Time Out wants you to speak your brains about Brockley

Like a GenY version of The Guardian's Let's Move To, Time Out is working its way around the London postcodes, compiling user-generated area guides. Now it's Brockley's turn. They write:

"We'd love to hear your recommendations, so let us know your favourite things in the area (and what makes them so good!) in our comments section."

We had a slew of these sorts of requests a few years ago, when Brockley started to lose its "hidden gem" status and achieve up-and-comingness.

Back at the turn of the decade, the story was all about The Rivoli, Hilly Fields, The Broca, various jerk emporia, Jam Circus and this new place called The Orchard, which offered proof of life. Today, all of those things are still among the best things about Brockley, but new stars have joined the firmament.

So come on BCers - once more unto the breach. Tell Time Out what's what. There's nothing that becomes an area as a lack of modest stillness and humility.

12 comments:

Andy Scorgie said...

Tell em the place is crap, Christ we don't want any more yoghurt weaving tree hugging twonks with their bleedin free range kids cluttering up the place enough already!

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Made comment at the weekend. The Talbot has some new garden seats by the way.

muttley said...

SOS

terrencetrentderby said...

Hilly Fields is nice and it's really close to Peckham Rye and East Dulwich and only 12 min from London Bridge on a good day. Stay away from the Barge.

Anon said...

In reality no much has changes, a couple of new delis, lots of promises, old projects still under construction, some empty commercial units, some controvertial planning applications, Unions' council, few expensive properties available on the free market and a possible bright but ever distant future.



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Headhunter said...

To be fair, there's a limit to the extent to which any area can change unless you're talking about demolishing everything and starting again.

With the limited canvas we have to play with, quite a bit has changed. The Orchard, The Gantry, coffee places opposite the station, the entire layout of the entrance to the station, the trains which run through the station, the Broca food market, the new Sainsbury's, new flats around the station, Brockley Mess, Brockley Market, Brockley Deli, the fish and chip place, new cafe on Hilly Fields even the increase in bookies... All this has occured since I've lived in SE4. I've also noticed a change in the type of people in the area - for better or for worse there are a lot more suited and booted people heading off to work in the morning whereas before the area definitely had a studenty/hippy/arty vibe. Then there's the general smartening of the houses in the area....

The area has definitely shifted since I've been here....

Headhunter said...

I forgot The Talbot improvements, Masala Wala, the recent new pizza place and the Italian place..

Headhunter said...

...And that's not even straying into the changes across Greater Brockley - HOP and Crofty...

JPM said...

"Time out wants you to speak your brains"?

Chris said...

I saw someone reading something about Brockley in Time Out on the train so I think it's been published now

Happy said...

- Demolition of the godawful 'Maypole' pub outside the station and it's midnight karoakes/fights
- New shops/restaurants: Gently Elephant, Blue tit, Barber's Station, Thai Thai,
- Shops gone: DVD rentail (now bookies) by Brockley Cemetery
- Streets remodelled: Ladywell High Street, Brockley Cross


So, yeah, not much has changed!

Happy said...

Reference to The Day Today / Brass Eye - keep up!

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