An Autocomplete Guide To London

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Just for a giggle, we typed in the names of London areas into Google search, to see what the autocomplete function would spit out. The results are intriguing, if also somewhat meaningless. Here we’ve presented one for each borough, using the borough name itself where anything coherent came out, or a large conurbation within the borough if not. Quite a few locales are, apparently, dumps. Heathrow is closed and Sutton is alive. And then there are the spurious suggestions, like that for Enfield, which relates to an Enfield rifle rather than the London borough.

Just a bit of fun, inspired by similar maps that detail the Autocomplete results for countries of the world and the UK and Ireland. Have a play with other parts of London, and let us know any good discoveries in the comments.

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  • Jamie

    That’s Camden not King’s Cross.

    • MattFromLondonist

      Camden gives no usable results. Read the article underneath.

      • Jamie

        Ah, right you are. Good old Google.

        • Guest

          Camden is dangerous?

      • Simba

        Camden is dangerous…?

  • Tony

    Lewisham is a nice place to live! Oh that makes me smile. Good old Lewisham. And kinda surprising.

  • rollerball

    A conversation within a borough is impossible!!

  • Dani Ya Fanny

    clearly made by hipster wankers, how long before they die out due to some anally transmitted disease

  • John

    These Google searches are like entering the brain of a Daily Mail-reading sociopath. Southall is “disgusting”, Hayes, Middlesex is “full of Pakis”, Tottenham is “a ghetto”, Leyton “is it safe”, Hounslow is “full of Pakis”, And so on.

  • Harry

    I’ve got Wandsworth is a nice place to live, and Clapham is safe.

  • Spanner1960

    I think they are putting Walthamstow in a good light.

  • Rosignol

    I’m pretty sure ‘Enfield is overpowered’ is a reference to the old Lee-Enfield rifles and their suitability to hunting small game (i.e., not at all), not the neighborhood.

    • SGMagnus

      It’s talking specifically about the Enfield rifle in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Only gamers use “overpowered” in such a cavalier way.