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A diverse neighborhood with a popular market and great live music scene.
Studio / 1 BR
46% Complete
1,300
2 Bedrooms
56% Complete
1,599
3 Bedrooms
85% Complete
2,427
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
2,851

Good For
  • Creatives
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 42 Shops
  • 5 Fitness options
  • 48 Restaurants
  • 13 Grocery stores/markets
  • 3 Banks
  • 18 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Brixton has a high violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for London.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Brixton LIKE?

Brixton, located in Central London, is an energetic melting pot with a prominent art and music scene. There’s a local market that attracts people of all ages here, including a large number of families. It's got some gorgeous parks that host group activities, colorful pubs, and at night there are concerts around town.

The homes are spacious Late Victorian single-family houses, houses converted into flats, terraces, and charming cottages. Brixton is popular with City workers who want some quiet while being close to the action at the same time.

The multiculturalism of the area definitely comes out in the food. There’s delicious Italian fare, Mexican tapas, Nigerian cuisine, and Indonesian cooking. Bars and cafes take up a lot of space here as well and include Effra Social, a vintage-style bar that has pinball tournaments and old school movie nights.

There are several live music venues here, including the famous Brixton Acadmey. If theater is more your thing, the Ovalhouse Theatre and Landor Theatre have some great fringe shows in intimate spaces. The Brixton Art Gallery is another local favorite.

Brixton Market includes several shopping arcades and street stalls and sells food, produce, custom homewares, and vintage clothing. The "Pop Brixton" night market features tasty food stalls that reflect the muticultural makeup of the neighborhood.

Brixton is also home to a bunch of chain stores as well for those who aren’t looking to push the envelope.

Brixton is bordered on the north by Stockwell and Camberwell, on the east by Denmark Hill and Herne Hill, on the south by Streatham Hill, and on the west by Clapham.

 

Commute:
The City: 4.5 miles / 25-60 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 7.4 miles / 30-55 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit
Southwark: 4.4 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 20-30 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Westminster: 3.6 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 20-25 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 6.2 miles / 35-75 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit

Brixton London Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Brixton LOCAL schools

1-6 YEARS
Christ Church , Streatham Church of England Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided
1-6 YEARS
Christ Church Primary SW9
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided
NUR YEARS
Effra Nursery School and Early Years Centre
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Nursery
School Type:Nursery
1-13 YEARS
Elm Court School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Special
School Type:Community Special
1-6 YEARS
Fenstanton Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community

 

Local Flavor   Brixton Local Flavor

The Ritzy
The Ritzy BRIXTON OVAL LONDON SW2 1JG MAP
picturehouses.com

Picture house showing all the latest cinemas.

Negril
Negril 132 BRIXTON HILL LONDON SW2 1RS MAP
negrilrestaurant.co.uk

Possibly the best jerk in South London. 

The White Horse
The White Horse 94 BRIXTON HILL LONDON SW2 1QN MAP
whitehorsebrixton.com

The White Horse is a popular boozer on Brixton Hill where we pride ourselves on friendly service and a great atmosphere.

Satay Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
Satay Cocktail Bar & Restaurant 447 COLDHARBOUR LANE LONDON SW9 8LP MAP
sataybar.co.uk

Satay Bar offers an array of authentic Far-Eastern fare at exceptionally good prices. We are a Pan-Asian restaurant, specialising in Indonesian and Malaysian dishes. 

Photo Credits: Thanks to @Nick Richards, @maribogni, @Cheylene, @The Lovely Boners, @stefano.c, @estatecollections, @Captain Roger Fenton, @Tanvir Hamid, @maria dixon, @pavilioners, @Architect, @Terezka Salandova, @Marc, @Don Blandford for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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