Over 250 languages are spoken in London, making the capital the most linguistically diverse city in the world.

In London alone, just over 690,000 people considered a European language which wasn't one of British origin as their main language and almost 150,000 of these were Polish speakers. In total, 1.7m recorded a language other than English as their main language in London.

More than half a million identified a south Asian language as their main language in the 2011 Census and an additional 100,000 identified an east Asian language. More than 130,000 people identified their main language as one native to Africa.


English as the Main Language within the Household

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