Most Dangerous Places In London

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1Peckham

Peckham? I lived there for 13 and a half years, luckily I know some members of peckham so they're kind to me but get on their wrong side and your one way ticket to hell is delivered. drugs, knives, guns and murder was probably just the few things that peckham has to offer, almost every part of it is full of thugs, dealers or new bloods that are soon to be killers. stay away because it's your best option for you and the people you love

I was once in peckham with my two best friends, we were walking through the streets at night when we heard a loud bang. Two men in hoodies walked towards us from across the street and one of them pulled out something from their jacket, I didn't see what it was but I directly grabbed my friends hands and we started to run, we got away luckily enough. Another time I was just out shopping when I could see two guys handing each other what looked like drugs, I have seen drug dealers, murderers, and more here. I have lived here now sixteen years, born and raised, luckily I am alive but there is no way I'm raising my kids here. As soon as I'm old enough I'm moving.

Gangs everywhere. A LOT worse than Hackney, regardless of what others on here sat. I would never live in Peckham.

It's a sick place

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2Brixton

I say never go to Brixton.. I has my worst night day in my life.. Hopefully I survived but Almost stayed there...

Brixton is a very fatal area of London, near Peckham. More people think Brixton is the most dangerous area in London. But there are some posotive progress in Brixton otherwise beware of Brixton

Definitely Brixton I've lived there all my life, I'm okay around the area but I was once in the game which I no longer aren't it's a dangerous area where all the kids are hungry for money, when I lived in Birmingham for a year it was actually quite worse, but Brixton is a no go zone if your not from around I see everything day in day out, kids rob things for the mom's crack it really isn't a nice place but its home depending on where your from different areas are more dangerous, my son was a victim of a stabbing that occurred on Brixton Hill which the argument started over 20 pound to be honest its all over silly fings I know everything there is about living in London and Peckham and Brixton is by far the most dangerous Stockwell has a lot of dark side's also but Brixton crime rate have gone way over what it should be its not a place to live if u want happiness just put it that way

If u love murder guns and drugs go ahead and visit but it will be the death of you with gangs and youth groups mugging u for whatever u have on some live on there unless your known to the area or are in a gang

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3Tottenham

This was the only way I could find to post my opinion. Reading the comments and releasing what negative connotations people have or Tottenham nearly brought tears to my eyes. I have lived in Tottenham all my life and have felt a sense of community; I also feel lucky that due to the cultural diversity in Tottenham I have learnt about other cultures - broadening my horizons. Yes I understand that there is poverty in Tottenham but I have felt a growing sense of ambition amongst my peers and others in my community to achieve something. Furthermore the portrayal of Tottenham in the media is biased and untrue; and I feel that people base their understanding of Tottenham on this when they have never even been to Tottenham. Others may have been to Tottenham once or twice, have had a negative experience and decided to once again based their understanding on this. Honestly I can't imagine growing up anywhere else, and wouldn't be where I am today and achieved what I have if I'd lived elsewhere. ...more

Tottenham is one of the poorest areas in London and it is a failed area, plagued with crime, unemployment, welfare dependency, race hustlers, gang/gun/drug culture and degenerate broken single mothers (with 3 or more kids from multiple fathers.

Tottenham is run by Labour's Haringey Council (the same council whose Social Services couldn't protect Baby Peter from his abusers or failed to improve the area since the riots in 2011. Mark Duggan is the idol for all the thugs and race hustlers in Tottenham.

If Tottenham was a country, it would be a failed state on par with Somalia.

Run down awful place, always on a knives edge, even on a match day when local club Tottenham Hotspur are playing you get the sense that something is always about to happen. The experience for a visiting football supporter to the area is probably the worst in the country, the walk from seven sisters station to the football ground is as intimidating as it gets and getting out of there after a match, particularly an evening game is is nothing short of frightening.

home to some of the nastiest football hooligans in Britain. avoid!

Gangs, crime and life

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4Edmonton

I've lived in edmonton for 11 years, and I have seen many crimes taking place. Even in school, you need to make sure that you don't trust anyone. Just when you think they are your sisters, they snake you and stab your back. Also stuck in between tottenham and enfield, which are places with high poverty and unemployment. There was a time when a boy put a lot of weed in a cigarette and gave it to. A Muslim girl and the girl was so frass that they had to take her to the hospital. There are also a lot of squad hoes that will give anyone uck

Edmonton could make the new number 1 spot, a woman was beheaded and stabbed there today! - As17

Gangs who mug and kill and get away with it. In general full of strange people

Tired of the multiculturalism here.

