Top Ten 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 it's 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 any more. Not even safe I could go as far as saying. Getting off the tube station you get bombarded by young boys and 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 colourful and vibrant but just not safe.

Probably the most dangerous part in London in terms of Crime of Violence, that is already a good reason to stay away from there.

I blame the Labour Council for making Brixton an urban ghetto with Closet Racist Thugs with their degenerate little thugs who like to turn anything into a warzone and later play the 'race-card' to justify their sub-human, schizophrenic actions. I urge the smartest and the most qualified people (with families) to emigrate to a better country where the thugs are not treated like royalty (courtesy of taxpayers money).

Accidentally got off the train here in the late evening without realising there was a tube station. For the next 30 minutes I stood at the end of the platform fearing for my life.

I love getting penetrated by the bbc in brixton all round its nicer than bournemouth

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2 London Borough of Hounslow

Currently in the process of turning all the green spaces into blocks of flats, what better way to improve the area.

Gangsters and youths roaming the streets and being violent. Hounslow was one a good area!

Hounslow used to be 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 3rd world dump with mediocre shops, too much litter, too many violent and mentally unstable 3rd world migrants and their twisted kids roaming the streets.

My home town and it’s nothing like 20 years ago. Could never live back there

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3 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, something 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 great place to find a new gang to join)

Home of loads of notorious gangs (Peckham Boys, Sn1 etc.. ) Which brings violence, crime and theft. The people here are all brutal and violent. peckham is made up of bad low class run down housing estates all over the place.

I'm suprised 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 - ZeroGX

R.I.P. Damilola Taylor (1989-2000). Since then Peckham continues to be war zone with more dead bodies.

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4 Tottenham

Tottenham has not recovered (socially & economically) ever since the riots 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'.

Put it this way the top boys in tottenham when they go to Hackney, even the top boys in Hackney fear them, say No more, however I feel these areas are improving slightly and areas such as there neighbours Edmonton crime rate has been insane lately

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

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

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5 Newham

Newham is the still a dump despite the hosting the London's 2012 Olympic Games. It's home to Gang Culture, Welfare Dependency, Broken Families, Excess Breeding, Overpopulaton, Islamists, and corrupt, useless Labour Party MPs, and Councillors. Newham is the London's Betting Shop Capital with 82 betting shops (18 of them are William Hill).

I have lived here all of my life and cannot disagree with anything I have read. I'm actually quite saddened and ashamed

Newham is the Acid Attack Capital of London. Thank You Labour-run Newham Council

Newham is a no go zone - especially forest gate and canning town

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6 West Croydon

Home of the scum being socially cleansed from elsewhere more central

Silly kids with knifes and drugs siting on every corner of streets.

Live here if you like racism

Bare drugs and violence
kids stabbing eachother

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7 Harlesden

Harlesden is becoming similar to a third world state. The labour party have lost control, unlike other failed places like Tottenham or Brixton there is no progress/infrastructure in Harlesden at all. Also high unemployment rates and crime.

I blame the Labour Council for making Harlesden an urban ghetto with Closet Racist Thugs with their degenerate little thugs who like to turn anything into a warzone and later play the 'race-card' to justify their sub-human, schizophrenic actions.

Abysmal! It should be bulldozered and it's residents sent back to where they came from. Low-life infestation is complete, so let's burn it down to the ground and turn it into a park.

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

Harlesden is known as London's Wakanda. But it's a crime ridden dump with all kinds of feckless, welfare leeching thugs.

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8 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 defiantly the WORST place in London. Unfriendly, scary, dirty, rude, and just Disgusting, in everyway. Worst place I've been And had the Unfortunate and and unforgettable experience of living there! I would struggle to find something positive... thinking of it, no, not one single thing nice about it.

The area should be renamed 'Deadmonton', for its useless Labour Councillors, mediocre shops, ugly grey council homes, sub-human schizophrenic thugs, fatherless families, welfare dependent baby popping mothers, and gang/gun/drug/knife culture.

