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The history of the London Boroughs


On the 19 May 2015 Professor Tony Travers from the LSE gave a fascinating lecture at the Guild Hall, City of London about the history of the London Boroughs. From that a publication was made for the lecture is now available for download and you can listen to the lecture HERE - 32 minutes in Camden gets a shout out for it's brilliant municipal 1960/70s housing thanks to Sydeny Cook. You can find out more about the history of the Buildings in the borough by a series of articles by Ruth Lang.

"1 April 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the London boroughs. Created at the same time as Greater London on 1 April 1965 by the London Government Act 1963, 12 boroughs were designated as inner London boroughs and 20 as outer London boroughs and they shape the way we live today.

Throughout 2015, there will be an opportunity to explore and reflect on how London's local councils have influenced our lives over the past 50 years – by shaping our local neighbourhoods, improving social housing and local transport, delivering public health services, and supporting our children’s education."


You can follow the London wide celebrations of it's 50th via #boroughs50 as well as keeping an eye on THIS website.

And you can find out a little more about Camden's voting history since 1964 HERE.