Handsome architecture neighbouring a vibrant centre of shops, bars and eateries
"Herne Hill has a fantastic community feel with its independently run boutiques and cafes."Luke Tubb
"Home to arguably the most vibrant food scene in London...plenty to offer for those on a budget too!"Chris Campbell
"I love the authentic street food you can get from Brixton Market...an inspiration for the adventurous foodie..."Chris Campbell
Where do Brixton locals go?
Delicious coffee made using Campbell and Syme beans, food made by Salon Brixton and sweet treats too.
Submitted by Ani
The best Caribbean food and the rum punch really packs a punch! The platter is amazing and the saltfish fritters with the gravy are unbelievable...
Submitted by Jan
Brixton Village Grill
A cheap and cheerful breakfast in trendy Brixton Village. This restaurant also serves lunch and dinner.
Submitted by Daisy
A great place for an early morning run, where you feel like you aren't even in London - yet you are only 10 minutes from central London on the Victoria line. There are tennis courts, a gym and a Lido too if running isn't your thing.
Submitted by Poppy
Seven at Brixton
Unique homemade cocktails in the middle of Brixton Market, made using their own secret recipes. A small place, but very nice for a date. They also sell food.
Submitted by Nora
Happy hour cocktails and a range of dishes and cuisines from all over South East Asia.
Submitted by Priscilla
Off the Cuff
A wine bar with cheese, live music and cheap drinks. They also sell furniture...
Submitted by Alex
The new go to place in Brixton. Restaurants, bars and work spaces in converted shipping containers.
Submitted by Roberto
Craft Beer Co.
Over 100 types of beers and an enormous variety of flavours to choose from. The perfect setting for after-work drinks.
Submitted by Roberto
The Agile Rabbit
Great pizza, drinks, live music at weekends and friendly service.
Submitted by Roberto
The Lido Cafe
A modern British restaurant overlooking Brockwell Lido. Great for breakfast - plus lunch and dinner for that matter!
Submitted by Stephen
The best breakfast I have had in Brixton and an amazing array of coffees and real fruit smoothies.
Submitted by Christian
The Prince of Wales
A Brixton institution, this bar has amazing roof terraces and serves food in the day too. You can dance the night away until the early hours when they have DJs playing.
Submitted by Daisy
Hot Power Yoga
Hot Power Yoga has 2 sites they practice in, either in Lambeth College or at The Balance Studio on Gauden Road. The teachers are lovely and the times vary from 6:30am to 9pm so very flexible.
Submitted by Lisa
Why do you find Brixton a great place to live?
"Brixton is such a vibrant area and has lots of energy. I have lived here since 1971! "
"A great range of places to eat out in and around the market, quick and easy to get into central London too."
"Great food, great transport links and some nice quiet areas and parks."
"I love the diversity of the area. That you can walk down streets and find beautiful artisan cafes and one-off design shops alongside Caribbean food stalls and lots of second hand shops. I love the architecture of the area with the Ritzy, library and city hall all showing remnants of an older Brixton. I love that you have access to some of the lovelier areas (in my opinion) in London, with Brockwell Park and its amazing views o... more
"The transport links are great into the West End and the City where I do most of my work. With its lido and open space, nearby Brockwell Park is a fantastic place to get my exercise fix. The choice of food at the thriving Brixton Village is endless and there are plenty of bars, pubs and clubs to entertain you into the late/early hours."
"Brixton Market caters to all and is always buzzing."
"A multicultural area, always awake within a short cycle to central London or Kent. Interesting food and nice characters all around!"
"Electric Avenue, the first street in the UK to ever have street lighting."
"Vibrant culture, young hip and trendy!"
What do you like about Brixton?
Did you know?
"Stockwell native, Eleanor Thornton was reputedly the model for Rolls Royce's flying lady!"
Child-friendly activities near Brixton
GymboreeGymboree Clapham SW4 7DE
Gymboree's team of early childhood education experts have created a series of developmentally appropriate play programmes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. During these classes, adults play a key role in your child's play and development. Having a routine is important for young children, so we ask that our members register for a regular class to attend weekly. 0-5 years old Website
The Minnow ClubThe Prince Of Wales
Every Thursday from 10 to noon at The Prince of Wales, Brixton (opposite Ritzy Cinema), a place to have creative fun with your pre-schoolers. Taking the ethos of the Big Fish Little Fish family raves - social, quirky fun for both adults & children - to create a family morning social café. Managed by BFLF's very own Captain Cookie, Mums and Dads come and enjoy good music, coffee and pastries, while your 0-5 let their creative imaginations free with different crafty themes each week and a baby play area with pop-up tents, inflatables and rugs. Website
One O'Clock ClubEffra Early Years Centre,
The One O' Clock Club is a great place for children under five to come with their parents and carers. Right in the centre of Whittington Park, across from the astro turf, the space includes a secure outdoor playing area and is managed by an experienced under fives' coordinator. Website
Shake Rattle and Roll Storytime at Brixton LibraryRitzy Cinema
Fun interactive story telling that often pulls a crowd. Arrive early
Baby Rhyme TimeEffra Early Years Centre,
Come along and meet other parents with young babies. Become familiar with a variety of songs and rhymes that you and your baby can enjoy by joining in with our fun singing session. It is then time for a story and before leaving there is an opportunity to choose a book from our borrowing scheme. Website
Museum of Chocolate
Pop-in with your children after school, for a creative, fun and exquisite drop-in workshop. Website
Shake Rattle and Roll StorytimeRitzy Cinema
See Tuesday listing
Brixton was an ancient hundred in the north east of the county of Surrey, England. Its area has been entirely absorbed by the growth of London; with its name currently referring to the Brixton district.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Herne Hill
- Clapham North
- Streatham Hill
- Nine Elms
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