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Thames river as a broad indicator

Last week, a friend visited London for a brief stopover. As she wanted to go around London, we visited important places by driving around. I was telling her how Thames river divides London into North and South. Also was explaining North of London is where the posh areas (Chelsea, Kensington) and happenning places (West End) are located and how it is rare to find council flats (government housing for the people who could not afford rent due to various reasons) in North of London. Property prices in South of London is cheaper compared to Norht of London. Finally, as we were driving towards my apartment (needless to say, my flat is in South of London), the interior roads were distinctively inferior compared to interior roads in North London which made my friend to remark, "the distinction is evident from the quality of roads".
As in Chennai, where the poor areas are left uncared and unattended while posh locations (usually where higher bureaucrats and ministers live) are given extra care, London also seem to have different qualities of public service provision.

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