K is for Kennedys.
From the 1870s and for the next 130 years Kennedy’s were selling their sausages in a number of shops scattered over South East London and the Kent borders. Despite being closed for the past six years the premises at 305 Walworth Road has not been occupied since, and remains boarded up with its signage still in place. Almost as iconic as Arments, Kennedys was just as famous for its pork pies, sausage rolls, luncheon meat and coleslaw. In recent years a ‘sausage shop’ has sprung up in Beckenham to keep up the Kennedy’s tradition. It is called Ken & Eddie’s.
The dead Kennedys