Mapped: Experts analysed 120 years of housing data to show how 14 of London's boroughs have changed

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Each of London's 32 boroughs has its own unique history, and now you can see how housing changed for 14 of them over the past century.

Property consultancy Knight Frank today launched an interactive report that uses 120 years of London housing to study how the areas have changed over time.

The case studies detail the history of each of 14 boroughs, with history about the area and data showing the age of houses in the area.

Here are two bite-sized histories.

The City

London's central hub dates back more than 2,000 years, but 40 per cent of its residential housing was built between 1965 and 1972. After the Great Fire of London and the Blitz, new, modern constructions laid out the foundations for the skyline of London's financial district today. Of the area's houses, 16.18 per cent were built since 2000.


One of the city's oldest boroughs, Southwark famously held Shakespeare's original Globe theatre. Now, £4bn worth of regeneration in the area has reinvigorated the area. Elephant and Castle is currently being redeveloped to include 170 acres of 2,500 new homes, including its own 37-storey skyscraper.

Take a look for yourself at the whole map:

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