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5Hackney

I've just passed by bus through Hackney and the scenery was horrible. The streets were very dirty, the buildings looked as if a war had happened there and every street corner was populated by groups of dangerous looking people that seemed to have been put there only to start a fight. And this was during the day.

I've been to many countries with many known bad neighborhoods, but Hackney gave me this feeling of unsafe that I haven't experienced anywhere else. Everything was so grim, it looked like one of those horror movies where someone is waiting for you around the corner with a knife.

Hackney is my definition of hole.

Just arrived to London.
I am in a cheap crappy hotel in Hackney until I find a flat. I hope I get out of here fast. This place stinks to crime. So far I see the tube station is full of police, I saw people being arrested and lots of gang like looking people.

I'm moving to Hackney soon, I know people that lived there all their life and it can be dangerous but it's getting better and like most places just be careful where you walk alone and at night, avoid dark streets and with few people, if you can just drive where you need, you'll feel safer and it's safer. Otherwise during daylight is relatively safe.

Nice kebab shop

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6Croydon

Croydon is really bad. I lived there at the start of 2014 and was mugged 2 times at night and in the late afternoon walking through an alleyway. Not good for kids. I always saw gangs of 14-20 odd year olds walking around the streets thinking they own the place. Brixton has calmed down, Croydon should definitely be up against Brixton and hackney.

I lived in Croydon all my life so I know first hand how ghetto and secret it is. West Croydon was probably the worst effected area in the Riots, guess why? Because the youths here have nothing to lose. They are violent and don't care. The thugs here are not all talk, they will kill, shoot or stab whenever they find fit. Be careful after dark in the hight street of West Croydon, London Road. Things could get serious.

As a person who has been brought up in Croydon I know where to go and what it's really like people get mugged everyday and stabbed too often croydons changing constantly and street wise is essential not to be robbed or stabbed new gangs form up each year most of them petty crimes but the major ones get kids and young ages and I've seen boys get kicked out of school and fall into the gang cycle. Too many people are getting stepped in Croydon and it's not down to alcohol it's about the clashes between gangs and honest people who are trying to get on with their own life's.

By far the roughest place I've ever been

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7Stockwell

I'm an American who has lived in Stockwell half the year for the last 6 years. I know it well, even better than many native residents. Know shopkeepers, cafe owners. Sure, there is crime, but I feel it is terribly exaggerated. According to a friend from Stockwell on the police force, the crime is mainly gang on gang.

I find Stockwell a charming community with an identity, a small town feeling of sorts. I get on well with everyone, from the Pakistanis at the two grocery stores by the tube, the Cypriots at the Kebab shop, and of course the Portuguese cafe and restaurants owners and staff. I'm on a first name basis with so many of them and have a love affair with stockwell.

I've walked the streets of Stockwell at all hours, including coming home from clubbing in the wee hours of the morning. Never once have I felt threatened or uneasy. Sure, crime can happen. But unless one is a gang member, the typical crime (according to local police and my own experience) is a mobile ...more

Jean Charles De Menezes was wrongly targeted as a terrorist and wrongly shot to death by under cover police officers inside Stockwell Tune Station. However no riots or angry protests were started unlike Mark Duggan, who symbolises the thuggish and violent community in Tottenham.

Stockwell is Divided with to turfs. Sw8(North Stockwell) home of the 031 blood/Piru Set gangs who share the same rivalry gang ABM 67 Broad Day (South Stockwell SW9). Stockwell has been given a nickname Shotwell (for the large numerous gun crime in the area.

This is not true

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8Stonebridge Estate Harlesden

Most Gun-crime in London occurs here according to metropolitan police force.

Not as bad as it use to be but During London's worst time for homicides 1999-2004 it was the murder capital of UK. Its mostly Black Caribbean and notorious for Yardie gang.

Run down brutal housing estate, this is pretty much what you can expect from Harlesden

Trust me stonebridge is the worst block in London they are savages there's been hella shooting and stabbing not like these other blocks that just cone stonebridge been there for years

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9Tulse Hill

Kids Go to school with knives and hang about in groups teasing people if you know people your safe else there will be one or more incidents with you please stay safe but in general the gangs in tulse hill are kinder then other areas on of the most safe area in the whole list.

