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Stratford is an urban centre and town of Greater London
Greater London
in the London Borough of Newham in East London
East London
and is part of the Lower Lea Valley, England, United Kingdom. Stratford includes localities called Maryland, East Village, Chobham Manor
Chobham Manor
and Stratford City. Historically part of the ancient parish and subsequent County Borough of West Ham, which became the western half of the modern borough in 1965. Historically anagrarian settlement in the county of Essex, Stratford was transformed into an industrial suburb following the introduction of the railway in 1839. The late 20th Century was a period of severe economic decline, eventually reversed by regeneration associated with the 2012 Summer Olympics, for which Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
was the principal venue and later with West Ham
West Ham
United F.C. and British Athletics moving to the London Stadium. Stratford is now East London’s primary retail, cultural and leisure centre. It has also become the second most significant (after Canary Wharf) business location in the east of the capital.


1 History

1.1 Original ford and place name origin 1.2 Bow bridge 1.3 Stratford Langthorne Abbey 1.4 Industrialisation

1.4.1 Pre-industrial economy 1.4.2 Early developments 1.4.3 Victorian acceleration

1.5 20th century

2 Geography and local government

2.1 Local government 2.2 Post code districts 2.3 Demography

3 Economy

3.1 Redevelopment

4 Transport 5 Landmarks 6 Culture 7 Education 8 People from Stratford 9 See also 10 References 11 External links

History[edit] Stratford’s early significance was due to a Roman road running from Aldgate
in the City, to Romford, Chelmsford
and Colchester, crossed the River Lea. At that time the various branches of the river were tidal and unchannelised, while the marshes surrounding them had yet to be drained. The Lea valley formed a natural boundary between Essex
on the eastern bank and Middlesex
on the west, and was a formidable obstacle to overland trade and travel. Original ford and place name origin[edit] The name is first recorded in 1067 as Strætforda and means 'ford on a Roman road'.[3] It is formed from Old English 'stræt' (in modern English ‘street’) and 'ford'. The former river crossing lay at an uncertain location north of Stratford High Street. The district of Old Ford
Old Ford
in northern Bow – west of the Lea and now in Tower Hamlets
Tower Hamlets
– is named after the former crossing, while Bow itself was also initially named Stratford, after the same ford, and a variety of suffixes were used to distinguish the two distinct settlements.[3] The settlement to the east of the Lea was also known as Estratford referring to the location east of the other Stratford[citation needed], Statford Hamme alluding to the location within the parish of West Ham, Abbei Stratford, referring to the presence of Stratford Langthorne Abbey.[3] and Stretford Langthorne after a distinctive thorn tree (probably a pollarded Hawthorn) which was mentioned in a charter of 958 AD. Bow bridge[edit] In 1110 Matilda, wife of Henry I, reputedly took a tumble at the ford on her way to Barking
Abbey, and ordered a distinctively bow shaped (arched) bridge to be built over the Lea, together with a causeway across the marshes along the line now occupied by Stratford High Street. The western Stratford then become suffixed by “-atte-Bow” (at the Bow), eventually becoming known simply as Bow, while over time the eastern Stratford lost its “Langthorne” suffix.

Bow Bridge depicted in 1851

The Bridge was repaired and upgraded many times over the centuries until eventually demolished and replaced in the 19th Century. Stratford Langthorne Abbey[edit] In 1135 the Cistercian Order founded Stratford Langthorne Abbey, also known as West Ham
West Ham
Abbey. This became one of the largest and most wealthy monasteries in England, owning 1,500 acres (610 hectares) in the immediate area and 20 manors throughout Essex.[4] The Abbey lay between the Channelsea River
Channelsea River
and Marsh Lane (Manor Road). Nothing visible remains on the site, as after it dissolution by Henry VIII in 1538, local landowners took away much of the stone for their own buildings and the land was subsequently urbanised. A stone window and a carving featuring skulls – thought to have been over the door to the charnel house – remain in All Saints Church, West Ham
West Ham
(dating from about 1180). The Great Gate of the abbey survived in Baker's Row until 1825.[5]

Arms of the County Borough of West Ham.

