London’s friendliest boroughs

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Photography: Adrian Briscoe

Residents of Havering, east London, are considered to be the Capital’s best neighbours according to a new survey commissioned by Experian Consumer Services.

Despite London’s unfriendly reputation, the study found that almost 86 per cent of residents in the borough of Havering believe their neighbours keep an eye out for them.

Other affable areas of the City in the top ten include Bexley, Bromley, Sutton and Richmond upon Thames, closely followed by Kingston upon Thames, Barnet, Harrow and Brent.

The only central London borough to make the list was Kensington and Chelsea – popping up at number three.

Tower Hamlets claimed the dubious title of London’s least friendliest borough, and was joined by another five east London boroughs all thought to be lacking in community spirit.

A spokesman for Experian said: “Britons in general are very positive about the neighbourliness of their own area, with a majority believing that neighbours look out for each other even in the lowest ranking boroughs.”

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