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CountessDracula Sun 13-Mar-05 11:15:07

dh and I are at loggerheads over this but we don't know the answer!

Where does London stop?

I say that to be in London you have to have a London postcode ie W SW SE E N NW EC or WC

He says that for eg Richmond is in London as it is in a London Borough despite being in Surrey.

Which of us is right?

CountessDracula Sun 13-Mar-05 11:15:59

(btw I say that Richmond is in greater london but not london)

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Sun 13-Mar-05 11:17:04

I think that (I'm sorry) he's r......

No, I'm going to abdicate responsibility for this one.

Beetroot Sun 13-Mar-05 11:17:34

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CountessDracula Sun 13-Mar-05 11:18:22

Can't the twat newsagents didn't deliver.
Am waiting for dh to hurry up so we can go out

starlover Sun 13-Mar-05 11:18:24

hmmm, i think you're BOTH right.
ahhh, diplomatic as ever

dp says your dh is right... but then, men are all a bit odd! He reckons anything inside the M25 is London

Freckle Sun 13-Mar-05 11:18:35

Would an A-Z be any good as a guide? I.e. London only extends as far as is shown in an A-Z? Or alternatively it is only in London if it commences with London Borough of..... I would say that if it isn't a London Borough then it isn't part of London - although might be referred to as part of Greater London.

CountessDracula Sun 13-Mar-05 11:19:28

No, it isn't defined by the M25 - it is too recent!

CountessDracula Sun 13-Mar-05 11:19:55

I need the definitive answer.

Think will send in to notes & queries in the Grauniad

lockets Sun 13-Mar-05 11:20:34

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CountessDracula Sun 13-Mar-05 11:21:29

Ah yes but I need to know the official line...

serenity Sun 13-Mar-05 11:22:51

I don't know tbh. I've though about it myself a few times, as we are on the borders of London - we live in SW but the kids school is in Croydon and our GP is in Mitcham, which are both Surrey although it still feels like London! I suppose saying London/Greater London works, but most people I know who live in Croydon would tell someone they lived in London rather than Greater London or Surrey.

Not much help that, was it!

starlover Sun 13-Mar-05 11:24:38

look here.... not completely definitive but might help!

wikipedia london

Freckle Sun 13-Mar-05 11:24:38

personally, I've always considered Croydon to be Surrey; same as I've always classed Bromley as Kent.

ScummyMummy Sun 13-Mar-05 11:25:27

Does this help ? Or this ? Both seem to include Richmond within London boundaries... Fwiw, I too would say Richmond is in Greater London and, since Greater London is London, IMO, I think you're both right!

ScummyMummy Sun 13-Mar-05 11:33:21

Basically Richmond became part of London in 1965 with the creation of the Greater London Authority, according to Surrey County Council.

soapbox Sun 13-Mar-05 11:37:33

Chislehurst where I live is also in this confused situation.

We are definately in Kent not London. However by virtue of being part of the London Borough of Bromley, we are part of London. We pay the London Authority Council Tax component, and we have an 020 phone number.

However I would never describe Chislehurst as being in London!

CountessDracula Sun 13-Mar-05 11:39:36

Thanks everyone, I think we ARE both right

HUNKERMUNKER Sun 13-Mar-05 12:11:47

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Carameli Sun 13-Mar-05 12:18:29

I live in Richond and would not say to anyone I live in London, more on the outskirts really.
I never use 'London' in my address but do use Surrey.

suzywong Sun 13-Mar-05 12:54:12

you are right CD

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