Hi Starman, that’s very peculiar and a little troubling. CC’s been here a over a year now so the Time Out ‘Love London’ awards is one of those good, if not a difficult barometer to tell us how the shop’s doing locally (I’d personally prefer a nice little Google review myself *wink). I say difficult because I can’t track votes on the shops dashboard though I could be looking in the wrong place and then winners are announced with a full list of results, only the winner’s/ runners up.
But anyway, the fact that the store shows up under one search term and not the other is troubling and odd seeing as the full address is attached to the (very plain) Time Out store page. I did have to register the shop with Time Out as they don’t data-mine Google for business information so it could be that not every store has registered though if they have it doesn’t seem that the ‘SE23’ or ‘Forest Hill’ search terms are much help… or they have, but identify themselves as something else as there’s sub categories too. We’re ‘off-license’ for example. I have spoken to them over phone and some business are registered by Time Out themselves and their reviewers so again, it could be a simple mix-up and a case of being lost in translation?
Certainly these tags have made things confusing and as you say, kinda sucky. It’s all in good fun though so I wish everyone involved the best of luck and lets show London what Forest Hill is all about - GO TEAM SE23!
Ben - Clapton Craft Forest Hill