Place:Greater London, England

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NameGreater London
Alt namesGLsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
GLCsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Gt Lonsource: UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [web site] (1997-98) accessed 16 Dec 2002
TypeModern county
Coordinates51.5°N 0.167°W
Located inEngland     (1965 - )
See alsoKent, EnglandParent
London, EnglandParent
Middlesex, EnglandParent
Surrey, EnglandParent
Contained Places
Area
Park Royal
Borough
Bethnal Green ( 1965 - present )
Brent
Chelsea ( 1965 - present )
Finsbury ( 1965 - present )
Fulham ( 1965 - present )
Hackney ( 1965 - present )
Hammersmith ( 1965 - present )
Hampstead ( 1965 - present )
Holborn ( 1965 - present )
Islington ( 1965 - present )
Kensington and Chelsea ( 1965 - )
Kensington ( 1965 - present )
Lambeth ( 1965 - present )
Marylebone ( 1965 - present )
Paddington ( 1965 - present )
Poplar ( 1965 - present )
Shoreditch ( 1965 - present )
St Pancras ( 1965 - present )
Stepney ( 1965 - present )
Stoke Newington ( 1965 - present )
Tower Hamlets ( 1965 - )
Westminster ( 1965 - present )
Castle
Tower of London ( 1965 - present )
District
Addington
Addiscombe
Agar Town
Albany Park
Albertopolis
Alperton
Alsatia
Archway
Ardleigh Green
Balham
Bankside
Barking
Barnehurst
Barnes Cray
Barnes
Barnet
Barnsbury
Battersea
Bayswater
Beaumont Community
Beckenham ( 1965 - )
Beckton
Becontree
Beddington
Belgravia
Bellingham
Belmont
Belsize Park
Belvedere
Bermondsey
Berrylands
Bexley
Bexleyheath ( 1965 - )
Bickley
Biggin Hill
Blackfen
Blackheath
Blackwall
Bloomsbury
Bounds Green
Brick Lane
Brixton
Brockley
Bromley Common
Bromley
Brondesbury
Camberwell
Cambridge Heath
Canary Wharf
Canning Town
Canonbury
Carshalton
Catford
Chadwell Heath
Chalk Farm
Charing Cross
Charlton
Cheam
Chelsea
Childs Hill
Chinatown
Chingford
Chislehurst
Clapham Junction
Clapham
Clitterhouse
Cockfosters
Collier Row
Colliers Wood
Colney Hatch
Coney Hall
Coombe
Coulsdon
Cranham
Crayford
Cricklewood
Crofton
Crouch End
Crouch Hill
Croydon
Crystal Palace ( 1965 - present )
Cubitt Town
Dagenham
Dalston
Dartmouth Park
Denmark Hill
Deptford
Docklands
Dollis Hill
Downe
Downham
Dulwich
Earls Court
Earlsfield
East Barnet
East Dulwich
East End of London
East Finchley
East Ham
East London
Eastcote
Eden Park
Eel Pie Island
Elephant and Castle
Elm Park
Elmers End
Elmstead
Eltham ( 1965 - )
Emerson Park
Enfield Lock
Erith ( 1965 - )
Falconwood
Farnborough
Farringdon
Finsbury Park
Finsbury
Fitzrovia
Foots Cray
Forest Gate
Forestdale
Fortis Green
Fulham
Furzedown
Gallows Corner
Gants Hill
Gidea Park
Golders Green
Goodmayes
Gospel Oak
Greenwich Millennium Village
Grove Park
Gunnersbury
Hackney Central
Hackney Wick
Haggerston
Hainault
Hammersmith
Hampstead Garden Suburb
Hampstead
Hampton
Hamsey Green
Harlesden
Harold Hill
Harold Park
Harold Wood
Harringay
Harrow Garden Village
Hatch End
Hatton Garden
Hatton
Havering-atte-Bower
Heathrow
Hendon
Herne Hill
Highams Park
Highbury
Highgate
Hither Green
Holborn
Holland Park
Holloway
Homerton
Honor Oak
Hornchurch
Hoxton
Ilford
Isle of Dogs
Islington
Kenley
Kennington
Kensal Green
Kensington
Kenton
Keston
Kew
Kidbrooke
Kilburn
King's Cross
Kingsland
Kingston Vale
Kingston upon Thames ( 1965 - )
Knightsbridge
Lansbury Estate
Lea Bridge
Lee
Leyton Grange
Leyton
Leytonstone
Little Venice
Longford
Lower Holloway
Lower Lea Valley
Lower Morden
Maida Vale
Manor House
Manor Park
Maryland
Mayfair
Merton Park
Mildmay