Such a shame I lived there 1974-1980 really nice place and safe then

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9 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.

Lived here once worst place ever it's just mawd there

This place is full of dirty muslims and chinese scum.
Quite frankly I think this place should be removed from the face of the earth. - MrEDL

My endz

10 Hackney

Useless area ruined by the Labour Party Council and MP Diane 'race-baiting, divide & rule' Abbott.

Bad place to live due to danger coming from gangs and muggers, also due to the lack of space where people could live in peace, if you live here your only choice is to move in to a crappy council housing estate

I was born in Hackney and it was bad there was so much crime it was sad don't come here once your here you can't get out due to bad schooling and bad area and council estate, I hate it here

I grew up in Hackney so peaceful now it has turned so bad nobody likes it and don’t want to go there I get upset a lot because 90% of my family that I know is in Hackney and I want them safe so much gangs I don’t think it will be the same place it was years ago

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The Contenders

11 Acton

I live on South Acton and I live on a dodgy block and it is terrible this should be number 1 anyone can kill another person here and many gangs dominate the street

Acton is now ruined by too many people from third world countries, thanks to the late Labour Party Government and Ealing's Labour Council.

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

West Acton- Was a good area years ago than houses got cheap and got slightly worst And the park is terrible now too many drug dealers

East Acton- Quiet but lots of drug and firearm activity and physical abuse

North Acton - also a quiet but worst than East Acton by a bit

South Acton - Worst of all A place for gangs and gun crime much worst in 2016

Acton Central/old town hall- Too many road men lurking around and many crazy drug dealers

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12 Mitcham

Not the worst place in the world but certainly far from the best. Some down to earth people in the area but there is always an element of trouble & anti-social behavior that never seems to go away. Badly run by council, only investment seems to be roadworks every few years.

Brilliant place, multi cultural and great links to transport

Great place, shouldn't be on list

Mitcham is bare calm they are all my guys.

13 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. - aldwych94

Thanks to the Labour Party Council, Wembley is an overcrowded dump full of 3rd world backwards people and garbage. The people there consistently vote for the Labour Party, who are Pro Mass Immigration.

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

Wembley is one of the most attracted areas in london. Even though it has so many Indians the KFC iso halal and the stadium is sick

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14 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 & 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 cream to the gangs here is what a fresh meadow is to cows. Deadly.

Not nice around here, would place it in the top 5.

Roadest place ever

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15 Bromley

The spiritual home of the chav.

High prices in a failed crime ridden part of the City. Located in East London

People who live in Bromley generally grew up in Kennington or waterloo and feel that a move to the suburbs makes them better then the rest of us.

Most places are crappy old ex council looking homes. Especially around southborough lane end.

16 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 amoung the highest unemployment rate, poverty, crime, social housing, welfare dependency and most ethnically diverse. No wonder there's 'White Flight', just like Detroit, Michigan in the US after the riots during the 1960's

Sad, Once a blue collar, hard working class area, where people respected one another. What happened?

I know the white fella that lives there and he is from belfast.

Might link my ting

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17 Bethnal Green

Gang fights everywhere, police brutality, racism, terrorist Bangladeshis everywhere.

From the roof to the ceiling DISASTER. Now let's wait for Brexit

A third world area and Capital of Londonistan & Bangledesh thanks to Labour's Tower Hamlets' Council and its current local MP Rushanara Ali.

I used to live there and whenever you complained to either the council or the police,NOTHING would be done about it.Absolutely Hopeless,ALL OF THEM.

18 Morden

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

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

19 Stockwell

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

20 Woodgreen

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

Went there today Just awful Won't be going back

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

21 Neasden

Doesn't deserve to be on the list, quiet area, no gangs, nice residents

There are lot of gangs and a lot thefts are reported also there are stabbings definitely in the top 20

A lot of gangs in this area neasden like neasden shopping centre and press road

Scary people all around. north circular road is infested with rubbish and rats

22 New Cross


23 South Norwood

Loool it's a pointless highstreet that doesn't even have a wetherspoons The highstreet's so narrow so the traffic is awful especially with loads of schools in the area.

