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19 Things You Find In Crap British Towns

So many knockoff pound shops.

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1. A variety of knockoff pound shops.

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Not good enough for a proper Poundland.

2. An excessive number of charity shops.

More than anyone could ever need.
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More than anyone could ever need.

3. And a shop with bins, washing up bowls, and mini plastic chairs carefully displayed on the pavement outside.

Inside: large foil trays and an excessive variety of cigarette lighters.
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Inside: large foil trays and an excessive variety of cigarette lighters.

4. A single terrible nightclub that hosts appearances from slightly crap celebrities.

Nice.
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Nice.

5. And has a really specific door policy.

"No combat trouses."
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"No combat trouses."

6. A concrete multi-storey carpark.

Which has staircases that smell of piss.
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Which has staircases that smell of piss.

7. A plaque commemorating the opening of the shopping centre.

Usually by some random celebrity from the time.
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Usually by some random celebrity from the time.

8. A road with multiple betting shops on it.

The crap British high street: betting shop, charity shop, betting shop, pound shop, betting shop.
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The crap British high street: betting shop, charity shop, betting shop, pound shop, betting shop.

9. A street of flat-roof shops like this.

See also: knockoff versions of actual businesses.
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See also: knockoff versions of actual businesses.

10. A B&M Bargains.

So many bargains tho.
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So many bargains tho.

11. One of those weird gift shops for men.

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That sells a lot of Keep Calm merchandise and those mini golf sets you can play with on the toilet.

12. A shop selling calendars.

These places are sustained by people buying Robbie Williams calendars for their mum every Christmas.
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These places are sustained by people buying Robbie Williams calendars for their mum every Christmas.

13. A shite leisure centre.

The kind with old plasters floating in the water.
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The kind with old plasters floating in the water.

14. A building that used to be quite good but has since shut down.

Usually a cinema.
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Usually a cinema.

15. A random statue in the high street that just gets covered in bird shit.

Commemorating something nobody outside of your town has heard of. It almost certainly cost the town council large amounts of money.
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Commemorating something nobody outside of your town has heard of. It almost certainly cost the town council large amounts of money.

16. Or a really tenuous claim to fame.

THAT IS NOT A REASON TO PUT UP A PLAQUE.
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THAT IS NOT A REASON TO PUT UP A PLAQUE.

17. A bus stop exclusively used for teens to smoke in.

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18. A dodgy market that sells tiger blankets and phone cases.

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Markets in Britain either sell £8 organic tomatoes or shit phone cases. There is no in-between.

19. And a fuckload of seagulls.

Even if you live literally nowhere near the sea.
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Even if you live literally nowhere near the sea.