London Boroughs

London is a splendid city with exclusive 33 small ‘cities’ within it, each has their own governments, schools, centres, suburbs, and unique sense of identity. Check out more about each borough, from Hillingdon to Havering, and their key attractions.

Barking and Dagenham guide

The London borough of Barking and Dagenham comprises some of the 1,070 streets. Barking and Dagenham at the widest point is just 8.9 miles by the 7.8 miles in length.

Barking and Dagenham situated in the east of central London. Areas of interest within the borough may include the ruined Anglo-Saxon Barking Abbey, which was built in 666AD. The Abbey is the incredible venue for the Barking Carnival, which has been taking place in the month of May, which has an open-air concert of both the classical music and also the children’s rides and a pageant.

The Broadway Theatre located within Barking Town Centre, is one of the eternal places where you can able to see a traditional East End variety show, which features top class acts, tea dances and amateurs. The Dagenham Town Show will takes place at the beginning of July; which generally includes trade and craft stalls, funfair, concerts and arena displays. Valence House, a striking 17th century building, is currently a museum and treasure trove of local history.

Barnet guide

The London borough of Barnet includes some 2,652 streets. Barnet at its widest point is just 12.5 miles by 11.7 miles in length.

Barnet, being one of the largest London boroughs, is an abode to the Hendon Aerodrome – the birthplace of British aviation and now RAF Museum. Here, visitors can gaze at over 70 full-sized aircraft and the flight simulator, ‘Touch and Try’ Jet Provost Trainer and Eurofighter 2000 Theatre.

Finchley, the borough’s most famous area, is a home to the Jewish Museum, which even traces the social history of Jewish immigration and settlements in London. It has also a moving Holocaust Education Gallery. Finchley has been also becoming a focal point for the Japanese community and sushi which is now rivaling the supremacy of the salt beef sandwich! It will take minutes from the North Circular to reach Welsh Harp Nature Reserve and Reservoir, which features Britain’s first artificial bat cave. The area has also been designated site of Special Scientific Interest.