Soho is the unhealthiest place to live in the UK

Revealed: Soho is UK's unhealthiest place to live thanks to takeaways, pubs and air pollution - while Great Torrington in Devon tops the tables, new study finds The rankings took into account pollution levels in each UK neighbourhood They also analysed how many takeaways and pubs there are in every area Six of the unhealthiest 10 neighbourhoods were located within inner London And eight of the 10 healthiest neighbourhoods all belonged in Scotland 

By Stephen Matthews Health Editor For Mailonline

Published: 11:33 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 11:33 BST, 1 July 2019

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London's Soho has been crowned the unhealthiest neighbourhood in the UK by a team of researchers. 

While Great Torrington in Devon sits at the other end of the table, ranking as the healthiest place across the home nations.

The rankings took into account pollution levels in each neighbourhood of the UK, as well as how many takeaways and pubs there are.

Scientists also analysed how much green space exists in each of the areas, as well as proximity to health services including GPs.

Six of the unhealthiest 10 neighbourhoods - including Soho - were located within inner London. At the other end of the scale came Great Torrington, Devon. Eight of the 10 healthiest neighbourhoods were all in Scotland

Six of the unhealthiest 10 neighbourhoods - including Soho - were located within inner London. At the other end of the scale came Great Torrington, Devon. Eight of the 10 healthiest neighbourhoods were all in Scotland

The University of Liverpool academics named Soho - a part of Westminster - as the unhealthiest place to live in the country (pictured: a restaurant in Soho)

The University of Liverpool academics named Soho - a part of Westminster - as the unhealthiest place to live in the country (pictured: a restaurant in Soho)

Soho had the greatest access to takeaways, pubs and off licenses, combined with high levels of air pollution (pictured, The Pillars of Hercules pub in Soho)

Soho had the greatest access to takeaways, pubs and off licenses, combined with high levels of air pollution (pictured, The Pillars of Hercules pub in Soho)

The University of Liverpool academics named Soho - a part of Westminster - as the unhealthiest place to live in the country.

They said it had the greatest access to takeaways, pubs and off licenses, combined with high levels of air pollution and low levels of parks and green spaces.

Six of the unhealthiest 10 neighbourhoods - including Soho - were located within inner London. 

They were: St Giles in Camden (fourth), Bank (fifth), Farringdon (seventh), Finsbury  (ninth) and Barbican (tenth). 

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