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A locals' guide to SW9

"I love the authentic street food you can get from Brixton Market...an inspiration for the adventurous foodie..."

Chris Campbell

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

Chris Campbell

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

Luke Tubb

What is your favourite place?

Where do SW9 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.

Valhalla

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

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.

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 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.

Brixton Village Grill

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

Federation Coffee

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

The Agile Rabbit

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

Pop Brixton

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

Satay Bar

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

Fentiman Arms

Amazing roast dinners, good red wines and a nice beer garden for when it's warm!

Hot Power Yoga

Hot Power Yoga has 2 sites they practice in, either in Lambeth College or at The Balance Studio on Gauden Road. The teachers are lovely and the times vary from 6:30am to 9pm so very flexible.

Tsunami

I was really impressed with this sushi restaurant just off Clapham High Street. They serve very good quality dishes made using fresh ingredients and the atmosphere is perfect for a catch up with friends or a special date night.

Two Brewers

Karaoke, drag acts and cabaret, this bar on Clapham High Street is definitely an exciting night out!

The Stonhouse

Amazing food and 50% off your food bill with a Tastecard. Lovely beer garden for balmy evenings and friendly staff.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Stockwell, Clapham North, Brixton, Camberwell, Vauxhall, Herne Hill, Clapham, Nine Elms, Kennington and Pimlico

What do you love about SW9?

Why do you find SW9 a great place to live?

Christian

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

May 2016

Fiona

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

February 2015

Lucy

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

February 2015

Clodagh

"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

Ed

"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

Ola

"The Brixton Market and the Stockwell Pry school"

January 2015

Naz

"It's very close and well-connected to central London while it is not overcrowded and chaotic. You can be in Brixton with a short walk and taste different dishes from all around the world or just enjoy strolling around Brixton Village. There are some parks nearby as well, like Kennington or Clapham Common. I love living in Stockwell."

December 2014

Fahad

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

December 2014

Francesco

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

December 2014

Alan

"I love how friendly the neighbours are and a lovely sense of community."

July 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

You

What do you like about SW9?

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"Stockwell native, Eleanor Thornton was reputedly the model for Rolls Royce's flying lady!"

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Child-friendly activities near SW9

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

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

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.

Museum of Chocolate


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

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

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

The Minnow Club

The 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
  1. About SW9

    SW9 is the postcode district in South West London incorporating the areas of Stockwell, Brixton (part), Clapham(part) and is covered by the Lambeth local authority.

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