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Greater London Boroughs
Posted on Jun 12, 2002 - 04:57 AM by Bill McCann

On April 1st 1965 the London Government Act 1963 came into force. This greatly extended the boundaries of London and created thirty-two Boroughs to make up the administrative unit of Greater London. This does not include the City of London which remains a separate administrative unit. Most Boroughs now maintain their own web pages which provide a wealth of local information. These are listed below. Many also have a short local history section.

The following table gives a complete list of the Boroughs with:

  1. their resident populations in 1972;
  2. the projected frigure from the 2001 census;
  3. The contact address for the Borough Council;
  4. links to the individual Borough websites;
  5. The former Metropolitan Boroughs and Urban Districts of which the modern Boroughs are comprised.
For each, there will also be a link to the major article on this site describing an individual Borough and its history as and when these articles are written. In addition to the major articles, others on the site will be relevant to some aspect of, or place in, a particular Borough and there are also links to these in the table.




Barking and DagenhamPopulation 158,710 (1972), 155,900 (2001):
Civic Centre, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 7BN:
Comprised of: part of Barking and part of Dagenham.
Barking and Dagenham
Barnet Population 305,750 (1972) 353,100 (2001):
Town Hall, The Burroghs, Hendon, NW4 4BG:
Comprised of: Barnet, East Barnet, Friern Barnet, Finchley and Hendon.
Bexley Population 216,980 (1972), 220,800 (2001):
Civic Offices, Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7LB:
Comprised of: Bexley, Erith, Crayford and part of Chiselhurst and Sidcup.
Brent Population 275,570 (1972) 256,800 (2001):
Town Hall, Forty Lane, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 9HD:
Comprised of: Wembley and Willesden.
Kensal Green
Bromley Population 306,550 (1972) 303,700 (2001):
Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH:
Comprised of: Bromley, Beckingham, Orpington, Penge and part of Chiselhurst and Sidcup.
Camden Population 197,390 (1972) 206,100 (2001):
Town Hall, Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE:
Comprised of: Hampsetead, Holborn and St Pancras.
Capper Street
Euston Road
Street Markets
Croydon Population 334,000 (1972) 343,400 (2001):
Town Hall, Taberner House, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 3JS:
Comprised of: Croydon and Coulsdon and Purley.
Ealing Population 299,440 (1972) 315,700 (2001):
Town Hall, Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing W5 2HL:
Comprised of: Ealing, Acton and Southall.
Enfield Population 265,910 (1972) 271,800 (2001):
Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield Middlesex EN1 3XY:
Comprised of: Enfield, edmonton and Southgate
First Air Raids
Greenwich Population 216,180 (1972) 218,600 (2001):
Town Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich, SE18 6PS:
Comprised of: Greenwich, and that part of Woolwich south of the Thames.
Christopher Marlowe
Hackney Population 215,270 (1972) 207,700 (2001):
Town Hall, Mare Street, E8 1EA:
Comprised of: Hackney, Shoreditch and Stoke Newington.
Hammersmith and Fulham Population 181,880 (1972) 170,700 (2001):
Town Hall, King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9JU:
Comprised of: Hammersmith and Fulham.
Kensal Green
Haringey Population 235,490 (1972) 227,300 (2001):
Civic Centre, High Road, wood Green, N22 8LE:
Comprised of: Hornsey, tottenham and wood Green.
Cromwell House
Harrow Population 203,370 (1972) 218,000 (2001):
Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 2XF:
Comprised of: Harrow only.
Havering Population 247,130 (1972) 230,000 (2001):
Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, Essex RM1 3BD:
Comprised of: Hornchurch and Romford.
Hillingdon Population 236,390 (1972) 259,000 (2001):
Civic Centre, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1UW:
Comprised of: Hayes and Harlington, Ruislip-Northwood, Uxbridge and Yiewsley and West Drayton.
Hounslow Population 206,460 (1972) 213,600 (2001):
Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, Middlesex TW3 4DN:
Comprised of: Brentford and Chiswick, Feltham and Heston and Isleworth.
Islington Population 194,280 (1972) 179,700 (2001):
Town Hall, Upper Street, Islington, N1 2UD:
Comprised of: Islington and Finsbury.
Highbury Barn
Joseph Grimaldi
First Circus
Kensington and Chelsea Population 183,230 (1972)194,100 (2001):
Town Hall, Hornton Street, Kensington, W8 7NX:
Comprised of: Kensington and Chelsea (a Royal Borough).
Kensal Green
Kingston upon Thames Population 139,420 (1972) 153,800 (2001):
Guildhall, High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1EU:
Comprised of: Kingston, Malden and Coombe aand Surbiton.
Upping Swans
Lambeth Population 310,690 (1972) 276,900 (2001):
Town Hall, Brixton Hill, Brixton, SW2 1RW:
Comprised of: Lambeth and part of Wandsworth.
First Circus
Vic Gallery
Street Markets
Clapham Common
Street Floods
Lewisham Population 262,920 (1972) 248,300 (2001):
Town Hall, Rushey Green, Catford, SE6 4RU:
Comprised of: Lewisham and Deptford.
Merton Population 176,820 (1972) 191,700 (2001):
Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey SM4 5DX:
Comprised of: Merton and Morden, Mitcham, and Wimbledon
Newham Population 232,020 (1972) 241,700 (2001):
Town Hall, barking Road, East Ham, E6 2RP:
Comprised of: East Ham, part of Barking and that part of Woolwich north of the Thames.
Silvertown Explosion
Redbridge Population 238,300 (1972) 235,500 (2001):
Town Hall, High Road, Ilford, Essex 1G1 1DD:
Comprised of: Ilford, Wanstead and Woodbridge and parts of Chigwell and Dagenham.
Richmond upon Thames Population 172,560 (1972) 199,300 (2001):
Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3BZ :
Comprised of: Richmond, Barnes and Twickenham.
Upping Swans
Southwark Population 253,260 (1972) 239,000 (2001):
Town Hall, Peckham Road, SE5 8UB:
Comprised of: Southwark, Bermondsey and Camberwell.
Parish Churches
Sutton Population 169,050 (1972) 179,200 (2001):
Civic Offices, St. Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1EA:
Comprised of: Sutton and Cheam, Beddington and Wallington, and Carshalton.
Tower Hamlets Population 159,200 (1972) 190,900 (2001):
The Town Hall, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2BG:
Comprised of Bethnal Green, poplar and Stepney.
Captain Kidd
Execution Dock
Hookey Alf
Waltham Forest Population 233,200 (1972) 218,800 (2001):
Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JF:
Comprised of Walthamstow, Chingford and Leyton.
Wandsworth Population 287,080 (1972) 273,400 (2001):
Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, SW18 2PU:
Comprised of: part of Wandsworth and Battersea.
Clapham Common
Westminster Population 233,360 (1972) 250,100 (2001):
Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW1 6QP:
Comprised of: City of Westminster, Paddington and St Marylebone.
National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
Yorkshire Stingo
Euston Road
First Telegram
Parish Churches
Recruiting Sergeants
Jenny's Whim
Central Hall


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