South East wins battle of the London bloggers at Visit London annual pub quiz

Last night, Brockley Central teamed up with 853Blog, Tory Troll, Gin and Crumpets and Food and Drink in London (another Brockley-based blogger) to take part in the first annual Visit London Christmas Pub Quiz.

Forming a hyperlocal supergroup called South by South East, we took on the best that north London could offer - a contest in which there could only be one winner. We weren't the actual winners of course, that honour went to the team of London cab drivers, who beat us by one point, putting us second. But we saw off the threat from our northern counterparts, a team of Londonist writers, London bus tour guides and a team of "odds and sods".

The cabbies celebrate victory

We had two weapons up our sleeves - the encyclopedic knowledge of Darryl from 853blog and the fact that none of the other teams knew anything about south London. There were howls of protest from the cabbies' table when asked to identify a picture of a south London landmark: "We don't go south of the river."

We'll be publishing the questions shortly, so that BC readers can have a go and see if they can beat our score...

[Full disclosure: As part of our day job with Edelman, we do some work for Visit London]