London boroughs where you’re most likely to have noisy neighbours

Londoners have spent significantly more time at home due to lockdown giving them an opportunity to get ‘acquainted’ with their neighbours.

In all the new information Londoners have learnt about their local area, who the noisy neighbours are is likely high on the list.

Data from insurance company, Confused.com revealed which London boroughs are the loudest based on noise complaints from July 2019 to September 2020.

According to the data, the biggest reasons for noise complaints in the UK was loud music (50 per cent), loud parties (43 per cent) and raised voices/shouting (29 per cent).

Loud barking/animal voices was also a top reason along with loud television.

We’ve listed below the boroughs where you’re least likely to get a good night’s sleep.

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The 11 noisiest London boroughs:

Borough Ranking Noise Complaints Complaints per 100 households
1. Westminster 24,756 20
2. Islington 15,760 15
3. Kensington and Chelsea 13,040 15

4. Barking and Dagenham

9,690 13
5. Hammersmith and Fulham 10,984 12
6. Newham 14,287 12
7. Hackney 11,025 10
8. Haringey 7,398 7
9. Lambeth 8,037 6
10. Merton 3,119 4

Last year we reported on noise complaint data between January 2018 and December 2019.

In that time period Kensington and Chelsea was the noisiest borough with 26,744 complaints in the two year period followed by Hammersmith and Fulham with 25,300 complaints and Islington with 21,435 complaints.

Westminster has jumped from fifth position to first since December 2019.

In the time period January 2018 and December 2019, data revealed that Brent was the quietest borough with 994 complaints, followed by Havering with 1,812.

Data is based on Freedom of Information requests for noise complaints between July 2019 and September 2020.

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