What's For Lunch?

"What's for lunch?" selects common words appearing in the names of food businesses in London, revealing fascinating spatial differences in what people from high and low income areas in London buy for lunch. This website allows you to explore these patterns on an interactive map for yourself, using the options available to select different words. What’s for lunch where you live? Where does your area sit in the food gentrification classification?

The Map lets you explore where different words appear in the names of food premises. For example, in what neighbouroods does the word "sushi" appear?
Explore the Data lets you have a look at how the appearance of the owrd is related to the median income of the neighbourhood. Does "sushi" appear more likely in rich or poor neighbouroods?

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Select a word to filter the premises on the map based on its appearance in the business name of the premises (example: if you select the word 'sushi', the map will show all the restaurants that show the word in their name).

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The Authors

Qiling Mou

Qiling Mou

Siliang Zhang

Siliang Zhang

What's for Lunch has been initially developed by the four authors above as part of the work for the MSc "Smart Cities and Urban Analytics" at University College of London (UCL). This page is a redesign of the original webpage done by Duccio Aiazzi, developed using Amazon AWS (in particular, S3 for the web hosting, RDS for the PostgreSQL database, Lambda for the server development and API Gateway for the API endpoint) and Bootstrap's templates.

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