Brixton Area Guide
About the Area
It’s hard to keep up with the pace of change in Brixton. You turn your back for one minute and suddenly there’s a new pop-up shipping container serving pulled pork. But while other neighbourhoods have struggled to keep their spirit alive, Brixton still has plenty of soul.
The brave new Brixton is booming. Brixton Pop is a hive of local businesses selling vintage wares and street food with live music in the evening. And Brixton Village surely has the highest concentration of people having brunch outside of Sex & The City. The biggest danger to your personal safety is getting bumped by a pram.
The good news is that Brixton still has the swagger we know and love. By day, Electric Avenue throbs with market traders and music blaring through speakers. At night, the beats still bang at underground favourites like The Windmill, while unpolished gem Dogstar is London’s oldest DJ bar. Brixton has a vibrant street art scene, while local galleries like Block 336 are perfect for a quick navel gaze.
Is it well connected? Yes and yes. Brixton is the end stop on the Victoria line, so you’ll always get a seat on the tube. Woo!
At weekends there's a different kind of market each Saturday. And there's the Brixton Farmers' Market every Sunday, selling organic and freerange produce.Visit Website
Restored 1911 cinema with cafe and bar, showing a varied programme across multiple screensVisit Website
Ovalhouse is a lively theatre on the Kennington Oval, opposite the famous cricket ground. Ovalhouse has been known for its support for artists - professional and young people - for over 50 years - commissioning new work that responds to today’s social and political issues, and work that reflects the cultural diversity of its local community.Visit Website
Caribbean jerk chicken served alongside rum cocktails in a bustling setting with live musicVisit Website
Upstairs at The Department Store
Upstairs is a new restaurant and bar in Brixton serving fine food and drinks on the top floor of The Department Store. If you're feeling fancy or simply haven't seen the sun in a while, you'll absolutely love this place.Visit Website
Canova Hall opened at The Department Store in September 2017 as an all-day local hangout to eat, drink and hot desk. Offering a menu inspired by Italian street food, as well as a gin distillery, the space is split over two floors with additional outside seating.Visit Website
Pop Brixton started as a temporary project that turned a disused land into a creative space for local, independent businesses. Home to over 50 startups across street food, restaurants, bars, retail boutiques and even a radio station; Pop Brixton offers a unique experience to enjoy the best that London has to offer.Visit Website
Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke Of Edinburgh is a pub tucked away between Brixton and Clapham North. It boasts one of the biggest beer gardens in south London with plenty of seating and a large bar and BBQ pit. Inside, there are plenty of comfy sofas, a pool table, all the sports you can dream of and all the beer and ale you require. In summary, all good things you’d expect from a pub.Visit Website
Brixton Recreation Centre
Brixton Recreation Centre has recently benefited from a number of refurbishments and now boasts some of the best facilities available in London. Adults have access to a state of the art gym and fitness studios with 60+ fitness classes per weekVisit Website
Join the MoreYoga family to benefit from small class sizes, experienced instructors and a variety of styles of yoga in studios.Visit Website
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