Mile End
Mill Hill
Millbank
Millwall
Mitcham
Morden Park
Morden
Mortlake
Motspur Park
Mottingham
Muswell Hill
Nag's Head
Neasden
New Addington
New Barnet
New Cross Gate
New Cross ( 1965 - )
New Eltham
New Malden
New Southgate
Newbury Park
Newington Green
Newington
Nine Elms
Norbiton
Norbury
North Finchley
North Ockendon
North Woolwich
Northwood
Norwood Green
Notting Hill
Nunhead
Old Oak Common
Oliver Close
Orpington
Osidge
Osterley
Oval
Palmers Green
Parsons Green
Peckham ( 1965 - )
Penge
Pentonville
Petersham
Petts Wood
Pimlico
Plaistow
Plumstead
Poplar
Port of London
Primrose Hill
Purley
Putney
Queen's Park
Rainham
Ratcliffe
Raynes Park
Redbridge
Richmond upon Thames
Roehampton
Romford
Rotherhithe ( 1965 - )
Rush Green
Sanderstead
Sands End
Selsdon
Seven Kings
Seven Sisters
Shacklewell
Sheen
Shepherd's Bush
Shirley
Shooter's Hill
Shoreditch
Sidcup ( 1965 - )
Silvertown
Sipson
Slade Green
Snaresbrook
Soho
Somers Town
South Bank
South Croydon
South Hackney
South Kensington
South Norwood
South Ruislip
South Wimbledon
South Woodford
Southall Norwood
Southfields
St John's Wood
St Pancras
St. Helier
St. James's
St. Margarets
Stamford Hill
Stockwell
Stoke Newington
Stratford City
Stratford
Strawberry Hill
Streatham
Stroud Green
Surbiton
Surrey Quays
Sutton (near Croydon)
Swiss Cottage
Sydenham
Thamesmead
The Angel
The Burroughs
Thornton Heath
Tolworth
Tooting Bec
Tooting
Tottenham Green
Tottenham Hale
Totteridge
Tower Hill
Trowlock Island
Tufnell Park
Tulse Hill
Turnpike Lane
Tyburn
Upminster Bridge
Upminster ( 1965 - )
Upper Clapton
Upper Walthamstow
Upton Park
Upton
Vauxhall
Waddon
Wallington
Walthamstow Village
Walthamstow
Walworth ( 1965 - )
Wandsworth ( 1965 - )
Wanstead
Welling ( 1965 - )
Wennington
West Croydon
West Ealing
West End of London
West Ham
West Hampstead
West Harrow
West Norwood
West Wickham
Westbourne
Westcombe Park
Whetstone
White City
Whitehall
Whitton
Wimbledon
Winchmore Hill
Woodford Green
Woodford
Woodside Park
Woolwich
Worcester Park
Wormwood Scrubs
Yeading
Yiewsley
Former borough
Battersea ( 1965 - )
Bermondsey ( 1965 - )
Camberwell ( 1965 - )
Woolwich ( 1965 - )
Inhabited place
Anerley
Brentford ( 1965 - present )
Camden
Coombe
Greenwich
Hayes
Hounslow ( 1965 - present )
Lewisham ( 1965 - )
London ( 1965 - )
North Feltham
Southall ( 1965 - present )
Southwark ( 1965 - )
Upper Norwood
Westminster ( 1965 - present )
Parish
Acton ( 1965 - present )
Arkley ( 1965 - present )
Barnet ( 1965 - present )
Bethnal Green ( 1965 - present )
Bow ( 1965 - present )
Bromley-by-Bow ( 1965 - present )
Charterhouse ( 1965 - present )
Chelsea ( 1965 - present )
Chessington ( 1965 - present )
Chiswick ( 1965 - present )
Clerkenwell ( 1965 - present )
Covent Garden ( 1965 - present )
Cowley ( 1965 - present )
Cranford ( 1965 - present )
Ealing ( 1965 - present )
East Barnet ( 1965 - present )
East Bedfont ( 1965 - present )
Edgware ( 1965 - present )
Edmonton ( 1965 - present )
Enfield ( 1965 - present )
Feltham ( 1965 - present )
Finchley ( 1965 - present )
Friern Barnet ( 1965 - present )
Fulham ( 1965 - present )
Furnival's Inn ( 1965 - present )
Glasshouse Yard ( 1965 - present )
Gray's Inn ( 1965 - present )
Greenford ( 1965 - present )
Hackney ( 1965 - present )
Hadley ( 1965 - present )
Hammersmith ( 1965 - present )
Hampstead ( 1965 - present )
Hampton Wick ( 1965 - present )
Hampton ( 1965 - present )
Hanwell ( 1965 - present )
Hanworth ( 1965 - present )
Harefield ( 1965 - present )
Harlington ( 1965 - present )
Harmondsworth ( 1965 - present )
