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Started by DesEsseintes on Feb 21, 2021 2:52:30 PM
Where is London?

where does it begin and end?

in your considered opinion

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helbel - 21 Feb 2021 15:04:39 (#1 of 63)

Ontario.

Electro2 - 21 Feb 2021 15:07:55 (#2 of 63)

After that

OldLefty - 21 Feb 2021 15:30:44 (#3 of 63)

I avoid London unless going there is absolutely necessary (to see grandchildren). There be dragons.

hailesaladdie - 21 Feb 2021 15:32:00 (#4 of 63)

Anyone who claims they live in a county that was abolished in 1974, despite being in a London borough: WOAS.

FleurDuMal - 21 Feb 2021 15:41:15 (#5 of 63)

Inside the M25?

Electro2 - 21 Feb 2021 15:43:27 (#6 of 63)

Outside MI5.

popstar7 - 21 Feb 2021 15:53:17 (#7 of 63)

This is existential for me. Born in the London Borough of Sutton but Sutton and Surrey go together like knife and fork. Different people will think you're pretentious whether you say it's in London or Surrey.

Tadagee - 21 Feb 2021 15:57:53 (#8 of 63)

Purley to the south feels about right.

popstar7 - 21 Feb 2021 16:11:57 (#9 of 63)

London postcodes feels right to me and Sutton has its own non-London one.

dmlc133 - 21 Feb 2021 16:22:06 (#10 of 63)

M25 is too broad, Watford is not in London. Otoh Idk about the southern wilds but Enfield and Ilford have their own postcodes but feel like London, albeit suburbia, to me.

Tadagee - 21 Feb 2021 16:42:05 (#11 of 63)

We live just beyond J6 M25 and are definitely not in London.

uranrising - 21 Feb 2021 20:13:11 (#12 of 63)

There are several Londons in the S-E of England.

CarlosFandango - 21 Feb 2021 20:17:41 (#13 of 63)

I'm some way North of Oxford.

This is not yet London.

WibbleAgain - 21 Feb 2021 20:19:03 (#14 of 63)

There's an airport called London-Oxford. It's actually in Kidlington.

CarlosFandango - 21 Feb 2021 20:21:38 (#15 of 63)

I'm well North of that too, but yours is a timely reminder.

Thanks.

Arjuna - 21 Feb 2021 20:36:33 (#16 of 63)

The square mile

solomongursky - 21 Feb 2021 20:40:00 (#17 of 63)

Well, you have to include the west end, so as Iris Murdoch said everywhere west of Earls Court is contingent.

solomongursky - 21 Feb 2021 20:44:23 (#18 of 63)

“There are some parts of London which are necessary and others which are contingent. Everywhere west of Earls Court is contingent, except for a few places along the river”

Murdoch, Under the Net.

artant - 21 Feb 2021 20:48:26 (#19 of 63)

I have a non-London postcode but one stop further in or out on the tube would put that right. This is definitely the suburbs but definitely the London suburbs (in Zone 4, about 20 minutes on the tube from the west end). I’d say if you’re in a London borough then you’re in London. (Or maybe if you’re in the 020 area code? Though anything landline based feels a bit antiquated now.)

mingmong - 21 Feb 2021 20:54:42 (#20 of 63)

Proper London is within the North and South circular roads. Beyond that is suburbia, which fades indefinitely into the Home Counties, which itself abuts onto the actual Countryside

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