Brixton Travel Guide

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Brixton Highlights

  • Pro
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     Untouristy, busy, multicultural, heaving with bars 

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     Shooting in the Mickey D's on a weekday afternoon 

  • In a nutshell
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     A world away from the West End 

Brixton Things to Do

  • Closest Windmill to Central London

    Brixton Windmill is a great photo opportunity and is regularly open to the public for visits. At one time there were many windmills on the hilltops to the south of London but nowadays there is only one left. Brixton Windmill was built in 1816. By the early 1860's the streets of Brixton had reached the top of Brixton Hill and stopped the wind...

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  • Ritzy Cinema - Food, Drink, Music,...

    I don't quite know whether Ritzy Cinema is a 'Thing to do', 'Nightlife' or 'Restaurant' tip! It could easily be all three! Ritzy's boast they are now the largest independent specialist cinema in the UK. The cinema opened in about 1910 and Screen 1 retains much of its Edwardian splendour with a vast vaulted roof and cherubs on the walls. Most...

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  • 'Brixton Village' aka Brixton Indoor...

    The streets of Brixton are filled with colourful fruit, veg, meat and fish shops - so many I don't know how they all manage to survive! Best of all, in my view, is the covered Indoor Market, which dates from the 1920's. It has recently (2010) been given Grade II listing, which at least will protect its character and stop unscrupulous development...

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Brixton Restaurants

  • Is change good?

    This place used to be called Harlem and before that it was the Prince of Wales Pub... It's like a name change a week! Harlem was only up and running for a short time. I guess that didn't work out because now it is a bar/restaurant called The Prince. They are open until midnight every weekday and until 4am on a Friday and Saturday!I would say it is...

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  • Intimate Colombian Comida

    If you didn't know about this colombian restaurant it would be hard to find. I've been there on more than one occasion and I still have trouble finding it. Its located in one of the covered market places, Granville Arcade. It's very small and seat about a mazimum of ten people I'd say. The food is hearty and home cooked and portions are huge. The...

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  • Cheap grub with the local winos or dodgy...

    This in fact is not a restaurant. It is a pub that serves food. I was grappling over whether to put it under restaurant or nightlife and decided restaurant because I have only ever been there once in the night and that was the only time I didnt eat. On the contrary I have been there many times in the day and eaten as well as drank.I would say the...

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  • Say a Prayer

    This place was previously known as Bug Bar. I love this place... They have comfy sofa chairs with cushions which give it a very homely feel... plus dim lighting so you cannot see your guy properly after having stuffed yourself. Excellent Food and Cocktails at reasonable prices. I have had a platter here which was various deep fried foods nicely...

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  • I love Pad Thai

    Clean and Classy... with prompt and attentive service.... Nice artwork adors the walls too... so there is always something to look at!Food is good at semi reasonable prices... Used to be alot cheaper... but now just get steeper (I'm a poet and didnt know it!) The snapper in cocunut and limegrass is reallly good... try it!

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  • Crepes, Ciabatta and Pizza

    They offer a selection of crepes, ciabatta toasties and pizzas... plus coffees, beer and all that good stuff.Lunch time is great because they have a meal deal monday to thursday whereby any crepe/pizza or toastie with a soft drink is £5. I reccomend sitting upstairs. The King and I toastie which is basil pesto, parma ham, mozarellla, sun dried...

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Brixton Nightlife

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    by honbon Updated Jan 22, 2003

    Unquestionably, the finest pub in Brixton! Attracting a mixed and very friendly crowd, the Albert enjoys a fierce loyalty from its patrons who enjoy the cheap beer, extremely eclectic music selection and the legacy of its legendary landlady, Pat (who sadly passed away in May, 2002). Located next door to the 414 Club, this is the best place for a pre-club drink or just a pub night out. We recommend it. Any night! Every night!

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Brixton Shopping

  • Brixton's Independent Department Store

    A major landmark on the main road in Brixton is Morley's, an independently owned (in fact family owned) department store. This large shop sells almost everything (except food) including clothes, cosmetics, gifts, furniture and kitchen accessories. The wares seem to be of excellent quality, with a modest price premium to match!It is actually...

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  • Get some joy in Joy.

    Its cool, trendy and junky all at once.From trendy clothes and eccentric homeware, to kinky candy knickers and Superman coasters, it's a world of kitsch accessories, retro fashion and urban chic which you'll delight in spending hours trawling around. I've spent many an hour plouging through this junkyard but never actually bought anything......

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Brixton Local Customs

  • Don't be suprised about the bleach

    Being a regular vistor to Brixton, it strikes me as being the most bleached out place in London. Everywhere I turn I see black women with faces 15 million shades lighter than their hands. Often they are a bright red or greenish tone. Some times they are bleached so much that you suspect they are a burns victim, and to think that wouldn't be wrong...

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  • Ignore the drunks

    There are a group of drunk men who hang around in the oval not to far from the cinema... They like to call out to people as they walk past... normally a greeting... don't bother replying because they'll just try and drag you into conversation and you'll wish you hadnt...

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