Top 13 Most Dangerous Places in London: Unsafe Areas in 2023

While some are teeming with crowds hopping from one London landmark to another, others showcase London’s ugly side of criminal activity.

Of its 32 boroughs, there are some dangerous places in London to avoid when visiting this lively capital. That includes the 13 following areas, which are notorious for all types of crime.

According to the Met Police, Westminster had a crime rate of 189 crimes per 1,000 people.

Westminster (189 crimes)


The borough faces many types of crimes, with drug-related activities and the possession of weapons quite common.

Kensington and Chelsea (115 crimes)


The most common types of crimes here are theft, burglaries, and violent crimes.

Camden (107 crimes)


With a crime rate of 106 crimes per 1,000 people, this is one of the most dangerous places to live in London.

Haringey (106 crimes)


With 105 crimes per 1,000 people, Hackney has an unenviable amount of crime that can make even its parks unsafe.

Hackney (105 crimes)


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