Brixton is a fascinating fusion of ethnicities and cultures that has inspired and attracted a host of creative people for decades. Book one of our hotels in Brixton and discover this vibrant part of South London
Brockwell Park is a historic community area with grounds that feature a walled herbaceous flower garden and a turret clock. Known affectionately as Little Ben, this ornate timepiece was donated to the park in 1887, the year of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. You'll also find Brockwell Hall, a late Georgian country house built around 1812. For over a century the mansion has served refreshments to the park's many visitors from its ground floor café. And a popular landmark in Brockwell Park is its lido that has had locals splashing about in its waters since 1937.
Built in 1910, the Ritzy cuts a dash on Coldharbour Lane with its proscenium arch and cherubic engravings. Now part of an independent cinema chain, the Ritzy has five screens that show selective blockbusters and a whole host of art-house, independent and world cinema flicks.
Brixton Art Gallery is a thriving cultural hub that aims to harness and promote the area's spirit and creativity through art. Regular exhibitions are held which can range from work by local talent or artists from all around the world.
Franco Manca use traditional wood-burning techniques and Neapolitan recipes to create delicious pizzas. Honest Burgers is part of a small London chain that provides a tasty alternative to the more well-known burger bars and takes a quality-focused, simple approach to its food. At the Courtesan you can enjoy dim sum surrounded by stylish Cantonese décor that helps create an unusual ambience.
Brixton is justifiably famous for its pubs, clubs and bars. There's the real ale of the Prince Albert and the jazz-infected vibe of the Effra, where you can enjoy a lively time, sport on the TV and jerk chicken. The Brixton Academy is a venerable venue for the great and the good of rock, pop, soul, dance and hip-hop. The Electric Brixton too hosts a wide genre of live music from the indie rock of The Vaccines to the liquid funk grooves of Sigma.
Brixton is famed for its markets where you'll find yourself looking at vintage and retro items, rummaging through ceramics, books and jewellery or eyeing up art, furniture and antiques. Tantalising aromas will soon have you salivating at the thought of sampling delicious street food.
There's a good choice of hotels near Brixton providing you with easy access to the city centre. RestUp is one of the best and cheapest hotels in London and situated close to Bankside. For comfort and modest pricing try the Edwardian red-bricked Gateway Hotel close to Clapham Common. And for somewhere close to the Southbank, Staybridge Suites in Vauxhall is an elegant choice.