This division of our labours comprehends the city of London, that of Westminster, the Borough of Southwark, &c.;—it embraces the municipal regulations of that metropolis which includes Westminster, many parishes in the county of Middlesex, several in Surrey and Southwark; which, according to Maitland, has "ingulphed one city, one borough, and forty-three villages." And, since Maitland wrote, the parishes of St. Mary-le-bone and St. Pancras have been covered with houses.
The city of London sends four members to parliament; the election takes place in Guildhall.
Source: Leigh's New Picture of London. Printed for Samuel Leigh, 18, Strand;
by W. Clowes, Northumberland Court. 1819