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Old romantics or young love? New figures reveal average age of newlyweds in west London boroughs

Some people wait longer than others before they're struck by Cupid's arrow

If good things come to those who wait, then Kensington and Chelsea could be the place to find love.

New figures show the Royal borough has some of the highest average ages for people getting married in England and Wales.

However, it’s more likely to be young love in other parts of west London, with some of the youngest average ages for those getting wed.

The figures, from the Office for National Statistics, come from information recorded when marriages are registered and cover civil and religious marriages between opposite sex couples in England and Wales in 2014, the most recent figures available.

Data shows the average age of a groom in Kensington and Chelsea is 38.7 years, compared to the national average of 37.

Brides in the borough are an average 35.8 years of age, compared to 34.6 years in England and Wales.

Only Bexley had a higher average age for a groom (39.3) in London.

See the average ages we're getting married at below:

Borough

Average age of groom

Average age of bride

Hammersmith and Fulham

37.3

34.6

Kensington and Chelsea

38.7

35.8

Westminster

37.1

34.3

Brent

33

30.3

Ealing

34.1

31.8

Harrow

33.5

31

Hillingdon

35.5

33.1

Hounslow

32.6

30.6

London average

35.4

33

National average

37

34.6

Kensington and Chelsea brides came third in the London table, also behind Bexley (36.5) and Havering (35.9).

At the other end of the scale is Hounslow, where the average age for a groom was 32.6 and 30.6 for a bride, while it was 33 and 30.3 respectively in Brent, and 33.5 and 31 in Harrow.

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