Brixton is an area which has benefited from lots of investment and regeneration and is now arguably one of the coolest spots in the capital. Effortlessly fusing nightlife, culture and community, it has a charming ambience that’s difficult to resist.
Brixton Village, often referred to as Granville Arcade by locals, is a real hotspot for tourists. A truly multicultural area, the markets and boutiques reflect the diversity. You’ll find Caribbean greengrocers next to south American butchers, with English fishmongers just a few doors away. The array of cuisines on offer is simply dazzling and provides a high quality but eclectic choice.
These markets are one of the highlights of Brixton, with visitors coming from far and wide to visit. There are night markets held periodically, with vintage and flea markets too.
In the south of the capital, Brixton has an array of things to do and see, for both families and those who only come alive after the sun sets. Despite its proximity to the rest of London’s tourist attractions, many choose to remain within Brixton because of its friendly, hip vibe and diverse community.
The arthouse cinema built in 1910 still shows films, including both the latest blockbusters and foreign language films. Brixton Art Gallery is perfect for culture buffs while the Black Cultural Archives provide thought provoking insights into the history of British people of African and Caribbean descent.
Although Brixton is a vibrant hub of shops, markets, restaurants and bars, there are green parks and outside spaces too. One of the best is Brockwell Park, a previous winner of the Green Flag award. This park covers 125 acres and incorporates Brockwell Lido, with has full gym facilities and a poolside cafe.