There’s now agreement between the Evening Standard and Location Location Location on the appropriate adjective (Super Trendy) for Forest Hill (see previous discussion).
Although I rather like the picture of Horniman farmers market in the ES article with this tag line ‘The cultural heart of south-east London’.
- Take that Dulwich with your picture gallery, cinema, and cycle track!
- Too bad Greenwich - with your Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, Observatory, centre of the world, markets, and World Heritage Status!
- No competition from SE1 with your Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre, London Eye, Borough Market, Old Vic, Tate Modern, and Globe Theatre!
The ‘cultural heart of SE London’ has no theatres, cinemas, or Michelin starred restaurants - at least not yet. Don’t get me wrong, I love Forest Hill and Honor Oak, but it is not the Cultural Heart of anything or Super Trendy.
That said, I have been thinking that it is about time that South East London put in a bid for UK City of Culture. If Hull can do it, then I’m sure the combined efforts of Forest Hill, Penge, and Sidcup would be able to put in a decent bid.