Least favourite Cities in the UK

Whats wrong with Spiders? 😂

Staple Friday night haunt in my student days. The old Pan Galactic Gargleblaster was a winner
A "Vampire" tried to bite my neck once. I'm not even kidding.

Drinks prices were stupidly cheap though (and by stupidly I really mean "dangerously") and the music was great.
 
He really hasn't.

So you dont like the Luton type towns, you dont like the desirable towns as mentioned by Smalltown.

Perhaps if you define your criteria of desirable we could name you some ?

Of course, it's not hard. As mentioned before, somewhere that isn't endless suburbs & conurbation like you have in and around the M25.

The criteria of the OP is cities, so villages and small towns don't really count.

A large town or city with easy access to the countryside is the main thing for me, and by countryside I don't mean farms & fields.

So I could name Cardiff, Swansea, Exeter, Bournemouth, Chester, Ipswich off the top of my head.
 
Of course, it's not hard. As mentioned before, somewhere that isn't endless suburbs & conurbation like you have in and around the M25.

The criteria of the OP is cities, so villages and small towns don't really count.

A large town or city with easy access to the countryside is the main thing for me, and by countryside I don't mean farms & fields.

So I could name Cardiff, Swansea, Exeter, Bournemouth, Chester, Ipswich off the top of my head.
Yup, you can quickly get to the countryside in all the places I mentioned!
 
A large town or city with easy access to the countryside is the main thing for me, and by countryside I don't mean farms & fields.
You can be in a National Park within half an hour of leaving almost all big cities in the UK. This is why I never quite get it when people “sell” Roseberry Topping and NY Moors as a benefit of living in Teesside, as if no other city has beauty spots that are a short bike ride away from the urbanised area.

The main benefit of the Tees Valley, of course, is that it isn’t so densely populated and there isn’t that much traffic.
 
Christ you must mean by helicopter if you are counting Edinburgh, Hull, Liverpool, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Coventry, London or Bristol.
Bristol - Cotswolds is 20 minutes away.

Nottingham - Peaks

London - South Downs/Surrey Hills

Hull - NY Moors (admittedly slightly more than half an hour = 45 min)

Brum/Cov - 45 mins to Cotswolds

I’ll give you Liverpool though there are some nice beaches instead.

Edinburgh - ok bit further to the Cairngorms but there are loads of beauty spots not far away.

So no, no helicopter required.
 
Bristol - Cotswolds is 20 minutes away.

Nottingham - Peaks - in 30 mins:ROFLMAO:

London - South Downs in 30 mins:ROFLMAO: /Surrey Hills

Hull - NY Moors (admittedly slightly more than half an hour = 45 min)

Brum/Cov - 45 mins to Cotswolds

I’ll give you Liverpool though there are some nice beaches instead.

Edinburgh - ok bit further to the Cairngorms but there are loads of beauty spots not far away.

So no, no helicopter required.
Not as many National Parks as you seem to think.
Cotswolds, Surrey Hills not National Parks.
Some of your timings are daft, but you know that;)
 
This hate for London is laughable. Yes, there are sh@t bits - Canning Town, Beckton, White City Estate spring to mind of the places I've been, but the good far outways the bad. It's a big city so the crime rate will be higher than Yarm... I feel safer wandering around London than Boro town centre, the tube can be a pain at times but can get you across the city in 30 mins. You can see gigs/bands every other night if you wanted to (last night I was at Jane's Addiction in a 400 capacity hall in Shepherds Bush). Richmond Park is 30 mins from me for walking to Ham, Twickenham/along the Thames, this afternoon I'm doing a 10 mile walk from Kensal Green, through Queens Park, West Hampstead, Hampstead Village, Primrose Hill, St Johns Wood, Maida Vale and back home. Been here 27 years and still finding places to go/stuff to see.
 
This hate for London is laughable. Yes, there are sh@t bits - Canning Town, Beckton, White City Estate spring to mind of the places I've been, but the good far outways the bad. It's a big city so the crime rate will be higher than Yarm... I feel safer wandering around London than Boro town centre, the tube can be a pain at times but can get you across the city in 30 mins. You can see gigs/bands every other night if you wanted to (last night I was at Jane's Addiction in a 400 capacity hall in Shepherds Bush). Richmond Park is 30 mins from me for walking to Ham, Twickenham/along the Thames, this afternoon I'm doing a 10 mile walk from Kensal Green, through Queens Park, West Hampstead, Hampstead Village, Primrose Hill, St Johns Wood, Maida Vale and back home. Been here 27 years and still finding places to go/stuff to see.

Absolutely spot on, there's a reason people flock to London both to live, work and holiday.

I'm also massively jealous that you went to see Janes last night. Was it good, Perry has had so much work done I'm surprised he can sing these days ?
 
Absolutely spot on, there's a reason people flock to London both to live, work and holiday.

I'm also massively jealous that you went to see Janes last night. Was it good, Perry has had so much work done I'm surprised he can sing these days ?
It was qualty mate, Perry does look a bit plastic faced these days, was great to see Dave back on guitar, whole band were really on it and tight as hell, only 12 songs though, guessing they'll play a bt longer at the Camden Roundhouse gigs coming up
 
It was qualty mate, Perry does look a bit plastic faced these days, was great to see Dave back on guitar, whole band were really on it and tight as hell, only 12 songs though, guessing they'll play a bt longer at the Camden Roundhouse gigs coming up

I saw a short video of him doing Stop!, and even through the tinny iphone sound it sounded good.
 
Absolutely spot on, there's a reason people flock to London both to live, work and holiday.

I'm also massively jealous that you went to see Janes last night. Was it good, Perry has had so much work done I'm surprised he can sing these days ?
Hate for London usually comes from people who rarely visit and imho is based on the kind of stereotype we rail against when used to denigrate the north east.
 
London is a real mix , I put it in my favourites but I'm.not sure i have tolerance for a extended visit. You don't even have to travel 30 minutes for real beauty, some of the parks within London are right up there.
 
Not as many National Parks as you seem to think.
Cotswolds, Surrey Hills not National Parks.
Some of your timings are daft, but you know that;)
Matlock is 40 minutes max.

Guildford to M25 is 30 minutes max. Admittedly you can’t get to Buckingham Palace in 30 minutes.

Anyway, my point is that, despite being really nice, no one outside of Teesside is in awe of Roseberry Topping or desperate to live near it. I find it an odd “sell” for the area. It’s just one of those things you become attached to if you’re from the area, like the Transporter and parmos.

Especially as it’s half an hour from Stockton or Middlesbrough, where most people live.

I just think, if we want people not to slag off Teesside, we shouldn’t really slag off other towns. There’s not much that sets Teesside above the rest.
 
I live in York now and have lived all over the north. Plus southwards Dudley and Loughborough.
Also worked in London - Chiswick. The company wasted £150 + a night in 2000's for four of us four nights a week.
Anyway - London was *****, When on the tube it was horrendous, needed a shower when I got off, before I even got to work.
Dudley in 80's run down and rough.
Loughborough 70's brill about 3,000 students in a town with a population of around 40.000
Aside from this worst place Liverpool (experienced crime), Manchester (too busy and frantic on roads everywhere for my liking), Wales (apart from Milenium Stadium), Leeds Supporters, And strangely I would concur with Worksop - total dump.
 
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