Harrow Weald ( 1965 - present )
Harrow ( 1965 - present )
Hayes
Hayes ( 1965 - present )
Hendon ( 1965 - present )
Heston ( 1965 - present )
Hillingdon ( 1965 - present )
Holborn ( 1965 - present )
Holy Trinity Minories ( 1965 - present )
Hornsey ( 1965 - present )
Ickenham ( 1965 - present )
Isleworth ( 1965 - present )
Islington ( 1965 - present )
Kensington ( 1965 - present )
Kingsbury ( 1965 - present )
Lambeth ( 1965 - present )
Liberty of the Rolls ( 1965 - present )
Liberty of the Tower ( 1965 - present )
Limehouse ( 1965 - present )
Lincoln's Inn ( 1965 - present )
Little Stanmore ( 1965 - present )
Marylebone ( 1965 - present )
Merton ( 1965 - )
Mile End New Town ( 1965 - present )
Mile End Old Town ( 1965 - present )
Monken Hadley ( 1965 - present )
New Brentford ( 1965 - present )
Northolt ( 1965 - present )
Norton Folgate ( 1965 - present )
Norwood ( 1965 - present )
Old Artillery Ground ( 1965 - present )
Old Brentford ( 1965 - present )
Paddington ( 1965 - present )
Perivale ( 1965 - present )
Pinner ( 1965 - present )
Poplar ( 1965 - present )
Precinct of the Savoy ( 1965 - present )
Ratcliff ( 1965 - present )
Ruislip ( 1965 - present )
Saffron Hill ( 1965 - present )
Shadwell ( 1965 - present )
Shoreditch ( 1965 - present )
South Mimms Urban ( 1965 - present )
Southgate ( 1965 - present )
Spitalfields ( 1965 - present )
St Anne Soho ( 1965 - present )
St Clement Danes ( 1965 - present )
St Dunstans ( 1965 - )
St George Hanover Square ( 1965 - present )
St George in the East ( 1965 - present )
St Giles in the Fields ( 1965 - present )
St James Westminster ( 1965 - present )
St Katharine by the Tower ( 1965 - present )
St Luke ( 1965 - present )
St Martin in the Fields ( 1965 - present )
St Mary le Strand ( 1965 - present )
St Pancras ( 1965 - present )
Stanmore ( 1965 - present )
Staple Inn ( 1965 - present )
Stepney ( 1965 - present )
Stoke Newington ( 1965 - present )
Teddington ( 1965 - present )
Tottenham ( 1965 - present )
Totteridge ( 1965 - present )
Tower of London ( 1965 - present )
Twickenham ( 1965 - present )
Uxbridge ( 1965 - present )
Wapping ( 1965 - present )
Wealdstone ( 1965 - present )
Wembley ( 1965 - present )
West Drayton ( 1965 - present )
West Twyford ( 1965 - present )
Westminster ( 1965 - present )
Whitechapel ( 1965 - present )
Willesden ( 1965 - present )
Wood Green ( 1965 - present )
Yiewsley ( 1965 - present )
Unknown
Bermondsey ( 1965 - )
Mile End Old Town
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Greater London is an administrative area, ceremonial county and the London region of England. It was created on 1 April 1965, comprising the City of London and 32 London boroughs, of which 12 are Inner London and 20 Outer London boroughs. The ceremonial county created at the same time, and used by the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, does not include the City of London. The Greater London Authority, consisting of the Mayor of London and the London Assembly, headquartered in City Hall, has been responsible for strategic local government since 2000. Greater London occupies the same area as the London European Parliament constituency. It is at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes, covers and had a population of 8,174,000 at the 2011 census. It has by far the highest GVA per capita in the United Kingdom. The term Greater London was in use before 1965 to refer to various areas larger than the County of London such as the Metropolitan Police District.

