Putting Brockley on the map

Come one, come all, to see our latest creation, the Brockley Central Guide to Brockley! We hope this map will help existing residents discover new places that we love, and help newcomers see just what Brockley and the wider area has to offer, when you look a bit deeper!

We've tried to pick the cream of the crop - there was no way every cafe and takeaway of Brockley was going to feature here. We expect what is (and more likely what isn't) featured here to generate some debate from you lot, so this is an ongoing project that we'll be adding to as Brockley blooms!

Use the buttons to move around the map and zoom in or out. Click the drawing pins to see more information and links where appropriate. Click here to view the Brockley map in full (opens in new window).



110 comments:

Brockley Nick said...

The thing I like best about Jon's innovation is that there are so many sites out there that have maps of Brockley that are worse than useless - outdated, inaccurate and threadbare. For example, anyone planning their holiday to Brockley using "AllinLondon" [sic] is confronted with the choice of going out to the Brockley Barge, "Biagio Restaurants" [aka La Lanterna], Ecosium, Just Thai Thai and Taste of India.

Inevitably, we will have missed stuff off, so please let us know what you want us to add.

Bea said...

Great map! Thanks for doing this - I've always wondered where some of these places are - now I know.

Pete said...

You could add that butchers that people often talk about. I can't remember the name, and the framing shop on Loampit Vale which I went to on the back of a recommendation from here which was very good value and very good all round.

Nose E Parker said...

You've done a great job here Brockley Jon. :) Well done and thank you.
Now...'Nose E' is off to find out just exactly where the establishment called 'The Talbot' is.

Anonymous said...

There really is no excuse for omitting the Nu Spice Caribbean takeaway (or eat-in if you prefer). It’s right next to Long Time Café and opposite Degustation, both of which are included!

Having tried many of the local Caribbean takeaways (none of which are mentioned either!), Nu Spice does the best jerk chicken and steamed fish you could hope for - it is also the best around and one of the longest standing.

Please right this wrong immediately!

Anonymous said...

A little way further on from the Honor Oak is another wonderful gastro pub - The Perry Hill. Tried it for the first time last weekend and the fish was fantastic.

Time Out review is below:

The Perry Hill

What did this pub-cum-restaurant remind me of? The question nagged as I hurtled down a hoppy Shepherd Neame Spitfire bitter, kept wonderfully well, and proof that the people behind the Perry Hill (Robbie O'Neill and Shaun Wilson) haven't made the classic gastropub mistake of giving great gastro but piss-poor pub.

It's a big roadhouse by a bleakish suburban thoroughfare, with a large decked backyard, restaurant at the side and a public bar sprinkled with lads drinking lager and older couples having a pension-day pint. That was it! The Perry Hill reminded me of a Harvester. But not any Harvester - certainly not the one in Upper Norwood that does cheesy chips - no, this is the Harvester from heaven.

We started with chicken liver pâté and a platter of home-cured salmon, mackerel, smoked eel and crayfish. My companion was an eel novice and expressed some nerves, but both of us could have eaten plates of the stuff - tender and delicately flavoured, it was a near perfect delivery of a tricky fish. The pâté had an almost erotically satisfying flavour - and honestly, I don't usually fancy meat products. Pink in the middle, it packed more flavour than seemed possible in portion and was delivered on toasted seed brown bread.

Mains were just as impressive. The grilled homemade leek and cider sausage was a moist yet crumbly masterpiece and char-grilled Scottish rump steak with peppercorn sauce supplied the requisite pub classic with panache. Wine - £25 for a bottle of Chablis - wasn't cheap, but we had little choice as the wine list was pretty poor. To his credit the extremely competent manager has worked this out and the list is changing.

If the hot chocolate soufflé with crème fraîche had been made by a woman I would have married her. That said I'm still considering a civil ceremony with the chef. This place is very, very good.
Michael Hodges

Time Out Issue 1942: November 7-13 2007

The Perry Hill
78- 80 Perry Hill
SE6 4EY

Brockley Jon said...

