The "Hidden Gem" returns!

The Times' "London Villages" area guide has alighted on Brockley today with the Broca, Browns, The Orchard, The Rivoli, The Brockley Jack, The Brockley Brewing Company and The Gantry among those getting name-checks. They say of us:

Tucked away in a green and open part of southeast London, Brockley has undergone incredible change over the past decade. More and more young people have moved into the area, attracted by cheap property prices and excellent transport connections. The area’s locals swear by its quirky cafés and strong sense of community — at more affordable rates than similar areas north of the river. Add in the good schools and top-notch restaurants and you get one of London’s true hidden gems.

Click here for the full article (paywall).

14 comments:

Rose Bud said...

There goes our hopes of buying a house in the area! Pleased they were so positive though.

Rose Bud said...

Yes and prices going through the roof.

Tim said...

I would check out Abbey Wood, if you're looking to buy. Crossrail coming in 5 years. Currently one of the cheapest parts of London, will have great links to Canary Wharf, Central London.

Headhunter said...

Can't believe I finally live in an area that other people aspire to live in! Sorry, I'm feeling a bit smug, I've spent most of my time in London living in down at the heel neighbourhoods in an attempt to save money on rent

terrencetrentderby said...

Catford is never the answer

Brockley belle said...

Not "hidden" anymore then...

Brockley Nick said...

Don't worry, there'll be another article about its hidden gem status along in a few weeks.

RB said...

"The area’s locals swear by its quirky cafés"


No we don't. There are other things that attract people to Brockley that don't involve twee cups of tea and cake.

Brockley Nick said...

You realise those two things can peacefully coexist?

NAT said...

Twee tea, some relative of Twee ty pie? Is it available generally or should it be banned? I could see how something like that could put one right off an area.
As TTD says, 'Welcome to the projects', and 'Catford is not the answer' Twee Tea has is obviously the root of the problem.

RB said...

Tea and cake?


Edgy.

Brockley Nick said...

No, cafes and things that aren't cafes.

Mike Acord said...

like

brockley man said...

And Woolwich with a Crossrail station as well.

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