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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.

Brixton Village Grill

Brixton Village Grill

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

The Oval Lounge

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.

Pop Brixton

Pop Brixton

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

Valhalla

Valhalla

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

Federation Coffee

Federation Coffee

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

The Agile Rabbit

The Agile Rabbit

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

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.

Satay Bar

Satay Bar

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

Fentiman Arms

Fentiman Arms

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

Hot Power Yoga

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

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.

Boqueria

Boqueria

Best tapas restaurant in London!

Two Brewers

Two Brewers

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

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"Artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) lived at 87 Hackford Road, Stockwell, SW9."

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

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  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. The Brixton Market and the Stockwell Pry school

  7. 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.

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

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

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

  11. Electric Avenue, the first street in the UK to ever have street lighting.

  12. Vibrant culture, young hip and trendy!

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Child-friendly activities near SW9

NCT Brixton Bumps and Babes Group

The Lounge,
It is a great place to make new friends, share your experiences with people going through the same things, have a reason to get out of the house if everything seems too much or overwhelming of if you just need to socialise with people in your local area. 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.

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

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

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

Museum of Chocolate


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

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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