How to get around Brixton
Brixton Train Station gives a fast route to London Victoria in 7 minutes in one direction, and to Orpington in Kent in half an hour in the other direction, via Southeastern trains. At Victoria you can walk to major tourist attractions like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. These trains also go through West Dulwich in 5 minutes where you can enjoy the independent shops, pubs, cafes and weekly market in one of South London’s most up-and-coming areas, and Beckenham in 15 minutes for a Kent village feel in South East London.
As Brixton Tube Station is on the Victoria Line, you’ll find it really easy to travel into and around Central London. You’ll arrive at Oxford Circus in around 13 minutes where you can indulge in some serious retail therapy on lively Oxford Street. Covent Garden Tube Station is a 15-minute tube ride away, which is minutes from colourful Covent Garden Market. For the massive British Museum, you should take a 15-minute journey to Tottenham Court Road Tube Station. If you fancy a trip to Harrods, get off at Knightsbridge (it’s also just 15 minutes away). If it’s trendy Camden you want to get to, you should take the 19-minute journey to Camden Town Tube Station. If you fancy visiting somewhere celebrity laden and beautiful, travel further afield to Hampstead via Hampstead Tube Station - it’s a 25-minute journey.
If you want to drive around the area, Brixton multi-storey car park has 380 spaces and you’ll find it in Canterbury Crescent. The car park is within a short walking distance from both Brixton Train Station and Brixton Tube Station. Moreover, it's conveniently situated less than five minutes from the Brixton Academy and other main attractions.
If you decide that you’d rather catch a cab during your stay in Brixton, you’ll find Academy Cars near Brixton Tube Station on Stockwell Road.
Brixton On Foot
If you stay in Brixton you’ll be able to reach some of London’s top attractions on foot. Start out at Brixton Tube Station and the stunning greenery of Clapham Common is only 17 minutes away on foot. You can visit the awe-inspiring Imperial War Museum in a 35-minute walk. A 40-minute walk to Waterloo will take you to the fantastic London Eye, or across the River Thames to see the fabulous Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. You could also walk to the Queen’s official residence, Buckingham Palace, which should take you about 45 minutes. If you fancy a slightly longer walk then London Bridge is a great place to visit. Here you’ll find the infamous London Dungeon (you’ll have a 50-minute walk to prepare for being spooked!).