Full of youth crime youth violence and young gangs. Not a good environment for a young person to experience life!

Terrible Place in South London! Don't go there, loads of gangs

Tulse are on job

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10Custom House

This Areas Known For Its Violence & Gang Warfare that goes on between them & the rest of the newham borough. Young Adults & Young Kids caught up in homicides, Stabbings, Shootings, Kidnapp, Drug Dealing. Seen a number of three people get shot on a main road the kids looked young as 14

My friend saw a woman get shout outside on estate

There's just gang wars in custom house, Forest gate, Beckon, Stratford and Plaistow due to murders and stabbing. Newham has fallen apart through out the years;as people left schools they just associated with individuals from their area in Newham

Worse area in London!

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The Newcomers

?Luton

Luton is not part of London. It is part of Bedfordshire. It is a crap Islamic Ghetto run by the Labour Party Council and represented by two Labour MPs.

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11Grahame Park

Stabings alone are high enough to make you want to relocate. with high tensions between rival gangs geting caught in the crossfire is a high possibility a lot of guns, drugs. Gangs, hitmen poverty creates crime and gp is just many products of our society most of these kids have great talents that get overlooked because of social bias

Scary area my friends live there but if your not from the area don't come near it and act bad because olders and youngers will stab u to death

In gp you will get robbed if you don't really no the right people

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12Harlesden

Moved there for the low price, BIG MISTAKE. Commute into Central London takes ages on the Bakerloo line which seems to stop every 100 yards. The 18 bus is unreliable (two or three would come within a few minutes of one another and then none for the next 10 minutes, long waiting time for driver change on both direction near Willesden Junction station) Local high street looks like third world with rubbish lying around and smell of urine at every street corner. Loads of shops with signs that no one apart from their specific ethnic clientele can read (no problem with minorities but at least write your sign in English so everyone knows what you are selling). Rude people who have no idea how to live in a city, always blocking roads when they wait for buses, and mothers with millions of kids who they just let to run around like mad.

Can't think of a more depressing place to live in a great city like London - at least until I travelled past Church End just to the north. AVOID LIKE A ...more

Harlesden looks like an third world African Refugee Camp inhabited by thugs, drug dealers, uncivilized people, closet racist, gangster wannabes, who are all recipient of and dependent on state welfare, free health care and housing. It is a crap place with shoddy council housing/blocks and dodgy people/shops.

The Labour Council of Brent keep depriving and decaying the areas they are meant to improve.

If Harlesden was a country, it would be a banana republic and a failed state.

Not as bad as it use to be but During London's worst time for homicides 1999-2004 it was the murder capital of UK. Its mostly Black Caribbean and notorious for Yardie gangs

It's called the hood, those things you all listed is called everyday life in the hood, we got the best weed in London come Stonebridge, one.

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13Barking

You Will be robed in a street quickly

Barking is a crap place to live, filled with crime, thugs, ghettos, high welfare dependency and unemployment is at double-digits courtesy of the local Labour Party Council and its longest serving MP, Margaret Hodge.

Barking has nice parts as well though - As17

Alright area not that bad

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14Lewisham

Full of racial tension, gang bangin thugs and petty coke dealin white hooligans, tons or crack/ smackheads and no cameras on the back roads. Anything goes in the blue boro sutm like south east's wild west

I lived in lewisham VERY ROUGH Notorious drug dealers and turf war BEWARE AND don't STARE

I remember this one birthday I got a new a bike, so I took it round the place for a test drive. Lewisham has a tonne of side alleys where there are no cameras. I literally saw this guy in BROAD daylight handing a pouch of cocaine to some other dude, shady (made sure not to stare).

This other time I got a new deck for my skateboard and went down to Ladywell park to try it out, on the way back I saw these three guys wearing gloves and black bandanas round their face. (Peckham boys? ) Literally around this same big ass tower as before. Just today some kid got arrested for some reason. He was walking down the road, feds speed up and almost crash into our wall, take the kid and then drive away.

Although, for the most part I like living here compared to almost anywhere in London. Also if your in Catford be sure to say hi to everyone's favourite crackhead, Fritz!

