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

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Craft Beer Co.

Craft Beer Co.

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

The Prince of Wales

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.

Brixton Blend

Brixton Blend

The smoothest coffee this side of Rome!

David Bowie Memorial

David Bowie Memorial

Brixton's very own 'star man' still attracts fans from around the world... Nothing 'ch-ch-ch-changes...'

The Ritzy

The Ritzy

One of the most iconic buildings in Brixton overlooking Windrush Square, the Ritzy is a really cool independent cinema where you can grab a couple of cocktails whilst watching the latest blockbuster!

The Lido Cafe

The Lido Cafe

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

San Marino

San Marino

Been serving amazing breakfast and lunch in the heart of Brixton since 1993. The chicken salad is a winner judging by the queues outside the door!

The Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh

A great pub. Sports, pool table, local beers and the biggest beer garden in South London!

Pop Brixton

Pop Brixton

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

Valhalla

Valhalla

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

Boqueria

Boqueria

Best tapas restaurant in London!

Negril

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...

Herne Hill Market

Herne Hill Market

A buzzing Sunday market, right near Herne Hill Station.

The Agile Rabbit

The Agile Rabbit

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

The Oval Lounge

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.

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"As part of Sir Joseph Bazalgette's sewer system design, the course of the River Effra was converted into a sewer and runs underneath London, passing below Brixton."

Electric Avenue is home to Brixton's market traders six days a week, Monday to Saturday.

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Home to arguably the most vibrant food scene in London...plenty to offer for those on a budget too!

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

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What locals say about Brixton

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

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

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

  4. 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 of London or Herne Hill and its lovely shops and cafes. The people in the area also make it unique. From the religious preachers outside of KFC to the steel drum players and the friendly flower man outside the station. Any walk through the area shows you something new and exciting.

  5. 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.

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

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

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

  9. Vibrant culture, young hip and trendy!

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Child-friendly activities near Brixton

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

NCT Brixton Bumps and Babes Group

The Lounge,
It is a great place to make new friends, share your experiences with people going through the same things, have a reason to get out of the house if everything seems too much or overwhelming of if you just need to socialise with people in your local area. Website

Shake Rattle and Roll Storytime at Brixton Library

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

Brixton Recreation Centre with creche

Brixton Recreation Centre,
The creche will provide a safe and fun environment for busy parents to drop off their children while they relax and unwind, or work towards their fitness goals in centre. Website

The Minnow Club

The Prince Of Wales,
A place to have fun with your pre-schoolers and babies. Kids will enjoy craft activities, story telling and a sing-along while parents/carers can enjoy good music & coffee in a relaxed atmosphere. Website

Bea's Baby Bop


Music classes for babies and toddlers! Classes Run Throughout The Year, as opposed to only during term time, and therefore do not stop for half term breaks but continue on as normal! Website

Play zone

Brixton Recreation Centre
Ball pool for the very small ones and a large climbing frame with incorporated slides and ball pools for the larger kids.

About Brixton

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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