Most Dangerous Places In London

The Top Ten

Peckham

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.

Seen murders there, so we moved, thankfully else I'm not sure I would be alive

Brixton

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

Don't wander round estates etc looking out of place someone is always watching and it could end badly

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

Man got bare shanks you know. Come down these ends you dun know Afghan Dan OUt

Tottenham

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.

I lived in Tottenham for seven years. It was a horrible place then and it is still is now. No character, no life, no shops worth speaking off, no sense of community. It is a mono cultural area, rather than multi cultural. Apparently, even in better days Tottenham had no heart, largely because of the way it was built, all at once in instead of organically. I will never forget, just before I moved out, the Council taking over the house next door when my neighbour died. A man gleefully smashed in all the beautiful coloured glass that was an original feature and my neighbour had loved.

Says it all about Tottenham, a place where the residents have no connection with it, they just live there. Not much of a place for dog owners either, people used to shy away from my beautiful beagle as if she was a rabid wolf.

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!

Hackney

I'm not really scared of it because iam an russian

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'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.

Crime, street fights, graffiti, murder, drug dealing are literally the Hackney features. Is going there, living there let alone safe? Not in the slightest. I would love to know the percentage of people that love it, I would hazard a guess, it's quite low. Try to avoid as much as possible.

Croydon

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.

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.

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.

I grew up in Croydon. I was lucky enough to get out of that wasteland about four years ago now. Never looked back. Lots of gang activity and race crime. There was a time me and my friends were in the town centre at night and a gang threatened us with concrete blocks - just for being white!

Edmonton

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

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

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

Lived there for ten years before residing in Woolwich for the past ten years. I still have a lot of relatives and cousins living there, so I'm in Edmonton regularly and I still no not feel safe. Seems like the majority of killing happen right opposite the massive police station and yet no one is ever caught.

Stockwell

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

I have seen 5 stabbings in person since I moved here a year ago. However it is full of fit boys so get over it.

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.

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.

Stonebridge 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

People think its just another estate this one is crazy I mean I have seen multiple firearms just in the estate alone let alone drugs the youths are crazy and have nothing to lose end up here at night there's a 90% chance you would get robbed

Tulse 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.

Bad place to bring up teenagers

Woman in 20s, lived there for 3 years and me or the girls I lived with never once had a problem.

I've been living here all my life and lost 6 friends to gun violence

Custom House

Moved there over the beginning of summer of this year & I have already moved out of the area as I was frightened for my life when I saw a group of black boys shooting at each other on one of the main roads not far from where I had lived, that behaviour is extremely concerning & worrying for the people that still live there

It was 2014, I was going to a convention in ExCeL. I had to go through custom house and gangly looking people gave me looks. It was almost as if someone wanted me stabbed.

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

The Contenders

Grahame Park

Lived on GP for 5 years...saw sooo many bad things. Moved 260 miles away for peace and serenity. I pity anyone that moves to this hell hole. I was burgled within months of moving there, had my house smashed up and my lip split open by a dodgy bloke. Can't pop to shop without being harassed by junkies begging for money. Bullet proof off licence...dealers everywhere...no police presence- lawless scum pit

If your going there you might as well just walk of a bridge mate your asking for a death wish

I love this area

I deliver pizza there and 8 eople came and kicked me down and stile the pizza now papa johns and any other food companies will never deliver there

Forest Gate

Don’t go here at night. Gangs. Stay away from Manor park, that’s worse.

I lived in forest gate for a few years back in the 70's & 80's. I met so many people who were plain nuts! There's a lot of domestic violence, & I saw plenty of women walking around with black eyes. I finally had the sense to get the hell out of there. Forest Gate is for losers!

Lived there for only 3 months and was burgled, and surrounded by a group of teenagers at night in the town trying to intimidate me. I ended up moving enough said.

