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Appreciate what you're saying, however I would argue the case that the London area *is* inherently different to airspace in the rest of the country, and it is managed differently as well.
In other parts of the country, LARS are simply the Approach frequencies of nearby airports. Outside of the London area, the general approach to picking who to talk to is to look at the nearest significant airport or just talk to London Info. To do this is quite easy, as you just look at the map and press on the airport.
The London area is, however, a completely different kettle of fish given the nature of the airspace and the very clear demarcation, as you say. I think you'll find people barely even use the Radio or PLog screens to get frequencies anymore (unless they like to print them out beforehand) now that the What's Here function has been greatly enhanced. People should be encouraged to tune into Farnborough, but without appearing on the What's Here tab people are likely to not even see the frequency listed as an option, nor can they see which of the 3 frequencies is correct to use for their position.
When flying to London, I would *expect* things to be a bit more complicated, and therefore I don't see why it would be confusing to be provided with the additional LARS frequencies in that area as strongly recommended contacts.