Hot 100 2018 - Best boroughs for retail and leisure offering

 

From famous department stores, such as Harrods, to the boutique stores of Covent Garden, London is well known as a top retail destination. Unsurprisingly, Westminster, which includes the famous shopping destinations of Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, has the highest number of shops, restaurants and cafes. For the active, Bromley has the highest number of sports facilities at 954, although per capita Richmond upon Thames has the most sports and leisure opportunities for its residents.

Table 1: Highest number of shops
Rank Borough Total
1 Westminster 5,115
2 Camden 2,098
3 Barnet 2,044
4 Kensington and Chelsea 1,934
5 Newham 1,574
6 Hammersmith and Fulham 1,556
7 Croydon 1,544
8 Wandsworth 1,525
9 Tower Hamlets 1,438
10 Islington 1,320

 

Table 2: Highest number of restaurants and cafes
Rank Borough Total
1 Westminster 1,757
2 Camden 748
3 Kensington and Chelsea 457
4 Barnet 441
5 Islington 435
6 City of London 414
7 Tower Hamlets 378
8 Wandsworth 361
9 Hammersmith and Fulham 347
10 Lambeth 335

 

Table 3: Highest number of sports facilities
Rank Borough Total Per 100,000 people
1 Bromley 954 290
2 Barnet 730 188
3 Hillingdon 678 225
4 Richmond upon Thames 613 306
5 Enfield 605 180
6 Croydon 559 144
7 Hounslow 536 195
8 Wandsworth 498 154
9 Redbridge 483 158
10 Ealing 478 135