This place is trash. don’t go there

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.

Home to one of the biggest estates in London and absolutely nothing here apart from crappy discount stores and fried chicken shops

Might not have tube or train stations but plenty of bus routes to stations - I lived here for 21 years &'was not a problem!

Yh I chill round der some dangerouse endz

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25 Catford
26 Streatham

To the person wrote "Never judge a place and the people who reside their, by your own bigoted and closeted standard" is a closet bigot, racist, a regressive degenerate idiot and an apologist for rising violent crime, political correctness and gang culture. People do thrive in streatham by being smug, arrogant, mugging, assaulting and murdering each other.

You speak a lot of nonsense. People thrive in streatham. Naomi cambell being one of them. Never judge a place and the people who reside their, by your own bigoted and closeted standard

Another crap area ruined by Labour's Lambeth Council and neglected by Labour's Closet Racist MP Chuka Umunna, who uses this his constituency to boost his own image and his own career prospects.

If Naomi Campbell came back to Streatham, she would described it as infested with race hustlers, gang culture, rising murders, acid attacks, sexual assaults, & 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 deliver mediocre public services. (crap schools, poor policing, under-performing hospitals, unclean streets and poor public infrastructure).

27 Shadwell, Tower Hamlets

An International student from the United States was attacked by a gang of Racists Muslims.

A lot of these areas are filled with high populations of black people just saying

Absolute dump. I call it Shad-hell.

A third world area and Capital of Londonistan & Bangledesh thanks to Labour's Tower Hamlets' Council and its current local MP Rushanara Ali.

28 Richmond

I've had the pleasure of living in such an environment.
Unfortunately a lot of kids are bad asses round here

Rihmond is full of educated posh people, they wouldn't attack you even with newspaper here!

29 Dollis Hill

Full of gappy indians&is dead. Moist area

Beautiful Edwardian housing with a beautiful park. Lots of families.


30 Thamesmead

My wife got stabbed 47 times here, ruined my saturday night. Bloody pakis

Soulless dump full of ukippers

Full of thenes

31 Canning Town

I hate this place.

Canning Town is in Newham and Newham is number 11 on the list seems kinda pointless having this here

32 South Bermondsey

Only real gs come here

Bermondsey is liveee would recommend going there it ain’t a bad place shouldn’t be on dis list
Only real gs come here

33 Stratford

Another area ruined by Labour Party Councillors.

... Is an area of 2 sides: North of the railway there is the overpriced shopping centre, plastic park and the Olympic dog bowl - South, you've got a shopping mall which should have been demolished 10 years ago, druggies, dossers and one of the worst traffic hubs in East London. Guess what side Newham council prefer to talk about?

True Westfield is a stabbers paradise nervous security guards who have to deal with constant gang fights and stabbings.

34 Stepney

only khf.

35 Oval
36 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, several stabbings (1 fatal). Like living in Mogadishu.


37 Thornton Heath

Streets are filthy rubbish everywhere
Stabbings and gangs
Crazy people shouting in public

38 Deptford

Horrendous place. High street looks like wild west movie


39 Willesden

Willesden is a far cry from Willesden Green

40 Kennington

Lived there for two weeks before using the break clause in my tenancy contract and escaping. Never felt so unsafe in my life

Spartan splash it’s nuttin. Come on uno harlem bad. Harlem bop with kuku dons in a frightening block


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42 Bexley

A peaceful environment, where commuters thank bus drivers. A host of grammar schools and therefore a surge for moving to this area for this purpose. Lots of green spaces, particularly Danson Park with a large and beautiful lake with swans and ducks gliding aimlessly around it. Nothing to do in the area, but it's just a bus drive or train journey into Central London, or a bus drive away to the nearest DLR station in Woolwich to get you into Central London as well as Stratford, if you want some more grit and polish!

