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10 Facts About South London
South London originally emerged from Southwark, first recorded as Suthriganaweorc, meaning 'fort of the men of Surrey'.
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South London contains an extensive overground rail network and all of London's trams operate within the area.
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The south London sub-region included the 11 boroughs which lay south of the river, plus the parts of cross-river Richmond upon Thames that did so.
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South London is, like other parts of London and the UK in general, a temperate maritime climate according to the Koppen climate classification system.
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Temperatures increase towards the Thames, firstly because of the urban warming effect of the surrounding area, but secondly due to altitude decreasing towards the river, meaning the southern margins of south London are often a couple of degrees cooler than those areas adjacent to the Thames.
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