Very dangerous area, full of drugs and guns, and a bunch of nutters who will go to any length to get what they want

Church Road

Never stop at the traffic lights & If u do don't look left they're always posted at the traffic lights if u look left for too long or u screw your dead just look ahead & act normal daytime nighttime they're always there just don't make the mistake of looking left at the traffic lights.. Trust me

Should be near the top. Full of yardie gangs. Big up nines though

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

South Kilburn

I've lived in Kilburn my whole life (- 1 year) so far. It gives off a tacky kind of feel (but I still love it). The high street is okay and nice but then you have South Kilburn. Kilburn Park station isn't too ba (for the majorityof times you'll be fine - I pass here every day as a teenager and so far so good.) and the schools near there are pretty safe. I think there's a prominent and growing problem of drugs and especially weed in the area. Recently stabbings/shootings in the area have increased. Vandalism on council estates is also a real problem. I've not experienced many violent people round here though myself, but it is a dangerous place if you don't know kilburn that well. Steer clear of deeper parts of South kilburn, especially at night or in the early hours of the morning (12am, 4am e.t.c)

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.

This estate is terrible,! Drugs drugs shooting stabbings even the white kids are terrible here.. I live in upper side of kilburn but I have to get the kilburn park station train to work and this is where I feel scared. Once I walked past a shop and saw a male laid out with ambulance aiding himm

Lambeth

Another crap London Borough ruined by the Local Labour Party Council and its MPs. It's another crime infested hole with dodgy council homes, gang cultures, broken feckless families on welfare, crap schools, crap police, high unemployment and a local Race Hustler & Closet Racist Named Lee Jasper.

I've lived & worked all over London. Actually reflecting & writing about it. London including Lambeth tends to be a mix of rich, poor, council housing etc. Obviously not Chelsea etc but does have beautiful areas. There are risks of all sorts everywhere it seems. However after a night in Stoke Newington/Hackney & felt very unsafe. Happy just up stay at home & look forward to new picture house promised for a year or so. Brilliant.

The royal rich area which surprisingly brings lots of gangs together to kill or mug or drug deal but you can visit Lambeth but just don't live their

Got mugged in kennington, lambeth in broad daylight.

Mozart

If Musical Composer Mozart was alive today, he would request his name to be removed from this HELLHOLE place.

21 are you joking what is this doing below canning town too this place is a literal hell and an insult to Mozart himself. My dad even says mozart is bad

I was brought up in Mozart and now live Canning Town. How Mozart is 48 behind Canning Town is ridiulous! Mozart is 10 times worse then any East London town

My home and I love it

East Ham

Too many temples mosques no English people too be seen tells you a lot about the area mostly loads of Indians living there high street north is peppered with bookies and takeaways the area around the station is littered with gangs of Eastern European men usually drunk and off there heads on drugs and drink keep away if you want too live.

East ham is a hole that's run by a gang who think they're hard even though they're not. They're just a bunch who get messed up by everyone

Live here but now its a cess pit! Only plus is its good transport links. Look forward to the day when police purge the place.

East Ham High Street was once a pleasure to go shopping. Now, thanks to Newham Councils neglect it's become reminiscent of a Whitechapel back street back in Jack the Rippers time, only without the character. Avoid at all costs, especially after dark.

Catford

Always armed police everywhere... shootings and stabbings are common here, one of the most dangerous areas in the most dangerous borough

Loads of crackheads and gangs especialy as there is an asylum down the road

A lot of crime. Notorious for mugging during the day. Groups of young thugs walking around. Avoid.

I love Catford it is a really nice place I find it really happy and safe

Lewisham

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!

About thirty years ago I was taking out some money in a bank in Lewisham, when a young black girl started screaming abuse at me, because I would be carrying money around "without protection"... I presumed she was an avid church goer who was concerned about my safety and so I replied "Praise the Lord" and grinned at her.
The police were called.

Barking

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.

Lived in Barking for over 30 years. It has got so bad over the years. It is mostly muslims and other Albanian gangs and blacks stabbing and robbing. There will be no go areas here soon. The police take 4 hours to respond to anything. Avoid Barking at all costs.