Nose E - thanks very much.

Anon@15.05 - Yes Sir, three bags full Sir! ;)

Seriously, this is the kind of feedback we want - how do we know a place is good if we have yet to visit it, until our readers tell us about it!

Any nominations for the best Chinese takeaway and/or restaurant - something else that the map is sorely lacking.

Anonymous said...

Nick - is the Regenter social housing office taking up one of the 3 shops under the new apartment block on Mantle Road? If so I find this rather depressing. Those shop fronts need to be filled with something a little brighter and more lovely than that if it's to transform that road.
Sal

Bea said...

Re Chinese, there's City Noodles (opposite The Barge) and Bamboo Gardens (at the junction with Wickham, Breakspears and Brockley Roads) although I prefer the first as there is seating and the food is better!

Brockley Kitchen also does excellent Caribbean food and is almost next door to Bamboo Gardens.

Anonymous said...

Skehans does v.good thai food.

spincat said...

Peter James is the butcher often recommendeed on here - and rightly so; he is at 1 Ewhurst Road.

mk said...

As Pete says, please add the butcher WH Wellbeloved, 31 Tanners Hill, SE8 4PJ.

Good work!

Broddie said...

Is there an over-population 'explosion' around Toads Mouth Too?
I clicked on the pins, hoping to get the wondeful Delis, but each time 'Toads Mouth Too' or Chez Ecosium' comes up. I couldn't get Brockley Station itself! (That one is important.)

Tamsin said...

Butcher "and Grazier" WH Wellbeloved of Tanners Hill - that description alone makes me go to him (apart from the delicious pies and top of the free range chicken).

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

I'd be a bit miffed if I was one of the cafes left off, Andrew.

spincat said...

Love the map
I think the best coffee in the area is at CafeBlanca on Brockley Rd (Crofton Park end) - also good for mint tea.

spincat said...

....and I do agree the person who mentioned Nu Spice Caribbean takeaway + Jerk Garden, and also Lundies on Brockley Road - all great to my mind, and never seem to get a mention here though I have given a Lundies a plug before. A new Caribbean takeaway and deli has opened at Brockley Rise and it looks very promising too though I haven't tried it - I hope I have the name right: Wild Yam.

brockley mutha said...

great idea. It would be helpful if it included useful, and well-thought of local resources and services, and not simply leisure activities (particularly for we parents who don't get the opportunity to enjoy the pubs, restaurants, bars etc quite as much as we'd like)

so on that note I'd like to second the suggestion to add the framers - great business, efficient, reasonable and professional. also starbucks - i know you don't need an upholsterers every day of the week, but when you do it's good to know we've got a superb one right on our doorstep.

We Brockley parents can find it difficult to source suitable local entertainment for our children. and even as i write this i'm at a loss as to what to suggest - there is plenty for toddlers, but activities for children over two seem to be really scarce.

Anonymous said...

yes cafe blanca def needs a mention as does EXP, best chinese food we've had locally (possibly in London) excellent, efficient service and lovely not to greasy food!

mljay said...

Great idea. I've had goat curry take away from Wild Yam, on Brockley Rise, and it was yummy. Very friendly shop.

There is also Tapastry (tapas), Bar Equal and The Bank (Italian) on Honor Oak Road. All good, though wondering if you are considering these as they are in se23, rather than brockley.

spincat said...

Yes, agree 100% re EXP - they are completely different to any chinese takeaway I've ever had : they seem to have been started up by a group of young people and the food is really really good.
No-one takes the smallest bit of notice if you recommend a chinese takeaway in south London (try it and see!) so I tend to keep them to myself.

Hugh said...

Why isn't my bike on the map? We need a racing bike symbol near Hilly Fields.

Tamsin said...

Where's EXP - if we have takeaway it is chinese and I would like to know where to go for a good one.

Anonymous said...