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History

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London is divided into the small City of London and the much wider Greater London. This arrangement has come about because as the area of London grew and absorbed neighbouring settlements, a series of administrative reforms did not amalgamate the City of London with the surrounding metropolitan area, and its unique political structure was retained. Outside the limited boundaries of the City, a variety of arrangements has governed the wider area since 1855, culminating in the creation of the Greater London administrative area in 1965.


The term Greater London was used well before 1965, particularly to refer to the Metropolitan Police District (such as in the 1901 census), the area of the Metropolitan Water Board (favoured by the London County Council for statistics), the London Passenger Transport Area and the area defined by the Registrar General as the Greater London Conurbation. The Greater London Arterial Road Programme was devised between 1913 and 1916. One of the larger early forms was the Greater London Planning Region, devised in 1927, which occupied and included 9 million people.[1]

Proposals to expand the County of London

Although the London County Council was created covering the County of London in 1889, the county did not cover all the built-up area, particularly West Ham and East Ham, and many of the LCC housing projects, including the vast Becontree Estates, were outside its boundaries. The LCC pressed for an alteration in its boundaries soon after the end of the First World War, noting that within the Metropolitan and City Police Districts there were 122 housing authorities. A Royal Commission on London Government was set up to consider the issue. The LCC proposed a vast new area for Greater London, with a boundary somewhere between the Metropolitan Police District and the home counties. Protests were made at the possibility of including Windsor, Slough and Eton in the authority. The Commission made its report in 1923, rejecting the LCC's scheme. Two minority reports favoured change beyond the amalgamation of smaller urban districts, including both smaller borough councils and a central authority for strategic functions. The London Traffic Act 1924 was a result of the Commission. Reform of local government in the County of London and its environs was again considered by the Royal Commission on Local Government in Greater London. The commission applied three tests to decide if a community should form part of Greater London: how strong is the area as an independent centre in its own right; how strong are its ties to London; and how strongly is it drawn outwards towards the country rather than inwards towards London.

Greater London is formally created

Greater London was formally created by the London Government Act 1963, which came into force on 1 April 1965, replacing the administrative counties of Middlesex and London, including the City of London, where the London County Council had limited powers, and absorbing parts of Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent and Surrey. Greater London originally had a two-tier system of local government, with the Greater London Council (GLC) sharing power with the City of London Corporation (governing the small City of London) and the 32 London Borough councils. The GLC was abolished in 1986 by the Local Government Act 1985. Its functions were devolved to the City Corporation and the London Boroughs, with some functions transferred to central government and joint boards.

Greater London was used to form the London region of England in 1994. A referendum held in 1998 established a public will to create a strategic authority for Greater London. The Greater London Authority, London Assembly and the directly elected Mayor of London were created in 2000 by the Greater London Authority Act 1999. In 2000 the outer boundary of the Metropolitan Police District was re-aligned to the Greater London boundary. The 2000 and 2004 mayoral elections were won by Ken Livingstone, who had been the final leader of the GLC. The 2008 and 2012 elections were won by Boris Johnson, the Conservative Party candidate.

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