About the Radicals



The Blackheath Revolt was founded in 2014 by a group of Radicals who between them have fifteen years experience of living in the area.

  • Blackheath – not just the village, but the surrounding area including Lee, Shooters Hill and beyond
  • Revolt – at least part of the reason for this blog’s existence is to act as a modest, somewhat disinterested, counterpoint to the cosy consensus that, as we see it (often after a few sherries), exists at present.

But in the main you should view this blog – and the associated Twitter – as being a Private Eye for the local area.  We aim to offer a:

– random, but regular;

– relevant, but irreverent; and

–  loquacious but not lengthy account of local life.

So, if you want to know which is the best pub in village (and beyond); if, like we Radicals, you think what the village really needs is a cheese shop and more bike racks; and if – like us – there are few things more amusing than a crying Frenchman*, then this is the blog for you.

* And in this respect we can take inspiration from local legend General Wolfe – of statue by Royal Observatory fame – and, more importantly, ‘Victor of Quebec’.


One thought on “About the Radicals

  1. Regarding getting a cheese shop in the Village – the rents are just too high. One successful cheesemonger at Borough Market was very keen to open a cheese shop in Blackheath last year but was quoted an absurd rent, that, coupled with the cost of converting the property for its specific use, proved prohibitive. So more estate agents it is.

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