Grimmest place in the south?

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by bfg, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. waverunner

    waverunner Be nice or I'll bite

    Luton, Milton Keynes

    What's that place beginning with a B that's near MK? I think it's the last stop before MK if you're on your way on the train from Euston? It has its own 'shopping centre' but fuck me it's dismal

    e2a just found it, Bletchley
  2. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?


    The only purpose of Swindon is to make other places look good.
  3. portman

    portman Mr Grumpy

    ...add Pitsea to the list.
  4. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    I see a bigoted stereotyping anti-racist.
  5. pinkmonkey

    pinkmonkey 2.4 hour party person

    Edmonton Green shopping centre is the most depressing place I've come accross in London, but, I do go there on a regular basis - it looks like shit and theres a lot of poverty, but the indoor food market is excellent and I can cycle there and back without going on any roads. This is great, when you are wobbling home with a backpack fit to burst.
  6. Fidel

    Fidel Dono de Pousada

    Margate :(
  7. red rose

    red rose Fee-Ai-Esh-See-Oh

    I demand an explanation as to how the thread has been allowed this far without a single mention of Hatfield.

    I remember jms once saying to me "the only good thing about Hatfield is the tunnel, because you can't see the rest of Hatfield from it."
  8. behemoth

    behemoth Buy Urban75 on Ebay

  9. bluestreak

    bluestreak HomosexualityIsStalin’sAtomBombtoDestroyAmerica

    oh good god, hatfield. the horror, the horror...
  10. bluestreak

    bluestreak HomosexualityIsStalin’sAtomBombtoDestroyAmerica

    so you either support the bnp or live in debden. which is it?
  11. Karac

    Karac Mae Hen Wlad Fy Mamau

    Id say Newham East London is the worst area ive ever lived in-especially around the West Ham tube station -not because its violent or nasty-but its just a dump with nothing going for it whatsoever-no semi decent shops,pubs nothing:(
  12. phildwyer

    phildwyer Gorau arf arf dysg

    Aberdare, you English poofs.
  13. Errol's son

    Errol's son Well-Known Member

    Actually I would also add Crewe, Stoke, Wrexham, Northwich and Telford.
  14. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    They're far worse than the others on your list - the Kent towns aren't great, but they're better than those places, and Southend's actually not bad at all.

    I feel your pain, having grown up in Grays.

    It's hard to explain just how bad those places really are. You go there, and you can feel your soul being leeched away into the grey, concrete ground.
  15. Karac

    Karac Mae Hen Wlad Fy Mamau

    How is Wrexham in the South of England?
  16. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    Or Crewe or Stoke. (Don't know where Telford is, and have never heard of Northwich).
  17. Errol's son

    Errol's son Well-Known Member

    Who mentioned England?

    Would you say it is a northern town then?
  18. Errol's son

    Errol's son Well-Known Member

    Cheshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire are not northern.
  19. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    quite - i mean, have you been to debden, tim?

    we used to call it "dresden" when i was at college nearby - to sum up its lifeless, soulless demeanour.
  20. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Mitcham and Beddington.
  21. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Another vote for Woolwich, Eltham and Scabbey Wood
  22. dessiato

    dessiato Looking for my shopping trolley

    Leatherhead is OK, compare it to Slough, or Redhill, or Aldershit, or Croydon, or Woking, (don't get me started on Knaphill!), Chertsey, Addlestone, fucking Byfleet!!!
  23. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    They're not Southern, either. They're Midlands, I guess, although I thought Cheshire was properly Northern.
  24. Juice Terry

    Juice Terry rama lama fa fa fa

    Everything north of the river Thames is "The North" so most of the places mentioned in this thread are actually grim places up north.:)

    The winner has to be Slough though surely.
  25. dessiato

    dessiato Looking for my shopping trolley

    and Hounslow, and Richmond, and Twickenham, Kingston, Ashford (both of them!) Maidestone, in fact everywhere with a KT TW SL GU ME post code, or pretty well anywhere in SE
  26. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    No - the real North starts in Nottinghamshire and even that's debatable
  27. Juice Terry

    Juice Terry rama lama fa fa fa

    Rubbish are you trying to tell me that Hendon isn't up north?
  28. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

  29. Dirty Martini

    Dirty Martini gets what he cant want

    Sheerness, or anywhere on The Isle of Sheppey, Rainham, Aylesham's pretty grim, Dover, Herne Bay's grim but I have a softspot for it.

    I can't see how Hythe got a mention. A boring, one-street town but not that grim.

    I like Folkestone and Margate.
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  30. Brainaddict

    Brainaddict chief propagandist (provisional)

    Have you ever lived there? This strikes me as the comment of a person who has never lived there.

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