A thought-provoking commentary on misleading film depictions of London throws up interesting questions about what our capital city is really like. 

Is it the quaintly sanitised version shown in the forthcoming Hampstead? Or is it a melting pot of urban grit and great wealth as in the 1990s comedy, King Ralph

While Dexters would argue that London combines all these elements - and more besides - it's not surprising that first-time visitors are confused by what they find.  

The reality is that like any global city, London has a neighbourhood for everyone. In Notting Hill's painted villas and garden squares, for example, you will indeed glimpse the mythical London in the film of the the same name. But you'll also find a thriving community of all ages, races and cultures. 

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