What places are considered outside Greater London?

Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Cornwall,

Scotland, Manchester,


Are they considered outside Greater London?

  • What do mean by "outside"? The outskirts, the suburbs of London, away from the inner city (the historical centre)? Or just a different city/town altogether? Have you looked these places up in a map? I mean, Cornwall is not next door to London. I would never describe Cornwall as being outside "greater London". Kent, yes. Possibly. – Mari-Lou A Jul 15 '18 at 11:23
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    I'm told Washington, Paris and Beijing are outside Greater London. – gnasher729 Jul 15 '18 at 12:41
  • Wikipedia and google maps can be very useful for finding the general location of cities - and even countries - in area of the world that are foreign to you. – A E Jul 15 '18 at 14:08

All of the places you mention are well outside London. Scotland is a different country https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_London

  • Which is over 5 hours away from London in a high speed train :D – Hanky Panky Jul 14 '18 at 19:56
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    "Well outside" arguably doesn't describe Kent, which borders Greater London, and includes a few of London's outer suburbs. – Henning Makholm Jul 14 '18 at 21:18
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    @HenningMakholm The boundary between Greater London and the home counties is clearly defined - it's roughly the edge of the green belt. Some of the outer boroughs of Greater London retain a county in their postal address for historical reasons. Bromley addresses are Bromley, Kent, but Bromley has been part of Greater London for as long as I can remember. – user79658 Jul 14 '18 at 22:00
  • @CannonFodder: I'm thinking chiefly of Dartford, which is definitely outside Greater London as a political subdivision, but nevertheless functionally a London suburb. – Henning Makholm Jul 14 '18 at 22:05
  • @HenningMakholm Fair enough. I guess we could argue it either way depending on what definition we're using. I wouldn't have called Dartford a London suburb when I was at school there, but that was a very long time ago! – user79658 Jul 14 '18 at 22:08

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