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Brixton is famous for being the multi-cultural hub of London, and Brixton Market is the only place in London to get the very best world foods. Whatever your heart desires can be found in this bizarre bazaar and your cooking is going to benefit no end. It’s on Atlantic Road (between Electric Avenue and Electric Lane). For culture you can’t go far wrong either, as Brixton is the home of many a fantastic club, bar, arts venue and so on.

Recommended Attraction in Brixton
But for one stonking good night out, we think your one must-do is to check out the Effra Hall Tavern. Jazz music, Caribbean food, and all housed in a Victorian pub; that’s Brixton for you! You can find it at the intersection between Rattray Road and Kellet Road, which are off Effra Road. Boogie the night away, make a load of great new friends and really feel like you’ve wrung everything you can out of this great London hotspot.

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The Ritzy Cinema is always a great venue, with cinema from popular to cult, local to world, Hollywood to Bollywood and everything in between. There are themed nights, film festivals and just about whatever you could want from the silver screen. Home to Steve McQueen, the director of Hunger and 12 Years A Slave, Brixton and the Ritzy shaped this revolutionary director’s work and cinema buffs sitting in the same seats, getting inspiration from the same environment.

Brixton’s also famous for having a great night out. Particularly good places to go are Dogstar, Plan B, Hootenanny, The Grand Union and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Attraction List in Brixton
Heading south to this part of town is a great idea for party animals and culture fiends, so we recommend checking out our Brixton hotel booking service to ensure you’re going to get the best possible deal and leave yourself with enough cash to splash out at one of the above venues!

Brockwell Park

This is Brockwell Park – a large, hilly green space where you can escape the hustle and bustle. It has a lovely walled garden and a miniature railway, which is definitely worth a look. The park is also home to the Brockwell Lido, which is one of London’s last remaining outdoor pools (hopefully you’ve got your towel!).

Address: Dulwich Road, London SE24 0PA
Phone: 020 7926 9000

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Brockwell Hall

Perched on top of the hill you’ll find Brockwell Hall - a late Georgian country house that was built between 1811 and 1813 for wealthy Ludgate Hill glass maker, John Blades. Brockwell Hall (now a Grade II listed building) was designed by D R Roper in a style that’s called 'free Grecian'. The building and the surrounding paths give you wonderful views across London. Don’t forget to pop into the café here - it’s a great place to have afternoon tea.

Address: Dulwich Road, London SE24 0PA
Phone: 020 7926 9000

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Windmill Gardens

You’re now in Windmill Gardens. Here you’ll find one of the few surviving windmills in London. There have probably been windmills in the Lambeth area since medieval times and 12 sites have been identified, but the Brixton windmill is the only one to have survived. It was built in 1816 and was originally painted with tar to give protection against the weather - hence the black colour of the brickwork.

Address: 22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, London SW2 5BZ
Phone: 020 8671 0700

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The Windmill Pub and Music Venue

This is The Windmill pub and music venue, which is well worth a visit. It regularly hosts live music from up-and-coming bands and is known far beyond Brixton. Although it’s small, it was called an "ace place" in Time Out and The Independent newspaper named The Windmill as one of the top ten venues in the UK - only two other London venues made the list. Entry is cheap, drinks are a bargain, and there's a nice candlelit atmosphere with friendly staff awaiting you.

Address: 22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, London SW2 5BZ
Phone: 020 8671 0700

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Windrush Square

You’re now in Windrush Square, between Lambeth Town Hall and the Tate Library. The square was created to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the arrival of the modern Afro-Caribbean community to Britain in 1948 - many of whom settled in the area.

Address: Windrush Square, London SW2 1JG

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Ritzy Cinema

This is the Ritzy Cinema. The building was designed as the Electric Pavilion in 1910 by E C Homer & Lucas and was one of England’s first purpose-built cinemas. If you love films, you should definitely come here. It has five screens and offers the best of both art-house and mainstream cinema. It also has a great cafe and bar, and the balcony is open in the summer.

Address: Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London SW2 1JG
Phone: 871 902 5739

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Tate Library

You’re now at Tate Library which was built in 1892 by sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. Tate's widow donated the public space outside the library. It's officially known as the Tate Library Garden although it's predominantly covered in concrete! The 'garden' features a large bust of Henry Tate.

