London is a wealthy and successful global city. But Londoners on modest incomes have seen their earnings squeezed. The proportion of workers earning less that the London Living Wage has risen dramatically in recent years. This trend is particularly notable in inner east London, long the poorest part of the capital, but also in once-affluent outer London boroughs. Most Londoners travel to work, leading to pronounced differences between the work and residential earning profiles of London’s boroughs. Higher-earning workers tend to work in the West End, the City and Canary Wharf, but live in the west and southwest.