My favourite chinese is Uncle Wrinkle...I know really unfortunate name and I didn't go for at least 3 years of living in the area...but now I have we are there or getting t/away all the time . He doesn't use msg yet its all so tasty...its in new cross road, just a few doors down from the library...and they do deliver to Brockley for free...try it its really good

spincat said...

Tamsin, EXP are at 390 Brockley Rd (Crofton Park end) , between Rivoli and Brockley Jack (same side of road).

Anonymous said...

sorry final word on EXP (and no, I don't own it) it also does free delivery everyone who likes Chinese should def give it a whirl

Anonymous said...

Can we stick Ayers Bakery on there ? Stricly speaking it is Nunhead but it is in the general locale of Brockley and it is an absolutely amazing place. Every local resident of Brockley should visit !

max said...

Nice work Jon, maybe you can add the website address to the Art House tag.
http://www.lewishamarthouse.co.uk/
I see that it's tagged just as "occasional open studios and events" and although that is perfectly true there's also a lot of educational activity going on there. There's life drawing, mosaic, ceramics and other classes for the general public but also classes for children as young as 5.

Kate said...

Re: EXP, I had a really bad delivery experience from there.
Now I go to City Noodles.

Anonymous said...

Re lack of things for children to do - The Arthouse, Montage Thatre and Felix's School of Rock are but three local organisations who offer young people things to do.
Moira

Richard Elliot said...

John / Nick - what about moving this map onto its own tab across the top of the blog? It is a fantastic idea and would compliment well with the review section that you have been talking of putting together?

Brockley Jon said...

Richard, that is the plan! Reviews section is, er, also in the pipeline. We're pushing the Blogger platform to the limits!

brockley mutha said...

@ Moira. Thanks for those suggestions. I've explored those and they're excellent, arty and organised. This is where Brockley seems to excel. I struggle to find activities that are sporty and/or spontaneous. There it seems to be Hillyfields, Hillyfields and ... Hillyfields, or walks in the cemetry.

max said...

@ Brockley Mutha. In Ladywell Fields therer's the Kent Athletic Club as well as the skateboard ramps. Plus with the redoing of the river there is also plenty of mud to play with spontaneously.

It's beyond Greater Brockley bourders I'm afraid but not that far.
In fact at the end of Malyons Road, before entering Ladywell Fields, standing next to the front garden wall of the last house of the terrace there's a little column marking the old boundary between London and Kent, so that is most definetely beyond Greater Brockley.

Anonymous said...

I would have thought that activities which were sporty and spontaneous, neccessarily shouldn't be 'organised' by parents - its called unsupervised play and essential for children's development. Hilly Fields has football pitches, basketball, tennis, a playground, not to mention a wood to hide in, trees to climb, secret corners to play in, a hill to fly kites on. And as kids we always found 100s of things to do in the cemetary other than go walking. The opened up river near Lewisham station could offer hours of fun -fishing, paddling or just mucking about in the water. Let your kids decide what they want to do and let go of needing to organise them!

brockley mutha said...

Ah the predictable voice of the finger wagging parent police - censorious, not particularly helpful and invariably missing the point.

Which leads me on - brockley nick or brockley john - would it be possible to do something on children's activities. The skateboard ramps is exactly what i'm looking for. we're going this weekend - unless its floodlit in the evenings!

Ade said...

the best chinese takeaway in brockley has to be Bamboo Garden- nice clean food and the friendliest delivery people in the whole world

Bamboo Garden
260 Brockley Road, Lewisham
London, SE4 2SF
Tel: 020 8320 2826

Also would like to recommend the best thai restaurant in south london - randomly round the back of an irish pub on kitto road (skehan, 1 kitto road) review on irishworld.com

Anonymous said...

I agree about Skehans, i think the woman who runs it it thai, so despite being an irish pub the food is thai and excellent.
P

Anonymous said...

