Unhappy hour: These are the UK’s most miserable places to live in

The not-so-coveted top spot on the list of the UK’s most miserable place goes to Barking and Dagenham.

In fact, London is home to nine out of 10 unhappiest places to live in the UK.

Based on a poll of residents’ satisfaction by Rightmove, the “happiness” survery takes into account safety, neighbourliness and amenities to rank communities.

Rightmove’s housing expert Miles Shipside said: “To come top of our Happy at Home Index three years in a row is no mean feat, and we’ll be expecting a spike in people having a look on Rightmove to see what they might be able to afford to buy or rent in the Harrogate area.”

Take a look at the unhappiest places to live in the UK

  1. Barking and Dagenham
  2. Hounslow
  3. Brent
  4. Harrow
  5. Newham
  6. Tower Hamlets
  7. Greenwich
  8. Luton
  9. Hillingdon
  10. Haringey


Here are the 10 happiest places to live in the UK

  1. Harrogate
  2. Shrewsbury
  3. Ipswich
  4. York
  5. Chester
  6. Inverness
  7. Llandrindod Wells
  8. Hemel Hempstead
  9. Watford
  10. Blackpool

Now read:


Readers' comments (3)

  • Anonymous

    Because the rent is rising faster than pay, because we can't keep up with immigration.

    Now we have to live like them, 101 to a house.

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  • Anonymous

    To the previous comment - This has nothing to do with immigration or immigrants in the UK. from your myopic world view, you'd think Brits do not migrate elsewhere, when they actually top the list of migrants moving to places like Spain, France, Australia,South Africa, Dubai, USA, Canada etc etc. There are 50,000 Brits working in Nigeria alone. So think twice before pointing a finger at immigrants being responsible for the housing woes created by the British government.

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  • Regarding the above article on housing, Rightmove is using a bit of psychology to create demand where none or some already exists. The report is misleading and presumes that people living in a certain area are miserable and how dare they assume that everyone living in Harringey or Harrow are miserable. There are miserable people everywhere including Harrogate so an area cannot be miserable. The report also stigmatises certain London boroughs in order to make the sheeple who live in those areas to move particularly those who believe every false notion the media and corporates propagate to sell their products and services. You can be happy or unhappy anywhere regardless of where you live.

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