Its crazy here, stared at this guy and I got stabbed

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15Church Road

Church road used to be on job there used to be people getting shot every week the wars between church road and stone bridge have been mad

Luckily for me I know the people In church road, therefore I'm safe. However, if you don't know the youths there don't try screw face because you can get stabbed. It's not even the olders that have to put in work, even the youngers will stab just for clout/ratings.

Manor park is one of the most dangerous places in London, church road in particular, don't walk alone

Waviest place ever to live

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16South Kilburn

If your walking thru they will stare at you and ask what area you are from and if you try to run away they will chase after you

Youths and adults who run and sell drugs they will shoot, stab and rob you with no hesatation do not go there if you don't belong.

If your planning to go here in fire work season you may as well kill your self

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17Southall

People are quick to jump the police about the problems. The police service are under staffed and over worked, mostly dealing with domestics which takes away their commitments dealing with what matter most. It's our silly government who have put us in this state, how about choosing a government that are pro police as apposed to it. Therefore the problems lies with us not choosing what now matters to us. Also let's point the finger out to the way these offenders are raised, after all it all starts with discipline in your own home, the police or other civil services ain't responsible for that. I'm. Not defending anyone, I just don't believe the rubbish people come out with and pointing the finger. Southall is a unique place and I really don't think it is as bad as what people think. Well old southall is quite pleasant anyway. I think people should work with civil agencies closer or how about join them for a day and see what goes on behind the scene. As I said, it's our silly government ...more

Southall always been bad. Been burgled 4 times. Robbed 3 times on the streets of southall. It's full of street drinkers, drug users and dealers, prostitution, kerb crawlers, robbers. Majority of crime goes under reported. People have no faith in the police. Better to just get on with life and deal with it.

Southall just hard core crime ridden area. Just ask the police.

You'll get shot, don't risk it

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18Wood Green

Such is it's global fame that, it's the only part of London where one can spot Japanese tourists on safari hoping to spot some crime taking place. The seating at the bus stop opposite the Tube had to be removed as it encouraged criminal activity. Mostly drugs, street violence, organized crime from Asia minor, murder and money laundering activities. Lot's of beggars too. For a change of scenery, one can pop down to Turnpike Lane to see the crackheads.

Such a dangerous area. A no go at night, because of the criminal activity. My friend who lives there has to run home after reaching the station from uni, because he is scared he might get robbed. Been there many times I felt very uncomfortable. Also the cinema was closed down a while ago due to a rat problem. I would only advise to to go there for cosmo, a nice restaurant, but apart from that it is best to stay away. My friend told me so.

Living in wood green. Have not experienced crime on my own skin but I do tend to look over my shoulder.. Wouldn't go out just for a walk. Just go where you need to and don't screw around. Got offered drugs plenty of times.. The usual question,do you smoke comes to mind. I would to see more patrolling officers but that doesn't happen.

Crappy and dangerous place, people are smoking all the time!

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19Canning Town

Canning Town was dubbed as one of the poorest places in the uk by the media, but it is definitely progressing, because loads of investments are being made

So much much investment is being put into Canning Town. Things are definitely on the up. Superb connections to central London. A good place to get on the property ladder.

canning town does my swingle and that prick danny dyers from this hole

Hear a lot of gun shots

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20Finsbury Park

Lived here for 18 years, all of my life and literally have never had a problem around here apart from when I was mugged like 2 mins from the station but that was just unfortunate, it wasn't gang related or anything like that, just two random guys who saw a 14 year old kid and decided they'd take his stuff. It isn't the nicest place to look at to be honest and at night there are some weird people about but not really dangerous, whenever I've stopped to get food after a night out around FPK I've never had any trouble. Highbury is literally right next to it which is a very affluent area but also very multicultural, seven sisters road leading up to holloway is a bit dodgy and manor house is okay but not the safest at night. Other side of FPK is green lanes which is a pretty safe place albeit a couple of weirdos here and there. FPK has a bad name but it really isn't that bad at all and there are virtually no gangs around there

This is full of lies. I have been living for 6 years and could not possibly live somewhere esle. The area has changed a lot especially around station and stroud gree. A theater, many independant shops and yes it is multicultural and what? London wouldn't be London without its diversity of cultures.

You're just another uneducated guy who probably did not get any gcses.

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