Having visited and worked in Thailand for 18 years, I would agree that Skehans is good as is Just Thai Thai, that is, as good as Thai food outside Thailand gets which is mainly Bangkok cuisine. Thailand's food is supremely regional and the closest I've found to authentic Issan (NE Thai and what the Thais call real Thai food) is the Mantanah in South Norwood.
If you want to go for a blow out, of royal cuisine with a slight modern twist, then it has to be Nahm at the Halkin Hotel. Owned by Dave Thompson (who's written the best book on Thai cooking), a meal will set you back about £50 per head.
Most British people, however, would not eat authentic Thai food as its too spicy, often involves crunchy insects or animal body parts not for sale in Tesco's, and fermented, uncooked food which is so high you could abseil from it. Even I baulked when it came to roasted spiders or termite consomme, (the spiders were, however, delicious). My favourite is a cross between a coakroach and grasshopper, which has the taste of savoury pear drops and is mixed with nam prik.
Moira

Anonymous said...

Mmm. I don't think one should confuse authentic with good. Just because something is authentic doesn't automatically make it something worth striving for. If the locals eat cockroaches it's because they have to. I don't recall ever hearing my mates wife (who was raised in rural thailand) hanker after a deep fried spider or grasshopper.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't a cockroach, but maeng da which looks like one and considered a delicacy, and as I said in my post is delicious. If your wife was brought up in rural Thailand, she would have heard of it. The Thais have plentiful food and never in my experience are reduced to eating certain food because they have to.
Certainly, in Cambodia, spiders were first eaten during the Pol Pot regime as the people were starving, but now continue to eat them out of choice.
Moira

Monkeyboy said...

Stick around, there's plenty of fast food outlets around here that serve insect life in their food for free.

Pete said...

With regards to sporty things for kids to do in the local area there is organised football on Hillfields on Saturday mornings for children. Or if you go a bit further afield there is lots of childrens cycling down at Herne Hill Velodrome.

Pete said...

Does anyone know a good dentists in the area that I could register with as an NHS patient? I haven't been to see the dentist for something like 5 years and the americans in my office have made me paranoid.

spincat said...

Yes, I don't know the name of the practice (there are a very large number of dentists registered there - I esp recommended Mandy Davies) but it is near Crofton Park Station - next to the graveyard!

GT said...

The NHS Website is really useful (www.nhs.uk) and lists the dentists closest to your postcode with contact details, opening hours, and information on whether they are accepting new patients and services offered.

The Miska said...

I was just wondering if anyone could tell me where a tip is that we can use for house renovation stuff? I was told that the local council one doesn't take things like wood... we have laminate flooring and bits of old kitchen units to get rid of.

Any advice of how or where to dump this would be greatly appreciated.

Julie

Anonymous said...

I know this is probably in the wrong place but it's to do with things in that are on our doorstep that we may not know about. Today I had a look around Nunhead cemetary. I drive past it all the time and always think it looks interesting, but today i pulled over and had a wander around. I can confirm that it is amazing! The next time Tim Burton makes a film he must shoot it here. I recommend everyone to have a look at it, i couldn't believe how stunning it was.
PJ

Anonymous said...

You know there are guided tours of Nunhead cemetery on the last Sunday of the month.

http://www.queries.demon.co.uk/fonc/

Very interesting it is too. The Victorians certainly didn't let death get in the way of social class snobbery.

Karl said...

Hi everyone all though we are not strictly in Brockley how about The Brockley Jack Theatre and Film Club being on the map. Once again thanks for all the support this year.

Anonymous said...

errm... we need the map updtaed.. chez ecosium is now aquarium, moonbows is no longer... etc etc..

Brockley Jon said...

I've updated it - I know, about bloody time!

Elephantintheroom said...

Nice work Jon.

I think you should add the Ackroyd Community Centre, which is on Ackroyd Road, SE23 1DL.

They're a charity and they do a lot of excellent stuff there including running a Children's Centre for Lewisham (so could be good for Brockley Mutha), a nursery, an after school club, and all sorts of parent and toddler play groups.

They also have a whole range of exercise activities there, such as Ju Jitsu classes and Aerobics, they even have a School of Dance for the youth.

