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Satay Bar

Satay Bar

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

Brockwell Park

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.

Seven at Brixton

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.

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.

Valhalla

Valhalla

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

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...

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.

The Lido Cafe

The Lido Cafe

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

Boqueria

Boqueria

Best tapas restaurant in London!

Brixton Blend

Brixton Blend

The smoothest coffee this side of Rome!

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 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!

Pop Brixton

Pop Brixton

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

The Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh

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

David Bowie Memorial

David Bowie Memorial

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

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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

"Built in 1816, Brixton Windmill was used by the Ashby family to produce flour. But in 1864, they decided to move production, as ever expanding London and its new buildings prevented the flow of winds to its sails."

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

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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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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

Museum of Chocolate


Pop-in with your children after school, for a creative, fun and exquisite drop-in workshop. Website

Gymboree

Gymboree 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

Baby Salsa

Clapham Methodist Churc
From a very early age, we are able to appreciate and identify with music. Rhythm is an amazing feeling that makes us happy and energised. Baby Salsa offers you and your baby an exciting experience of Latin American Dance, to share a fun moment together,to introduce your child to the benefits of dance and to help you keep fit! Website

Disco Duck

Brockwell 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

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

Story time and crafts

Minet Library
Story time and crafts 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

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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