Top Ten Worst Places to Live In the UK

Chavs, Pregnant Teenagers, Drug dealing, Asylum seekers, single mothers... They're all part of some of the worst cities in the UK. But which towns and cities "triumphed" above the rest to raise the fecal trophy?

All my quotes have been taken from the website www.ilivehere. Co. Uk. A site which residents from the various towns and cities put their opinions about said town or city.
The Top Ten
1 Hull (East Riding of Yorkshire)

The only "culture" to be found in Hull is the kind found growing on the genitals of the local population.

Hull has been socially and economically neglected, abused, and exploited by the Labour Party-run Hull City Council and all three Labour MPs.

Definitely the worst. Quite happy not to see Birmingham on this list, considering its reputation.

2 Bradford (West Yorkshire)
3 Stoke-On-Trent (Staffordshire)
4 Bulwell (Nottinghamshire)

This is one chav/chavette-infested hole that needs to be added to your archive. Located on the outskirts of Nottingham, it features all the local amenities that are important to a chav: McDonald's, plenty of shops to "teef" from, and a video shop to "hang out" at. The list goes on! Luckily, I only have to drive through on my way home, but this is plenty of time to be gawked at by all kinds of inbred morons, covered in cheap clothing purchased from local flea markets and more gold than Mr. T.

I have NEVER seen an area so densely populated with 14-year-old chavettes with one scruffy, dirty-looking child in a pram and "one on the way". The dad, usually called Gareth, is 21, owns a clapped-out A reg Nova with a super fat exhaust (noisy), and has just returned from a stint "inside" for "teefing" from the aforementioned shops.

5 Sunderland (Tyne and Wear)

Sunderland - the chav capital of the world! Don't worry if you've never heard of this fair city. The only reason it ever makes the news is that it's the only city where the BNP made significant gains and the football hooligans are legendary. Frankly, you're not missing much.

Sunderland's only other claim to fame is that it has the highest rate of teen pregnancies in Europe, which should tell you something about its charver infestation.

6 Middlesbrough (North Yorkshire)

From the year 2000 to 2010, I read that Middlesbrough had the highest crime rate in the country for six years within that decade. This was higher than Manchester, Liverpool, Bradford, Glasgow, and any borough of London. Middlesbrough is known for its rough estates, antisocial behaviour, stabbings, youth gangs, tax men, football firm, organised Pakistani drug gangs found with millions of pounds worth of heroin and cocaine, family crews, and ethnic rivalries (mainly between Pakistani youth from central and White youth from Grovehill between 2005-2010).

Grove Hill, an area of Middlesbrough, was so hard to control that it had to be demolished a couple of years ago. Middlesbrough's crime rate remains one of the highest in the country, even though a large part of Middlesbrough (East Middlesbrough) is not under the Middlesbrough council jurisdiction. East Middlesbrough, with a population of around 50,000, is not included in Middlesbrough's population or crime statistics. It comprises the Ormesby, Southbank, Eston, and Grangetown estates. Grangetown is likely the roughest estate in the country. The police had to use armored Land Rovers to drive through the estate and only did so when necessary. The local youths built brick forts on the pavements from where they attacked police vehicles. Every other house in Grangetown has a shotgun, and shootings are regular occurrences in the estate.

Another part of Middlesbrough, Port Clarence, was also considered a no-go zone. The area had no police jurisdiction for a couple of years as officers feared entering. Instead, huge armored cameras were installed.

Not all of Middlesbrough is like this. The city centre is well-planned, clean, and undergoing a huge modernisation scheme to expand. Linthorpe and Acklam, which are relatively close to central Middlesbrough, are beautiful areas. Southern Middlesbrough (Marton, Nunthorpe, Coulby) is worlds apart from the rough estates a couple of miles to the north. They are full... more

7 Coventry (West Midlands)

Coventry may have been nice before WW2, but sadly it was bombed so much that it was almost flattened to the ground. This meant that almost the whole town needed to be rebuilt.

Absolutely dull. Not many things to try. Mostly the weather affects sports or any other activities.

Horrible run-down place full of inbreds and chavs. No atmosphere and ugly buildings.

8 Hackney (London)

Ah, London, known across the world as being prestigious and cultured. Indeed, the streets of Mayfair give a sense of classic England, with old Victorian houses on tree-lined streets.

Take a half an hour drive east, though, and you'll see a different side of London altogether.

Hackney is a desolate sprawl of grotty council blocks, with endless amounts of winding alleys for the 'yours' of the area to run down after mugging an innocent person in a pathetic attempt to appear 'hard' to their peers.

