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An Illustrator Reveals The Truth Behind London's Most Popular Boroughs

Illustrator Jack Noel has captured eight London boroughs in glorious candy coloured art prints for But as anyone who lives here can (and will) tell you, London isn't always great.

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Tower Hamlets.

Early on, Columbia Road flower market is pleasantly full of good-looking people sipping flat whites and buying banana plants. After brunch o'clock, though, haggard hipsters with hangovers descend in hordes and it's an unbearable deadlock of snapbacks and plaid.


Brixton Market is a proper market that will meet all of your yam, goat feet and marijuana needs. Now though, thanks to something to do with house prices and Brixton Village superfan Jay Rayner, it's all gone a bit Life & Style.



Trafalgar Square is a great reminder of the splendour of Ceremonial London. Often though you visit and there are speakers and Jumbo-screens right in the middle of it for some terrible "event" like a half-marathon or National Mushroom Day or "Christmas".


Greenwich is a prized for it's non-London village vibe, Georgian architecture and Naval History... and it is great. Villages are terribly dull though of course, and sadly neither elaborate cornices nor old boats are classic Night Life ingredients.