The coat of arms of the Abbey can be seen over the doorway to the Old Court House, in Tramway Avenue (Stratford). The chevrons from this device, originally from the arms of the Mountfitchet family, together with an abbot's crozier were incorporated into the arms of the former County Borough of West Ham
County Borough of West Ham
in 1887. The same arms were adopted by the new London Borough of Newham
London Borough of Newham
in 1965.[6] Industrialisation[edit] The industrialisation of Stratford started slowly and accelerated rapidly in the early Victorian era.

London 2012 Opening Ceremony – Industrial Revolution

The Stratford and national experience of the Industrial Revolution inspired scenes in the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony covering the traumatic transition from a ‘Green and Pleasant Land’ to the ‘Pandemonium’ of the revolution and the huge social and economic changes it brought. Pre-industrial economy[edit] Stratford was originally an agricultural community, whose proximity to London provided a ready market for its produce. By the 18th century, the area around Stratford was noted for potato growing, a business that continued into the mid-1800s.[7] Stratford also became a desirable country retreat for wealthy merchants and financiers, within an easy ride of the City. When Daniel Defoe
Daniel Defoe
visited Stratford in 1722, he reported that it had "...increased in buildings to a strange degree, within the compass of about 20 or 30 years past at the most". He continues that "...this increase is, generally speaking, of hansom large houses... being chiefly for the habitations of the richest citizens, such as either are able to keep two houses, one in the country, and one in the city; or for such citizens as being rich, and having left off trade, live altogether in these neighbouring villages, for the pleasure and health of the latter part of their days".[8] Early developments[edit] An early industrial undertaking at Stratford was the Bow porcelain factory, which despite the name, was on the Essex
side of the River Lea. Using a process that was patented in 1744, Edward Heylin
Edward Heylin
and Thomas Frye
Thomas Frye
operated a factory near Bow Bridge called "New Canton" to produce some of the first soft-paste porcelain to be made in the country.[9] The site of the factory was to the north of Stratford High Street near the modern Bow Flyover; it was the subject of archaeological excavations in 1921 and 1969.[10] Victorian acceleration[edit] The Victorian era saw growth hugely accelerated by three major factors; the Metropolitan Building Act, the arrival of the railway and the creation of the nearby Royal Docks. Rapid growth followed the Metropolitan Building Act
Metropolitan Building Act
in 1844. The Act restricted dangerous and noxious industries from operating in the metropolitan area, the eastern boundary of which was the River Lea. Consequently, many of these activities were relocated to the banks of the river. As a result, West Ham
West Ham
became one of Victorian Britain's major manufacturing centres for pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and processed foods. This rapid growth earned it the name "London over the border".[11] The growth of the town was summarised by The Times
The Times
in 1886:

"Factory after factory was erected on the marshy wastes of Stratford and Plaistow, and it only required the construction at Canning Town
Canning Town
of the Victoria and Albert Docks to make the once desolate parish of West Ham a manufacturing and commercial centre of the first importance and to bring upon it a teeming and an industrious population."[11]

By the early 19th century, Stratford was an important transport hub, with omnibuses and coaches running into London four times every hour and coaches from East Anglia
East Anglia
passing through hourly. The route into London was plied by Walter Hancock's steam coaches for a period during the 1830s.[12] A small dock and a number of wharves were operating on the River Lea
River Lea
at Stratford by the 1820s, serving the needs of local industries. However, the opening of the nearby Royal Victoria Dock
Royal Victoria Dock
in 1855 and the subsequent construction of the Royal Group of Docks
Royal Group of Docks
(at one time the largest area of impounded water in the world), increased Stratford's importance as a transport and manufacturing centre.[13] Rising population levels led to two major new Anglican
churches in the area, St John's Church in 1834 and Christ Church in 1851.

