@itvlondon that's why I moved to Devon. Couldn't bring my children up there as its really gone down hill and way to expensive for what it is
Ray Kelly London is a great place/town/city. Have any of these critics been to Lancashire or Merseyside lately?
Tweet your views to @itvlondon on whether you think London deserves the title of "worst place in Britain".
@itvlondon I don't agree with that at all. Everyone I know that has moved out miss it.
@itvlondon prob voted by ppl who would love to live in London but can't afford it. It's just jealousy. I get a lot of that..
Danger, gold iPad cases, money wasted on champagne and an abundance of steakhouses have been cited as reasons why London tops a list of the worst places to live in the UK.
– AUTHOR of Crap Towns Returns SAM JORDISTON
Partly it's the ridiculous bad taste of places like Mayfair (I saw a shop selling gold iPad cases).
Partly it's the glaring inequality - the fact that five minutes walk away from the City, where people are blowing thousands of pounds on single bottles of Dom Pérignon there are people who have to go to food banks to eat...
Partly, it's the danger. But mainly, it's those Aberdeen Angus Steakhouses.
@itvlondon As a born and bred Londoner I sadly have to agree. London is far too built up and overcrowded. Not the city I grew up in!
Lisa Jobson I personally don't like the place I find it dirty and overcrowded but im used to a small city where there are trees and fields all around couldn't ever live in a big city.
@itvlondon London is an mega-conurbation more akin to a citystate than an English Town. To compare it to Scunthorpe or Bradford is ludicrous
The author of a book which declared that the capital was top of a list of the UK's 'crap towns' has recalled complaints from Londoners who were polled on their opinion of the city.
– Author Sam Jordiston
London is crap for all sorts of reasons. Partly it's the misery of living there: the expense, the endless queueing, the standing on the Northern line with your nose jammed into someone else's armpit, the amount of time and psychological energy it takes to go anywhere or do anything
We were deluged with complaints from people who have to put up with the inconvenience of living in this expensive, hard city, with people from outside the city who feel London has given them a raw deal, taking away billions of pounds in the crash, and yet somehow managing to keep all the proceeds of the recovery..
Stacy Lucky Deeply offended by this critique. Love this place, it changed my life. If you don't like it here then there are many other places to live/visit.
@itvlondon Utterly ridiculous, ppl fighting to live here.
Valerie Brook The pollution is disgraceful as is the destruction of working class communities due to the opening of endless trendy bars and overpriced restaurants, which leave locals no option but to move further out. Housing is pokey and overpriced, public transport is deteriorating again.
Paul MJ Never heard of "unbearable snobbery" before. London is not for everyone, that's the way it's always been. But considering that people continue to flock here, both for setting up a life or for just visiting, London remains and will always be a top city.
Martin Phillp Gentrification hasn't helped which has brought snobbery to former working class areas of the capital.
London has beaten places like Bradford, Chipping Norton and Southampton at the head of a list of the 50 worst places to live in the UK, according to an online poll of members of the public.
The top ten worst places were:
- Chipping Norton
- High Wycombe
The capital as won the dubious honour of becoming the worst place to live in the UK, according to a new book which has polled members of the public.
The book, called Crap Towns Returns, rates the 50 worst places around the country.
Nominations, collected on the book's website, measured "grinding poverty" and "unbearable snobbery" as much as crime statistics, house prices, local facilities, transport and schools.