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"Well the Jerk Store called, and they're running out of you."
- George Costanza*

Time Out's Big Smoke Blog is compiling a list of new names for London's emerging agglomerations - or districts - to join the likes of Chinatown and Tin Pan Alley.

With your help, we'd like to propose one for Brockley - but what agglomerations should Brockley be most famous for?

Time Out's already assigned the title of "The Ukulele Quarter" to an area near Brick Lane - a title which Brockley has at least as much claim to, given that it's almost impossible to think of an event or venue in the area that hasn't been graced by the Brockley Ukulele Group.

So what else is there?

The Jerkstore ought to be a leading contender, given the range of Caribbean food options in the area and that Brockley can lay claim to possibly the only jerk bagel specialist store in London.

Studio City could reflect the fact that the area organises not one but two major open studio events every year, not to mention its arts and crafts fairs, community gallery, public art, The Telegraph Hill Festival, Brockley MAX and Hillaballoo.

Or, in honour of Brockley's uniquely-awful double roundabout, perhaps we could become known as Little Milton Keynes.

All contributions welcome - except for the first person to offer up Mungville.

*PS - we know we have used that quote before, but it works on so many levels...

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mungley Wood

Suggestion said...

Geliffe Ghetto

ladywell something said...

what about Barron City?


"Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover!
A savage place! as holy and enchanted
As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon-lover!"

Brockley Nick said...

@ladywell something - well I would like to decree a stately pleasure dome.

Just biding my time...

sonofagun said...

How about Moansville

The other Brockley Nick said...

What I love about Brockley is that it isn't a centre for anything in particular. It's the best kept secret suburb in zone 2. Perhaps Brockley should be know as The On The Quiet Quarter?

Brockley Nick said...

@sonofagun - if you think Brockley's moanier than other places, I think you need to visit any other local London forum or blog. Or just read the comments on the Evening Standard website.

BC is a haven of upbeat discussion, relative to what passes for public dialogue in the rest of the UK.

@The Other Brockley Nick - a nice paradoxical idea :)

ladywell something said...

Yeah, I know nick...

Anonymous said...

The Fairtrade Freeway

fred vest said...

brocklehem

Anonymous said...

The Bronx

Faffer said...

Brocklyn?

fred vest said...

babylon

fred vest said...

officially recognised as one of the first civilisations on earth

Spencer said...

How about the Left Behind Bank?

Anonymous said...

IwishIlivedinIsling Town

sonofagun said...

BN maybe we can beat them to the sole rights of the name then.

Brockley Nick said...

I'm sure the URL is still available...

The Cat Man said...

NIMBYvile

Doughtnut City

Little Greasy Chicken

Tressillian James said...

'The Outer Borough'

In NY the outer boroughs (like Brooklyn) are becoming cool as a way to live central to the city but gain a lot more in way of life, price, and artistic communities. I like ti cause it suggests we don't just follow the herd

Anonymous said...

Continuing the "best kept secret" theme: Brockadoon

Ladywell IC1 said...

what about a combination of Brockley, Ladywell and Crofton Park?

Brockwell Park?

is that name taken?

;)

Anonymous said...

Bet Fayre

Due to the number of gamblers in the ares?

Brockley Nick said...

haha - very good!

Anonymous said...

Muggers Parade
Shootup Alley

Anonymous said...

Ballroom Blitz
Rivoli Gardens
Salsa-on-chips

Anonymous said...

Talbot & Dean

Anonymous said...

Latex City

Anonymous said...

Green Shoots

Anonymous said...

New Deli

Anonymous said...

I've been calling it The Cheapest Place In Zone 2 for years.

Anonymous said...

The East Dulwich Overspill

Headhunter said...

I like New Deli and Brockwell Park if it weren't already taken. How about Ladycroft Brock or Brockton Well, or may be Croft Welley...

Anonymous said...

Mungchester

The Cat Man said...

Yay! Mungchester gets my vote!

Anonymous said...

Try a name incorporating Art...'The Artisan Quarter'

sb said...

Broccoli Heights

Headhunter said...

"Yay! Mungchester gets my vote!"

Yawn, how predictable. Nick already anticipated "Mungville" type comments in the main article, yet STILL they come... Change the record.

Anonymous said...

I think I bought an 'Artisan Quarter' in the bakers the other day

Anonymous said...

Subwoofer Alley

Kosher Halal said...

The (Chicken) Bone Yard

Anonymous said...

Sign City
Bridge of Signs
Consevation Area

Anonymous said...

Lap of Luxuary

Anonymous said...

Stencil Estate

Anonymous said...

Hugh's Pile
(Indicated by a stencil?)

Anonymous said...

CPZ Zero

Anonymous said...

Hill Climb

Anonymous said...

The Organic Overpass

Anonymous said...

Little Shoreditch

fintan said...

bloke cry
bock lyre
boy clerk
yob clerk

(yes i used an anagram solver :-)

Anonymous said...

The Back Passage

Anonymous said...

Lap Land

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