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'Clone towns' - London

Researchers claim that nearly half of the UK's towns are "clones", with the same shops making High Streets indistinguishable from others round the country.

Here are the towns inside London included in the research by the think tank the New Economics Foundation, which divides towns into three groups: clone, border town, and home town - one which "retains its individual character and is instantly recognisable and distinctive".

LONDON RESULTS
AREA SCORE STATUS
Wimbledon 7.7 clone
Hammersmith 9.2 clone
Clapham Junction 11 clone
Stratford 11.7 clone
Putney 12 clone
Ealing 15.5 clone
Enfield Town 15.6 clone
Chelsea 16.6 clone
Lewisham 17.1 clone
Chiswick 18 clone
City of Westminster 19.5 clone
Muswell Hill 22 clone
East Ham 24 clone
Brixton 27 border
Streatham 31.9 border
Camden Town 32.9 border
Hampstead 33.2 border
Chingford 34.5 border
Ruislip 35.7 home
Upton Park 36.6 home
Highgate 37.2 home
West Hampstead 39.9 home
Kentish Town 41 home
Brick Lane 42.9 home
Bethnal Green 44.7 home
Deptford 49 home
Shepherds Bush 49.6 home



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