I’m not sure if I just hadn’t noticed it before, but I think there’s a huge new poster on the corner of Camberwell New Road and Denmark Hill. It’s currently advertising a mobile phone and it’s absolutely massive and very ugly. I’ll try to remember to get a picture. I can’t believe I hadn’t noticed it before, it must be new. What an eyesore.
I’m thinking of setting up a competition: spot a cutomer in the Grosvenor Steak House (44 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8QZ). In the six years (on and off) I’ve lived or worked in Camberwell I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone eating there — just the bored owner, reading a newspaper. According to this review it’s “a gem that should not be lost due to lack of support”, but if it’s managed to stay open for at least ten years without any customers, I don’t think it’s in any danger of closing just yet.
Finally, there’s a little debate/talking shop about regeneration across our part of the SE in the comments of my post from 26 March. Contains plenty of nuggets of information, and will be expanded upon in a future post.
Really finally, if you haven’t eaten pizza at BRB/The Grove yet, you’ve missed a treat. I recommend the Chilli Chicken, but I do not recommend you go on Tuesday nights for their 2‑for‑1 offer, because that means it will get very busy and make it harder for me to get a table if I go there.