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Brixton

Handsome architecture neighbouring a vibrant centre of shops, bars and eateries

"I love the authentic street food you can get from Brixton Market...an inspiration for the adventurous foodie..."

Chris Campbell

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

Luke Tubb

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

Luke Tubb

What is your favourite place?

Where do Brixton locals go?

Craft Beer Co.

Over 100 types of beers and an enormous variety of flavours to choose from. The perfect setting for after-work drinks.

Federation Coffee

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

Negril

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!

The Agile Rabbit

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

Satay Bar

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

Herne Hill Market

A buzzing Sunday market, right near Herne Hill Station.

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.

Off the Cuff

A wine bar with cheese, live music and cheap drinks. They also sell furniture...

Valhalla

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

Brockwell Park

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.

Pop Brixton

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

Boqueria

Best tapas restaurant in London!

Brixton Village Grill

A cheap and cheerful breakfast in trendy Brixton Village. This restaurant also serves lunch and dinner.

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.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Herne Hill, Clapham North, Clapham, Streatham Hill, Stockwell, Camberwell, Dulwich, Nine Elms, Vauxhall and Balham

What do you love about Brixton?

Why do you find Brixton a great place to live?

Christian

"Brixton is such a vibrant area and has lots of energy. I have lived here since 1971! "

May 2016

Fiona

"A great range of places to eat out in and around the market, quick and easy to get into central London too."

February 2015

Lucy

"Great food, great transport links and some nice quiet areas and parks."

February 2015

Clodagh

"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

January 2015

Ed

"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."

January 2015

Fahad

"Brixton Market caters to all and is always buzzing."

December 2014

Francesco

"A multicultural area, always awake within a short cycle to central London or Kent. Interesting food and nice characters all around!"

December 2014

Jemima Everden

"Electric Avenue, the first street in the UK to ever have street lighting."

August 2012

Local resident

"Vibrant culture, young hip and trendy!"

March 2012

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"Once a theatre and cinema and opened in the 1920s, Brixton Academy was bought for £1 in 1983 after falling into debt and has been the venue for many notable artists, including The Clash, the Sex Pistols and more recently Sam Smith."

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    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.

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