Original article from Kent Live
It's a sad fact that residents find anyway they can to complain about their hometown – but they do.
Even though Kent is arguably the best place to live (we might be biased), it doesn't stop people finding any fault they can.
Seaside towns in the county are infamously subject to such ridicule, but places further inland don't escape either.
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The borough of Bromley for instance, just outside of the Kent border has had a lot of harsh comments.
Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise recently settled into a house in Biggin Hill as he was filming the next instalment in the Mission: Impossible series.
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Whilst delays were taking place on set due to a COVID outbreak, Tom was spotted enjoying several events in the south.
He attended both the finals of Wimbledon and the Euros, sitting alongside David Beckham for the latter, as well as making an appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
An insider close to the actor has said he feels the area is "his rural bolt-hole, away from the hustle and bustle of London where he had been before."
However, Cruise might have not chosen to live in the borough had he read some of the scathing reviews on the satirical site ILiveHere.
Biggin Hill itself mostly escaped harsh words, except for one anonymous reviewer who said it was "being overrun by a force of evil" that even the RAF who used to be stationed there during World War II couldn't keep out.
The name of this group of people was starred out though, probably because it was incredibly derogatory.
It read: "Pastimes include destroying every bus shelter between Lebanon Gardens and Bromley Common, setting fire to the Recreation Ground Pavillion building, and smashing the windows of every car parked between “The Fox and Hounds” and St Winifred’s Road."
Another reviewer flexed their creative muscles calling Bromley and the surrounding area "the glory hole of the South East of England" and a "mecca for young p***** who live in the neighbouring areas."
It went on: "For all the needles and used condoms, Bromley does have a charm which is hard to find anywhere.
"Only a few summers ago we had some shootings of an evening, the streets were awash with burberry coloured blood."
'To most civilised people it’s an utter s*** hole'
The comments on ILiveHere were quite entertaining to read, as reviewers seemingly tried to outdo one another in how extreme their descriptions went.
One reviewer said: "To most civilised people it’s an utter s*** hole, but to the kings and princesses of **** it is paradise.
"Once there was a House of Fraser, now there stands a TK Maxx.
"If you would like to share a beer with those recently released from police custody, head for the Swan.
"Here the clientele sit with their worldly **** possessions in their designer HM Prison Service carriers.
"Bromley, truly is the pits of the earth. Avoid it all costs."
Another person titled their review as Bromley being the "Black Hole of Intelligence".
It begins its tale by saying: "Settle down boys and girls, and I will tell you a story.
"A story of the borough which ended up with all the ***** even the ********* towns in Britain disposed of.
"If you don’t already know, I’m talking about the rancid stench that is the London Borough of Bromley."
The local areas nearby of Orpington and St Mary Cray weren't safe either, with the reviewer wishing a "tactical nuclear strike" upon them.
To round it all off the usual target of the reviews on ILiveHere came into focus with the "chavs" being discussed by one irate individual.
"Bromley is one of the chaviest towns in London (I say one of, it’s not the worst but it’s not **** free; far from it)," it read.
"Thanks to all the encouragement by the conservative party (we really appreciate it, you f****) they swarm into the town centre in their hundreds.
"So yeah, if you’re thinking of coming to Bromley in the future, try going somewhere half decent, like Central London."