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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

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.

The Agile Rabbit

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


Best tapas restaurant in London!

Off the Cuff

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

Satay Bar

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


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.

Brixton Village Grill

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

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.

Federation Coffee

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


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!

Pop Brixton

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

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.

Herne Hill Market

A buzzing Sunday market, right near Herne Hill Station.

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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?


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

May 2016


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

February 2015


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

February 2015


"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


"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


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

December 2014


"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


What do you like about Brixton?

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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."

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Child-friendly activities near Brixton

Shake Rattle and Roll Storytime

Ritzy Cinema
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One O'Clock Club

Effra 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 Playgroup

St 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: claphamplaygroup@claphamnct.com Website

Windmill Tours

Brixton 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 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

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
  1. 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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