The BrmmBrmm Motoring Guide to Central London


Houses of ParliamentCentral London is the innermost part of London, although there is no official boundary of the area. Eric Lubbock defined the area perfectly in the House of Commons in 1963, he said “The central area is distinguished  by the inclusion of Parliament and the Royal Palaces, the headquarters of Government, the Law Courts, the head offices of a very large number of commercial and industrial firms, as well as institutions of great influence in the intellectual life of the nation such as the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Tate Gallery, the University of London, the headquarters of the national ballet and opera, together with the headquarters of many national associations, the great professions, the trade unions, the trade associations, social service societies, as well as shopping centres and centres of entertainment which attract people from the whole of Greater London and farther afield.

In many other respects the central area differs from areas farther out in London….  Its day population is very much larger than its night population. Its traffic problems reach an intensity not encountered anywhere else in the Metropolis or in any provincial city, and the enormous office developments which have taken place recently constitute a totally new phenomenon.”

You can easily lose yourself in the heart of London with its eclectic mix of tradition, culture, commerce and innovation. So, let’s get exploring …


Index to Motoring guide to Central London