Worst, most hated, most vile UK city?
For me, I think I have to nominate Peterborough. I visited this illustriuos city many years ago for a regatta weekend. A few of us had the opportunity to go to the city centre on the Saturday afternoon only to find it was CLOSED! NOT OPEN, DESERTED STREETS, SHOPS CLOSED, EVERYTHING CLOSED!!! FFS!!! 🙄Posted 6 years agokonabunnyMember
Predictably, schnullelieber’s thread on Birmingham has led to a whole bunch of people saying how awful Birmingham is and how no-one should ever move or visit there. (Some of the critics have even been to Birmingham!). Birmingham has a bad rep and it’s never going to be glamorous.
But is it the worst city in the UK? You decide on this thread. The rules: the place you’re slagging off has to be in the UK (UK of GB and NI); it has to be a city as defined here; and, err, it has to be shit.
My nomination: Stirling. Dismal weather, infested by neds (“Big Mags”), convenient for Edinburgh and Glasgow and better than neither, rough schemes and not much of architectural interest in town. Plus points: castle, not far to get out of town, weird uni campus.
(PS: someone else can do the thread for the best city. I’m too much of a misanthrope and cynic to start it!)Posted 6 years agospasmic gherkinMember
Pompey’s not a bad vote. Went to watch Preston North End play them with some (co-incidentally) Prestonian friends a few years ago. Was spat on before i got a hundred meters from the train station.
Well look at that, i managed to get two of the candidates into one post. (on my only visit to Preston I was refused entry to bloody Tokyo Joe’s on the basis of being too scruffy – despite borrowing presentable-people clothes especially. I doubt i missed anything good, but i’ll bear a grudge against the town for it anyhoo.)Posted 6 years agoBenjiMMember
Well look at that, i managed to get two of the candidates into one post. (on my only visit to Preston I was refused entry to bloody Tokyo Joe’s on the basis of being too scruffy – despite borrowing presentable-people clothes especially. I doubt i missed anything good, but i’ll bear a grudge against the town for it anyhoo.)
The only thing you missed was your feet sticking to the carpet. You were probably refused entry on the grounds that you were over the age of 16. It did used to have a pretty strict “dress code” though. I think that’s changed since it became Lava Ignite.Posted 6 years agojumping_fleaMember
My vote goes for two midlands cities –
Birmingham – Worked all over the place and its the only place I’ve been shot at. Some scumbag in a block of flats with an air rifle 😯
Wolverhampton – Rubbish traffic, Rubbish shops, and again found myself under threat from locals, one chucked a TV out of his house at us due to the power being off.Posted 6 years agoTheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
Parts of it are a bit shit, but on the whole it’s a great city.
Of the places I can recall actually being to, Middlesbrough and it’s surrounding areas has to rate pretty highly.
I’ve never been, but I believe Scunthorpe is supposed to be a bit crap too..
Oh, not a city, but anyone ever been to Merthyr Tydfil – jeez?Posted 6 years agotrailmonkeyMember
The air is horrible, the water is horrible, it sprawls for miles meaning it takes ages to get out of. The people are unfriendly and everything is too crowded. Put too many rats in a cage and they fight
Sounds like a generic description for any city, not a specific one.
*possible exclusions may apply, but i’d take some convincing*Posted 6 years ago
Being a field Engineer in my profession for the last 12 years there are not many cities I havent been too regularly, here are the 5 cities/towns I would like to live in the least –
mmmm scunthorpe and cambridge could easily get into this list.Posted 6 years agomudsharkMember
Really don’t get why people say London, the cultural aspects are enough to make up for all the less appealing things.
Coventry and Hull have the least to off of the cities I’ve lived in.
Newport – supposed to be trying to win a project there on Monday! Thought there might be some nice cycling to be had nearby?Posted 6 years ago
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