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

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

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.

3 the gang, splashes down 16 opps tonight

You are right

2 London Borough of Hounslow

Just bad

crap area

It's a cute area to live if you like stabbings everyday,

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

3 Peckham

AG! active gang most baddest gangs in peckham knives, guns, Drugs violence

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)

Pecknarm bro

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.

4 Tottenham

Hackney is by far more dangerous than tottenham


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

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'.

5 Newham

Corrupt labour councillors spot on

Newham isn't that bad especially the places in it like
Pontoon dock
West ham

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

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).

6 West Croydon

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

Live here if you like racism

Home of the scum being socially cleansed from elsewhere more central

Bare drugs and violence
kids stabbing eachother

7 Harlesden

I like it here. I wouldn't change anything

A lot of racists

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

Lived there for 2+ years. Even though it is slightly gentrified it is still quite depressing to live there. Avoid if you can afford to live somewhere else.

8 Edmonton

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

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.

Crime ridden streets, dirty and unfriendly place. The council is run by Kurdish mafia, it feels as the police gave up on the area a long time ago, the area is not suitable to raise children and teens are vulnerable here.

this place has no redeeming factors what so ever

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.

9 Woolwich

real bad

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

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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

That's true but I still live in hackney and I am used to seeing gangs and bad people and polices every where every day but its cool for me because I have been in hackney since I was born and I am 11 now


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)

A land that is bad
Its 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

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12 Barking and Dagenham

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 & Dagenham Council and their local MPs. - Madcritic

No its not my cousins live there

Minority are Asians.I wish it could be more mixed. But at night you have the prostiution on the streets.!

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

13 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.

Mitcham is bare calm they are all my guys.

Brilliant place, multi cultural and great links to transport

Great place, shouldn't be on list

14 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 great area, it's safe, well serviced and improving at an alarming rate. Absolutely can't see the comparison to Harlesden.

15 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.

Roadest place ever

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.

BSide. That's it. Bside

16 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.

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 Woodgreen

I don't want to go to Wood Green as well.

Went there today Just awful Won't be going back

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 hot blonde MILF Tamzin Outhwaite.

19 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

20 New Cross


21 Stockwell

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

22 Wealdstone

Avoid high streets at all costs

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

Lol lets not forget the major gang fight on locket road, belmont/wealdstone kinda area, the streets will never forget

Pretty sure der was a stabbing outside a shop on high street, jarrin uno

23 Neasden

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

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

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

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

24 Catford

To many crackhead around catford near town centre but the area nice in some places but only bad bit is town centre bit - dbaddest

25 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.

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

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

One of the biggest estates in London

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26 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

27 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.

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).

Has some of the best schools in the country -top 20%. Lovely Victorian and Edwardian houses that are still affordable. Lived here for 12 years. No burglary or street robbery.. cannot say the same for neighbouring Clapham or Brixton. Nice commons.. best keep it to ourselves.!

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.

28 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.

29 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!

30 Walworth
31 Plumstead

Full off crackheads and stabbings turns you into man

32 Dollis Hill

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

Full of gappy indians&is dead. Moist area


33 Thornton Heath

The worst place in London for sure

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

34 Shepherd's Bush

Dodgy area still icl

Digga D is a warn out bandit

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

35 Thamesmead

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

Soulless dump full of ukippers

Full of thenes

36 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

37 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.

38 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

39 Brentford

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

40 Deptford


Horrendous place. High street looks like wild west movie

41 Willesden

Willesden is a far cry from Willesden Green

42 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.

43 Stepney

only khf.

44 Oval
45 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.

46 Belmont

Don’t even bother visiting Belmont.. avoid at all costs


47 Belmont Circle

O_O no words, but bossman has some Peng chicken though

48 Stonebridge Park

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

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

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

As the rest of Harlesden it's just a massive dump full of 3rd world lo-life scum. A dirty, loud hole.

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49 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

50 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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