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Brixton's main shopping streets are on the Brixton Road Restaurants and bars are located on Coldharbour Lane and Atlantic Road.
Best Brixton Shops
Food, fashion and more
Best Brixton Restaurants
Best Brixton Health & Fitness Services


Art Galleries

198 Gallery,
194-198 Railton Road,
(020) 7978 8309
www.198.org.uk
Established in 1988
Open Mon to Fri, 11am to 5pm.
Admission free

Brixton Art Gallery
35 Brixton Station Road
020 7733 6957
www.brixtonartgallery.co.uk
Modern & Contemporary Art
Established in 198*.
Closed Wed & Sun.


Attractions

Archive & Museum of Black Heritage
378 Coldharbour Lane
020 7326 4154
www.aambh.org.uk
Black history & culture
Open Mon - Sat
Good bookshop

Brixton Windmill,
22 Blenheim Gardens,
020 8671 0700
www.brixtonwindmill.org
Built in 1816 in what was then open fields
Closed in 1934. Now owned by Lambeth Council.
Set in Windmill Gardens park. Join the Friends.


Bars, Clubs & Pubs

Dogstar, 389 Coldharbour Lane, 020 7274 8433
Bar and music. Previously The Atlantic
Mango Landing,40 St Matthews Road,020 7737 3044
DJs. Beer garden
Prince Albert, 418 Coldharbour Lane, 020 7274 3771
Unprententious pub,  Real ale: Adnams. Beer garden
SW9, 11 Dorrell Place, 020 7738 3116
Bar/Cafe. Opposite Brixton Tube
Trinity Arms, 45 Trinity Gardens, 020 7274 4544
Friendly back street local. Real ale: Youngs. Beer garden
White Horse, 94 Brixton Hill, 020 8678 6666
DJs Thurs-Sun. Lagers. Food 


Bicycles

Brixton Cycles,
145 Stockwell Road,
(020) 7733 6055
www.brixtoncycles.co.uk
,
Workers Co-operative opened in 1983
Moved from Coldharbour Lane in 2001
Racing & Mountain bikes. Workshop.


Bookshop

Book Mongers
439 Coldharbour Lane
020 7738 4225
Established in 1993
Second-hand books
Open Mon - Sar

Index Bookcentre
16 Electric Avenue
020 8690 3590
www.indexbooks.co.uk
Socialist bookskop
Publishes books on political History
Open *


Buses

2 West Norwood - Brixton - Vauxhall - Victoria - Marble Arch - Baker Street
3 Crystal Palace - Lambeth Bridge - Westminster - Piccadilly Circus - Oxford Circus
35 Clapham Junction - Clapham Common - Brixton - London Bridge - Liverpool St
37 Putney - Wandsworth - Clapham - Brixton - East Dulwich - Peckham
59 Streatham Hill - Brixton - Waterloo - Holborn Station - Euston
109 Croydon - Streatham - Brixton
118 Morden - Mitcham - Streatham - Brixton
133 Brixton - Kennington - London Bridge - Liverpool Street
159 Streatham - Brixton - Westminster Bridge - Piccadilly Circus - Oxford Circus
196 Norwood - Herne Hill - Brixton
250 Croydon - Thornton Heath - Streatham - Brixton
322 Crystal Palace - Norwood - Herne Hill - Brixton - Stockwell - Vauhall - Elephant
333 Tooting - Streatham - Brixton - Kennington - Elephant
345 Peckham - Brixton - Stockwell - Clapham - Battersea - South Kensington
355 Mitcham - Tooting - Balham - Clapham - Brixton
432 Anerley - Crystal Palace - West Norwood - Tulse Hill - Brixton
P4 Brixton - Dulwich Village - Brockley - Lewisham
P5 Elephant - Walworth - Myatts Fields - Brixton - Clapham North
www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl


Butchers

Dombey Meats,. 19 Market Row, 020 7274 1035

Cafe

Brockwell Park Cafe. Brockwell Park
Italian run cafe. Outside seating.

Brixton Lounge. 56-58 Atlantic Road, 020 7733 5229
Open 7 days a week.

Duck Egg, 424 Coldharbour Lane
Traditional breakfast menu using quality produce. Est 2010

Franco Manca. 4 Market Row, 020 7738 3021
Perhaps the best Pizzas in London? Closed in evening.

Negril, 122 Brixton Hill, 020 8674 8798
Caribbean cafe doing English breakfasts.

Phoenix Cafe, 441 Coldharbour Lane, 020 7733 4430
Traditional English Cafe.

Tomlins, * Acre Lane
Was Cafe Goya. Brunches until 5pm. Open 7 days a week.

