Relationship Status by James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti
Twenty five and single? In London, you're anything but alone. According to the 2011 Census, more than half of twentysomethings go solo. Then comes your thirties and that deep river of available singles your age narrows to a shallow stream. By age fifty, it's little more than a trickle. Most will have married and settled in their leafy boroughs (see maps). Young singles - and their cohabiting friends - perfer trendier parts of the city such as Hoxton, Clapham and Peckham. Those living away from their spouse fall into two camps: pricey places in Kensington and more affordable housing near Heathrow, Wembley and Upton Park. Seperated couples and divorcees cluster around Tottenham and to the east; widowed spouses stay put.