The Hipster Guide to London

What Brockley Central really needs is more social stereotyping. So here's your handy guide to hipsterism in London by Hostelbookers.com, which beautifully sums up New Cross' attitude towards East London.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is going to be fun...

Anonymous said...

Crofton Park blue suede shoes & hooped skirts

Anonymous said...

East Dulwich: Bugaboos and Lattes.

NAT said...

Why is New Cross at the edge of The New Forest?

bil said...

Brockley, with the bark of New Cross and the bite of Wilmington green

bumbags said...

NAT you beat me to it- New Cross is heading to Southampton! What a very odd choice of graphics (ie crap!). AND their order of hipness is totally messed-up too. In fact, most of the summaries are crap as well.
Basically, what a pile of rubbish! BOOOOOOO

Nathan Barley said...

Nat, it's not a real map. You can relax.

Brockley Nick said...

It's not a map! It's plotted against two axes!

Anonymous said...

I see someone is editorialising again.

Matt-Z said...

It's right about Shoreditch. The weekend Towie crowd descending on the bars and clubs is an interesting phenomenon from the last few years, and has brought a new dynamic to the area.

Anonymous said...

Brockley full of lost souls.

Anonymous said...

Brockley where people have axis to grind.

Lady in the Well said...

axis to grind.. ha ha

I would argue that cupcakes are no longer hip, apparently whoopee pies are the new thing.

Anonymous said...

I've got friends in Stoke Newington and they instragram pictures of cake all the time.

Anonymous said...

whoopee pies are so last week - I think we are back round to macaroons!

Mb said...

I appear to have completely missed whoopee pies. Did they bypass SE4 along with sun dried tomatos and raspberry coulis?

knob said...

I was cut off by a guy on the brockley cross roundabout he hadn't even looked right before joining it. boring looking bearded not quite geek not quick chic thing he was... my passenger quickly said 'looks like a brockley knob' and in an instant i knew exactly what they meant.....

Lady in the Well said...

El's Kitchen has woopee pies and macaroons.

I've heard drinking champagne out of mismatched china tea cups is what hipsters now do.

Brockley Nick said...

@Lady - Gin cocktails from china cups, no?

Mb said...

Was meateasy the first place t serve cocktails out of jam jars?

(tis amusing when Londoners whinge when areas and their populations change character. Its been constantly changing since those pesky Romans moved into the bog next door 2000 years ago with their bridges, and oh so trendy leather sandels)

Anonymous said...

I dunno bumbags. Looks spot on to me.

Anonymous said...

Mb, no they weren't, first sighting I remember of using jam jars for drinks - 1982 my grandma, picnic, G+T :) very sustainable...

Luke McNaney said...

Moving to New Cross this month! Where do I go to to pretend I'm cool please?

Anonymous said...

Luke - it's got to be the Amersham Arms or the London Particular

Anonymous said...

Luke - the smart people use the wifi and enjoy the coffee in Browns, by Brockley station. and for an over-priced drink in a nice beer garden there's New Cross House.

mildly nauseated said...

Ugh, please don't end setences "[blah blah blah], no?"

It's so smug it's practically India Knight.

Hopelessly Smug said...

Please don't suggest style rules to other posters, it's so self important it's practically Gordon Ramsey, yes?

NAT said...

Look. I think myself and Bumbags are the Waldorf and Staedtler of this thread.

If anyone else sees in themselves a muppet show cast member...well go right ahead.

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