An A - Z
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A is for 'orses
B is for Bow Bells
C is for 21st Century
D is for Dome
E is for Escalator
F is for Fog
G is for GLC
H is for History
I is for Information
J is for Jellied Eels
K is for Keeping Safe
L is for London Transport
M is for Money
N is for Nightbus
01 for London
P is for Plague
Q is for Queen
R is for Red Route
S is for Streets of London
T is for Thames
U is for Underground
V is for Villages
W is for WestEnders
X is for Charing X
Y is a Year in London
Z is for Zoo

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V is for Villages


Hundreds of years ago London was surrounded by a number of small villages, since swallowed whole by the growing city. However, some Londoners still like to pretend that they live somewhere more impressive.

When they say...…they mean
West HampsteadCricklewood
West GreenwichDeptford
East IslingtonHackney
South ChelseaBattersea
East FulhamBattersea
Northeast DulwichPeckham
Royal DocksBeckton
EssexRomford
Almost centralZone 6
Up NorthWatford