A study by Vivo Property Buyers has revealed the friendliest and unfriendliest boroughs in London.
In a recent study, London residents were asked to rate their borough on the following categories: how often they socialise with their neighbours, the availability of community activities and how welcome they feel.
The London Borough of Greenwich came up trumps, scoring highly across all categories, and winning the prestigious title of the city’s Most Friendly Borough. Meanwhile Barnet, Merton and Kensington & Chelsea were also found to be full of affable Londoners, as they came in 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively. On the flip side, Hammersmith and Fulham was the lowest scoring borough, with Newham and Islington following not too far behind. Hey, come on guys, gis a smile!
Here’s a full list of boroughs, in order of friendly to not (as) friendly:
- Kensington and Chelsea
- Waltham Forest
- Tower Hamlets
- Hammersmith and Fulham
View the full results of the study here.
Interestingly, it appears that friendliness and happiness don’t come hand in hand. Take a look at this study by the Office of National Statistics, revealing the happiest and unhappiest places in the UK and London.
Photo by Tamara Menzi.