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Hidden along a residential street off Brixton Hill is this perfectly restored windmill. A relic from a Brixton of the 19th century, used to mill grain for bread, this is lovely reminder of London’s past.
My partner and I visited the windmill with some friends on the weekend. They are from Bristol and commented how they don’t have anything as historic or interesting where they live! To say they were impressed is an understatement. Anne who did the tour way...More
I attended a free historical tour of Brixton windmill, having found out about it online and pre-booking for the tour. It's a short bus ride from Brixton tube and stands in a garden in a quiet side side.
The windmill is over 200 years old...More
Turn the corner and there it is! In the middle of Brixton, an estate and a stone throw from an iconic live music venue, The Windmill, famous for its dogs on roof. A fully renovated, living, working windmill, grown by the Friends of Windmill Garden....More
Fascinating visit with a knowledgable guide around Brixton followed by full tour of windmill - excellent information delivered well by supporters / volunteer staff.
The and cake to follow - perfect. hidden gem well worth supporting
We had a very knowledgeable guide and was taken round in a group of 3 people, they cannot take many more as the windmill is too small. You need to be able to climb up steep steps. Do not go if you are not interested...More
Forgive me for actually having lived around the corner from this gem and not visited for years, after all who would expect to find a windmill right on Brixton Hill.
I passed the sign for years and never really contemplated how close it is, just...More