Students Guide To London Boroughs

How Inner London Boroughs Are Divided?

There are 12 boroughs within Inner London. These areas form the regions interior parts that comprise the original Metropolitan London since 1855. The Inner London boroughs are currently the richest parts of the region. The highest borough in terms of Gross Value Added (GVA) is City of Westminster, which has capitalised from its close location to central London and its business class addresses. It has also been ranked as the best place to live in the UK by The Economist Intelligence Unit and Mercer Quality of Living Survey for every year between 2005 and 2011.

There are various terms that have been used to refer to Inner London, The London NET ( These are the commonwealth term and County of London. It is also referred to as Inner Metropolitan London and Central London. Some of the boroughs have been absorbed by other neighboring metropolitan regions such as Outer London, South East England and Southeast England.  The borough of Barnet is one of seven divisions comprising the Greater London region. The other six zones include Brent, Enfield, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon and Redbridge.

How Outer London Boroughs Are Divided?

The map presents very well-known Outer London boroughs — the ones located at the outskirts of the city. I will not ask you where they’re situated, because you already know it, but you may not have known that a borough can be a part of London as well as part of a county. This means that in some cases Outer London boroughs are divided between different counties – Central or West. To make this concept clearer, let’s examine one example.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is at the same time the central and metropolitan borough of London. There are 25 boroughs in Greater London. The city of London itself is a separate administrative entity. It also does not belong to Outer London as it has its own status (royal borough). This map represents those boroughs that are officially considered to be a part of Outer London. Monday-Thursday 08:00-16:30, Friday 08:00 16:25, Weekend holiday 00:00 24:00  Hang Seng Index loading time (08:10 09:15 on Wednesdays) and opening time (09:15 10:45 or 11.

How To Travel Between Boroughs?

London is covered by a comprehensive public transport system. The city is served by buses, tubes, the Docklands Light Railway and trains that run through London. The buses usually connect areas within one borough only. But you can also find buses to take you between boroughs such as routes 36 and 38 which take you between Camden Town in North West London and Elephant & Castle in South East London. You can also opt for travel via tube which connects different London boroughs and even routes from rural areas not connected to tube stations.

But, if you take a closer look at travel between boroughs, it appears that the underground system is indeed facing some issues. A paper called "a new deal for transport" was published by London Undergroud Ltd (LUL) three years ago. This paper set out the ambitions of LUL for the next three years. One of these policies was to encourage users to switch to other means of transport other than the tube for commute from one borough to another.

In London there is a great subway system. But let’s face it, if you plan to travel around the city you probably don’t want to spend all your time on the underground. Luckily a series of short bus journeys is usually quicker and less expensive than taking the tube. And that’s why it makes so much sense to invest in Oyster Card travel card and get yourself an Oyster card as soon as possible. But how can you get from one borough to another without travelling via the tube? Here are some interesting tips that will help you travel between boroughs.

What To Know Before Using The Tube In London?

Still, there are certain rules when riding the tube and you should know about them in advance. The most important thing is that people share the same carriage regardless of where they are going and that is quite logical, as it would be an enormous effort to segregate people every time they get into a train. It should be noted that transportation within the city is done by buses, trains and the Underground known in this regard as "the Tube.

" In this respect, there is a tube map which divides the city into stations. It is depicted on maps and at each station with a GPS mapping system. Tube fares from zone to zone are dependent upon the ‘cost per mile’ between stations so that higher fares exist between zones where greater distances occur. Zone 1 tube travel is calculated using Travelcard Zones 1-4, making Zone 1 some of the most expensive to travel through.

It is important to know your destination’s tube zone as not all the tube stops provide transport to every other stop. If you don’t plan ahead, you could end up at the wrong stop and have to take a bus, making your journey even more time consuming and expensive. Many of the different lines travel between central London and the outer circle zones, while there are other more local services that only travel within inner zones.

Just deciding which line to get on can be a challenge. Within each travel zone there are sub-zones which are labeled with a letter from “a” to “g”. For example, Zone 1a and Zone 1b are two different sub-zones in Travel Zone 1. The best way to travel between boroughs in London is by using the underground tube. The tube is more popular, faster, and reliable than buses. It is a common misconception that there is no direct way to travel between boroughs.

Which Boroughs Are In Central London?

Central London is among the most desirable places in the world to reside, due to its vibrant character and enormous business opportunities. But, if you are a traveler or an expat who is not familiar with all the local areas within this part of the city, it can be hard to find the best accommodation for your stay here. For those individuals looking for cheap accommodation in central London, they should consider staying in Islington and using London accommodation providers such as StudentCrowd or StudentUniverse.

But what exactly does central London comprise of? The city is very large and spans over 13,000 km² so deciding where you can go for some Christmas shopping or where your nearest entrance to the underground station is can be a bit tricky. If you’re from outside of the UK or visiting and are looking for some handy information about where certain boroughs are in relation to one another within the capital, we have provided this breakdown below to help.

Laura Grace

Laura Grace

Main Contributor and Editor of The London NET