Video: Where Can You Visit Four Boroughs In Less Than A Minute?

Geoff Marshall
By Geoff Marshall Last edited 26 months ago
Video: Where Can You Visit Four Boroughs In Less Than A Minute?

Four Corners in London? Not quite — we can't entirely replicate this famous USA landmark, where the edges of four states touch, here in London. But we can come very close, as we discovered in this video. It turns out that you can go to four London boroughs in a very short space of time.

In fact — it would only take another two minutes of walking up the road in Crystal Palace and you could be in Lewisham too. Which left us wondering... how quickly could we visit all 32 London boroughs? New challenge? Oh yes, we think so.

There's no real reason for doing it — other than it being a bit of fun — but we can't decide where in each borough to go. A train station? Just set a foot inside? Take a picture of a 'Welcome To...' sign, or do we do it properly and visit the town hall for each borough? Let us know in the comments below.

Last Updated 15 December 2015

Mark Walley

It would seem cheating to just pass through them. You could drive or the train through most of them quickly that way. Just sitting on the H&C line would get you Hammsermith, RKBC, Westminster, Camden, Islington, The City, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking & Dagenham. The Thameslink would get you a similar number. If you assume stations are managed by TFL, then you have to stand on ground managed by the council perhaps?

Charles

When i worked for one of those councils years ago there was some discussion on improvements at that junction. It was only a brief look though - when you realised how many meetings and discussion would be needed to co-ordinate approvals across four authorities you could quickly find somewhere else that needed more attention.

Tyrwhitt Michael

There is an area just north of Liverpool Street station where you can walk from Tower Hamlets through Hackney and the City into Islington in just a few minutes

Peter Stone

You can do three boroughs (Haringey, Islington and Hackney) out of Finsbury Park tube station.

thisisace

This week's attempt to get Geoff run over is ... ;-)

Peter Staveley

Of course only 700 metres away is the London Borough of Lewisham, giving you 5 boroughs. By the way in this context I would treat the City of London as a borough since it undertakes the same responsibilities of a London borough.

Tim

I say go to each town hall