Central London

innermost part of London, England

Central London is the innermost part of London, England.

A heavily processed image of a number 159 bus crossing Westminster Bridge, with the Palace of Westminster in the background. Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the palace.
OpenStreetMap of Central London.

The inner London boroughs were defined by the London Government Act 1963,[1] and the definition is used for purposes such as the local government finance system.[2] They correspond to the former area of the County of London. These inner London boroughs are:

The City of London was not part of the County of London and is not a London Borough but can be included. North Woolwich is an anomaly as it was part of the County of London but was transferred to Newham, an outer London borough, in 1965.


  1. Office of Public Sector Information - London Government Act 1963 (c.33) (as amended) Archived 2010-08-17 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Local authority lower tier boundaries - Greater London". Archived from the original on 2008-12-31. [dead link]