Engine repair shop of the Stratford Railway Works, 1921

Stratford station
Stratford station
was opened on 20 June 1839 by the Eastern Counties Railway (ECR). The Northern and Eastern Railway
Northern and Eastern Railway
opened a section of its authorised line from Broxbourne to join the ECR at Stratford on 15 September 1840.[14] A railway works and depot for engines and rolling stock was established by Great Eastern in 1847 to the north of Stratford. At its peak, the works employed over 2,500 many of whom had homes, along with other rail workers, in the town that developed nearby. It was originally called Hudson Town, after George Hudson, the "Railway King;", but after his involvement in bribery and fraud was revealed in 1849, the settlement quickly became better known as Stratford New Town, which by 1862 had a population of 20,000.[15] During the lifetime of the Stratford works, 1,682 locomotives, 5,500 passenger coaches and 33,000 goods wagons were built. The last part of the works closed in March 1991.[16] 20th century[edit] Stratford, like many areas of London, particularly in the East End, suffered significant de-industrialisation in the 20th century.[17] This was compounded by the closing of the London Docks in the 1960s.[18] Around this time, the Stratford Shopping Centre was built, beginning efforts to guide the area through the process of transformation from a working-class industrial and transport hub to a retail and leisure destination for the contemporary age.[17] These efforts continued with the Olympic bid for Stratford, and the ongoing urban regeneration work going on there.[19] Geography and local government[edit] Stratford began as a hamlet in the NW part of the ancient parish of West Ham, as the area urbanised it expanded, increased in population and merged with neighbouring districts. Except as a ward, Stratford has never been a unit of administration and so, like many London districts, lacks formally defined boundaries. As described however, Stratford occupies the north-west part of West Ham and so takes the NW boundaries of that area; boundaries which have subsequently become the NW boundary of the modern London Borough of Newham. In this way the River Lea
River Lea
and the complex network of the Bow Back Rivers mark the western limits of the area, which also extends north as far as the boundary of the London Borough of Waltham Forest. Local government[edit] Stratford was one of three ancient wards in the large parish of West Ham, in the Becontree hundred of Essex. It came within the Metropolitan Police District
Metropolitan Police District
in 1840.[20]

Stratford ward of West Ham
West Ham
Civil Parish in 1867.

Despite forming part of the built up area of London the parish remained outside the statutory metropolitan area established in 1855 and the County of London
County of London
established in 1889. Instead, administrative reform was undertaken in the area in much the same way as a large provincial town. A local board was formed in 1856 under the Public Health Act 1848 and subsequently the parish was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1886. In 1889 the borough was large enough in terms of population to become a county borough and was outside the area of responsibility of Essex
County Council. Stratford formed the centre of administration of the county borough and was the location of the town hall. In 1965 West Ham
West Ham
was reunited with East Ham
East Ham
(Ham is believed to have formed a single unit until the late 12th century) and small areas of neighbouring districts, to form the London Borough of Newham, part of the new Greater London. The modern borough has an electoral ward named 'Stratford and New Town'. Post code districts[edit] The Royal Mail
Royal Mail
has given the postcode E20 to the Olympic Park and Stratford City
Stratford City
developments; this was only used by the BBC
TV soap EastEnders
for the fictional suburb of Walford.[21] The name "Walford" is a portmanteau of the names of two East London districts; nearby Walthamstow
and Stratford itself.

Neighbouring areas of Stratford.

Hackney Wick Temple Mills
Temple Mills
and Hackney Marsh Leyton

Bow and Old Ford


Forest Gate

Bromley-by-Bow Mill Meads
Mill Meads
and West Ham Plaistow

Demography[edit] As of the 2011 census, White British is the largest ethnic group in the Stratford and New Town ward, at 21% of the population, followed by Other White at 19% and Black African at 13%.[22]


Stratford town center with Stratford Broadway, the Gurney Memorial and the spire of St John's Church

Both of Stratford's shopping centres: The Stratford Centre
Stratford Centre
and the recently opened (2011) Westfield Stratford City
Stratford City
are located on either side of Stratford station. Westfield Stratford City, home to 350 stores, is one of the largest shopping centres in Europe. The older centre has a range of accessibly-priced stores, its indoor and outdoor market stalls, and the 'inshops' network of small retail outlets. The centre occupies much of the 'island site' created in the 1960s by the surrounding gyratory traffic system. Redevelopment[edit] Stratford has been a focus of regeneration for some years, and is the location of a number of major projects.

