London lands 'Crap Town' title as the worst place to live

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.

Tower Bridge, hidden by fog. Credit: Jeff Moore/Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment

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.

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London 'worst place' in Britain

London has won the title of Britain's number one 'Crap Town' after a public vote to find the worst places to live.