You just gotta smile. Least attractive towns at the Independent:
Slough, Birmingham, Scunthorpe
And then readers added:
Wallasey, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes, Edinburgh, York, Blackpool, Bradford, Hamilton, Maidenhead
Other lists had:
Stoke-on-Trent, Nuneaton, perennial favourite Coventry, Southampton, Chipping Norton, obviously cesspit London, today’s Morecambe
Of course, all towns have their good pockets
except Birmingham and their bad. Oh yes – what about Hull?
On the good side, well, there must be hundreds of little Micklethwaites around the UK, all nice in their own way. Doesn’t need to be a large town. Even where I live is nice but it’s a pocket and there are other pockets where you wouldn’t want to be, e.g. the estates with the USSR housing.