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Kings Lynn in General
Member Name: sammyboi
Kings Lynn in General
Advantages: Leaving it
Disadvantages: Entering it
Here is my oppinion on the delights of Kings Lynn
Living near Fakenham, which is slap bang between Kings-Lynn and Norwich, I was reminded yesterday why I generally avoid Kings Lynn. Just driving in to the place from Fakenham there is an over-whelming sense of drabness and lack of prosperity as you drive past the seemingly derelict looking docks and skanky housing estates of West Lynn. After a weeks work experience in Kings Lynn with my dads surveying firm, my oppinion was not changed in any way. In this time, we primarily experienced the delights of The Fairstead estate, full of boarded up houses and burnt out cars.
The centre of town isn't much better. Yes, there are the majority of the high street chain stores, Argos, Costa-coffee and even a whimpy! However, even the chain stores seem smaller and behind anything else in the UK in terms of what they stock. Generally the town centre is like a 1970s architectural time wharp, horribly paved and full of tired, struggling shops, tatty cafes and boarded up buildings.
The worst part (without wanting to sound like a snob) is the people. Everyone looks so god damn miserable!!! 95% of the population are chavs with witticisms and comments such as 'get a f*cking haircut you greb'. Worse is the way they congregate in large groups by the bus stops near sainsburys and in shop doorways, staring out any poor passer-by who has dared venture into their precious town
If you are fortunate enough to pass, god forbid venture into any of the local pubs (the one opposite the station is a great example of Kings Lynn hospitality) expect to be pointed at and commented on by the locals and see an array of local alchys talking to their pint glasses. I even saw several chaps staggering through town at around 10am swigging neat spirits. God only knows what a friday night out in this place is like.
All in all a tired, depressing sh*thole of a town. Anyone visiting Norfolk and thinking of paying Kings Lynn a visit, I would advise you not to bother.
Summary: Not very nice
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