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Hemel Hemstead is the ugliest place in UK

by | 17th, August 2013

File photo dated 12/12/2005 of the view from the northbound carriageway of the M1 of the closed exit to Hemel Hempstead and smoke from the nearby oil depot explosion at Buncefield.

CITIZENS of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Great news. Your little new town has been named the ugliest town in the whole of the UK. It’s worse than places in the Lake District that are freezing, inhospitable dung heaps. Worse than entire Scottish towns made from heroin. Worse than that great wheezing soot pipe that is London (surely Manchester?  -ed).

The poll, run by website Crap Towns Returns, counted the votes and the Hertfordshire town came out on top!

And it seems that the satellites of London are particularly unpopular, with Hemel’s neighbour Luton coming in at second and Slough landing in at third.

Bracknell, Birmingham, Camberley and Coventry followed, with Cumbernauld, Hatfield and Gateshead rounding out the top ten.

Sam Jordison, one of the people behind the survey, said:

“I know exactly why Hemel did so well in the poll. I’ve been there once. And once was more than enough.

“Although, I am surprised that Coventry didn’t do better – or ‘worse’ – following the number of people writing in to say it looked better just after it was bombed than it does now.”

Which crap places would you have voted for? Blackburn? Swansea? Ipswich? Slag some places off, or stick up for Hemel in the comments.

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