Westfield Stratford City
Stratford City
opened in September 2011

During construction of the International Quarter

150 High Street, Stratford

Complete developments:

Westfield Stratford City
Stratford City
is a multibillion-pound scheme to regenerate the 73-hectare brownfield railway lands to the north of the existing town centre. The vast shopping centre reported to be bigger in size than Bluewater was opened in September 2011. It has anchor stores for John Lewis, Waitrose
and Marks and Spencer, in addition to other household names like Apple and Primark. The centre boasts a range of restaurant outlets, a cinema and casino, making it a leisure destination in itself, as well as its shopping facilities. Nearby will be a new purpose-built community of 5,000 homes, offices, schools, public spaces, municipal and other facilities destined to become a major metropolitan centre for East London, all to coincide with the opening of the Olympics in July 2012. The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games had their main base at the Olympic Park, which contained a significant number of venues including the Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre, and London Velopark. What was the athletes' Olympic Village
Olympic Village
is to be restructured as the new East Village development, providing 3,500 homes, half affordable and half private. The post-Olympics legacy plans include the largest new urban park in Europe for over a century, and the new Chobham Academy. Improving Stratford station
Stratford station
with new platforms, walkways and entrances. Rebuilding of Pudding Mill Lane DLR station
Pudding Mill Lane DLR station
as part of the Crossrail project[23] 150 High Street, Stratford, a 41-storey 133 m (436 ft) high residential tower.

Current Olympic Park developments:

Construction of East Wick & Sweetwater neighbourhoods will see up to 1,500 homes built[24] Olympicopolis; A plan in the Olympic Park to see the Victoria & Albert Museum and University College London
University College London
to have facilities by 2018.[25] International Quarter; will see 13 office and 2 residential buildings as well as a hotel.[26] iCity; a technology development will see Loughborough University establish a tech campus. Other companies are yet to be announced.

Other neighbouring developments:

A large-scale development at Sugar House Lane will see 1,200 homes, space for businesses, a new school and new amenities for local people[27] Stratford Centre
Stratford Centre
is proposing to re-develop its site, with a 26-storey residential building for students and to have additional parking and shops in the shopping centre. Stratford Plaza building Broadway Chambers development with 39-storey and 20-storey buildings with 388 apartments[28] Olympian Tower; a 26-storey building.[29]


Stratford station's new northern entrance

Stratford has significant transport, and well served by bus routes, and a number of railway stations.


Stratford Regional is located on the National Rail
National Rail
Great Eastern Main Line, North London Line
North London Line
as well as the Lea Valley Lines. National Rail services: Abellio Greater Anglia, TfL Rail
TfL Rail
and London Overground. London Underground's Central and Jubilee lines both serve the regional station and link Stratford to Oxford Street, Wembley
Stadium, Epping and Canary Wharf. The Jubilee line
Jubilee line
was extended to Stratford in 1999. The Docklands Light Railway
Docklands Light Railway
(DLR) was extended to Stratford in 1987, and to Stratford International in 2011, with services to Poplar, Canary Wharf, Lewisham, London City Airport, the Excel Centre, Beckton and Woolwich
Arsenal. A bus station is located adjacent to Stratford Regional with London Buses and National Express coach routes towards central, northeast London and Stansted Airport.[30] Stratford International, located to the northwest, is on the HS1 line from St Pancras International to Kent, and is served by Southeastern domestic high speed services; so far, no decision has been made for international Eurostar
services to call. The International and Regional stations are linked by a branch of the Docklands Light Railway – opened in August 2011 – which also serves a new DLR only station at Stratford High Street to the south of Stratford, situated on the site of the former Stratford Market railway station. The eastern part of Stratford town centre is served by Maryland railway station. The Liverpool Street- Shenfield via Ilford
and Romford service known as the Shenfield Metro service and runs every 10 minutes and is operated by TfL Rail. This service also calls at Stratford and was incorporated into the Crossrail
service in 2017. Pudding Mill Lane is in the south of the Olympic Park (though it closed during the Olympics for safety reasons due to its size), and normally provides transport to the local factories. Served by the Docklands Light Railway to Stratford, Poplar and Canary Wharf, it was re-sited south as part of the Crossrail

Buses and Coach

Stratford bus station
Stratford bus station
is located directly next to Stratford station
Stratford station
in the town center and opened on 16 November 1994 and comprises five stands, which hosts a number of local routes, 69, 86, 104, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 425, 473, D8 and by the 25 and N8 to Central London. A new bus station called Stratford City
Stratford City
bus station opened on 13 September 2011 north of the Stratford town center as part Westfield Stratford City
Stratford City
project with 97, 241, 308, 339, 388, 108 and N205 calling here.


