Read the question before answering ! I no its in england, and its the capital, but what county is it?
Not easy to answer as you've seen - I was born, bred and raised in London - lived here 90% of my life - still loving it still trying to figure it out!
Historically the ancient Roman City of Londinium was alongside the ancient Saxon city of Westminster, the two sprawled and merged and became known as London, and it carries on sprawling to this day.
In drop boxes on the internet under 'address' it list London as a county, and the area of it you live in is therefore the town; for example an address would read
Street - No 1 HIGH ROAD
Town - TOTTENHAM
County - LONDON
'Greater London' is made up of the areas/boroughs that joined the London Sprawl later. Boroughs such as Greenwich border the county of Kent but are deemed 'inner city' due to socio-economic reasons, and feel to all Londoners as part of London. However places traditionally thought of as part of neighbouring counties are being sucked up by the metropolis. Bromley (traditionally and postally the county of KENT) has signs up in it's town centre saying 'London Borough of' - as does Croydon.
Businesses refer to 'inside the M25' (the London orbital road) as their catchment area as this is probably where London will eventually stop. Meanwhile the suburbs will continue to be split personality - The London Borough Of Bromley In Kent!
London is the capital city of England (Cardiff the capital of Wales, Edinburgh capital of Scotland and Belfast capital of Northern Ireland) - it is where the Main Government reside, but both Wales and Scotland have their own parliament so there is no Capital of the UK
The County of London.
London *is* (rather than 'is in') both a region (one of the nine 'government office regions' of England) and a county.
As a region it is called simply London and as a county it is called Greater London.
When Greater London was created in 1965 it was not originally called a county, rather an 'administrative area'. However, in the Lieutenancies Act 1997 it was counted as a county (i.e. an area that appoints a Lord Lieutenant). Under this act, the City of London also forms a county in its own right.
So London is made up of two counties: Greater London and the City of London.
London covers a few counties although most Londoners tend to just put down "Greater London" under county on a form or delivery address. London is made up of boroughs rather than counties i.e. Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth, Kensington etc.
Technically South London is in Surrey but where we are in Lambeth we are a few minutes away from Kent, Surrey, Croydon and Southwark (a borough of London).
Historically local government in the capital has been shared between small vestries or boroughs, the City of London, and London-wide bodies such as the Metropolitan Board of Works, the London County Council, the Greater London Council and more recently, the Greater London Authority.
Created in 1889, the London County Council (LCC) was the first metropolitan-wide form of general local government. Its creation was forced by a succession of scandals involving its predecessor the Metropolitan Board of Works (MBW). The MBW, which had run London's infrastructure such as roads and bridges, had not been directly elected.
The LCC was created as the principal administrative body for the County of London; a lower tier of 28 metropolitan boroughs was created in 1899, replacing the earlier parishes and vestries.
The LCC's administrative area was the County of London: an area smaller area than Greater London is now and corresponding to today's London Boroughs of Camden, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth and Westminster.
In 1906 the LCC bought up three adjacent plots of land on the eastern side of Westminster Bridge with the intention of developing a single headquarters. The County Hall, designed by Ralph Knott, and was officially opened in 1922.
Depends on whether youare talking administrative or historic.
London is in Middlesex - although many would now deny that Middlesex is still a county. Some built up areas that are close to London - and have been subsumed into it are in Surrey, Kent, Essex, and Hertfordshire.
Technically it is in the Greater London Metropolitan Borough.
It is one of the few cities in the UK to effectively be it's own county, Greater Manchester being another one.
It's not part of any county. Greater London is a "metropolitan District."
London is its own "county"
Is it not a county in itself?
It sprawls across Middlesex, Surrey & Kent mainly. Some of its suburbs even reach into Hertfordshire.
No county, no state, no nothing.
Just plain old london.
London the city of big dreams and expectations. Love it leave it, it will always catch you by the balls and yank your chain and say WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN>
Ask any Scotsman and they won't care.
London's not a county, it's a Metropolitan area.
united kingdom, in england
United Kingdom = England, Scottland, Wales & Ireland
And so if we zoom into England, the capital of the country is London!
((The first three lay on the same land!))
sudan ;) and i did read the question
There is one in England
one in our lovely Canada...usually refer to London-Ontario
and there is one in Astralia I believe....
And it is not reconised as the capital of the UK as far as us Scots are concerned
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