The Evening Standard on Deptford and New Cross

The Evening Standard's Homes & Properties has managed to write about Deptford and New Cross without banging on about the A2. It's a good write-up with an interesting brief history of the area. Among the highlights is this passage about local shops:

The shops in New Cross are clustered on New Cross Road close to Goldsmiths College. Cafe Crema is a popular vegetarian café; New Cross House is a gastropub specialising in pizzas, and the London Particular is the best local restaurant. Prangsta sells recycled vintage, the Allotment is a fairly new fruit and veg shop with a deli counter, and Dig This Nursery is the retail outlet of a nursery in Welling. The Hill Station is a community-run café at the top of the hill between the two Telegraph Hill parks.


Check it out.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

No. Prangsta is a costume shop...not vintage.

Anonymous said...

I found it quite amusing that in the paper version the headline is: 'Regeneration of dockyard suburb hides its murderous beginnings' referring I guess to the murder of Christopher Marlowe. Maybe in another 400 years Deptford will have shaken this reputation?

Anonymous said...

Didn't the media predict a few years ago Deptford will be the next Hoxton?

Anonymous said...

Nah..the next Hockney.

Anonymous said...

maybe the next mockney

Anonymous said...

The next Harlem.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Goldsmith for keeping half the high street empty and derelict!!

@HighStreetBen said...

Its quite a nice write-up, but I do like the way the ES is always about 2 years behind... few weeks ago am sure they did something about 'up and coming' Shoreditch..

@HighStreetBen said...

Actually make that a decade or so behind!

Brockley Nick said...

That's because it's written for nervous middle aged property buyers who want to make damn sure an area is "up and coming" before they take the plunge.

Anonymous said...

Fools, they will be disappointed.

John said...

"That's because it's written for nervous middle aged property buyers who want to make damn sure an area is "up and coming" before they take the plunge."

Of course, you never gave that consideration to Brockley before moving in?

Brockley Nick said...

@John - I'm not casting aspersions about the nervous or the middle aged, just pointing out that it's easy for Dazed and Confused to declare Thamesmead to be the new Hoxton in order to be at the bleeding edge, but property sections of MOR newspapers aren't trying to be achingly hip, they are trying to flog property.

And here was my calculation before moving to Brockley:

1. Is it relatively easy to get to work?

2. Is it relatively easy to reach my family living in various bits of Greenwich?

3. Is it nice?

4. Can I afford it?

5. It's getting the ELL? Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

the times property section today did a similarly good piece on new cross. subscription site so unable to link here.

NAT said...

'The Secret History of our Streets' Wed. 9pm BBC2 kicking off with Deptford High Street looks like being unmissable, if the intriguing write up in this weeks Time Out is anything to go by.

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