Oh your Granuiad reading type, latte swilling effete.
London has a couple of nice areas. A few nice but boring areas on the outer urbs.
The rest of it varies from scummy crap holes to Somalia by the Thames.
Still nicer than Reading and Bracknell.
A bit of a sweeping statement! Taking just the NW postcodes, I would say:
NW1 - A mixture of very nice (Regent's Park) and horrible (Camden)
NW2 - mostly horrible
NW3 - very nice
NW4 - ok but fairly dull suburbia
NW5 - mostly horrible
NW6 - equally divided into very nice and horrible, along the division of West End Lane.
NW7 - very nice, known as 'Londonshire' for its village feel
NW8 - very nice
NW9 - fairly dull and mildly grotty suburbia
NW10 - awful, here be dragons
NW11 - some very nice parts on the Hampstead borders and the garden suburb, the rest a bit bland unless you're Orthodox Jewish
So I don't think you can say London only has a 'couple of nice areas'!
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