On a Friday night, Mare Street is packed with roaming gangs of youths in baggy Adidas hoodies, smoking super strong weed, blasting grime music out of their phones. Some of these groups are massive, literally 30 teenagers in a run-down chicken shop shouting at each other, while older, hard-faced ex-convicts are sat down in the cheap plastic seats, grimly discussing drug dealing.

9 Birmingham (West Midlands)

Birmingham has one of the worst reputations for a city. However, we should not judge Birmingham based on this. Some suburbs of Birmingham are very nice, for example, Edgbaston and Moseley, and the city is most certainly improving.

There are even some historic parts of the city that could potentially, though this may sound absurd, attract a high level of tourists. In addition, the city is quite good for shopping and, with many regeneration schemes, could soon become as prosperous as London.

10 Luton (Bedfordshire)

I lived in Luton for 3 years. Nearly everyone, regardless of race, creed, or religion, is miserable and horrible. I experienced a great deal of racism. I was spat on and had insults thrown at me from passing cars.

I witnessed a great deal of street violence. I had friends who had been hospitalized by gangs of violent people. The roads are incredibly dangerous as half of the drivers don't understand how British roads work. The other half are asleep or of a rectal disposition.

0/10 wouldn't even wish it on my ex.

When God created the world, he took a big dump and Luton was created.

The Contenders
11 Croydon (London)
12 Gravesend (Kent)

Gravesend, otherwise known as the armpit of Kent. I have lived in Gravesend all my life. I have visited many other Chavtowns across Kent like Lewisham, Dartford, Chatham, and so on, and not one so far has even come near to being as chav-infested as Gravesend. Being stereotyped as a Goth or Emo, it kind of sucks for my people down here.

I visited Gravesend quite a few years back. Chavs were rampant even then.

13 Possilpark (Glasgow)
14 Grimsby (Lincolnshire)

I live in a fairly okay place on the outskirts. However, I'd literally say without a doubt that this place is borderline dangerous. A lot of bad people going about, drugs everywhere, spiceheads crawling about the shop, very dirty, and even the fish industry has gone to hell, and we had that going for us.

15 Barking and Dagenham (Essex)

It is an absolute cesspool, with loads of homeless people and drug addicts begging on the street, gang-related acid attacks, and people being thrown off buses. The housing situation is no better.

Dagenham is absolutely appalling. The Heathway is like being in Lagos or Tirana.

16 Corby (Northamptonshire)

Being a local in Corby, I find it hard to stay away from the Wessie gang, who terrorize not only the locals but the dogs, birds, caterpillars, and most of all, the obese oldies who zoom around on their mobility scooters. If you're ever lucky enough to visit, stay away from the mountain bikers as they may spit on you but then ask you to go into the shops for them. Expect a few surprises along the way at the ex-servicemen's club where drinks are only £1.

17 Swansea (Wales)

There are some good parts of the city, but on the whole, it is very poor and run down as well as extremely depressing at times. There are lots of drugs, as with any place, and a lot of poverty.

Mumbles, Sketty, and a few other places are the posh parts of Swansea. If you want to find the uncivilized parts of Swansea, please come to Penlan, Hafod, or some other places.

18 Dartford (Kent)

Dartford is practically a ghost town now and has been taken over by chavs.

19 Swindon (Wiltshire)

To those who said Swindon should not be here, either you are completely walking around with your eyes shut or you have clearly never visited Swindon.

20 Oldham (Manchester)

If you're wearing more than PJs, you're overdressed. The town centre is nothing but empty shops or pound shops. The smells around the town would offend even the devil. The only good thing is the close connections out of the place to Manchester.

21 Jaywick (Essex)

The most dilapidated place in England by a mile. Most of the houses were meant to be temporary and are falling to pieces. Closed shops, fly-tipping everywhere, unemployment rates through the roof, chavs as far as the eye can see. You'd be hard-pressed to find somewhere in the UK that's worse to live in than this hellhole.

Jaywick has been poor since the 1950s, is below sea level, has terrible housing, and the lowest lifespan. A housing association was brought in to build housing, and they foolishly built more wooden houses!

22 Huddersfield
23 Torbay (Devon)

Dirty, unfriendly place to live. Don't waste your time reporting anything to Devon and Cornwall police, no matter how serious the crime, they do not want to know.

Repeatedly harassed by teenage boys who think it is amusing to target middle-aged women on their own by shouting in your face as they pass, crowding around you so you can't get past, or riding their bikes directly at you.

24 Scunthorpe (Lincolnshire)
25 Southampton (Hampshire)
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