London In Maps
London as a leading global city is now on course to have an unprecedented population exceeding 8.6 million that was last recorded in 1939. Reams of fascinating and unusual data exists showcasing demographic trends. We have taken a look at our favourite map courtesy of mappinglondon.co.uk. Another couple to check out are The World in Tweets and House Prices- A London Catogram.
Football Tribes of London
This map attempts to reconcile parts of London through the local population allegiances to different clubs within the city. According to the map Watford FC who after an excellent start to the season are looking to cement their Premier League status, compete for allegiances in the London borough of Hillingdon with Chelsea FC whose woeful start to the season has seen them descend to 16th place. A decade ago Chelsea supporters may have been confined to a small pocket Kensington & Chelsea however due to the clubs success in recent years they have been able to galvanise support from vast swathes of Outer West London boroughs.
Arsenal compete for territory with their fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Since moving from Woolwich in 1913 Arsenals heartland has been in Camden, Islington & Barnet (Barnet FCs support only accounts for a small proportion of the borough), whereas Tottenham occupy vast swathes of Hackney & Haringey. Enfield is a divided borough contested between the two teams.
West Ham United support covers the majority of the London’s East End particularly in Newham where their current stadium is located as well as across Tower Hamlets, Barking, Redbridge & Havering. Their long anticipated move to the 60,000 capacity Olympic Stadium from Upton Park next year will no doubt see their support intensify.