Londons befolkning har vokst med 12 prosent de siste ti år, og har rundt åtte millioner.

The population of London has hit a new peak of more than eight million with a 12 per cent increase in the past 10 years, figures reveal today.

An extra 3.7 million people are living in England and Wales compared with 2001, taking the total to 56.1 million — an all-time high. More than half the increase is due to immigration.

Every region has seen a leap in numbers, but London has seen the fastest surge of all. It has 850,000 more residents since the last census was done in 2001.