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|† not a London borough|
The present boroughs came into existence on April 1, 1965 with the creation of the Greater London Council (GLC). The first London Borough elections, however, were held in 1964 and the newly elected London Borough Councils acted as "shadow" Authorities before coming into power the following year
They had wider authority than the inner London metropolitan boroughs and neighbouring municipal boroughs which they mostly replaced, but less power than the three county boroughs of Croydon, West Ham and East Ham which ceased to exist at the same time.
The London boroughs became in effect unitary authorities (combining both county and borough functions, much like the former county boroughs) at the GLC's abolition on April 1, 1986. Since the creation (2000) of a new Greater London Authority, covering the former GLC area but with more limited powers, the boroughs now have powers intermediate between those of English unitary authorities and districts within administrative counties.
Inner London Boroughs
|New (London) borough||Old (Metropolitan) boroughs|
|Camden||Hampstead, Holborn, St Pancras|
|Greenwich||Greenwich, most of Woolwich|
|Hackney||Hackney, Shoreditch, Stoke Newington|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||Hammersmith, Fulham|
|Kensington and Chelsea||Kensington, Chelsea|
|Lambeth||Lambeth (and Streatham and Clapham from Wandsworth)|
|Southwark||Bermondsey, Camberwell, Southwark|
|Tower Hamlets||Bethnal Green, Poplar, Stepney|
|Wandsworth||Battersea, Wandsworth (except Streatham and Clapham)|
|Westminster||Paddington, St Marylebone, Westminster|
Outer London boroughs
See also: List of places in London, England
- Islington council map page with clickable map linking to each borough's web site.
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