Brixton

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therichastill
Stevenage, UK1,398 contributions
Suburb of London
Apr 2021
Brixton is a suburb of London which is located in the South of the city. There are a number of buses to the area and also the Victoria line goes there and there are trains to Brixton railway station from Victoria station.

The area is a melting pot of culture and there are a variety of places to get something to eat. the David Bowie memorial is in the area along with Brixton Academy which is one of the best music venues in London.

Also there is the road Electric Avenue which I think is one of the coolest names for a road EVER!
Written April 6, 2021
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Brian T
London, UK3,974 contributions
It could do with more regeneration!
Aug 2020
Some 25 years ago, when I first came to the U.K. to live, Brixton was edgy, funky, eclectic and interesting, with quirky shops, and fruit and vegetable stalls in the markets brimming with all the exotic stuff you just couldn’t get in supermarkets - custard apples, choko, star fruit, bread fruit, feijoa, soursops, and many different varieties of pumpkin.

These days, to me, it’s lost a lot of that appeal. The vibe now is more down-to-earth, a bit gritty, though still somewhat reflective of its Caribbean roots. Electric Avenue is looking a bit tired and shabby, full of outlets selling cheap household goods, clothing and fake designer stuff, and all manner of bric-a-brac and junk. There seemed to be an overload of those ‘everything for £1’ shops. The streets weren’t particularly clean, and whilst there was some fabulous street murals on some of the buildings, there was also a lot of ugly graffiti.

The neighbourhood has had a checkered history, with riots and issues with drugs and crime. I believe those issues have improved considerably. On my walk through Brixton some weeks ago I didn’t feel particularly safe, but that was mainly in relation to the pandemic we are currently living through. There were signs everywhere about social distancing, but no one was practicing it; there were people crowding around stalls; people approached me in close range to sell me stuff. Very few were wearing masks in many of the stores. It unsettled me.

There’s various things to see. Brixton is known for its market places: the open pedestrianised market on Electric Avenue, and the covered markets of the enclosed Brixton Village and Market Row areas. There’s also the open space of Windrush Square, with the Black Cultural Archives (a heritage museum devoted to preserving and celebrating the histories of African and Caribbean people in Britain. A little further afield, up the hill a bit, is the curious Brixton Windmill. The lovely expanse of Brockwell Park is on the neighbourhood edge, towards the neighbourhood of Herne Hill.

The area is fine for a browse, and to see some of the street art. But there’s not much else that would draw me back to the neighbourhood in the immediate future.
Written November 3, 2020
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Sven Eriksson
1 contribution
So much more to see, do, taste and listen to than I thought
Aug 2020
Seeing Brixton with Sean-Taylor from City Unscripted was the highlight of my stay. He brought the whole place to life- on the face of it, you could just think it was just another slightly run-down suburb of London. With ST you could taste the history and culture of the place from its roots in multiculturalism to the music scene to the most amazing food. Love the place and the people.
Written September 11, 2020
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travelingkr2011
Houston, TX219 contributions
Brixton - Urban London
Nov 2019
We visited the Brixton area and really enjoyed our visit. This urban area of London has a lot of culture with restaurants, shops and murals. It is popular amongst young and older adults. We went on a Sunday evening in November and it was busy.
Written July 22, 2020
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northants90
Northampton, UK2,945 contributions
Vibrant
Jul 2020
Stayed a weekend here and it was really vibrant and busy. Lots to see and do and stress free. Check out Brockwell Park - just lovely and the underground provides a night service to the city centre at the weekend - access and travel is really easy. Highly recommended part of town.
Written July 14, 2020
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Natasha_J_Soliar
London, UK412 contributions
Great vibe of Brixton . Warm, friendly people . Lots to do
Mar 2019
I'm often in Brixton for dance events {Ballroom & Latin Tea Dances at the Town Hall and Argentine Tangoing at The Market House} and to The Ritzy for preview film screenings yet I've never written about it before.

Brixton hasa thriving High Street, with Brixton market full of traditional stalls and outlets, eateries pubs and venues plus Electric Avenue made famous by 980's singer Eddie Grant.

I like the underground station which is really spacious and well designed with lifts and wide multiple stairs and even the flower pots in the Supervisors office welcoming you to Brixton . . that's how warm and friendly it is.

On the Victoria line, the last stop from Walthamstow, Brixton is well worth a visit whether you're a tourist or a Brit, you'll always be made welcome in Brixton.
Written January 28, 2020
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AnnaEsse108
Warwick, England, United Kingdom23 contributions
I love Brixton and especially the market where there are cafes and produce stalls representing a wealth of cultures.
Jun 2019
I live in a small town in the Midlands and the first time I visited Brixton Market I was amazed to see so many fruits and vegetables I had never seen before. I found brilliant craft shops and stalls selling bright, colourful clothes from great places. I also love the local shops in Brixton that sell a much greater range of foods than I see even in supermarkets in the town where I live. Brixton is buzzing with culture and great music on the streets.
Written December 30, 2019
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Jon M
14 contributions
Brixton Visit
Jan 2019
An amazing place with such a multi cultural atmosphere. Brixton Village, under the railway and Pop Brixton really worth a visit.
Written October 18, 2019
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LoveTravel747862
London, UK9 contributions
No comment
Oct 2019 • Friends
We have bad experience
No comment duty place stuff no all don’t speak English no experience
Coffee don’t ask
Toilet cleaner the same for coffee
We pay for bad service
Don’t have good experience
Star speak others languages please check for better service
Written October 15, 2019
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Josie K
Atlanta, Georgia40 contributions
VISIT TO BRIXTON
Aug 2019
I just returned from an awesome trip to Europe which included London and Paris. It would be my pleasure to highlight some of the points and places I now hold dear to me.

When we first arrived, we were quickly off to Brixton, which is a district of South London, England, within the London Borough of Lambeth. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centers in Greater London. Brixton is mainly residential with a prominent street market and substantial retail sector. From my point of view and assessing some points shared by locals of the area, Brixton was once the hub for Jamaican citizens. roaming through you can get a feel of the love this neighborhood has captured within the hearts of the older generation. Most that I spoke with recant a time when it was a bustling mega for Jamaicans and their descendants, they also hint at it not being what their hearts and minds had planned.

Walking around this sector, one can see the new plans mixing with or overpowering the old. As with most southwest portions of any area, there are signs of drugs, poverty, and perhaps a bit of government dependence. The shops that were once owned and operated by locals and their families are now being bought and operated by a more Asian influence.

While the area was beautiful to me, I can fully understand the many "it`s not what it used to be" that I received from a few residents.
Written September 11, 2019
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