Grimmest place in the south?

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

  1. electrogirl

    electrogirl dignity is overrated

    i come from rye and have a bit of a soft spot for hastings, yes it's pretty scummy but at least it's interesting, it has a lot of history, alot of it dark (all the alistair crowley stuff etc.) and loads of stuff going on. i'd rather live there than slough or ashford for instance, at least hastings has a bit of soul.
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  2. piff diddly

    piff diddly Banned Banned

  3. piff diddly

    piff diddly Banned Banned

    I live up william of walworths arse
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  4. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.


    You still live in your mother's sweaty pudenda.

    When she's not renting it out as docking space for sailors cocks, like.
  5. mike90210

    mike90210 Banned Banned

    when y'all gonna realise that every town in shit, youve named everywhere practically anyway, and what you lot fail to mention is there is no jobs up north and higher crime, so it evens out having a rat run to work etc, as for the racist overtones on a few of these posts, your right the south is where all the pakistanis go like luton, they are like flies round shit a few celcius better weather than say Lancashire, in Congo or wherever in the 1970s the general kicked all the pakistanis out on a banana boat cos they dont integrate, what does that tell you, even a negroe could come up with a better plan !
  6. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.

    Reported the racist wanker.

    And to answer the OP, apparently it’s Chatham. Urban has taught me much.
  7. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    i feel a :hmm: coming on
  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Pitsea ftw
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  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    It was Indians, it was landlocked Uganda, and idi amin was a field marshal. But don't be too downhearted, you got the decade right.
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  10. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    I really feel a trip to Sheerness is in order from what I have heard from ex co-workers who lived there , but not alone.

    Leysdown is particularly grim I read somewhere.....
  11. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Gibraltar. It really is as bad as you think.
  12. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    spent two hours in Crawley the other day. All i saw was roundabouts, a maze of semis, and new town shopping high streets. Is there more to it than that?
  13. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    MK isn’t that grim. Dull, but I wouldn’t say grim.
  14. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Unintended gear-stick action

    Gosport must be a contender.
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  15. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    I grew up in Gosport. I agree it's a total shithole but it kind of hurts my brain to think about it. (((Home)))

    Portsmouth too, all its suburbs and inner city areas without exception; even Southsea is grey, dull and violent and it's the posh bit.

    OTOH there's the seaside. How much worse it would all be without beaches.

    EtA just noticed how old this thread is and how many early mentions Portsmouth gets. Lucky I didn't see them before or I might have come in all defensive and Up Pompey etc. :D
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2017
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  16. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Isle of Sheppey takes some beating; its really just an oil refinery.
    Bognor doesn't have much going for it, very little in fact.
    Wembley. We went to Wembley from the North Circular recently. It was like driving through a very dirty industrial estate.
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  17. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I think a lot has changed in the 10 years since this was posted and Folkestone has some of these things now. Some of the other seaside towns are much improved too (Margate for example).
  18. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies

    I went to Herne Bay fairly recently. Seemed okay. A good pizza restaurant and cinema anyway. And yeah, Margate is alright.
  19. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    I remember being quite appalled by Hastings once...
  20. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    I love Hastings- but only one half of it
  21. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    (The half that didn't vote for Rudd)
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  22. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Goodness, Hastings voted for that bitch. They have much to answer for.
  23. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    I go to Gosport regularly for sailing reasons. Absolute shit hole :(
  24. eatmorecheese

    eatmorecheese massaged in hot chocolate

    No, that's it. There's a massive industrial estate to the south of Gatwick, but basically you've got the measure of the place. Monotony.
  25. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    There are some terrible places along the North Circular. The road has destroyed any concept of place in some parts. Lea Valley Viaduct et al. It's like the interzone to nowhere. I hope there are no more roads in London like this.
  26. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Unintended gear-stick action

    According to my mother when I was a toddler I used the word Worthing for any place I took a dislike to. It might have been a dire panto at the Connaught Theatre that made me hate it so.
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  27. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    Eastleigh is a place worth avoiding. Grim because of the people not the environment, which is the very un-grim Test valley.**
    **edit: as corrected, it's the Itchen not the Test.

    For grim environment in Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton between them have it pretty much sewn up. Oil refinery visible from everywhere, Dockyards and boatyards everywhere, rubbish and oil and shit in all the water and all over the beaches, smells of seaweed, mud, diesel and grease, though not so much nowadays as when I was a kid, and not fish or bakeries of breweries nowadays either. More dog shit too, and way way more cars obviously, the whole Solent area chokes on traffic. England flags and various forms of union flags flying everywhere does no favours for me, and every fucking green space there used to be is getting built on. Barracks and nurse' homes becoming flats. Industries gone, noisy stinking factories, warehouses, docks and yards now full of nail shops and vape shops and tattooists and cafes. Not sure which is worse tbh.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2017
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  28. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    London. It's full of cunts! :D
  29. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    Eastleigh is on the Itchen valley, but you are correct in the evaluation of its grimness.
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  30. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Nah. It's not lovely by any means but unlike elsewhere, there's few places in Hampshire that you'd immediately think twice about wandering through - Gosport probably the only one that springs to mind.

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