They also run an excellent Elder People's Support Project that has a whole range of activities for over 55s.

I know they are building a website but its not up yet, but if you want to know more their number is 020 8291 3479

Headhunter said...

I think the misplacement of Honor Oak is some global mistruth. My Nokia mobile GPS system also has Honor Oak where the Brockley conservation area is. It thinks my address is Manor Ave, Honor Oak Park....

Lady said...

What's happened to Just Thai Thai? did it close?

BCY said...

I like the concept of this map BUT I have a serious quarm with its content.

The map seems biased towards the more middle classed targeted outlets, whilst other outlets that have served the community for years are left off. As for some of the posts mentioning Nu Spice and Bamboo Garden (which I have just had a home delivery) are NOT pinned here.

I use some of the businesses on the map frequently, but feel let down by the Guardianista content that populates thae map. Brockley is a community that has people from many different backgrounds, so let this thrive on here. Apart from just sufficing with the "cream of the crop"!

BCY

Brockley Nick said...

@BCY - fair comment, up to a point. The map is supposed to be the best of Brockley and therefore we make no apology for not including every newsagent or kebab shop. However, the lack of things like Nu Spice is a glaring oversight that will be fixed. Rather than talking in general terms, please be specific with those really good businesses you think are missing.

Monkeyboy said...

had my first goat curry from Nu Spice, gets the monkeyboy thumbs up. The lady running the place was chuffed when i admitted my previously goat free diet. Fellow Guardian Readers should give it a try.

Maradoll said...

I think Tickle Me Bagels should be considered for inclusion.

Tressillian James said...

Agree with Tickle Me - a nice alternative to the other options we already have

Headhunter said...

I had goat curry from Brockley Kitchen when it was open. It wa nice enough but didn't have that strong flavour that goat usually has (for better or worse). When I lived on Reunion Island near Mauritius for a year, the university used to do "boucane" dishes which was basically smoked goat rind/crackling. It was quite tasty although very strong smelling and quite fatty. You could smell it from a mile away from the uni canteen, so you knew immediately it was a boucane day...

Mezzer said...

Try the Stewed Beef from Nu Spice.

Very tender and slightly spicey hot, it is absolutely delicious.

BCY said...

@Brockley Nick

Thanks for your reply.

@Monkeyboy

"fellow Guardian readers" lol

BCY

jacoma said...

Hi there

recently moved to brockley, like this blog, helps me settle in. Did I didn't see the Brockley Rise entries like Le Querce - did I miss them?
In addition you should add in Oscars cafe in Ladywell - has tiny lovely garden, great coffee and great bread and cakes and light lunches and in summer yummy icecreams, has the papers and support local arts and crafts.

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Nicola said...

Have just been looking around the blog for the most appropriate place to post about EXP - couldn't find anything in the reviews but appears to be some comments here. Have not posted before but was moved to do so by some of the most disgusting food every delivered through our door. Virtually inedible, quite quite awful. We usually use Yong Xiang which although not amazing serves consistently good Friday night fare. Same cannot be said for EXP - rancid, avoid!

Anonymous said...

Any chance of getting Alladin's Cave, Sweeney's or Mclaren's added to the map? - all good cafes and worth a visit.

Anonymous said...

There really is no excuse for omitting the Nu Spice Caribbean takeaway (or eat-in if you prefer). It’s right next to Long Time Café and opposite Degustation, both of which are included!

'Having tried many of the local Caribbean takeaways (none of which are mentioned either!), Nu Spice does the best jerk chicken and steamed fish you could hope for - it is also the best around and one of the longest standing.

Please right this wrong immediately!'

Yes but you have to remember this site only caters for yuppies and people who didnt actually grow up in the area ;)

Anonymous said...

It's probably just an omission but the reality is Brockley is a very divided place, cultural and racially, the people that are in position to address that don't give a monkeys unless effects them in a direct way.

Tamsin said...

