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Brixton Windmill (Ashby's Mill)

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Hidden along a residential street off Brixton Hill is this perfectly restored windmill. A relic... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
Deetee100
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London, United Kingdom
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WOW - Wonderful Old Windmill!

My partner and I visited the windmill with some friends on the weekend. They are from Bristol and... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
27dalep
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London, United Kingdom
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West end of Blenheim Gardens, off Brixton Hill, London SW2 5EU, England
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Deetee100
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 27dalep
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed May 27, 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank petera33
Reviewed April 9, 2017

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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Madeleine S
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

The place is small, like a little park, but is organised and lovely. I spent my morning there in a sunny day and I loved. There don't have to much to see, but is a different place in Brixton.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank raphag2016
Reviewed July 16, 2016

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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Vanessacalling
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This is something I didn't expect to come across in London. Although this was a good tour, staff were slightly arrogant.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank colintaylor1986
Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Amsterdam is not the only place with windmills. They locals and very proud to talk about the historic value of the the windmill. If you're lucky, you might get to see it in use!

Date of experience: April 2016
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Response from petera33 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what their website says but run by volunteers so weekend late morning / afternoons are best and worth booking if there are a lot of you. Good cake !!
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