South London

South London is the southern part of London, England, south of the River Thames, consisting of the London Borough of Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Kingston, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton and Wandsworth.

South of London in 1800. The border between Surrey and Kent is shown running south from Deptford, through Sydenham

South London
London, south of the Thames
South London's emergence was a result of the existence and location of London Bridge
Coordinates: 51.45°N 0.1°W / 51.45; -0.1
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryEngland
RegionLondon
ComprisesBexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Kingston, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton and Wandsworth
Area
  Total249.34 sq mi (645.78 km2)
Population
  Total2,835,200
  Density11,000/sq mi (4,400/km2)

South London originally emerged from Southwark,[1] first recorded as Suthriganaweorc,[2][3] meaning ‘fort of the men of Surrey’.[2][3] From Southwark, London then extended further down into northern Surrey and then western Kent.