Very true. I've found that with the Festival and the Telegraph Hill Society, etc. You can aim to be as inclusive as possible but with limited time and restricted resources if those you want to include don't respond to the invitation there is not much you can do about it.

Here anyone can proffer a restuarant review or idea or just post on "Suggest a topic". If the site is catering for the yuppies etc. it is because others don't join in.

Elizabeth said...

I lived in New Cross/Brockley for 6 years and I cannot recommend 'Uncle Wrinkle' highly enough. The best chilli beef ever and super-friendly service.

Brockley Nick said...

The map has been updated. Nu-Spice has been rightly added. La Lanterna returns to the map, in anticipation. Some Nunhead entries added, etc.

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Dusty Bin said...

The Miska,If you go on The Lewisham Councils Web Site, they will tell you where and how to get rid of household waste.

Brockley Dogging Society said...

Any chance of a few pins for special interest groups?

D said...

Aladdins Cave and Sweeney's can come off the map now as they've both sadly come and gone. I think i was probably the one that suggested them less than a year ago.
Also, it may be pushing the greater Brockley boundaries a bit far for your map but my 2 top finds of 2010 were Mekan and La Pizzeria Italiana, both in Catford.

Tamsin said...

Also on the edges but in the other direction - Green Shoots on Bessom Street, and closer in the Hill Station and Telegraph Hill Centre.

While checking out the map that Green Shoots was not already there, if one was a purist the one way system markers could be updated - but I do realise that would be completely redrawing on a new map so not worth the hassle.

mewmewmew said...

rooferThe thing I like best about Jon's innovation is that there are so many sites out there that have maps of Brockley that are worse than useless - outdated, inaccurate and threadbare. For example, anyone planning their holiday to Brockley using "AllinLondon" [sic] is confronted with the choice of going out to the Brockley Barge, "Biagio Restaurants" [aka La Lanterna], Ecosium, Just Thai Thai and Taste of India.

Inevitably, we will have missed stuff off, so please let us know what you want us to add.

The Campaign for Honest Fare said...

Why are only dishonest sellers on the map?

auntykate said...

Is there any way of moving the "Honor Oak Park" label nearer to its true position on this map? I've just used the link to show friends coming from the Croydon direction the way to Mr Lawrence. I have a feeling they're going to get horribly lost on their way out of Honor Oak Stn.

Anonymous said...

This is great! I'm just about to move to Brockley so it's fantastic to have a fair idea of what's good where. Thank you!!!!

J.R. Shakerley said...
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J.R. Shakerley said...

Beats me why The Amersham Arms is mapped but The Old Haberdasher isn't. Can you put the Haberdasher on, please?

Anonymous said...

@brockley mutha
Ackroyd Community Centre does have a website http://www.ackroydcentre.co.uk/

Friendly Gardens Generations Playclub kept my grandchildren entertained up to age 5.

This is such a good addition to Brockley Central - is it collaborative?

Anonymous said...

No Brockley Rock??? Something's amiss.

Also slightly further afield Panda Panda near Deptford Bridge is the best Vietnamese fast food place going. Massive yums.

And Le Gia opposite is a great, friendly Vietnamese restaurant (and for some reason always empty!)

Anonymous said...

Why no Top Chef?

Welcome to 2012 said...

Because it is not a recommended place.

Anonymous said...

But it is...

Anonymous said...

No it isn't, it is a formica and plastic chair cafe serving cheap and unremarkable food. There is little to distinguish it from numerous other similar places.

Anonymous said...

except the sausages.

Anonymous said...

And the bacon, and the eggs, and the bread. All top notch nosh and fairer fare than elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

No Thicky, 'except the sausages' means the sausages are far worse than in comparitive establishments, the sawdust is welcome as it sort of dilutes the mrm.

Oh, and if we're to continue our little chat maybe we can give ourselves names. You can be 'Fayre' and I'll be Anon, OK?

Anonymous said...

Funny that Nu Spice was left off....
Is this blogspot for a certain 'calibre' of people????

