A guide to living in Brixton
Considered as the heart of Lambeth and quite possibly South London’s most famous area, Brixton is a cultural reference point for the capital’s younger generations. Its vibrancy and effervescence are second to none, making Brixton one of the most desirable areas to live for London’s young professional population.
The archetypal diamond in the rough, Brixton has become more diamond than rough over the last decade. Shopping in the area is a very thorough experience, the high street offers most of the expected retailers, and Brixton Market covers everything else you could think of. The daily market is a great place to spend your Brixton Pounds and pick up a bargain or something unexpected. It has recently been supplemented by a farmers market running every Sunday.
“The large influx of young professionals and moneyed commuters into SW9 has increased development, so there are plenty of new-build flats and apartments.”
Like a South London West End, Brixton’s array of clubs and venues are a delight to weekend revellers. From the Windmill to some of the biggest alternative gigs at the Brixton Academy and the Brixton Jamm, a night out in here is one you will never forget.
The large influx of young professionals and moneyed commuters into SW9 has increased development, so there are plenty of new-build flats and apartments. Alternatively, there is plenty of Grand Victorian housing in Brixton.
Winner of the Academy of Urbanism’s Great Neighbourhood Award for 2013, Brixton is also becoming a great destination for young families looking to move into bigger properties.
Secondary: The Charter School, Lansdowne School
Eating & Drinking
Brixton Space Tapas Bar comes as a great alternative to a traditional restaurant; the cosy 70’s décor compliments the casual atmosphere and renders Brixton Space a great place to have a snack against the clock. The best feature of the Duke of Edinburgh pub is the enormous secluded beer garden, considered one of the best in the capital. On the inside, there is always something going on from quizzes to talent shows.
The Ritzy Cinema is one of England’s first purpose-built cinemas. Now owned by Picturehouse Cinemas, this beacon of style and creativity comfortably beats seeing the latest Hollywood blockbuster at an out of town multiplex.
Travelling to Brixton
Brixton tube is well placed on the Victoria Line and the National Rail station has multiple hourly services to Orpington and London Victoria. An area of thriving bus activity, there are 20 buses running through Brixton and that’s not even counting the range of night buses available to the nocturnal types.