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The Worst Things in Kennington, Greater London*

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The Worst Things
  • Police sirens heading between North Lambeth police station and Brixton/Elephant & Castle
  • Too many smackheads wandering around. The takeaways are all crap.
  • The street roberies. That turning off Kennington Lane where all the drug addict kids wait to rob women of their mobile phones coming from the tube station. The lifts in my block constatntly failing. The council. The schools ie, Lilian Baylis (this place should be levelled due to under funding and discraceful condition). Anne Widocombe talking too loud and generally enjoying her own noise when you're trying to eat your curry at the Tandori.
  • Crime and noise from aircraft and sirens
  • Having Elephant & Castle to the north (that AWFUL excuse for a shopping centre) & Brixton to the south
  • Non-resident "residents" who quit ghastly-but-convenient Kennington as early as possible on Fridays for their "real" homes in pleasant places elsewhere and don't return to convenient-but-ghastly Kennington until as late as possible on Mondays
  • Nothing actually there.
  • the leering boys in the kebab shop
  • The youthful heroin addicts that keep robbing us.
  • High-rise housing
  • Casa Pizza House
  • That pseudo Irish Pub.
  • The ever so unfriendly staff in the most ironically named store in the world "Costcutters".
  • That bloody awful "Balloon ride" down towards Vauxhall, how the hell did it ever get planning permission?
  • Anne Widdecombe

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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