, it has a very unusual and byzantine electoral system, which has been widely called undemocratic (it is probably the only place on Earth where humans, modern Fortune 500 corporations and medieval Guilds with names like The Worshipful Company Bowyers and Fletchers all come together to vote for mayor). See here for an breakdown of the city's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrObZ_HZZUc history]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ROpIKZe-c government]]. It has a separate police service to the rest of Greater London.
London, the smallest police force in the UK (but with the largest fraud squad).
20th Feb '18 1:52:11 AM KYCubbie
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AFC Wimbledon will return to their predecessor's home of Merton in 2019 at a new ground to be built at a former greyhound racing track.

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AFC Wimbledon will return to their predecessor's home of Merton in 2019 2020 at a new ground to be built at a former greyhound racing track.



* It is half way between Kingston and Croydon in more ways than one

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* It is half way between Kingston and Croydon in more ways than oneone.



The heart of the East End- Whitechapel, Wapping, Poplar, Stepney, Limehouse, etc. A "minority-majority" borough, with ethnic minorities now more than 50% of the population.

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The heart of the East End- End - Whitechapel, Wapping, Poplar, Stepney, Limehouse, etc. A "minority-majority" borough, with ethnic minorities now more than 50% of the population.



All the East End tropes apply - nay, originate- here.

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All the East End tropes apply - nay, originate- originate - here.



Home to {{Whitehall}}, this is west of the City. It covers many of the areas that one thinks of as the heart of London (Soho, Hyde Park, Mayfair, Marylebone, Oxford Street and Trafalgar Square, as well as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament - the latter two of which are in Parliament Square). The northern reaches of the City of Westminster include most of Regent's Park, the Lord's UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}} Grounds and ''the'' AbbeyRoadCrossing. Americans should think of UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC mashed with large swathes of Manhattan's West Side (including the part of Midtown that constitutes the Theatre District--the West End is here).

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Home to {{Whitehall}}, this is west of the City. It covers many of the areas that one thinks of as the heart of London (Soho, Hyde Park, Mayfair, Marylebone, Oxford Street and Trafalgar Square, as well as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament - the latter two of which are in Parliament Square). The northern reaches of the City of Westminster include most of Regent's Park, the Lord's UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}} Grounds Ground and ''the'' AbbeyRoadCrossing. Americans should think of UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC mashed with large swathes of Manhattan's West Side (including the part of Midtown that constitutes the Theatre District--the West End is here).



A county just to the East of London. It can be thought of as London's [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] equivalent. The county is considerably more working class than other counties surrounding London mainly because Essex is where a lot of the White Working Class Londoners were pushed to with the arrival of large numbers of immigrants into the capital in the 1960s and onwards. As a result of this, the area is home to a large number of marginal seats come election time. Some London Boroughs such as Havering and Barking and Dagenham, used to be inside this county and still associate themselves with it. The county's North and South are often though of separately as the South is more Londony containing a couple of new towns (Harlow and Basildon) and large amounts of urban sprawl especially along the Thames Estuary whilst the North is much more rural and is often considered part of UsefulNotes/EastAnglia.

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A county just to the East of London. It can be thought of as London's [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] UsefulNotes/NewJersey equivalent. The county is considerably more working class than other counties surrounding London mainly because Essex is where a lot of the White Working Class Londoners were pushed to with the arrival of large numbers of immigrants into the capital in the 1960s and onwards. As a result of this, the area is home to a large number of marginal seats come election time. Some London Boroughs such as Havering and Barking and Dagenham, used to be inside this county and still associate themselves with it. The county's North and South are often though of separately as the South is more Londony containing a couple of new towns (Harlow and Basildon) and large amounts of urban sprawl especially along the Thames Estuary whilst the North is much more rural and is often considered part of UsefulNotes/EastAnglia.



*** See the vintage-luxury-cars episode of ''Series/TopGear'' for details. (It's ideally viewed from a smallish center in FlyoverCountry with free parking downtown).

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*** See the vintage-luxury-cars episode of ''Series/TopGear'' for details. (It's ideally viewed from a smallish center in FlyoverCountry with free parking downtown).downtown.)
16th Feb '18 10:17:58 PM nombretomado
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Home to Chiswick - Pronounced chiz-ick. [[Series/DoctorWho Donna]] [[Creator/CatherineTate Noble]] and PhilCollins are from here.

