Top 10 Worst Places to Live In London

Not the most dangerous, but the worst to live in the City of London for various reasons. The most common reason is that the following places are full of Low class housing estates.
The Top Ten
1 Brixton

Don't get me wrong, I love Brixton. There was once upon a time when it looked after its own. But growing up, I have watched notorious gangs take over and own anything good and productive within the community. Since I have moved, I don't feel a part of it anymore. Not even safe, I could go as far as saying.

Getting off the tube station, you get bombarded by young boys. Any clubs that I begin to enjoy are usually shut down within the year due to violence or drugs. Such a shame because it has such a variety within the community. It's colorful and vibrant but just not safe.

2 Peckham

Absolutely love living here! The people are so friendly and always smile at me. They even offered to clean my gun for me the other day. The gangs are all very pleasant and always say hi, sometimes with a knife but only every other day. Live here if you want a nice friendly community who all look out for each other! Also, it's a great place to find a new gang to join.

I'm surprised this isn't the top one, it is in fact the worst, these people have no idea what they're talking about. Drugs, knives, guns, murder, that's just a part of what Peckham has, not to mention gangs dominate the area and even the kids can shoot you dead.

3 London Borough of Hounslow

I think it is much better living here than in Acton. There are too many drug dealers in Acton. There are some here but not as many as there are in Acton. Obviously, it is dirty on the High Street and there are lots of beggars, but apart from that, it is alright. Better than being homeless, I think.

Hounslow used to be a great borough, but now it's now crap. Under the long-serving Labour Council and its current MPs, Seema Malhotra and Ruth Cadbury, Hounslow is an overpopulated third-world dump with mediocre shops, too much litter, and too many violent and mentally unstable third-world migrants and their twisted kids roaming the streets.

4 Tottenham

Tottenham has not recovered (socially and economically) ever since the riots in 2011. The Haringey Labour Party Council are useless, and the local Labour MP, David Lammy (so-called tough on 'gang culture'), chose not to send his kids to a local school in Tottenham, but to an oversubscribed Catholic School in neighbouring 'Crouch End'.

Shame about the football club too. It would be better if they demolished everything, never mind the stadium!

Scarred by the 2011 riots and the shooting of Mark Duggan, the investments and positive progress still don't make Tottenham a good place to live. Home of the Tottenham Mandem gang.

5 Newham

I've lived in Newham all my 62+ years and seen it go from a lovely place to bring up a family into a fly-tipped, spittle-ridden, crime-ravaged dump, with a council whose priorities exist only in Docklands and the Olympic Park bit. Last Sunday (15.10.17), a man was stabbed and killed in our local park. The park is still closed, much to the inconvenience and disgust of the decent people left in our neighborhood. Our police have been overwhelmed and now have no choice but to surrender 90% of the borough to criminal classes.

Okay, our council tax may be the cheapest in London, but that's all you can say for this sad bit of London. My own area, E12? Well, if God ever gave London an enema, Manor Park E12 is where he'd stick the nozzle. Even Manor Park's councillors no longer take an interest. Perhaps when the riots happen, things might improve, but with the current mayor and councillors, I somehow doubt it.

6 Edmonton

Edmonton is the worst place in the London Borough of Enfield. It is crime-ridden, an acceptable place for gangs to cause chaos and commit murders. Edmonton is also plagued by welfare dependency, crap schools, unemployment, race hustlers, mediocre broken families, cheap shops, and useless Labour Party Councillors.

Edmonton. Most definitely the WORST place in London. Unfriendly, scary, dirty, rude, and just disgusting in every way. Worst place I've been and had the unfortunate and unforgettable experience of living there! I would struggle to find something positive. Thinking of it, no, not one single thing nice about it.

7 Harlesden

House prices are hilarious, if you don't know the area then buyers beware! Harlesden had this sudden, seemingly trendy status a few years ago but really couldn't see what had or has changed about this particular ghetto. It's still a dirty, crime-ridden depressing area. Avoid like the plague!

Harlesden is an area with culture. I think only people who don't appreciate change and culture will see harm in the beauty that is Harlesden. Over the years, the crime that used to ruin Harlesden's reputation has decreased, leaving lovely homes and communities to live in.

8 West Croydon

Silly kids with knives and drugs sitting on every corner of the streets.

Home of the scum being socially cleansed from elsewhere more central.

9 Hackney

All the people I went to school with are now junkies or roadmen, and many are dead or in jail. Filthy area infested with disgusting hippies and junkies who are always looking to mug you. Top Boy was set here for a reason. Big up Summerhouse.

Channel 4 voted Hackney the 'worst place to live in UK' in 2006. The Local Labour Party Council and its Labour MPs took offense to this and attacked Channel 4 rather than trying to make Hackney better.

At night you don't feel safe at all, having many alleyways you don't know what's going to come out. Especially after dark, many gangs creep to the streets and lurk around.

