The worst places to live in England

For the third year running the title of the worst place to live in the country was voted as Peterborough .

One voter said: "The atmosphere in Peterborough is draining.

“You feel totally isolated from the rest of the world and life in general, as though everything else is going on and you’re not part of it as you’re stuck in this dump.”

Another added: “Peterborough should have been destroyed during WW2 but even Hitler and Goering didn’t think it was worth bothering with.”

In second place was Huddersfield and the comments were equally cutting.

One said: "To those considering migrating to Huddersfield, first consider the minimum qualifying requirements:

  • Must have a minimum of three kids, of which at least one must be 50% genetically unrelated to the other two. (Preferably diagnosed with ADHD)
  • Must have a BMI greater than 30
  • Have teeth like a burnt-out fusebox
  • Must agree to dump a shopping trolley and/or a mattress in your sh#t tip of a garden"

While another said: “Huddersfield should be avoided by all those who desire to keep their wallets, mobile phones and most of all their sense of smell.”

  1. Peterborough
  2. Huddersfield
  3. Liverpool
  4. Bradford
  5. Hull
  6. Wakefield
  7. Luton
  8. Jaywick Sands
  9. Torquay
  10. Halifax
  11. Doncaster
  12. Keighley
  13. Castleford
  14. Barnsley
  15. Blackpool
  16. Grimsby
  17. Oldham
  18. Aylesbury
  19. Newton Abbot
  20. Wigan
  21. Swanley
  22. Andover
  23. Rochdale
  24. Slough
  25. Ipswich
  26. Sunderland
  27. Nottingham
  28. Blackburn
  29. Bolton
  30. Aldershot
  31. Middlesbrough
  32. Croydon
  33. Boscombe
  34. Rotherham
  35. Accrington
  36. Stoke on Trent
  37. Leicester
  38. Burnley
  39. Reading
  40. Southampton
  41. York
  42. Brandon, Suffolk
  43. Barking & Dagenham
  44. Didcot
  45. Northampton
  46. Walsall
  47. Chichester
  48. Wolverhampton
  49. Boston
  50. Sheffield

Quite surprised by some of those. Less so others.


This is why I live in the south

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Surely the south has its fair share of shitholes? Just not shitty enough I suppose.

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Yeah for the south east if you exclude Kent, Essex and a chunk of Surrey, it’s alright. Basically the bits of Sussex I like and that’s it.

The title needs changed to England rather than UK.

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Good point now remedied

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I’ve only been to Liverpool once, but I liked what I saw.

Perhaps I only visited the posh bits. But everywhere has dicey areas.

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Barrow isn’t on that list, not are the west coast towns of Cumbria. This leads me to think that list is bollocks.

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Stayed in Peterborough for a month at the travelodge, should have known it wasn’t going to be a great place by the vending machine with cider and lager in it

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None of those 50 places are in Norfolk :+1:

Ilfracombe should be in there

Would have put Luton at the top.

Absolutely delighted to see Andover (aka; the armpit of Hampshire) in there.

#9 Is Torquay really that bad? I’ve been a couple of times as a tourist over the past few years. Seemed ok or is there some dark underworld I missed?

Lack of Coventry undermines reliability.


and Wellingborough

and Redditch.


In thatchers Britain she let people move around the country who were out of work
The seaside towns took a big influx

Sadly summertime can paper over the cracks of some of these places

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Fake news