Slater & King: Coming soon

Gabriel Cash: Lucky for me this place is soundproof. That way nobody gets to hear me beating the truth out of you.
- Tango & Cash

Number 46 Ladywell Road, formerly known as Nightwatch, is now known as Slater & King. Rumours abound about what it will actually sell and the new owners have enjoyed fanning the flames of speculation on the Ladywell forum, as work on the fit out begins. However, for now, all we know for sure is the fact that it's been painted a shade called Boathouse Blue. As for the name, Slater & King...

Traditional papers & paint?
Attorneys at law?
The new adventures of Superman?
Deceased?

We look forward to finding out.

40 comments:

Hardcastle and McCormick said...

Private Investigators.

Gobi dessert said...

My money's on it being Ladywell's first bespoke gentlemans tailor and bowler hat merchant. Would fit very well in the area and cater for large population of discerning Ladywell flaneurs.

Anonymous said...

I would say interior design co

Anonymous said...

Dildos and buttplugs?

cloud cuckoo said...

Combined bookshop and fine dining establishment.

Anonymous said...

bric a brac goods, mainly tea cosys and back issues of fiesta magazines from the mid 90's

Anonymous said...

Bespoke fried chicken shop.

Anonymous said...

cosies?

Malone & Farley said...

There's only room for one pair of private dicks round here.

honest delight said...

If they do turn out to be purveyors of dishonest fare then they can always restore the balance by having a modest selection of lard cakes and fair trade heart attacks.

It does sound like a solicitors though.

Anonymous said...

Fishmongers?

Anonymous said...

Floor fabric installation experts.

Anonymous said...

Fish-mungers?

Anonymous said...

Can't be a fish mo(u)ngers or chicken shop as the lease on offer excluded any hot-food shop if you all remember!

My bet is a law firm which would probably do well with the nearby estate agents.

What no one is asking is who owns and what on earth is going to happen to that god awful 'snack' shop which has been rusting away ever since I have lived in ladywell.

And what will happen to masons? Only place locally which served Erdinger beer to their credit!

Speaking of fish mongers (in a round about way) - I can recommend brockley's rock. She put a bit too much salt on my chips, but baring that is was non-greasy and delicious. A great takeaway and eat in menu at good honest fare prices!

Anonymous said...

I think Abercrombie and Fitch have realised Ladywell's potential!

Headhunter said...

A fishmonger sells raw fish so wouldn't need a hot food licence...

Headhunter said...

....Probably an estate agent...

TM said...

Undertakers - to take advantage on the Hospital trade?

Always good steady business.

Gaunt Badger said...

Fried chicken?
Criminal law solicitors?

Anonymous said...

A book shop? Just please don't let it be baby clothes!

cloud cuckoo said...

Given the fanning of the flames of speculation, the LAST thing it's likely to be is a law firm or estate agents. Or if it was, they'd be showing rather poor judgement in trying to get everyone excited!

Also, having taken a peek at the Ladywell forum, there is reference to putting their wares on display.

Let's just hope the BDS aren't reading....

steve bull said...

I heard it's Ladywells first colonic hydrotherapists, procedures take place in the shop window for maximum exposure.

Anonymous said...

Art & Antiques

patrick1971 said...

Maybe a florist? Is there already one at Ladywell, I can't remember.

I Broccoli Brockley said...

Could it actually be the unlikely partnership of someone who puts slates on roofs and a down-on-their-luck monarch?

Anonymous said...

They're a firm of photographers.

cloud cuckoo said...

Is that fact or speculation, anon@10.39? That would be a little underwhelming, though I'd be happy to have my mind changed.

Sherlock said...

They've just googled Slater and King, and the first thing to come up is a photographers based in Old Street, judging by the b2b magazine style of their portfolio I think it's highly unlikely that these are the same people. Especially as there is no 'and' in the snappers name.

Brockley Nick said...

@Sherlock - you're right, that's what they've done and you're right, they've put 2 and 2 together and made 5.

Anonymous said...

Just checked companies house webcheck.

Slater and King - date of registration 05/08/2011.
Company type: private limited company

Registered office currently in SE4

Brockley Nick said...

Hmmm, so we now know it's a private business and it will be run by someone local. Thanks for narrowing it down ;)

gibby said...

My money's on a butchers. I think that's what's called wishful thinking...

Danja said...

The post on SEC mentioned getting a haberdasher's chest off his decking, didn't it? That suggests some sort of less bloody retail.

Debbie said...

I will be so disappointed if it is a baby/children's clothes shop and really don't want it be one of those pretty looking but useless gift shops. It is disappointing that Masons has closed. Geddes is great and El's Kitchen (although definitely not the best deli in London)is a fantastic addition to the high street. I've bought fantastic lillies from the rose garden so I just hope that whatever it is, it works as a useful addition to the high street.

TM again said...

Can you tell (me) what it is yet?

NAT said...

Undertakers?

NAT said...

Oh I know, is it a Liberal milkshake bar and Tory run Estate Agents combined.

Anonymous said...

Originally I was interested. But the way it has now been dragged out with silly titbits and poncy hints in an 'oh it's so exciting we can't possibly give it away' has made me no longer care whether or not it even opens.

Edis Goldner said...

Just been in today; it's the grand opening of Slater & King and a vintage craft shop is probably what I'd call it. Mostly screen prints but they sell other things as well. There were greetings cards, wrapping paper, screen prints, 1930s style furniture, framed vintage London bus destination blinds, "eco" homewares, and some artistic clocks. It's also "home to the cupcake king" probably hence the name. All in all I think it's quite a nice addition to Ladywell (also means less trips into Lewisham Town Centre for greetings cards, gift wrap etc.) although some of the products are a bit pricey!

Rachel said...

Fried chicken? Criminal law solicitors?

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