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.
More top news
The mother of a former altar boy who tried to blow up a train insisted he was 'a big softie' who didn't want to hurt anyone.
Its current five year licence comes to an end next Tuesday.
Extra armed police will guard major sporting events in London this weekend after the military was drafted in to protect key locations.