Architects have been blamed by the public for Britain’s most hideous town centres
The latest Crap Towns poll, voted on by more than 3,000 people, found that Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire was the country’s ugliest place to live.
This was closely followed by Luton in Bedfordshire, then Slough and Bracknell in Berkshire.
Results of the poll into the UK’s ugliest towns
- Hemel Hempstead
Architects were nominated by a clear majority of voters as the chief reason their town was ugly. Designers are more to blame for so-called crap towns than the Conservative government, New Labour or even drugs, according to the survey.
The website behind the poll, which is widely reported in the national press, said: ‘Naughty architects… who knew there was a group of people less popular than the Tories? And all they want to do is build things and make stuff look nice.’
The RIBA declined to comment on the survey’s findings.