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The happy forecast: this map plots the gladdest and glummest postcodes in London

Isabelle Aron

If you're happy and you know it, you probably live in Fulham, Parson's Green or Crystal palace. Well, at least according to a new map that plots the most positive and negative postcodes in London to deduce whether where you live is a delightful place to lay your head or, at the less desirable end of the spectrum, a miserable hell-hole.

Based on a year-long study that looked at social interactions between strangers in all 119 London postcodes, creative agency Clubhouse Studios has plotted the points on a map to produce the Happy Forecast, which they're calling a 'social happiness experiment'. It's pretty damn cool, unless you live in one of the saddest areas of the city and then it's a bit depressing, naturally. You can search by postcode or click on points on the map to find out exactly what your 'happiness outlook' is. Things are looking pretty sweet in SW4:

But the outlook isn't so chirpy in Bow, where the forecast is a very blunt 'lousy'. The map also provides a 'current mood' for the area by analysing the sentiment of geotagged tweets, to give you an up-to-date view of how Londoners are feeling. As you can see, people in Bow are currently 'delighted' despite their lousy happiness outlook, so it's not all bad news.

Here's the full list of the happiest and saddest areas in London:

SW6: Fulham, Parsons Green
SE19: Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace, Norwood New Town
SE21: Dulwich Village, West Dulwich
SW13: Barnes, Castelnau
SE22: East Dulwich

SW17: Tooting
E1: Aldgate, Whitechapel, Mile End
SW8: Nine Elms, Vauxhall, South Lambeth
WC1: Bloomsbury, Gray’s Inn
SE17: Walworth, Elephant and Castle 

Find out how your postcode ranks here.

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