Handsome architecture neighbouring a vibrant centre of shops, bars and eateries
"Home to arguably the most vibrant food scene in London...plenty to offer for those on a budget too!"Chris Campbell
"Electric Avenue is home to Brixton's market traders six days a week, Monday to Saturday."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."Jenna Blake
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.
Submitted by Roberto
The Agile Rabbit
Great pizza, drinks, live music at weekends and friendly service.
Submitted by Roberto
Off the Cuff
A wine bar with cheese, live music and cheap drinks. They also sell furniture...
Submitted by Alex
Happy hour cocktails and a range of dishes and cuisines from all over South East Asia.
Submitted by Priscilla
The best breakfast I have had in Brixton and an amazing array of coffees and real fruit smoothies.
Submitted by Christian
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
Brixton Village Grill
A cheap and cheerful breakfast in trendy Brixton Village. This restaurant also serves lunch and dinner.
Submitted by Daisy
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
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 Janatpreet
The Lido Cafe
A modern British restaurant overlooking Brockwell Lido. Great for breakfast - plus lunch and dinner for that matter!
Submitted by Stephen
The new go to place in Brixton. Restaurants, bars and work spaces in converted shipping containers.
Submitted by Roberto
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
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?
"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."
Child-friendly activities near Brixton
Shake Rattle and Roll StorytimeRitzy Cinema
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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
NCT Clapham PlaygroupSt John the Evangelist Church Hall
A playgroup for babies and toddlers. Tea and biscuits for the grown ups and light snacks for the children lots of toys and space to run around and a sing song at the end. Day: Wednesdays Time: 10.00-12 noon Where: St John the Evangelist Church Hall Clapham Road SW9 9AR Age range: Babies and toddlers Donation: £2 per child £3 family Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Website
Windmill ToursBrixton Windmill,
Explore the windmill with one of their tour guides. Visit the 'two mills in one' and hear the intriguing story of the Ashby family. You will see the original wind-powered machinery and find out how it was once used to make stoneground flour. Booking required. Website
Museum of Chocolate
Pop-in with your children after school, for a creative, fun and exquisite drop-in workshop. Website
Wriggle and RhymeJubilee 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
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
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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