Now that we’re fully into October, spooky season is officially here. And since the weather is finally reflecting that (what was that heatwave?), it’s time to snuggle up in front of a spooky film and scare yourself silly for Halloween. With ghosts and ghouls and the like on our minds, the thought naturally turns to which horrifying fictional creature would be most fearsome to confront in real life. And in turn, how well we would fare against them… Well, what about a zombie uprising?
What would happen if zombies were real, and the living dead started to roam amongst us? Who would get off scot-free and who would be taken first by the hordes with a taste for braaaaaaains? The folks at Rant Casino have taken it upon themselves to find out. They’ve pored over the data to find out which areas in the UK, and which specific London boroughs, would be most at risk during a zombie uprising.
The worst areas to live during a zombie uprising
It turns out that London is not exactly the worst place to be in the event of all dead bodies returning to life and slowly chasing us down. That honour goes to Leeds, where a total of 149 cemeteries offer up plenty of zombie potential. But London isn’t too far behind, with one London borough coming in at fifth position on the list:
Southwark topped the list of London boroughs that you wouldn’t want to live in if you fear zombies, with 26 cemeteries and a grand total of 267,818 potential zombies. Things wouldn’t be all bad though, with a zombie-to-human ratio of slightly less than 1:1, meaning the humans would still outnumber them – albeit barely.
But Southwark wasn’t alone in the top 10. The deceptively calm borough of Kensington and Chelsea also ranked highly on the danger scale. With 12 cemeteries, and a zombie-to-human ratio of 127.68% (that means more zombies than people!) you wouldn’t want to be there for a real-life Shaun of the Dead.
But which areas would be least affected by a zombie uprising? The safest place to be would be the Isles of Scilly, where just seven cemeteries proffer up a trifling zombie-to-human ratio of 4.4%. That means there would be at least 22 living humans on hand to overpower each zombie. Easy!
The top five safest places in the event of a zombie uprising are:
- Isles of Scilly
- Oadby and Wigston
But then, we don’t actually need to worry about any of this anyway. Do we?!