How crowded is London? Well, it will not be fair to compare the population density of the Big Smoke, which is estimated at a little over 1,500 people per square kilometre (or about 3,900 people per square mile), to Bangladesh’s Dhaka or Pakistan’s Hyderabad, for example. These are two of the world’s most crowded places where the local population density is 45,000 and almost 18,500 people per square kilometre respectively. Still, London ranks among the most overpopulated metropolises in Europe. In fact, the UK capital’s is so full of people that:
- It has more inhabitants than the combined population of Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Plymouth, Southampton, Leicester, Bristol, Glasgow, Wakefield, Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Edinburgh, Coventry and Brighton
- People living in countries like Scotland, Estonia, Ireland and Belize are fewer compared to those in the Big Smoke
- Public transport passenger numbers in the capital exceed the set capacity by 5.4% during the so-called “crush hours”
That is probably why more people now prefer to move to other English cities. But before you book a quality removal service from London to Birmingham, for instance, you should first remember that there are boroughs like Bromley and Havering which have a more suburban and even village-like vibe and are far from being overpopulated. So, if you are determined to continue to live in the English capital but without having to put up with the big crowds and the city bustle, remember to avoid the following places.
Finding an effective removals service in Stroud Green N4 or any other district in the London Borough of Islington may be easy but finding a home or even a room to rent in this part of the capital, especially one that comes at an affordable price, is not. The most overpopulated areas in this part of the city are Barnsbury, Mildmay and Highbury East.
Hackney is an Inner London Borough and it is just 8 km (or 5 miles) away from Charing Cross. Plus, it is one of the greenest spots in the capital and the food here is amazing. It is not hard to understand why it is so overpopulated, especially when it comes to districts such as De Beauvoir, Dalston and Chatham.
Kensington and Chelsea
Technically speaking, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is the smallest borough in London. It covers an area of barely 4.68 square miles which compared to Greater London’s total territory of 606 square miles is nothing more than a speck of dust. Therefore, it makes sense to find this borough on our list of overcrowded London spots.
This is the home of some of the most notorious districts in the UK capital. Brixton, Stockwell, Crystal Palace, South Bank, Dulwich, Little Portugal and many other tourist-magnets can all be found in the Borough of Lambeth. But even without all the tourists, this area is too overcrowded since it has a population density of more than 11,200 people per square kilometre.
Now that you know all of that, you are probably considering moving to a different less crowded part of the capital and rely on trusted removals in Leamouth, Tower Hamlets. The thing is, wherever you choose to live in London, you will end up in a place with that is several times more overpopulated than almost anywhere else in Europe. The Big Smoke is simply home to an astounding amount of people which is increasing with every single day.