Barking isn't that bad, considering I don't live far from there. But if something like the 2011 riots happen again, Id highly advise you stay away from barking at night. Other than that, barking is very nice

This rating is a huge exaggeration, we get a few stabbings here and there. But over all I feel pretty safe.

Dagenham

The only good thing about Dagenham is Stacey Solomon. Other than that the area is crap ruined by the useless, self-serving, Local Labour Council. It has mediocre dodgy shops, ugly pigeon crap infrastructure, dodgy ugly looking Council Estates, overpopulation, high unemployment, broken uneducated families and 3rd public services.

Earlier a boy was stabbed around the Eastbrook area and on the same day a 9 year old boy was knocked down in a hit and run, luckily neither died, but it just goes to show the kind of area Dagenham is, the fact that crimes like these are the norm.

Don't come church elm unless your known

Dagenham is different I would say as I live there for about 6 years, but it not the safest area.

Harlesden

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.

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

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

I don't feel safe at this area at all. Trying to avoid even when driving.

Enfield

Enfield is actually nice borough in London (if you don't live in Edmonton). Edmonton is crap area in Enfield run by Socialist Labour councillors, who have neglected the area for many years and have caused it to be overpopulated with people and council blocks.

Edmonton is infested with crime, gang culture, degenerate sub-human children born from out of wedlock Crack mothers dependent on welfare, corruption, bureaucracy, unemployment and crap public services. There are better communities in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia & Libya than in soulless Edmonton.

If you have kids don't send them to a public school in Enfield, drugs are taken so lightly now it seems normal to smoke some weed before school isn't even bad now, this really depends on which school it is but if I was you I'd make sure your kids are smart so they can go to a selective school that's really your only chance trust me.

Enfield isn't that bad compared to Edmonton

My dad grew up there and there was fights gangs and bad stuff

Camden Town

I've lived in the heart of camden my whole life. Gorgeous and diverse of the day. Troublesome by night. Let's just say I've had a woman abducted on my road last week. Two men stabbed last month. I've witnessed my ex boyfriend get battered in my old estate south of camden because he wasn't from the ends and to top it off I knew the guy, I swung for him to get him off my ex and I got restrained by three of his boys. Avoid the estates and quiet roads.

I LOVE Camden. I go to the market most weekends. Never seen any trouble - only scary-looking punks, goths and skhnheads. Camden's got such a cool way about it.

Interesting area sub sections of it like the market are very nice (some skinheads) but otherwise quite nice. I was born in camden and moved to Canada a while back and every story I have heard is always about crime. Some people tried to take over our house, my dad was abducted and nearly killed then dropped into the middle of an intersection, everybody's been mugged a few times, on my second birthday a drug dealer was killed by his kids outside my old house. This is all ferrier street but overall camden is a very nice area.

Camden is by far one of the scariest places in London the gangs there are reckless and mental in agar grove. They have nothing to lose and enjoy causing pain on to other and would do anything to money more even if it means murder

Chingford

I've lived here since I was 2. Its very quiet and has beautiful houses. I'm from north chingford where there is a high percentage of youth however you don't really see them around at all. I mainly see elder people. I've never heard anything to do with any crimes other than young people from the local secondary school trying out drugs such as weed. Overall its very quite and a safe place to live in. Also, I love the greenery - you wouldn't find that at other places ine ast London. Chingford is kind of ancient looking and a place everyone should visit at least once in their life.

My guy jetman was 14 and killed two 31 year olds and did not get arrested because he stabbed the police officer who attempted to arrest him and then a police van came and he blew the van up with a rocket launcher and then ran away to Kenya for 4 years

Underrated it goes off drugs gangs burgs robs land of the villains

Getting worse, lots of young men that want to hurt each other, this includes Highams Park. Sure there are some nice bits and if you are not in the above age bracket you may never be aware of the simmering violent under currents.

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