10 Woolwich

Remember Lee Rigby's murder in 2012 in broad daylight in Woolwich? This is what can happen to anyone who would live in a failed place like this. Gangs, guns, and brutal youth here.

The Contenders
11 Barking and Dagenham

One of the worst London Boroughs, destroyed by the long-serving Labour Party Council and its current Labour MP, Margaret Hodge (who has a history of covering sex abuse scandals in Islington as Council Leader). This borough has among the highest unemployment rates, poverty, crime, social housing, welfare dependency, and is the most ethnically diverse. No wonder there's 'White Flight', just like Detroit, Michigan in the US after the riots during the 1960s.

One of the worst London Boroughs in terms of rising crime, tensions between ethnic minority groups, and a high unemployment rate, courtesy of Labour-run Barking and Dagenham Council and their local MPs.

12 Acton

A land that is bad. It's all quite sad. How people scream at night. When the scary gangs fight. I hide in my flat. Oh no, there's a rat... Acton never mends. THIS IS ENDZ.

Run-down housing estates and unemployment. High stabbing rates as well, so there is danger and a bad environment (uneducated robbers).

13 Lewisham

Named the 'Least Peaceful Area of England and Wales' of 2013, Lewisham, aka post Steven Lawrence thug-for-life area, is a gangster-infested, sociopath, schizophrenic, sub-human, degenerate place run by broken families and Lewisham's Useless Labour Council and three useless Labour MPs.

Urine and beer add the finishing touches to the spilt blood and rotting fish market. Knife and gun crime to the gangs here is what a fresh meadow is to cows. Deadly.

It's not nice around here. I would place it in the top 5.

14 Mitcham

Total dump, has been for decades. Crime-infested, several gangs operating in different areas, no major shops, no funding from local government to improve the area as Merton would rather fund Wimbledon. Any funding Mitcham does get isn't for residents, it's for the people using Mitcham as a cut-through.

Regular fly-tipping and poor waste management makes it a dirty, smelly place too. Every night I've spent in Mitcham, I've heard sirens or police helicopters. It's not uncommon to see drug addicts begging, not uncommon to see large groups of young men drinking and smoking at all hours of the night. Just a place to avoid. Don't believe the articles telling you it's up and coming, it is most certainly not.

15 Wembley

Wembley is one of the only crime-ridden dumps in North West London, with a high abundance of council estates and a rather horrid town centre. The town is certainly not improving much either.

Similar to Harlesden, though it does have attractions and nice parts.

Wembley is a dump, courtesy of the Brent Labour Party Council.

16 Bromley

People who live in Bromley generally grew up in Kennington or Waterloo and feel that a move to the suburbs makes them better than the rest of us. Most places are crappy old ex-council looking homes, especially around Southborough Lane end.

High prices in a failed, crime-ridden part of the city. Located in East London.

17 Bethnal Green

A third-world area and capital of Londonistan and Bangladesh, thanks to Labour's Tower Hamlets Council and its current local MP, Rushanara Ali.

18 Woodgreen

It's a horrible, disgusting place. Loaded with gang culture and dangerous people.

Another crap area ruined by gang culture and the Labour Council. The only good thing about Wood Green is Tamzin Outhwaite.

I don't want to go to Wood Green either.

19 Morden

The Council will give you planning to build anything as long as you pay the Chief Planner and the Planning Committee. They don't respect their residents and take them for granted.

A lot of chavs or "roadmen" roam around in the South Wimbledon, Morden, and Colliers Wood area. Not the best place as there are a couple of gangs.

20 Neasden

Full of uneducated racist pensioners who spend all their time complaining about people from Eastern Europe (the only people in the area who actually work). Litter everywhere and slum landlords seem to own half the area. The sheer unpleasantness of the racist pensioners ensures that nobody who moves there stays long.

Scary people all around. North Circular Road is infested with rubbish and rats.

There are gangs all around and too much violence. However, I love it here.

21 Stockwell

I live here and was nearly shot last week. Apart from that, the people are lovely.

22 New Cross
23 Wealdstone

Fly tipping, transient population, absolutely nothing of any redeeming nature and a lack of any infrastructure investment make for one rotting heap. Never go there.

Full of chicken shops, betting shops with crazies hanging around outside, and several stabbings (one fatal). Like living in Mogadishu.

Been a couple of shootings and stabbings. Gun deposit and knife boxes as well on Locket Road towards Belmont.

24 Roehampton

Agree with this. In the godforsaken part of Wandsworth. No shops, no train or tube station and the Alton estate. Even being near Richmond Park can't save it.

25 Streatham

If Naomi Campbell came back to Streatham, she would describe it as infested with race hustlers, gang culture, rising murders, acid attacks, sexual assaults, and liberal apologists who defend criminals and shame the victims (just like the rest of London). Streatham has been ruined by the long-ruling Labour-run Lambeth Council that still imposes rising Council Taxes and still delivers mediocre public services (crap schools, poor policing, underperforming hospitals, unclean streets, and poor public infrastructure).

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