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)

Hull has been socially and economically negelected, 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

Awful place, went to a concert- ended up in a town centre dump.. awake all night with shouting & screaming,

2 Bradford (West Yorkshire)

Another hole ruined by Labour-run Bradford City Council and successive local Labour Party MPs. As long as there is a Muslim majority and naive youngsters, the ruling Labour Party will remain in Bradford for a very long time.

That's where Zayn Malik is from.

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 (McDonalds, plenty of shops to "teef" from, a video shop to "hang out" at…. The list goes on! ) Luckily I only have to drive though on my way home but this is plenty on time to be gawked at by all kinds of inbred morons, covered in cheap clothing purchased from local flea markets & more gold then Mr T. I have NEVER seen an area so densely populated with 14 year old chavettes with one scruffy, dirty looking child in pram & "one on the way"…. The dad, usually called Gareth is 21, owns a clapped out A reg nova, with a super fat exhaust (noisy) & 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 the Europe - which should tell you something about it's charver (as they're called) infestation.

League one too

6 Middlesbrough (North Yorkshire)

From the year 2000 to 2010 I read Middlesbrough had the highest crime rate in the country for 6 years in that decade! Higher than Manchester, Liverpool, Bradford, Glasgow and any borough of London. Middlesbrough is known for its rough estates, anti-social behaviour, stabbings, youth gangs, tax men, football firm, organised Pakistani drug gangs found with millions of pounds worth of heroin and cocaine, family crews, ethnic rivalries (mainly between Pakistani youth from central and White youth from grovehill in 2005-2010). Grove hill was an area of Middlesbrough, the place was that hard to control that they had to demolish it a couple of years back. Middlesbroughs crime is 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 has a population of around 50,000 but is not included in middlesbroughs population and neither is it a part of middlesbroughs crime statistics. East Middlesbrough is made up of Ormesby, Southbank, Eston and Grangetown estates. Grangetown is most likely the roughest estate in the country, the police had to use armoured land rovers to drive through the estate and only ever drove through if they had to. The local lads built brick forts on the pavements from where they attacked police vehicles. Every other house in Grangetown has a shotgun and shootings are a regular in the estate. Another part of Middlesbrough (port Clarence) was also a no go zone, the area had no police jurisdiction for a couple of years as they feared entering the area, they instead installed huge armoured cameras. Not all of Middlesbrough is like this, the City centre is well planned, clean and undergoing a huge modernisation scheme to expand It. Linthorpe and Acklam which are relatively close to central Middlesbrough are beautiful areas. Southern Middlesbrough (Marton, Nunthorpe, Coulby) are a world apart from the rough estates a couple of miles to the north, they... 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. Meaning 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, Old Victorian houses on tree lined streets.

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

Hackney is a desolate sprawl of grotty council blocks, with endless amounts of winding alleys for the 'your's' 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.

Hackney may be bad now, but it is gradually improving as places in that area are beginning to become stylish to live in, for example places such as Hoxton and Shoreditch. This means that certain areas in Hackney are being improved and house prices are increasing. I therefore believe that other bad areas of London should be ahead of this town.

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 one that is quite good for shopping and with many regeneration schemes, that could soon make the city as prosperous as London.

No identity. No charm. No cohesion. No culture.

Very bad place full of scum, my uncle got mugged over 10 times in a week -

10 Luton (Bedfordshire)

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 great deal of street violence.

I had friends who had been hospitalised by gangs of violent people.

The roads are incredibly dangerous as half of 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.

Famous for its Islamic fanatics and extremely large Asian population, it's not a place that I would want to live in, even if it was for free, I'd rather live in Slough ( and that's saying something! )... really surprised that they didn't find that bin Laden was hiding here.

I'm honestly surprised this isn't in the top 3. This city has WAY too many Sharia law loving islamists who should just go to a country with Sharia law and stay there since they're not needed in this country.If you want to see what I mean search up 'Bury park luton' and just look at the results.

The Contenders
11 Croydon (London)

Thanks to Labour-run Croydon Council, the London Borough of Croydon is morally and financially bankrupt filled with scum on the streets that are barely housetrained, except when stabbing each other.

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 came near to being as chav infested as Gravesend. Being stereotyped as a 'Goth' Or 'Emo' it kinda sucks for my people down here.

Visited it 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, 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 absolutely crap hole, loads of homeless people and druggies begging on the street, gangs acid attacks and been thrown off buses And there housing 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 terrorise not only the locals but the dogs,birds,caterpillars and most of all the obese oldies who skkrrr skkkrrr around on their mobility scoots. If your ever lucky enough to visit stay away from the mountain bikers as they may spit on you but then ask for you to go into the shops for them...£1 drinks at the ex servicements club ;) expect a few surprises on the way

It's a nice place

17 Swansea (Wales)

Swansea should not be anywhere on this list. Fantastic beaches, great water-front restaurant and cafes, and a safe environment to raise kids. All in all, it is probably the best place to live in the UK.

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. Lots of drugs as with any place and lots of poverty.

Mumbles, sketty and some few other places are the posh part of swansea. If you want to find uncivilised part of swansea please come to penlan or 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 your wearing more than PJs your over dressed. 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 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'd be hard-pressed to find somewhere in the UK that's worse to live in than this hellhole.

Been poor since the 1950s below sea level terrible housing, lowest life span, they brought in a housing association to build housing and the fools built more wooden houses!

Should be first

22 Huddersfield
23 Torbay (Devon)

Dirty, unfriendly place to live. And 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 harrassed 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 passed or riding their bikes directly at you.

24 Scunthorpe (Lincolnshire)
25 Southampton (Hampshire)
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