'The residents, workers and socialites of Soho' is a cumbersome way of rounding up all the people who might have a relationship with that area. Why use many words when one will do? Hence, we have the term 'Sohemian', enshrined in the Sohemian Society, as a linguistic shorthand. It got us thinking... what handles can we use for the denizens of other London neighbourhoods? In the map above, and the list below, we suggest a handful of possibilities. Some are in common usage already, others we've made up. Just as a bit of fun, like.
- Barnetos (the medieval name for the area was Barneto)
- Bixles (similarly, the medieval name for Bexley is Bixle)
- Bushfolk (Shepherd's Bush)
- Doggers (for Isle of Dogs folks)
- The Honourable Sirs and Gracious Ladies of Knightsbridge
- The Kew Continuum
- New Crossers
- Wombles (of Wimbledon)
And then, of course, there's a Londonist — one who makes the most of London.
There are still about 1,000 London areas we've not covered, so please let loose in the comments...