South London - Wimbledon, Croydon, Crystal Palace

South London

South London, until the middle of the 18th century, was Southwark , which was the only part of  the city south of the river. The reason being that there was only one bridge, London Bridge, and Southwark was at the bridgehead

However in the 1750's a spate of bridge building opened up the whole of the south bank to development, and the city rapidly spread south. The railways in the 19th century and the motor car in the 20th accelerated this march south by London's suburbs.

The old country towns of Blackheath, Mitcham, Dulwich and Eltham were among the first to disappear into the metropolis. Now suburbs of London like Croydon have their own suburbs

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