Secret Greater Brockley in Time Out

Brockley is dominating the media dojo today. The article we wrote for Time Out as part of their Secret London series went live on their site today.

The brief was to pick five "secret" places in London and since Brockley is a "hidden gem", we could technically have shoved the whole of SE4 in. Instead, we picked: The New Cross House's backyard wendy house, The Laban Centre's teletubby garden, Ladywell Fields' water features, the Gantry's downstairs and because Brockley Nick gotta eat, we also mentioned the lovely Homemade London.

We hope you like our choices (and to get maximum value for money for Greater Brockley, we namedropped a load of other places, including The Orchard, The Amersham Arms and The Royal Albert, which we didn't think counted as "secret" but are nonetheless good.

The full article's here. It would be good to know what other "secret" spots we could have mentioned?

11 comments:

Keian said...

Is 'Brockley Nick' actually 'Nicola'?! Or is that his wife? Either way, I feel like the image I had built up of him/her is now completely up the left! Nice to see Brockley getting some good press though.

Brockley Nick said...

My name is Nick. My wife's name is Nicola. This provides no end of amusement. I probably shouldn't ask, but what image have I shattered?

AliAliAfro said...

Nice write up Nick. Hardly secret but I enjoyed stumbling across the stone circle and the random door on a tree stump in hilly fields when I first moved here...

Keian said...

Haha, the aged but computer-literate hippie grandfather of brockley, who had been here through the harder times...now im thinking more middle-aged/suit?!

Anonymous said...

Name dropping a series of pubs... a bit predictable dont you think. What about Brockley Open Studios and Brockley Studios... both wonderfully hidden Brockley gems.
Good job with the article though. Keep up the good work of spreading the good name of Brockley.

Brockley Nick said...

Jeez

Anon said...

Name dropping a series of pubs... a bit predictable dont you think. What about Brockley Open Studios and Brockley Studios... both wonderfully hidden Brockley gems. Good job with the article though. Keep up the good work of spreading the good name of Brockley.

SamB said...

I love it down by Ladywell Fields - it's usually lovely and quiet though, don't spoil it ;)

NAT said...

Which is just why if you had a secret Brockley/ Ladywell/ St Johns location you wouldn;t be inclined to pick up the trumpet. Find them yourselves lazy' hidden gem',' I've got a deadline,' types.

Ladywell fields are a delight.

Keian said...

If it's any consolation, im still a big fan!

Terrafirma said...

In the full article, you say that people ask you if Brockley is in Kent. Brockley was, in fact, part of Kent into the 19th Century. Hilly Fields housed a private school going under the name of West Kent Grammar School.

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