Address: Brixton Oval, London SW2 1JQ
Phone: 020 7926 1067

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Archive and Museum of Black Heritage

This is the Archive and Museum of Black Heritage, which is an exhibition centre for Black history and culture. Come and explore the museum – it has an excellent bookshop.

Address: 378 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8RR
Phone: 020 7738 4591

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Brixton Markets

Come to Brixton Markets if you want a true reflection of Brixton’s cosmopolitan roots, with bustling stalls selling anything from clothes to West Indian food such as flying fish and breadfruit! The main section can be found in famous Electric Avenue, which sells fruit, vegetables and meat, with an excellent Chinese supermarket thrown in for good measure! You'll find more indoor markets in Brixton Village (between Pope's Road and Coldharbour Lane), Reliance Arcade (between Brixton Road and Electric Lane) and Granville Arcade (running between Electric Lane and Atlantic Road). These sell everything from wigs, and clothes, to pets and exotic foods!

Address: Electric Ave, London SW9 8JX
Phone: 7960 942060

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Morleys of Brixton

This is Morleys of Brixton - an independent department store that survives from the 1920s! There’s a great range of products inside, but it’s also quite good to look at one of the original buildings that formed the early Brixton High Street.

Address: 472-488 Brixton Road, London SW9 8EH
Phone: 020 7274 6246

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Brixton Art Gallery

This is the award-winning, multi-cultural Brixton Art Gallery. It houses a broad and exciting range of contemporary art, which reflects Brixton’s diverse and cosmopolitan vibe. Make sure you pop in!

Address: 35 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PB
Phone: 020 7336 957

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Stockwell Skate Park

Now it’s time to get your skates on (or grab yourself a skateboard!). Stockwell Skate Park has a moon crater-like surface and is ironically named 'Brixton Beach'. It’s a free skate park and was originally built in the 1970s. Both skateboarders and BMXers can regularly be seen here – even if you don’t fancy joining in, it’s amazing to watch.

Address: Stockwell Park Walk, Brixton, London SW9

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Brixton Academy

This is Brixton Academy – also known as The Carling Academy. It was built in 1929 as the largest of four Astoria theatres. Brixton Academy retains many of its original features, including its elaborate proscenium arch over the stage and magnificent Art Deco interior. In recent years, it’s won a string of industry awards and nominations, including NME's Best Live Venue (which it won nine times from 1995 to 2005!). It attracts over 550,000 visitors a year, and has played host to a diverse range of acts from Madonna, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones, to the Kings Of Leon, The Killers and today's biggest artists. Try and catch a gig here while you’re in Brixton.

Address: 211 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SL
Phone: 020 7771 3000

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Effra Hall Tavern

Brixton’s famous for its ever-growing eclectic mix of residents, many of whom are focused in the music, cinema and entertainment worlds. There’s something on the edgy side about them too, and for that reason we’ve selected the Effra Hall Tavern on Kellett Road. Most famous for its live jazz, any music fan cannot afford to miss a pilgrimage to this wonderful and quirky local venue.

Address: 40 Kellett Road, Brixton, London, SW2 1ED
Phone: 020 7274 4180

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Easily regarded as one of London’s best and most authentic club venues, Dogstar’s been pumping for more than 20 years. Anyone with an interest in London’s club scene (or any club scene) will have a great night at this venue. Bar queues can often become long, but the overall vibe is excellent, the tunes and DJs are of the highest quality, and some of the themes put on are truly ingenious.

Address: 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8LQ
Phone: 020 7733 7515

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Some way away from Brixton’s main drag, and almost on its own dedicated plot of land, is Hootenanny; one of Brixton’s most famous live music venues. Hootenanny is principally a live music and comedy venue, so going there for a relaxing fireside drink of a Friday evening is not sensible. But if you’re after some live reggae, ska, Afrobeat and Latin American music, then rock up. That list is by no means exhaustive, and Hootenanny boasts one of London’s finest comedy clubs.

Address: 95 Effra Road, Brixton, London, SW2 1DF
Phone: 020 773 772 73

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The Grand Union Pub

Did someone say “beer garden”? If so, this is the holy grail of London pubs. Aside from being an expansive Brixton boozer, the Grand Union also boasts one of London’s largest outdoor pub areas, and makes great use of it. Particularly fun in the summer, this relaxing and late-night venue will have you entertained for hours.

Address: 123 Acre Lane, Brixton, London, SW2 5UA
Phone: 020 7274 8794

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