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Brixton and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Brixton and surrounding areas

"Brixton market has so many things on offer from every corner of the globe..."

Chris Campbell

"South London's arts scene began in Camberwell and still remains today..."

Jennifer Purchase

"You can pop down to Herne Hill market on a Sunday and pick up some fresh produce or locally made clothing and accessories."

Jenna Blake

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Where do Brixton and surrounding areas locals go?

The Agile Rabbit

Great pizza, drinks, live music at weekends and friendly service.

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.

Pop Brixton

The new go to place in Brixton. Restaurants, bars and work spaces in converted shipping containers.

Satay Bar

Happy hour cocktails and a range of dishes and cuisines from all over South East Asia.


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...

The Lido Cafe

A modern British restaurant overlooking Brockwell Lido. Great for breakfast - plus lunch and dinner for that matter!

Herne Hill Market

A buzzing Sunday market, right near Herne Hill Station.

Federation Coffee

Delicious coffee made using Campbell and Syme beans, food made by Salon Brixton and sweet treats too.


I was really impressed with this sushi restaurant just off Clapham High Street. They serve very good quality dishes made using fresh ingredients and the atmosphere is perfect for a catch up with friends or a special date night.


The best breakfast I have had in Brixton and an amazing array of coffees and real fruit smoothies.

The Oval Lounge

Under new management, it is good value for money and we have confidence in taking friends there. They serve excellent light lunches and suppers.

Grand Union

The snug at the back of this quirky bar has been the venue of many birthdays and 6 nations parties (watching Wales winning two grand slams there!)

M. Moen & Sons

An incredible butcher that's been in Clapham Old Town for years. There's always a queue out the door - pork pies, joints, game, the lot!


Best tapas restaurant in London!

Free Fitness Clapham

For just £40 per month, you can take advantage of 6 classes a week, which include a running club, martial arts and Insanity workouts. You can also hire personal trainers for 1 on 1 sessions.

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Child-friendly activities near Brixton and surrounding areas

Baby Rhyme Time

Effra 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

One O'Clock Club

Effra 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

Brockwell Lido

Brockwell Park
Enjoy swimming at one of London's few remaining outdoor swimming pools. General Swim most days 6.30-1.00pm or 4.00-8.00pm Website

Shake Rattle and Roll Storytime at Brixton Library

Ritzy Cinema
Fun interactive story telling that often pulls a crowd. Arrive early

Wriggle and Rhyme

Jubilee Children’s Centre and Primary School
Singalong with toys and instruments. Weekly 9:00am — 11:15am. Every Monday except for bank holidays. Drop-in free play and song session for under 5's. Please bring fruit or a donation. Website

Jessop's Dads' Day

Jessop Children’s Centre
Dads' Day is a monthly stay and play session for dads and male carers with children up to the age of 5. This runs on the last Saturday of the month. Jessop Children's Centre provides free activities, sessions and support for families living in our local area with children up to the age of 5. Website

Baby Singalong

Jessop Primary School
All the baby classics in a pristine centre with a brilliant sensory play area that includes fibre optic cables and electric displays as well as larger toys. Call: 02077375164 to book
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