Stratford is connected to the National Road Network at the junction called the Bow Interchange
Bow Interchange
between the A12 East Cross Route
East Cross Route
and A11 and the A118 Stratford High Street which links to Stratford town centre. The A112 Leyton
Road/ West Ham
West Ham
Lane is the north-south road and The Grove runs north-east to Forest Lane. Landmarks[edit]

Church of St John the Evangelist

Main article: St John's Church, Stratford

St John's Church in Stratford Broadway

Stratford Broadway, the main thoroughfare, is dominated by the 1830s Anglican
parish church of St John's. In its churchyard is a memorial to the Stratford Martyrs, who were burned at the stake in 1556 during the reign of Queen Mary. The memorial itself is octagonal with terracotta plaques on each face, surmounted by a twelve sided spire. It was unveiled in 1878.[31]

Gurney memorial drinking fountain

Directly to the south of the churchyard stands a 12.80-metre tall granite obelisk, which was erected in 1861 as a memorial to the Quaker philanthropist and abolitionist, Samuel Gurney (1766 to 1856). The plinth carries two brass drinking fountain heads on opposite sides, and the inscription; IN REMEMBRANCE OF SAMUEL GURNEY / WHO DIED 5 June 1856 / ERECTED BY HIS FELLOW PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS / 1861 / "When the ear heard him then it blessed him"[32] (a paraphrase from the Book of Job, Chapter 29 verse 11).

Old town hall

Designed by Lewis Angell and John Giles in the Italianate style with a 100-foot (30.5-metre) tall domed tower, it opened in 1869 as the public offices for the West Ham
West Ham
Local board of health. It later became the town hall for the county borough and was enlarged in 1881 to accommodate a courthouse and cells.[33] On 26 June 1982, the main part of the building was badly damaged by fire; after a painstaking reconstruction of the original features and refurbishment as a conference centre, it was reopened by the Queen in July 1986. It is a Grade II Listed Building.[34]

King Edward VII
Edward VII
public house

Opposite St John's Church stands an early 19th-century pub, the King Edward VII
Edward VII
with original pedimented doors and early 19th-century bay windows. It is a Grade II Listed Building.[35] It was originally called "The King of Prussia", either in honour of Frederick the Great
Frederick the Great
or else after King Frederick William IV who visited the area in 1842 to meet Elizabeth Fry, the prison reformer. In 1914, the first year of World War One, the pub was renamed[36] in honour of the reigning king, Edward VII. The old name was problematic as ‘The King of Prussia’ was one of the titles of the German Emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II. More than a hundred years later, the King Edward VII
Edward VII
pub is still locally nicknamed ‘The Prussian’.

"Robert" the tank engine

A 38 tonne 0-6-0 saddle-tank steam locomotive named "Robert" is displayed in Meridian Square, the forecourt of Stratford Station. It was built in 1933 by the Avonside Engine Company
Avonside Engine Company
of Bristol
for use at the Lamport Ironstone mines railway near Brixworth, Northamptonshire. It was previously an exhibit at the North Woolwich
North Woolwich
Old Station Museum, but moved to Stratford in 1999. In 2008, it was removed to the East Anglia Railway Museum at Chappel and Wakes Colne railway station
Chappel and Wakes Colne railway station
near Colchester; there it was cleaned and repainted at the expense of the Olympic Delivery Authority
Olympic Delivery Authority
and returned to Stratford in 2011.[37]

The ArcelorMittal Orbit
ArcelorMittal Orbit
observation tower in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

ArcelorMittal orbit

Main article: ArcelorMittal Orbit A 114-metre-tall (374 ft) sculpture and observation tower in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It is Britain's largest piece of public art, and is intended to be a permanent legacy of the 2012 Summer Olympics. It closed after the end of the Games, but was re-opened to the public in April 2014.[38]

The Old Abbey Mills Pumping Station in Abbey Lane

Abbey Mills Pumping Stations

Main article: Abbey Mills Pumping Stations Built in 1868 as part of the new London sewerage system
London sewerage system
by Sir Joseph Bazalgette, the building originally housed steam pumps and is a notable example of Italian style Gothic Revival architecture. It is opened to the public on an occasional basis, when the "flamboyant interior of enriched cast ironwork" can be seen. It was used to portray a lunatic asylum in the 2005 film Batman Begins, and is a Grade II* listed building.[39] Culture[edit]

Stratford Centre
Stratford Centre
and Stratford bus station
Stratford bus station
in April 2012.

