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History of the London boroughs

Discover how the London boroughs were created and explore their history

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The history of the London boroughs by Tony Travers

Listen to a lecture given by London School of Economic's Tony Travers

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The birth of the London boroughs

The origins of the city we know today

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London Boroughs 50th Anniversary Gallery

Explore our unique gallery of archive images from 1965 to 2015

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50 years of the boroughs on film

London’s Screen Archives worked with the boroughs to create two short films

Watch the films