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Home to Chiswick - Pronounced chiz-ick. [[Series/DoctorWho Donna]] [[Creator/CatherineTate Noble]] and PhilCollins Music/PhilCollins are from here.
28th Nov '17 6:35:55 PM nombretomado
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The Docklands, the former port area, is now mostly offices and expensive flats ("Canary Wharf" in particular is now synonymous with "skyscrapers and businessmen" and is basically the City's younger brother); this area is served by the Docklands Light Railway, which serves as an adjunct to TheLondonUnderground.

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The Docklands, the former port area, is now mostly offices and expensive flats ("Canary Wharf" in particular is now synonymous with "skyscrapers and businessmen" and is basically the City's younger brother); this area is served by the Docklands Light Railway, which serves as an adjunct to TheLondonUnderground.
UsefulNotes/TheLondonUnderground.
24th May '17 11:41:23 AM DarcyFoster
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** Warning - If you are looking for the Beatles' Abbey Road, do NOT go to the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Abbey Road station. It is nowhere near your intended destination (St John's Wood Tube station is probably your best bet).

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** Warning - If you are looking for the Beatles' Abbey Road, do NOT go to the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Abbey Road station. It is nowhere near your intended destination (St John's Wood Tube station is probably your best bet).
bet) - there's even a [[https://www.jack-the-ripper-tour.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/beatles-sign.jpg Beatles-referencing poster at the station advising visitors]] how to find it.
2nd Apr '17 11:21:39 PM KYCubbie
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Not a place that most visitors will visit. Surbiton is part of the borough, a byword for sprawling suburbia and the setting for ''Series/TheGoodLife''. Home to the League One football club AFC Wimbledon, founded in 2002 by Wimbledon F.C. supporters angered over that club's impending move to Milton Keynes.

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Not a place that most visitors will visit. Surbiton is part of the borough, a byword for sprawling suburbia and the setting for ''Series/TheGoodLife''. Home For now, home to the League One football club AFC Wimbledon, founded in 2002 by Wimbledon F.C. supporters angered over that club's impending move to Milton Keynes.
Keynes—though they are now preparing to build a new ground in the original club's home of Merton.


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AFC Wimbledon will return to their predecessor's home of Merton in 2019 at a new ground to be built at a former greyhound racing track.
11th Mar '17 3:42:25 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** The ubiquitous bagpipers along the bridge, however, don't. Even if you wish that they would.
1st Jan '17 10:52:25 PM Chytus
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North London. Includes Golders Green, a highly Jewish area and Finchley, former seat of Margaret Thatcher.

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North London. Includes Golders Green, a highly Jewish area and Finchley, former seat of Margaret Thatcher.
UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher.



* As a troper from this borough, I must protest. That's not nearly strong enough - there's nothing here.

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* As a troper from this borough, I must protest. That's not nearly strong enough - there's nothing here.



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* ''Chiswick'' - Pronounced chiz-ick. [[Series/DoctorWho Donna]] [[Creator/CatherineTate Noble]] and PhilCollins are from here.

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Contains:
* ''Chiswick''

Home to Chiswick
- Pronounced chiz-ick. [[Series/DoctorWho Donna]] [[Creator/CatherineTate Noble]] and PhilCollins are from here.



South central, directly across the Thames from the Palace of Westminster and has been a focus of political radicalism. Contains Brixton, Vauxhall, the South Bank, and the Oval cricket ground. Also, the more middle-class district of Streatham. London County Hall, seat of the government of the old forms of Greater London from 1922 (when it was opened) to 1986 (when the Greater London Council was abolished), is in Lambeth almost directly across from Parliament; the Labour-controlled Greater London Council's habit of posting giant opposition slogans from the side of County Hall [[HoistByHisOwnPetard may have played a significant role]] in [[MargaretThatcher the Thatcher government]]'s decision to abolish the Council. The home of Waterloo Station.

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South central, directly across the Thames from the Palace of Westminster and has been a focus of political radicalism. Contains Brixton, Vauxhall, the South Bank, and the Oval cricket ground. Also, the more middle-class district of Streatham. London County Hall, seat of the government of the old forms of Greater London from 1922 (when it was opened) to 1986 (when the Greater London Council was abolished), is in Lambeth almost directly across from Parliament; the Labour-controlled Greater London Council's habit of posting giant opposition slogans from the side of County Hall [[HoistByHisOwnPetard may have played a significant role]] in [[MargaretThatcher [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher the Thatcher government]]'s decision to abolish the Council. The home of Waterloo Station.



