History UsefulNotes / OneLondonThirtyThreeBoroughs

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.



Contains:
* ''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.
9th Nov '16 11:47:17 AM DarcyFoster
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* A League Two football team (Dagenham and Redbridge)



An Eastern-central borough situated just south of the River Thames. The further west you go in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the posher the area. Greenwich itself is a relatively small area to the far west, so is poshest. It contains most of the historical tourist attractions, such as Greenwich Park, the old Royal Observatory, Old Royal Naval College, Cutty Sark, and others. Other possible places of interest in the wider borough are Charlton Athletic (a Championship football team), The Thames Barrier and Bellmarsh (a maximum security prison).

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An Eastern-central borough situated just south of the River Thames. The further west you go in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the posher the area. Greenwich itself is a relatively small area to the far west, so is poshest. It contains most of the historical tourist attractions, such as Greenwich Park, the old Royal Observatory, Old Royal Naval College, Cutty Sark, and others. Other possible places of interest in the wider borough are Charlton Athletic (a Championship League One football team), The Thames Barrier and Bellmarsh (a maximum security prison).



Now home to rugby league's London Broncos, who are groundsharing with Conference National football club Barnet. The latter club had played in Barnet for over a century, but left in 2013 after a row with their borough council.

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Now home to rugby league's London Broncos, who are groundsharing with Conference National League Two football club Barnet. The latter club had played in Barnet for over a century, but left in 2013 after a row with their borough council.



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 Two 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 to the League Two One football club AFC Wimbledon, founded in 2002 by Wimbledon F.C. supporters angered over that club's impending move to Milton Keynes.



Also features Stratford. The 2012 Olympics were held here. The plan for afterwards ''was'' to remove 55,000 of the 80,000 seats from the main stadium and turn it over for community use. That or give it to Leyton Orient Football Club. Emphasis on ''WAS''. It was later decided to keep the stadium at a capacity of 60,000, and West Ham United, which have been based in the area now known as Newham since their creation, will now take over the stadium in 2016.

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Also features Stratford. The 2012 Olympics were held here. The plan for afterwards ''was'' to remove 55,000 of the 80,000 seats from the main stadium and turn it over for community use. That or give it to Leyton Orient Football Club. Emphasis on ''WAS''. It was later decided to keep the stadium at a capacity of 60,000, and West Ham United, which have been based in the area now known as Newham since their creation, will now take took over the stadium in 2016.



The largest town inside the M25 which lies outside the Greater London Area. The town is notable for it's football club Watford FC.

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The largest town inside the M25 which lies outside the Greater London Area. The town is notable for it's its football club Watford FC.
16th Oct '16 1:52:17 AM Morgenthaler
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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 and ''the'' AbbeyRoadCrossing. Americans should think of 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 and ''the'' AbbeyRoadCrossing. Americans should think of WashingtonDC 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).
9th Oct '16 2:01:17 AM erforce
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Maryon Park in Charlton was the main location for the Antonioni 1966 film ''Film/BlowUp''. Greenwich is also often used for location filming for films set in the 17th and 18th centuries, notably PiratesOfTheCaribbean.

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Maryon Park in Charlton was the main location for the Antonioni 1966 film ''Film/BlowUp''. Greenwich is also often used for location filming for films set in the 17th and 18th centuries, notably PiratesOfTheCaribbean.''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.
3rd Oct '16 6:29:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* Famous British sitcom ''SteptoeAndSon'' is set in a fictional street in Shepherd's Bush- it was worked out some years that the yard they owned would be worth a fair amount today for a property developer.
* The closing theme song of ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' states that Derek Trotter has "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Francis Trevor Francis]] tracksuits, from a mush in Shepherd's Bush".

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* Famous British sitcom ''SteptoeAndSon'' ''Series/SteptoeAndSon'' is set in a fictional street in Shepherd's Bush- it was worked out some years that the yard they owned would be worth a fair amount today for a property developer.
* The closing theme song of ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' states that Derek Trotter has "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Francis Trevor Francis]] tracksuits, from a mush in Shepherd's Bush".
24th Sep '16 1:52:11 PM nombretomado
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The East End. West Ham and East Ham, but no other hams, [[LargeHam Large]] or otherwise- Newham was a created name. The second most Muslim area in the UK, ChannelFour determined it was the third worst place in the UK to live, due to urban deprivation. Officially an Outer London borough, due to not being a part of the former London County Council area, the council are trying to make it Inner London to get more funding from Whitehall.

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The East End. West Ham and East Ham, but no other hams, [[LargeHam Large]] or otherwise- Newham was a created name. The second most Muslim area in the UK, ChannelFour Creator/Channel4 determined it was the third worst place in the UK to live, due to urban deprivation. Officially an Outer London borough, due to not being a part of the former London County Council area, the council are trying to make it Inner London to get more funding from Whitehall.
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