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The 26 towns in London that locals insist are in Kent, Essex or Surrey | UK | News

The 26 towns in London that locals insist are in Kent, Essex or Surrey | UK | News

The original small City of London has far exceeded its borders to become a vast expanse taking in villages, suburbs and towns. We all know that where we live can play a huge part of our identities and who we feel we are – and when this level of change occurs it can mean that maps and boundaries can be – how shall we say – jiggled about a bit. This most definitely happened during London’s expansion and places that were once considered to be Kent, Essex and Surrey are now within its realms.  It also totally absorbed the place once known as Middlesex – although some people do still consider this a place in its own right. To this day some residents will swear blind that they do not live in London – but instead in one of the Home Counties now partially claimed by The Big Smoke.  Some Kingston and Croydon locals will argue until they’re blue in the face that they are really in Surrey. Meanwhile those who are in Ilford will …