Top 10 Worst places to live in #England 2017

We have been compiling the top 10 worst places to live in England for more than a decade. Thousands of readers have voted for their least salubrious dump in this septic isle.  Offending local councillors, dignitaries and meddlesome ratbags plus ruining the trade of slime ball lying estate agents, makes our day as they do their level best to polish a turd of a town.  There were some upsets this year and a new entry rocketing into the charts at number 1, that is sure to cause some outrage in their respective local rags.  So for 2017 we present our definitive Top 10 of the worst god-awful hell holes in England, enjoy!

10. Blackpool

Dropping down from number 4 is the entertainment capital of the North. Once famed for its golden mile, Blackpool now conjures up images of drunken stags and hens, falling over in the street and spewing on themselves, before retiring to a grotty seaside B&B. Here’s what our readers have to say:

You may think it’s a jolly seaside resort with candy floss and donkeys, it’s a scumbucket for the transients who come here to draw benefits in a holiday resort, instead of an inner city.
Go back a few streets from the prom and you will see the deprivation, the ghettos and the scummy pubs that make up the REAL Blackpool.




  • CarrieOnScreaming

    Why do people put a question mark when they’re making a statement? Are you not SURE that it has a soul?

  • Mick E

    Stanley, Co. Durham. The only place where there’s a ceremonial burning of the high street every few years.

  • ScunnyBunny

    Scunthorpe is number one.

  • elliott

    try Hemel if you think the rest are bad just come here

  • Paul Wild

    Why have they shown that picture for Rochdale? Rochdale has one of the most beautiful Town hall’s in the country.That is surely not the best view of Hull either.What about the great Victorian architecture near the docks?This is an offensive joke. This is like showing a picture of Westminster of the Harrow road in Maida Hill.

    • imnoteva

      after reading a review of Bradford, a city i actually live in (as a student), i realised these reviews are about taking al the evil, the bad, the chaos, the derelict and horrendous parts of a city and acting like it gives 100% representation of that city. So no, don’t expect the Victorian Architecture… it doesn’t go with the agenda of trying to tear a city down by showing the bad parts.

  • AnthonyTuffin

    I’m a southerner, who lived for about 13 years in Leeds, before returning south. Both north and south, I have liked some people and disliked some. I wonder whether Simon has ever been south of Watford Gap. In view of his ignorant and biassed generalisation, I suggest he stays in the north. He sounds like one of the northerners I disliked. Fortunately, he is atypical.

  • TrulyBlack

    Darlington is now just sh!t u cant walk down the road without a bunch of loud chavs behind you shouting ‘Oy look at vat!’ and you just wannin to punch them

  • Anth

    Good to hear s**t like this, my home town is middlesbrough but i would never live anywhere to the TS1 area. People dont see middlesbrough from the top half and to be honest i am glad. Marton is the place to be. I think places near london are all the worst its a danger with gun crime and thugs also high priced for something so small and it is like buying a house in middlesbrough town centre haha

  • Anthony

    Wow. I love seeing my home town on here every year, its great to know that people only see the bad end of this place and never come to the top end of middlesbrough. Its a Great place to live. Shame london isnt ever on this list the place is a danger and one hugh s**t hole with high priced sheds for sale.

  • Butch

    Rushden should of atleast come 3rd considering how much worse its been over the past few years. Luton should of come first, grimsby is a s******e but it has heart.

  • Simon

    Towns that once had a proud history with thriving industries, now sadly becoming dumping grounds for immigrants in areas already in decline, on top of the despair felt by those sinking further into a life of drink, drugs and petty crime.

  • Agreed

    I read this comment from St. Annes, Notts, and I can honestly say this guy is right. Nottingham has some of the worst housing conditions ive ever seen

  • Lucy Johnson

    Shut up. Idiot.

    • mawdesleytractor

      Shut up yourself. Mawtarded idiot.

  • Lucy Johnson

    what you call a ‘right wing’ persuasion is just anyone who is not a loony Socialist.- who are less than 1 % of the country

  • Lucy Johnson

    Jeremy Corbyn would destroy the country beyond repair.

    • Saff Laandaan Geeza

      Can’t f*ck up the country as much as good old Conservative Thatcher, ey?

      • Lucy Johnson

        Brown and Blair were already worse than her. The destroyed every aspect of the country. Much of it on purpose.

        • Saff Laandaan Geeza

          How can they be already worse when she came before?

  • Gill Williams

    I live in Mablethorpe Lincs and that is a sh*thole,literally !
    Dog s**t everywhere, streets and beach, nobody cleans it up , the owners certainly don’t.
    Police are bone idle, boy racers up and down all night at 100mph , music blaring, not a speed camera in sight and no deterrents, police aren’t interested.
    Live in and you can do what you like as …it’s nothing to do with the police, anyone but !
    Can’t wait to move , boring place, no decent shops, you get cheap s**t food, or dear s**t food from the Coop all their own , either that or Lidl, nothing else.
    Worst mistake I ever made was moving here , absolutely hate it .
    Roll on a couple of months and they can keep their chav town !

    • Craig Davenport

      You didn’t mention the massive arcade – a den of iniquity!

  • Horwich Hooli

    Actually sub Bradford for Bolton, I can’t sh*t on my own doorstep

  • Horwich Hooli

    1. Redcar
    2. Colne
    3. Nelson
    4. Burnley
    5. Middlesbrough
    6. Hull
    7. Blackpool
    8. Grimsby
    9. Bolton (I live here)
    10. Jaywick

  • David Hughes

    Good to see Stoke on Trent well up in every crap town list – well deserved. Technically Newcastle under Lyme and the rest of the Potteries towns are entitled to share the shame, as the whole area sucks all style, ambition and pride out of most people. Special mention for the Potteries Shopping Centre – like a weird zoo full of the ugliest animals you have ever seen. For some reason, many locals never want to leave – probably can’t cope anywhere else.

  • Daniel Burke

    Basically anywhere poor and full of immigrants and Muslims.

    • Simon

      Correct. The voice of reason. Well said. Summed it up in one sentence.