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I'm working on a site where you select your
country, state/region, and then your city.
So if you live in Los Angeles, you'd select United States > California > Los Angeles.
The world city data I'm using uses the following for London: United Kingdom > London > London.
If you were entering your info on a site and saw this, would this redundancy seem strange to you? I'm kind of stuck with this database, but I can change the names as needed.
Another site I compared with does the following: United Kingdom > Greater London > London East / London West / etc.
I'd stick with Greater London > London. Greater London does exist as a region as well as a city (effectively a county like Yorkshire is) containing the 32? London boroughs + The City of London.
^ the only thing I was concerned about was someone having to poke around through the dropdown (ordered alphabetically) looking for London, when I named it Greater London.
Might seem like a lot to worry over, but this could affect site conversions, so I just want to make the 'right' decision.
^ Good point. Hard to know without knowing the extent of regional breakdown. I wouldn't bother with 'boroughs' personally as in Wolfboy's post.
If you are breaking it down by county. i.e. Hertfordshire, Essex, Berkshire (the conventional border counties of the London area), then I think you are right to just choose London.
Greater London tends to follow in hierarchy for postal addresses mainly:
2 smith Road
London w xxx
I'd say London rather than Greater London.
I live in London and my first guess on these things is always 'London', then 'Greater London', then 'South East'.
I now live in 'greater london' and write my address as such
58 Y Road
When I lived in Central London
97 Road X
So as a rule of thumb inner london needs no distinction, outer london tends to.
On a drop down though most of the sites I use go for the London + London Combo. Tis confusing/
Great Britain > youuuu fhacking chaaant > some shithole