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."Chris Campbell
"I love the authentic street food you can get from Brixton Market...an inspiration for the adventurous foodie..."Chris Campbell
"Brixton market has so many things on offer from every corner of the globe..."Chris Campbell
Where do Brixton locals go?
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
Brixton Village Grill
A cheap and cheerful breakfast in trendy Brixton Village. This restaurant also serves lunch and dinner.
Submitted by Daisy
The new go to place in Brixton. Restaurants, bars and work spaces in converted shipping containers.
Submitted by Roberto
Delicious coffee made using Campbell and Syme beans, food made by Salon Brixton and sweet treats too.
Submitted by Ani
The Agile Rabbit
Great pizza, drinks, live music at weekends and friendly service.
Submitted by Roberto
Happy hour cocktails and a range of dishes and cuisines from all over South East Asia.
Submitted by Priscilla
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
Off the Cuff
A wine bar with cheese, live music and cheap drinks. They also sell furniture...
Submitted by Alex
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
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
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
The Lido Cafe
A modern British restaurant overlooking Brockwell Lido. Great for breakfast - plus lunch and dinner for that matter!
Submitted by Stephen
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?
"Electic Avenue, Brixton lends its name to the fact that it was the first electrically lit market street in the country."
Child-friendly activities near Brixton
Disco DuckBrockwell Park One O'clock Club,
Our classes are best suited to any pre-school age children. More classes are being added all the time. Website
Baby SingalongJessop 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
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
Storytime and RhymeHoly Trinity C Of E Primary School
Another singalong specifically for babies under 12 months old. Bring fruit or a small donation
Jessop's Dads' DayJessop 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
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
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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