Includes Walthamstow and a distinct lack of forest. It has nothing to do with Waltham Cross (in Hertfordshire) or Waltham Abbey (in Essex).
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epping_Forest Except this one.]]

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Includes Walthamstow and a distinct lack part of forest.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epping_Forest Epping Forest]](known as Waltham Forest in medieval times). It has nothing to do with Waltham Cross (in Hertfordshire) or Waltham Abbey (in Essex).
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epping_Forest Except this one.]]



Also features the Grade II listed and no longer operating Battersea Power Station, due for a refurbishment for other use, as it is in rather poor condition. A nice looking backdrop, it's featured in a fair number of movies, TV shows and music videos, including ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''Series/DoctorWho'' (twice), ''Series/{{Lost}}'' and in a brown version in ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies''. TheBeeb blew it up for a nuclear documentary in the TheEighties. Perhaps most famously, it's featured on the album art for Music/PinkFloyd's ''Animals'', with a photograph (yes, it's a photograph) of the Power Station with a helium balloon of a flying pig over it.

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Also features the Grade II listed and no longer operating Battersea Power Station, due for a refurbishment for other use, as it is in rather poor condition. A nice looking backdrop, it's featured in a fair number of movies, TV shows and music videos, including ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''Series/DoctorWho'' (twice), ''Series/{{Lost}}'' and in a brown version in ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies''. TheBeeb The [[Creator/TheBBC Beeb]] blew it up for a nuclear documentary in the TheEighties. Perhaps most famously, it's featured on the album art for Music/PinkFloyd's ''Animals'', with a photograph (yes, it's a photograph) of the Power Station with a helium balloon of a flying pig over it.



Lying just outside the M25. The city is rather wealthy with notoriously high house prices. The city is named after a Christian martyr who was [[PublicExecution executed]] by [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire the Romans]]. The city also saw not one, but two battles occur during the [[WarsOfTheRoses Wars of the Roses]].

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Lying just outside the M25. The city is rather wealthy with notoriously high house prices. The city is named after a Christian martyr who was [[PublicExecution executed]] by [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire the Romans]]. The city also saw not one, but two battles occur during the [[WarsOfTheRoses [[UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses Wars of the Roses]].



* The architecture has a tendency to change very rapidly, up to HongKong levels in some places. London wasn't developed to any sort of coherent plan, swallowed up other towns, suffered two acts of largely random destruction (the Great Fire of 1666 and the Blitz during WorldWarII), plus lacks the grid system of US cities, leading to it resembling a rabbit's warren. For much the same reason, it is very easy to get lost - it's one of the few cities in the world where you can walk in what you think is a straight line and find yourself going around in circles. Partly for this reason, the centre of London has a number of mini maps depicting the area with five and fifteen minutes walk, which are largely, but not entirely, situated next to the famous 'Boris Bikes', bicycles that can be rented by credit or debit card.
** Cycling in London is not recommended unless you are a die hard adrenalin junkie, have no other option or genuinely [[DeathSeeker wish to depart this world]] laminated to the front of a bus.

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* The architecture has a tendency to change very rapidly, up to HongKong UsefulNotes/HongKong levels in some places. London wasn't developed to any sort of coherent plan, swallowed up other towns, suffered two acts of largely random destruction (the Great Fire of 1666 and the Blitz during WorldWarII), UsefulNotes/WorldWarII), plus lacks the grid system of US cities, leading to it resembling a rabbit's warren. For much the same reason, it is very easy to get lost - it's one of the few cities in the world where you can walk in what you think is a straight line and find yourself going around in circles. Partly for this reason, the centre of London has a number of mini maps depicting the area with five and fifteen minutes walk, which are largely, but not entirely, situated next to the famous 'Boris Bikes', bicycles that can be rented by credit or debit card.
** Cycling in London is not recommended unless you are a die hard adrenalin adrenaline junkie, have no other option or genuinely [[DeathSeeker wish to depart this world]] laminated to the front of a bus.
13th Nov '16 7:42:39 PM Kazuto
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The area was been in the UK press a lot recently after a baby, Peter Donnelly, known as "Baby P" or "Baby Peter" as he was referred to until press restrictions were lifted, was killed by his mother and her boyfriend, with Social Services failing to do their job properly.

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The area was been in the UK press a lot recently after a baby, Peter Donnelly, Connelly, known as "Baby P" or "Baby Peter" as he was referred to until press restrictions were lifted, was killed by his mother and her boyfriend, with Social Services failing to do their job properly.
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