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Smug news of the week: we're the most educated city in Europe

By Hayley Spencer

High five, Londoners! We're officially smarter than our fellow European capitals. Well, okay, not necessarily the 'smartest', but we are the most educated according to new data from Eurostat, which shows that London has the highest concentration of graduates.

In some parts of the city, more than two thirds of people are educated to degree level – that's a whole lot of BAs and BSCs. If you're wondering where you're most likely to rub shoulders with degree-level educated adults, that'd be 'Inner London West' – including the areas of Camden, City of London, Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Wandsworth and Westminster – where 69.7 percent of adults have one. Coming in second is 'Inner London East' where 58.3 percent of peeps in Haringey, Islington, Hackney, Newham, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets went to uni.

The high level of grads is thought to be down to supply and demand, with our city's economy drawing in more grads from other cities and abroad and more inner-city families encouraging their kids to do further study.

The closest to rivalling us with their number of scholars are Oslo and south Brussels who both have 54 percent graduates living in them.

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