Westminster is one of the easiest places to buy alcohol in England and Wales, new government figures have revealed.
Home Office statistics show the borough has more licensed premises per head than almost anywhere else in the two countries.
Both Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham also have higher than average rates of places where you can buy booze.
Westminster has 3,366 pubs, supermarkets, off-licences and other places licensed to sell alcohol, meaning there is one licensed premises for every 59 people living in the borough.
Only Tower Hamlets, with one for every 54 residents, has a higher rate.
Across England and Wales there are 164,325 licensed premises, or one for every 277 people.
Kensington and Chelsea has 977 licensed premises, or one for every 132 people, while in Hammersmith and Fulham there are 804, or one for every 181 residents.
|Local authority||No of premises licensed to sell alcohol||Rate (No of people per premises)|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||804||181|
|Kensington and Chelsea||977||132|
|England and Wales||164,325||277|
The figures show across England and Wales there are now more places licensed to sell alcohol than ever before, and in the last five years the number has risen by 10% from 148,985 in 2012 to 164,325 this year.
Similarly, the number of licensed premises across west London has risen a fair amount over the last five years, increasing from around 8,000 in 2012 to more than 8,600 in 2017.
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