It just seems that all the newcomers - residents and businesses seem to forget those of us who have live in the area all our lives or most of it.

Not at all happy.

Brockley Nick said...

@Anon - you are referring to a mistake that was rectified two years ago!!!

Nu Spice has also been on our recommended places list since that was created and I said myself that it was a glaring omission when it was pointed out. It's just hard to keep track of everything. There are lots of new businesses that aren't even on here, that should be added.

There is a review post that allows you to post your comments about it (since 2008) and you are welcome to enthuse about, along with the other Brockley Central readers who have all said nice things about it.

http://brockleycentral.blogspot.co.uk/2008/04/nu-spice-coulgate-street.html

So what's your point?

Brockley Nick said...

Oh yeah and here's me banging the drum for Nu-Spice in the Guardian about three years ago: http://www.ivebeenthere.co.uk/articles/blog-nick-barron.jsp

Brockley Nick said...

Sorry, the problem was fixed 5 years ago! Very shortly after Brockley Jon created the map.

Muzz said...

I went to Brockley's Rock today! Flippin' SUPERB fish 'n' chips. I'd say I'm a bit of a connoisseur. Why? Because I'm a northerner and we're VERY particular about our fish 'n' chips. So, there you have it. Ee by gum, Brockley really DOES rock!

Anonymous said...

I've always thought Brockley could do with a nice Harvester.

NC23 said...

Hellooo, How can The White Room be added to your map? Thanks, Nicky

Stamp out BROCKLEY tweed said...

You need to remove St. John's from the header,SE8 not poxy Brockley, Deptford has heritage, Brockley is just plain dirty and worthless, and as for the conservation area. Pixie land nonsense for would be middle class jazz fiddlers

Brockley Nick said...

Check your electoral ward and come to terms with who you are.

NC23 said...

Can The White Room be included on the map? And how's about The Rivoli Ballroom? I'm surprised to not see that there.

Alice Casey said...

hello there - I think the place at 'toads mouth too' is now something else.... in fact i was looking here to find out the name of the 'something else' - - - anybody know? Can it be updated plz.. :)

Brockley Nick said...

It's called the Gantry and yes, I will refresh the map. It's one of those things that is easy to forget about doing.

Alice Casey said...

Thanks! Its a really useful map. I'm not sure if you go all the way to Blythe Hill, but the Blythe Hill Tavern and Catford Bridge taverns are also awesome local spots... perhaps that's another bloggers 'patch' though :)

Eddie Teetree said...

Hi there and really glad to have found you lot :-)
Do hope I'm not intruding.
We are an Australian family looking for a lovely old house with garden for under £1mill in an area strong on community and family. Ive already short-listed Honor Oak Park and Forrest Hills and I am here to ask if anyone can offer other suggestions. The trick though is that we want to feel as though we are actually living in England, unlike here in Fulham which feels anything but!

hillyfieldsbowler said...

Francis Drake Bowls Club is based at Hilly Fields. It is a friendly club and welcomes new members, especially younger members who will find out what a game of skill it really is. Come and see us on Sunday Mornings at 10.30 when we have a relaxed roll up for members. Our new web site went live today www.francisdrakebowlsclub.org - have a look and tell us what you think. See you on the Bowls Green.

Can we have a flag on the map please so people know where we are.

Sanjit said...

Great map - really handy. Can Telegraph Hill Centre also be added please? It's a great self-funded, independent, multi-use venue available for hire at very reasonable rates to local community groups - details here: http://thcentre.com

CAzT said...

I think the Blythe Hill Tavern and Catford Constitutional Club should feature, given the Ravensbourne Arms does.

Brooke said...

Hi there I'm just looking for tips, just bought a flat at the end of wickham road-the Brockley road end. Was just wondering where is nice to 'hang out' I'm 32 year old social able female. I work shifts so places to go in the week would be nice to know too. I've only been to Brockley twice. Is it safe at night? Is there much crime? Any comments (good or bad) and as much info as possible would be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!

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