Cheating map reveals London’s most adulterous boroughs

Liz Connor

One of the richest boroughs in London also has the highest number of residents having extramarital affairs, according to new research.

Leafy Islington tops a new infidelity index, listing the capital’s boroughs where the highest percentage of inhabitants appear to be cheating on their partners.

The pricey north London postcode takes the cheating top spot from Kensington and Chelsea, which dropped to second place, having topped the index last year.

5.94 per cent of Islington’s adult population are cheating on their partners, according to - a dating website for married people.

On the other end of the scale, it's Ealing that is crowned as London's most faithful borough, with just 1.7 per cent of its population being unfaithful.

According to the website, extramarital affairs are booming in London, thanks to spiralling house prices. Unhappy couples cannot afford to split and set up two homes, and are seeking 'discreet' fun elsewhere.

Affluent boroughs such as Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and Tower Hamlets all made the top 10 most adulterous boroughs, while less affluent boroughs such as Ealing, Havering, Hackney and Haringey made up four of the top five most faithful.

But if you’re worried about your partner playing away, there is some encouraging news for Londoners - the capital itself ranked as one of the least adulterous city in the entire country, with just 1.47 per cent of its adult population seeking that ‘extra bit on the side’.

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