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London population: The city's record numbers explained in 60 seconds

London's population has topped 8.6m, the highest since its 1939 peak, the Greater London Authority has revealed.

London's population has increased by nearly two million in the past 25 years.

BBC London's Alice Bhandhukravi looks at the figures. Watch BBC London News at 18:30 on BBC One for further analysis throughout the week.

  • 02 Feb 2015