In Brixton you can see a lot of interesting things, for example, the block where David Bowie was born, a bookstore, institutions offering dancing and, of course, eating. In general, you will not be bored.
Best Brixton locations
Explore the past in Black Cultural Archives. Since the Second World War, Brixton has been home to many immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean. The history of these families can be found in Black Cultural Archives, the only such center in the country. There are delightful expositions that tell the personal stories of people, as well as photographs and rare books.
Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, London, UK, +44 (20) 3757-85-00
Dance the night away in Hootananny and Effra Social. If you want to have a good rest, then you need on the street Effra Road. In Hootananny nights of reggae and live music are often held, and there it is quite lively. And in the next club Effra Social you can see comedic improvisations or dance to funk, disco and soul.
Hootananny, 95 Effra Rd, London, UK, +44 20 7737-72-73. Effa Social, 89 Effra Rd, London, UK, +44 20 7737-68-00
Eat on the territory of Brixton Market and Village. Here there are about a hundred local traders who sell almost everything in the world, from works of art to clothing. But the best that they have offer is food. The choice is luxurious: you will find dishes from all over the world. And there are a lot of cafes and restaurants around the market. Embarassment of riches.
Brixton Market, Electric Avenue, London, UK, +44 7973 70-56-74
Plunge into the story thanks to Bookmongers. This store of used books is a real find. There is everything here: poetry, plays, novels, culinary recipes and a variety of tutorials (how to make a birdhouse, how to make friends, how to knit a scarf for a dog...). There seems to be no organization system in the institution, but this only adds its charm to the place, and to you – intoxicating feeling of triumph, when you accidentally find a literary pearl. However, if you are looking for something specific, the owner of the store Patrick will be happy to help you. There's even a dog that will guide you where you need... Or not.
Bookmongers, 439 Coldharbour Ln, London, UK, +44 20 7738-42-25
Escape from the crowd at Brockwell Park. If you do not really like people (and they are all over Brixton) or it's just time to sit down and think, at Brockwell Park you will find a safe hiding place. It is nice and comfortable here. Fans of city panoramas will also like the park.
Brockwell Park, Norwood Rd, London, UK, +44 20 7926-10-00
Have fun in Brockwell Lido. Brockwell Lido is a valuable restored building that evolved into an entertainment center with a swimming outdoor pool. By the way, this is one of the best pools in South London. You can eat in the Lido Cafe - they serve magical brunches.
Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Rd, London, UK, +44 20 7274-30-88
Enjoy Caribbean cuisine at Fish, Wings & Tings. Excellent Caribbean food is easy to find in Brixton, but in Fish, Wings & Tings, something more than that is served. Chef from Trinidad Brian Danclair skillfully combines French cooking technologies and bright tastes of his homeland, creating innovative dishes.
Brixton Village and Market Row, 99 Coldharbour Lane, London, UK, +44 7411 64-22-64
Get a dose of caffeine in Federation Coffee. Institution Federation Coffee is very popular. They offer excellent coffee, delicious local sweets and fresh pastries.
Unit 77-78, Coldharbour Lane, London, UK
Watch a movie in Ritzy. Ritzy is one of the oldest cinemas in South London. There is still an old school atmosphere here. The program is constantly changing: there are broadcasts of indie-movies and night watchings of trendy movies. There is not only banal popcorn here, but also the whole bar Windrush Square, where you can order a good drink.
Ritzy, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Ln, London, UK, +44 871 902-57-39
Quench your thirst with beer in Brixton Brewery. Two local couples founded Brixton Brewery, so this is a truly Brixton institution. In the independent brewery, they make unfiltered and unpasteurized beverages. The choice is great - for every taste. And if you are interested in making beer exactly, welcome to the tour - with tasting, as it should be.
Arch 547, Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London, UK, +44 20 3609-88-80
Catch the sun in Brixton Beach. Brixton Beach is a mixture of a rooftop bar and city beach. Come here in the summer - and feel the sand under your feet and the warm sun. Here you can find drinks and hot summer parties, fitness classes. Now you know where to go next summer.
Brixton Rooftop, Pope's Rd, London, UK, +44 20 7733-37-09