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    19 Things You Find In Crap British Towns

    So many knockoff pound shops.

    1. A variety of knockoff pound shops.

    Not good enough for a proper Poundland.

    2. An excessive number of charity shops.

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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.

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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.

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    5. And has a really specific door policy.

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    "No combat trouses."

    6. A concrete multi-storey carpark.

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    Which has staircases that smell of piss.

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

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    Usually by some random celebrity from the time.

    8. A road with multiple betting shops on it.

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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.

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    See also: knockoff versions of actual businesses.

    10. A B&M Bargains.

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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.

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

    13. A shite leisure centre.

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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.

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    Usually a cinema.

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

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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.

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    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.

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

    19. And a fuckload of seagulls.

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    Even if you live literally nowhere near the sea.

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