One of the most boring places I have ever been to. Absolutely nothing to do! Oh and chavs.

Chavs, need I say more?

Sadly more homes being built everywhere,
Already active gangs in the area
more homes means more children teenagers more gangs more crime

43 Brentford

Nothings like brentford. Its is better than ealing at least!

44 Plumstead
45 Belmont Circle

O_O no words, but bossman has some Peng chicken though

46 Shepherd's Bush

The love I got for this place is mad but dominated by gang called 12world and 12ani and they are rivals with 1011

47 Southall

Southall is known as 'Little Islamabad' because it has been ruined by successive Labour Councillors and the long ruling Labour-run Ealing Council. It is an overpopulated dump with too many low-paid 3rd world migrants. It has severe social and economic deprivation with high levels of drug-related violent crime and illegal brothels (one of which was illegally in operation for nearly a year). I have no sympathy for the people who live in Southall because they consistently vote for the Labour Party to make their lives more miserable. They forever have 'Stockholm Syndrome'.

Southall is a 3rd world dump. The same applies to other areas in Ealing such as Greenford and Northolt, where yardie thugs, pikeys, and other broken feckless communities live & continue breed. The best decision I made was to leave those crime-ridden areas that have been ruined by the ruling Labour-run Ealing Council.

48 Stonebridge Park

AKA Little Somalia courtesy of Brent'@ Labour Party Council, who depend on their votes, in order to stay in power.

I've been here before it is a dump riddling with gang and drug crime in 2017 there were just gangs lurking around the streets

I love it there I think it great.. I don't think ot should be on this lost there's nothing to worry about

Full of gangs,disgusting area, although the park next to the station has one of the old twin towers in wembley so that's nice. the Chavs are a big problem though. But the people around the area know how to deal with them. All in all., never felt more unsafe going to a friends house.

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49 Kensal Green

Harrow road is a dump, dirty, and narrow. You don't want to be in Kensal green at night it is full of rough teenagers, drug dealers, and a lot of undercover police, this place has always been fishy and has a lot of poor residents, and full of Jamaicans Stay away from Kensal green at night

Harrow Road in Kensal green is a dump it is dirty some of the back streets are nice like purves road but the other roads are surrounded by late night loitering, drugs, gangs, and deprived residents.

50 Greenford

Thanks to the Labour Council of Ealing, Greenford is a craphole because:

(1) Smirk of teenage thug moments before killing an Old Age Pensioner (Paula Castle) for her handbag: Pair of 15-year-olds including father-of-two jailed (Daily Mail, 10 May 2013).

(2) Four guilty of killing Dean Mayley in Greenford mugging (BBC, 28 August 2014): "Four teenagers have been convicted at the Old Bailey of killing a man with a mental age of nine (learning difficulties) who was stabbed during a mugging in west London."

(3) Geeta Aulakh: fourth man guilty of machete murder (BBC, 15 April 2011): "Mother-of-two Geeta Aulakh, 28, had her hand severed during the attack in Greenford, west London, in 2009".

(4) Labour chief in social housing owns £1m home round the corner: Councillor branded a 'hypocrite' after buying property while staying on as housing association tenant (Daily Mail, 14 December 2014):

Julian Bell (Labour's Greenford Broadway Councillor) bought ...more

There are so many kinds of degenerate thugs in the areas e.g. pikeys, feckless parents, 3rd world thugs, & Radical Islamists. There are also the same mediocre shops in Greenford Broadway that makes me feel suicidal, e.g. Cheap Takeaway outlets, Fruit & Veg stalls, Halal Meat Butchers, Barbers and Betting Shops. Thank you to the successive Labour Party Councillors for transforming Greenford into Mogadishu.

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