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This map shows London’s booziest boroughs

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El Hunt

Go home, London – you’re drunk. Well, some of you must be. But which of the city’s boroughs drink the most? Babylon Health surveyed around 40,000 Londoners to paint a picture of alcohol habits across the capital, shown on this map. Hackney is apparently the anti-wellbeing borough and tops the table, with its residents knocking back an average 8.1 units per week (around five bottles of lager). They’re closely followed by Lambeth (7.9 units per week) and Richmond upon Thames (7.8 units per week). At the opposite end of the scale, Redbridge and Hillingdon neck the fewest bevs overall, averaging 2.9 units a week.

The survey also looked at frequency. Redbridge really loves to nurse a half-pint: its drinkers sensibly spread their modest units across an average of 3.2 sessions every week. But it’s the City of London that’s most often on the sesh (3.4 times per week). All that number crunching is thirsty work, eh?

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