Homes in Typical Suburban Residence Area. London suburbs of Crystal Palace. London is the capital of and largest city in England and the United Kingdom. It is administered by the City of London and 32 London boroughs. These boroughs are modern, having been created in 1965 and have a weaker sense of identity than their constituent “districts” (considered in speech, “parts of London” or more formally, “areas”). The boroughs were primarily formed from amalgamations of Metropolitan, County and Municipal Boroughs.