Vote for the most depressing town in Britain 2024

Bland, Boring, Soul destroying mediocrity with a gaping cultural void. This is what our new poll is about. This year we are ditching the usual suspects to focus on those towns throughout this septic isle that give you a almost-terminal case of ennui. The towns where you just exist rather than live. From home counties commuter dormitories that close down at 10pm to seaside resorts that are ghost towns in winter, this poll is about them. Tourist traps like Padstow that have been expunged of locals to make way for weekend AirBnBs or places that exist solely to part Americans from their money like Edinburgh and Canterbury. This poll covers the length and girth of Great Britain taking in Scotland and Wales for the first time. So get voting and take a big steaming dump on the Sundays Times Best list and estate agent’s cheap-suited dreams. Simply click or tap on the town, scroll to the bottom and hit the vote button.

Your town not on the list? scroll to the bottom and add it!*

* All reader entries are moderated, so ‘your mum’ isn’t going to cut it sunshine!