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-- H G Wells, 1909
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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:
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.
- their resident populations in 1972;
- the projected frigure from the 2001 census;
- The contact address for the Borough Council;
- links to the individual Borough websites;
- The former Metropolitan Boroughs and Urban Districts of which the modern Boroughs are comprised.
|Barking and Dagenham||Population 158,710 (1972), 155,900 (2001):|
Civic Centre, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 7BN:
Comprised of: part of Barking and part of Dagenham.
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| 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.
| 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.
| 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
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| 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.
| 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.
| Haringey ||Population 235,490 (1972) 227,300 (2001):|
Civic Centre, High Road, wood Green, N22 8LE:
Comprised of: Hornsey, tottenham and wood Green.
| 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.
| 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).
| 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.
| Lambeth ||Population 310,690 (1972) 276,900 (2001):|
Town Hall, Brixton Hill, Brixton, SW2 1RW:
Comprised of: Lambeth and part of Wandsworth.
| 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.
| 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.
| Southwark ||Population 253,260 (1972) 239,000 (2001):|
Town Hall, Peckham Road, SE5 8UB:
Comprised of: Southwark, Bermondsey and Camberwell.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
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