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Old July 1st, 2009, 09:33 PM   #21
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Really nice!
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Old July 5th, 2009, 04:58 AM   #22
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Yep to the surprise of most Londoners the largest minority district in the capital is only 63% (Pakistani community in central Slough), even though half London's population is minority. Basically its the same across the capital, certain areas attract certain shoppers or workers from the community, but residentially people are very mixed.

The heart of Black London, Brixton is only 24% Black, whilst places like Tower Hamlets is only 34% Bangladeshi, Southall 55% South Indian, Peckham 55% Black etc. all to the shock of Londoners themselves. Basically tradition and high housing prices means people reside very mixed, not just ethnicity but social class too.

Similarly Greenwich seems very upmarket, and it is, but in between all those gorgeous rowhomes are also highrise estates, as in every London borough. Weird thing is many of those rowhomes will be subdivided into small apartments for renters, while many of those highrise tower blocks will be housing yuppies who can't afford the average $640,000 for a house. If ever you left the town centre you'd start seeing them- the foot tunnel is spooky but totally safe.
Interesting stuff! I bought a book a few years called London: A Biography. I really couldn't get a feel for the book until I visted the city and seen it up close. It truly is an amazing and complex place--like how you described the demographics.
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Old July 5th, 2009, 05:32 AM   #23
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Great pics! I hope you had a great time there. I hope to visit London one day myself.
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Old July 6th, 2009, 03:43 AM   #24
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Great pics! I hope you had a great time there. I hope to visit London one day myself.
Thanks man!
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