Where are the worst and best places in London??

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ThenAaliyahSaid
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Just wondering
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I live in a place called Walthamstow which is in East London. 75% of it is a dump.

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I live in a place called Walthamstow which is in East London. 75% of it is a dump.

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I've been there like three times it's pretty bad but I think Whitechapel is the slums as well as North West London excluding Golders Green
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What do you mean by 'best'? Is this in terms of low crime rate or things to do?

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What do you mean by 'best'? Is this in terms of low crime rate or things to do?

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Everything combined really.. whether it's a great place to live
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I've been there like three times it's pretty bad but I think Whitechapel is the slums as well as North West London excluding Golders Green
Whitechapel is quite bad.

I have no idea how London can be so bad when there was so much cash sploshing around back in 2005.

It's completely odd. :/
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Whitechapel is quite bad.

I have no idea how London can be so bad when there was so much cash sploshing around back in 2005.

It's completely odd. :/
Because most of it wasn't sploshing around Whitechapel...

London has an extremely wide range of wealth. You can have areas of extreme poverty and deprivation very close to areas of massive wealth and stunning mansions. A lot of areas that were once considered slums are now "up-and-coming" as property prices rise, but the distribution of wealth is still very uneven.
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Because most of it wasn't sploshing around Whitechapel...

London has an extremely wide range of wealth. You can have areas of extreme poverty and deprivation very close to areas of massive wealth and stunning mansions. A lot of areas that were once considered slums are now "up-and-coming" as property prices rise, but the distribution of wealth is still very uneven.
I mean council budgets, where were all the tax revenue apart from the proportion going to Iraq?
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Because most of it wasn't sploshing around Whitechapel...

London has an extremely wide range of wealth. You can have areas of extreme poverty and deprivation very close to areas of massive wealth and stunning mansions. A lot of areas that were once considered slums are now "up-and-coming" as property prices rise, but the distribution of wealth is still very uneven.
Yeah, you are right to some degree. They are knocking down council estates in Brixton and relocating people to Croydon. Now Brixton is just full of white people and gays lol... when back in the day you would get your head kicked in if you were openly gay and in Brixton.
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There's two types of best and worst. Best and worst in terms of crime and best and worse in terms of how the area looks. For the former many people will go on about how so and so London suburb is the next Compton but the statistical truth is that crime is highest in the centre of London so places like Croydon has a lot less crime than the West End. For the latter, again it depends on distance from the centre with everywhere tending to look the same depending on the distance from the centre. Places in inner London like Brixton and Hackney will have a lot of crappy looking tower blocks but still have a fair few posh squares and Georgian houses like their neighbours Kennington and Islington and places further out like Tottenham and Acton tend to have the same bland victorian houses as their more well-heeled neighbours Finchley and Ealing.

To summarize, Crime is actually highest in the centre so you're actually safer in Peckham than you are in Soho and most of London looks pretty much the same with a few small pockets of really nice and really crappy looking.
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In before someone comes in talking about the North/South or West/East divide. :teehee:
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Worst: Between Brixton, Hackney, Stratford and Walthamstow. I lived there and had the worst time of my life
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Worst: Between Brixton, Hackney, Stratford and Walthamstow. I lived there and had the worst time of my life
One of my best friends is from Stratford, I've been to visit her and it doesn't seem as bad as they make out though? Where did you live?
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Brixton looks awful...never been to any other parts.....
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(Original post by ThenAaliyahSaid)
I've been there like three times it's pretty bad but I think Whitechapel is the slums as well as North West London excluding Golders Green
I lived in Hampstead and wow, was it a good area! :moon:
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I live in Camden and I love it
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One of my best friends is from Stratford, I've been to visit her and it doesn't seem as bad as they make out though? Where did you live?
I live now in King's lynn in Norfolk now. I lived 2 years in each of those mention above aside from Stratford, I lived there for 8 months. I would say Stratford is not that bad, but crime rate wise, it is one of the worst places around London imo.
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Camden is unique in that it's a bit of a dump, but a fun dump.

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I live now in King's lynn in Norfolk now. I lived 2 years in each of those mention above aside from Stratford, I lived there for 8 months. I would say Stratford is not that bad, but crime rate wise, it is one of the worst places around London imo.
Spent my teenage years in the utopia that is KL.
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I've lived in a Borough called Bromley virtually my whole life which is a great place to live yet not many people know about it (even though it is the largest Borough in London).
However, Bromley's next door neighbours Lewisham and Croydon are more well known. Although not for the right reasons.

Apparently Tower Hamlets is probably the most run-down place in London. The best I think is Kensington and Chelsea.
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Camden is unique in that it's a bit of a dump, but a fun dump.

Spent my teenage years in the utopia that is KL.
Yup it's a bit rough round the edges but it's friendly and safe despite it's more alternative residents!

Love the place Cheaper than other nice areas like Chelsea but within 15 mins walk of the stunning Primrose Hill
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