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A ‘Fix’ for Brixton

A big announcement is on its way. We've decided to familiarise ourselves with the area of Brixton and tell you about the best things to do...

There’s no place like our hometown of Bristol. But if we had to choose somewhere in London which feels like home, it would be Brixton.

Brixton is a funky and vibrant place. We’ve had it on our hit-list of aspirational places to launch some of our bright and colourful serviced apartments in the spot. But why are people so smitten with the area?

Over time, Brixton has evolved to blend all the things which we love about most parts of East London, pulled together in one suburban town. This being one off the reasons why demand for serviced apartments in Brixton has become ‘a thing’.

Bearing this in mind, in preparation for some more big news we’ve been busy exploring every corner of Brixton to find out exactly where and what should be on each of our guests to-do list when they visit the area.

#1

Street Art

Like Bristol, Brixton is big on street art. The thing which we love about street art is that it’s always changing and being reinvented and illustrates progress in a location.

 

Some impressive murals can be found on Stockwood Lane, Stockwell Park Road & Pope Road. If like us, you’re a David Bowie fan – you can see a mural of him on Tunstall Road.

#2

Black Culture Archives

A standalone exhibit which was founded off the back of…

 

“…the New Cross Massacre (1981), the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (1984); underachievement of Black children in British schools, the failings of the Race Relations Act 1976, and the negative impacts of racism against, and a lack of popular recognition of, and representation by people of African and Caribbean descent in the UK”.

 

In times when as a society we are desperately trying to strive forward and create a better future for all minorities in the UK, the Black Culture Archives is a testament to all the highs, lows, struggles and liberation of the black community in London. We’d highly recommend to all – each and every one of you.

#3

Vintage Shopping

Step to one side Brick Lane, Brixton has a diverse portfolio of vintage clothing and furniture stores as well as bric-a-brac.

 

Some of these include:

  • Morbleu, Dulwich Road
  • Beyond Retro, Brixton Road
  • Loved Again, Stockwell Road
  • Leona & Rejuvenate, both located on Coldharbour Lane
  • Deens Furniture, Brixton Hill

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#4

Street Food

Like any emerging suburb in London, the foodie scene in Brixton is only going from strength to strength. And if you’re a street food fan then you should certainly be heading to Brixton Station Road and Brixton Village Market.

 

A few of our favourites are:

  • POP Brixton
  • OKAN
  • Kricket Brixton
  • The Tapas Room
  • Mama’s Jerk
  • Souvlaki Street

#5

Dancefloors

If you’re a bit of a party animal like us, then Brixton has an incredibly vibrant array of nightlife. Not only does it have some funky and playful bars to get a little merry at, but it also has some of London’s top venues (for dancing and entertainment).

 

  • Barrio, Brixton
  • Taproom, Brixton Village
  • Lost in Brixton (Rooftop Bar)
  • Effra Social is a great pub
  • Tequila Mockingbird
  • Phonox – club & venue
  • Brixton Jamm
  • The Dog Star (Atlantic Dog)

#6

Greenspaces

Like every London Borough, Lambeth has its fair share of impressive parks and greenspaces. The largest and closest to Brixton can be found at the south called Brockwell Park. A vast, dog-friendly space that is highly appreciated by the locals.

 

To the east of the town, you have smaller parks such as Loughborough Park and Ruskin Park which are great for wildlife, sport and picnics. Papa’s Park is great for families with little ones as it has a play area.

#7

Sightseeing

Brixton has a small handful of iconic monuments like most parts of London. Brixton Windmill is probably the most impressive and picture-worthy, but you could also stop by a movie at the old-time Ritzy Cinema.

 

Aside from this, your best bet is to stick to Brixton Markets as these are indefinitely one of the more enjoyable experiences in the area.

#8

Live Music

In the heart of the town, you’ll find the infamous Brixton O2 Academy. Over the years, it has played host to thousands of live performers of every walk of life. The Junction is also a hive of younger and local artists on a mission not only to entertain but to grow their popularity in the London music scene.

 

Other places where you’ll find some of London’s top DJ’s, singers and musicians include:

  • Windmill Brixton – an informal backstreet pub
  • Hootananny – for reggae, ska and afrobeat
  • Electric Brixton
  • Upstairs at the Ritzy Cinema – an intimate live music venue
  • Unit 12
  • Off The Cuff at OTC Bar
  • Phonox
  • Effra Social

#9

Brixton Market

Lastly, we know it has been mentioned quite a few times now, but we must stress that Brixton Village Market and Brixton Market are both cool places. They have masses of great shops, street food outlets and in general just a relaxed and genuine buzz.

 

Both are open 7 days a week 8am to 11.30pm. Check. Them. Out.

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