1. Barking and Dagenham
I begin in the heart of suburban East London - birthplace of England's 1966 World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore and manager Sir Alf Ramsey.

One of London's most homogeneous boroughs, its population has traditionally been white and working class, but is slowly becoming more diverse. It was once dominated by the giant Ford Factory, which employed over 40,000 workers at its peak in the 1950s but barely a tenth of that number work there today.

A staggering 100,000 of the borough's 187,000 residents live in the Becontree Estate, the largest public housing project in the world at the time it was built in the 1920s. However, I was drawn to the vast industrial belt near the Thames before focusing on Barking's town centre, which has benefited from some much needed urban renewal in recent years.
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