And the award for the UK's ugliest town goes to... Hemel Hempstead


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The Independent Online

Hemel Hempstead has been named Britain’s ugliest town after a surge in votes saw its town centre nominated worse than front runner Luton.

According to a poll, run by the team behind the Crap Towns publications,  the Hertfordshire town also beat Slough, Bracknell and Birmingham.

One of the authors behind the survey, Sam Jordison, told The Telegraph: “I know exactly why Hemel did so well in the poll. I've been there once. And once was more than enough.”

The first edition of Crap Towns, published in 2003, sold more than 100,000 copies and provoked outrage from residents located in towns ridiculed.