- Transport links
- Schools and services
- Restaurants, bars and pubs
Introduction to Brixton Borough Area Guide
Brixton is one of the most vibrant, culturally diverse areas of Greater London. Brixton has evolved from a predominantly ethnic area, into a truly multicultural place. It has taken its ethnic roots and turned them into something quite unique.
A true local community made up of people from diverse cultural backgrounds, and widely different ethnic groups. Resulting in the trendy and up and coming “Brixton Village” zone that concentrates around the old market area.
With a long history as one of London’s top areas for live music, modern Brixton has merged eclectic nightlife and dining, with world-class music venues, to deliver a fresh new feel.
This makes it an exciting place to live. And being so well connected by transport links, it is perfect for commuters.
Alongside the excellent nightlife and entertainment, local residents have access to some great open spaces. This includes the 125 acre Brockwell Park, which is an award-winning public green space.
Within the park can be found Brockwell Lido, a perfect place for families to enjoy a summers day. The park also has other facilities such as a cafeteria, gymnasium and children’s playground.
Overall, Brixton has become one of the liveliest, most charming areas of modern London, and makes a great choice as a home for all types of people from young professionals to full family groups.
Brixton House Prices
The majority of properties sold in Brixton in the last year were terraced properties. These went on average for £850,000. Semi-detached properties were sold on average for just under £1,100,000. Apartment prices were lower, at around £450,000.
Transport links in Brixton Borough Area Guide
Brixton Railway Station has mainline links into London Victoria and outwards to Orpington, making the whole of the U.K. open for train travel. Brixton London Underground Station sits on the Victoria Line and is just a short 10-minute journey to Oxford Circus.
There are a number of bus routes that run through Brixton connecting into central London, and out towards other areas of South London.
Schools in Brixton Borough Area Guide & public services
Families considering Brixton as a living location have access to a good number of schools. Primary age children can attend Corpus Christi Catholic School or Sudbury Primary School. For older students, Trinity Academy and Lambeth Academy are both highly respected.
The newly refurbished Brixton Leisure Center houses a full public swimming pool, sports courts, and a climbing wall. Brixton Beach is the famous skate park that was constructed in the 70s and has been well maintained.
Brixton Library offers standard library services, as well as a bookshop, and completely free WiFi for all visitors.
Restaurants and Bars in Brixton Borough Area Guide
Nightlife and entertainment in Brixton is exceptional. This is one of the most exciting areas of London in which to live with regards to getting out and having fun. From great ethnic food to world-class live music venues, Brixton has it all.
Bars/Pubs: Brixton offers everything from traditional English pubs to trendy cocktail bars. Possibly the best of the latter is Café Cairo, this is as the name suggests, an Egyptian-themed bar that is extremely comfortable. Younger people tend to visit either Jamm or Dogstar. For traditional pubs, both the Prince Albert and the Trinity Arms are great examples.
Restaurants: Brixton has been truly gifted by its long multicultural history in the shape of the incredible food available in the area. For example, Khamsa is one of the very few Nigerian restaurants to be found in London. Tapas fans will enjoy Gremio de Brixton, one of the top tapas bars in London, located deep within the crypt of St Matthew’s Church. There are literally dozens of ethnically inspired restaurants in Brixton, many of which are exceptional.
Other Entertainment: Brixton Academy is one of the most well-known and popular music venues in London, regularly hosting major international artists and bands. Electric Brixton and Club 414 are also both great, but smaller live music venues. Cinema fans will enjoy the Ritzy Cinema; this is a purpose built cinema that has been carefully modernized to provide a full cineplex style movie experience. Art lovers will enjoy the Brixton Art Gallery, which first opened its doors over two decades ago. This gallery also houses an ethnic museum documenting the history of African and Caribbean people in the U.K.