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The happiest and unhappiest places to live in south east London revealed

The happiest and unhappiest places to live in south east London revealed <i>(Image: Canva/PA)</i>
The happiest and unhappiest places to live in south east London revealed (Image: Canva/PA)

Greenwich has been rated the happiest borough in south east London, according to latest figures.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has used the results of a national survey which asked people to rate their level of happiness during the 12 months up to March 2023 to give district and borough council areas an average figure.

People were asked to rate their life satisfaction, happiness, and anxiety levels out of 10.

Below are the mean ratings of how happy people are in each south east London borough

  1. Greenwich 7.42

  2. Bexley 7.39

  3. Bromley 7.35

  4. Lewisham 7.27

Lewisham was found to be the least happy, with a means score of 7.27.

Just the year before, between April 2021 to March 2021, Lewisham was found to be the happiest borough in south east London with a means score of 7.44, and Greenwich came out as the least happy, with a means score of 7.11.

Greenwich, with its rich history, beautiful parks, and cultural attractions, may be considered the most desirable place to live for several reasons.

Greenwich has a rich historical heritage, including the Royal Observatory, the Royal Naval College, and the iconic Cutty Sark.

The sense of history and cultural significance can contribute to a happy experience.

Greenwich is located along the River Thames with plenty of pubs and restaurants to dine in, providing scenic waterfront views and opportunities for social activities.

Greenwich Market is a popular destination for locals and tourists, offering a range of goods, from handmade crafts to international cuisine. The market contributes to the lively and diverse character of the area.

The popularity of Greenwich Park also shows why Greenwich is the happiest borough in south east London. The beautifully landscaped green spaces, recreational activities, and iconic views of the London skyline contribute to its charm.

Accessible location, wildlife, and the adjacent Greenwich Market enhance the park's appeal, making it a beloved destination for locals and tourists alike.