Vera Cruz, 2 Arlington Parade, 020 7733 4810
Off Brixton Hill. Portuguese Restaurant/cafe.


Church

Brixton Hill Methodist Church, Elm Grove, (020) 8674 4306

Brixton Rosary RC Church, 6 Knowle Close, (020) 7274 2367

Brixton Unitarian Christian Church, Effra Road, (020) 7737 7576


Cinema

Ritzy Cinema
Brixton Oval
020 7737 2121
www.picturehouses.co.uk
Five screen cinema with cafe.
Mainstream f& some Art films
Owned by City Screen since 2003.


Deli

Rosie’s
14e Market Row
020 7733 0054
English cheeses
Organic bread
Olives
Fresh coffee & snacks


Estate Agent

Oliver Burn,
362 Clapham Road,
(020) 7622 1121,
www.oliverburn.com

Friendly independent agents
Sales & lettings in SW9 and environs
Branch in Herne Hill


Fishmongers

Dagon's Ltd (Est 1953)
16 Brixton Village
020 7274 3617
Established fish shop in covered market
Fresh fish
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Jeffries
5 Market Row
020 7274 0215
Fresh fish shop in covered market
Click here for more info

LS Mash & Sons
11 Atlantic Road
020 7274 6423
Family run business
Established in 1932
Popular fresh fish shop
Haddock Lemon Sole, Scallops, Skate etc


Leisure Centre

Brixton Recreation Centre
Brixton Oval,
020 7926 9780
020 7926 9779
Swimming pool.
Gym. Squash courts.
Open 7 days a week

Horizons Health & Fitness Club
Liberty Street
020 7091 1670
www.horizonsfitness.co.uk
Private members club
Swimming pool.
Jacuzzi. Sauna & Steam
Gym. Cafe


Library

Brixton Tate Library
Brixton Oval
020 7926 1056
Built in 1892
Open 7 days a week
Books, CDs & DVDs.
Reference library (Ist floor)


Live Music

Brixton Academy
211 Stockwell Road
020 7771 3000
www.brixton-academy.co.uk
Art Deco theatre built in 1929.
Still one of the best medium-sized UK venues.
Features top UK & US bands

Hootenanny
95 Effra Road
020 7237 7273
www.hootanannybrixton.co.uk
Opened in 2007 by John Davis.
Previously Hobgobline & George Canning.
Scottish Traditional music. Reggae.Salsa. Soul & Jazz

Windmill
22 Blenheim Gardens
www.windmillbrixton.co.uk
Indie bands
Beer garden
Off Brixton Hill


Local Council

Lambeth Council, Town Hall, Brixton Hill, (020) 7926 1000 www.lambeth.gov.uk,


Local Society

Brixton Society
www.brixtonsociety.org.uk
Amenities group covering SW2 & SW9


Markets

Brixton Village (Est 1937)
Covered market previously Granville Arcade 
Cafes
Restaurants, 
Butchers, 
Fishmongers
Fashion


Market Row (Est 1928)
Covered market 
Cafes
Restaurants, 
Butchers, 
Fishmongers
Greengrocers 
Shops
More info


Electric Avenue 
Open-air market
Fruit & vegetable stalls


Brixton Farmers Market (Est. 2009)
Station Road 
Sundays 10:00-14:00
Biodynamic fruit
Free range meats from Boarstall farm, 
Fresh fruit and veg from farms in Cambridgeshire, Kent and Lincolnshireplus a great deal more 

Oriental Market

Wing Tai
13 Electric Avenue
020 7738 5898
Chinese, Japanese, Thai & Vietnamese foodstuffs
Fresh fish, meats, vegetables, herbs & rice
More Info



Parks & Open Space

Brockwell Park
Brixton Water Lane
www.brockwellpark.com
Opened in 1891.
Set around the old Brockwell Hall (now a café)
Cricket,football & tennis plus a famous lido.
Also ponds and a walled flower garden.

Friends of Brockwell Park


Post office

Coldharbour Lane PO, Coldharbour Lane, (020) 7274 8443


Railway

Brixton Station (Southeastern), Brixton Station Road
www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/brx/details.html


Record Shops

Supertone Records. 110 Acre Lane, 020 7737 7761
Urban music


Restaurants

Brixton offers a wide range of  international cuisines including African, Caribbean. Ethiopian, French, Indian. Japanese. Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Turkish & Vietnamese

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Solicitors

Wainwright & Cummins,
413a Brixton Road,
(020) 7737 9330
www.wainwrightcummins.co.uk
Conveyancing
Family law
Probate etc


Street market

Electric Avenue


Underground
Brixton (Jubilee Line)

 

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