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Homes in Some London Boroughs Have No Access to Central Heating

  • Camden and Westminster have some of London’s coldest homes
  • British households are very exposed to global energy prices
Backs of homes in Tower Hamlets. 

Backs of homes in Tower Hamlets. 

Photographer: Mike Kemp/In Pictures/Getty Images

Some of London’s boroughs are on a par with the most impoverished regions of the UK when it comes to household access to central heating, meaning they are forced to rely on more expensive methods to keep their homes warm. 

Between three and 4% of households living in boroughs like Camden, Tower Hamlets, Southwark, and Westminster have no central heating in their homes, data from the Office for National Statistics show. These levels are comparable with those seen in the country’s poorest areas, such as Cornwall and Blackpool.