What is London

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by hash tag, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    This, as you would expect of Puddy_Tat has some great ways of defining London, except that they have forgotton the London Loop or the Capital Ring, which both lay a small claim to defining London BUT, not as much as the coal duty boundaries which go back a hundred years or more, many of which still exist City Posts -- Coal Duty Posts -- Coal Posts -- Coal Tax Posts

    Any other offers?
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  2. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Simple. Anywhere that's in a London Borough is London.
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  3. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    Baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more
  4. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    North of Guildford, and quite a bit south of all the good stuff.
  5. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    One of Essex's outer suburbs?
  6. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    An elaboration of Brixton.
  7. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    That area which benefits most heartily from the attentions of the Metropolitan Police Service.
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  8. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    So not the City of London then...
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  9. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    London is the capital city of the United Kingdom
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  10. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    London is a state of mind
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  11. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    London is the Place for Me
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  12. High Voltage

    High Voltage In the top 97% of Urban's most interesting posters

    Anything inside the M25
  13. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

  14. bluescreen

    bluescreen Je est un autre

  15. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    Everything within the North and South Circular.
  16. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Anywhere with a London postcode.
  17. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    What about Croydon ? :D
  18. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Unquestionably London.
  19. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    This brilliant book which came out last year and which I am currently reading answers the OP's question directly.

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  20. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    That's a tiny area tho
  21. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

  22. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

  23. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Questionably London. Like Enfield or Ilford.
  24. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    It may well be direct but does it answer the question to Urban's satisfaction? That is the ultimate test.
  25. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    I wasn't sure where to post this but this thread seemed appropriate.

    Carefully made photo laden essay on Brexit by the NYTimes - Will London Fall ?
  26. EastEnder

    EastEnder Brixton Barnacle

    If the entirety of the letter prefix of your postcode is one of: N, NW, SW, SE, W, WC, E or EC

    Then you live in London.

    Anything else, you live somewhere else, probably somewhere awful, like Solihull or Wales.
  27. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    A friend used to live close to Tooting BR station and I was surprised to learn he didn't have a London postcode (don't ask me what it was though, can't remember). I struggle to describe Tooting as anything other than London.
  28. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    Places lke Croydon are London Borough of....

    Tooting Station is in Merton which meant it probably got a CR4 post code, but it does have an SW17 postcode.
  29. tony.c

    tony.c Well-Known Member

    Anywhere within a 6 mile radius of Charing Cross - the Knowledge area for Green Badge London Cabdrivers.
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  30. EastEnder

    EastEnder Brixton Barnacle

    I'm talking about proper London. :cool:

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