Stratford's Cultural Quarter, adjacent to the shopping centre, is home to several arts venues, bars and cafes:

Theatre Royal Stratford East
Theatre Royal Stratford East
– NB: 'Stratford East' is not a location; the 'East' is used to differentiate between Stratford (east London) and Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford Circus The Discover Children's Story Centre is a partner in the Cultural Quarter

Stratford has been the location for numerous films, notably Sparrows Can't Sing (1963) and Bronco Bullfrog
Bronco Bullfrog
(1970). The promotional film for the Beatles' "Penny Lane" single was filmed in and around the southern part of Angel Lane, demolished in the late 1960s to build the Stratford Centre. Damnably Records relocated to Stratford from Forest Gate in 2014 and is run by George Gargan, a Manor Park born musician from the band Former Utopia and Lazarus Clamp (1999–2003). Education[edit]

University of East London
East London
Stratford Campus

The University of East London
East London
(UEL) has a major campus in Stratford, whose main building, University House, is a historic listed building dating from the 19th Century. The adjacent Passmore Edwards Building is also one of the area's most historic and beautiful buildings, with colourful frescoes and domed roof. In addition, Birkbeck College, part of the University of London, has launched courses in the area, initially using space provided by UEL, with a view to constructing its own campus in Stratford. A new university is planned on the Olympic Park following the 2012 Olympic Games. People from Stratford[edit]

See Category:People from Stratford, London

See also[edit]

Stratford City Stratford Martyrs Maryland, London List of people from Newham List of schools in Newham


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East Lewisham Orpington Peckham Putney Queensway/Westbourne Grove Richmond Southall Streatham Tooting Walthamstow Wandsworth Wembley Whitechapel Wimbledon Woolwich

Districts (principal)

Acton Beckenham Bethnal Green Brentford Camberwell Canada Water Carshalton Chadwell Heath Chingford Clapham Crystal Palace Coulsdon Cricklewood Dagenham Deptford Dulwich Edmonton Elephant and Castle Erith Feltham Finchley Forest Gate Forest Hill Golders Green Greenwich Harlesden Hampstead Harringay Hayes (Hillingdon) Hendon Hornchurch Kentish Town Leyton Mill Hill Mitcham Morden Muswell Hill New Cross New Malden Northwood Notting Hill Penge Pinner Purley Ruislip Sidcup Southgate South Norwood Stanmore Stoke Newington Surbiton Sydenham Teddington Thamesmead Tolworth Tulse Hill Twickenham Upminster Upper Norwood Wanstead Wealdstone Welling West Ham West Hampstead West Norwood Willesden
Green Woodford

Neighbourhoods (principal)

Abbey Wood Alperton Anerley Barnes Barnsbury Battersea Beckton Bedford Park Bermondsey Bow Brent Cross Brockley Canonbury Charlton Chelsea Chessington Chipping Barnet Chislehurst Clerkenwell Elmers End Gidea Park Greenford Gunnersbury Hackbridge Hackney Ham Hampton Hanwell Hanworth Harold Wood Highams Park Highbury Highgate Hillingdon Hook Holloway Hoxton Ickenham Isle of Dogs Isleworth Islington Kensal Green Kew Lambeth Manor Park Mortlake Neasden Northolt Nunhead Plaistow (Newham) Poplar Roehampton Rotherhithe Seven Kings Seven Sisters Shoreditch Stamford Hill Stepney St Helier Surrey Quays Tottenham Upper Clapton Walworth Wapping West Drayton Worcester Park Yiewsley

Lists of areas by borough

and Dagenham Barnet Bexley Brent Bromley Camden Croydon Ealing Enfield Greenwich Hackney Hammersmith
and Fulham Haringey Harrow Havering Hillingdon Hounslow Islington Kensington and Chelsea Kingston upon Thames Lambeth Lewisham Merton Newham Redbridge Richmond upon Thames Southwark Sutton Tower Hamlets Waltham Forest Wandsworth Westminster


Canley (borough) (The Bill: TV soap) Charnham (suburb) (Family Affairs: TV soap) Gasforth (town) (The Thin Blue Line: TV series) London Below (magical realm) (Neverwhere: TV series, novel) Walford
(borough) (EastEnders: TV soap)

The London Plan 2011, Annex Two: London's Town Centre Network – Greate