When you think of Brixton you don’t instantly think it’s a Hidden Gem.
Once home to the late great British icon David Bowie, Brixton has a lot to offer from its Market, which offers produce from around the globe, to its entertainment venues and restaurants giving a taste of a truly multi-cultural London.
Brixton is situated just 9 minutes away from London Victoria on Southeastern which run every 15 minutes. The station dates back to 1862 and is located perfectly, leading out onto the market, immediately transporting you to the vibrant sounds, sights and delights from around the world. It’s literally seconds from the high street, too.
Brixton actually has its own currency in the Brixton Pound. It was designed to support local businesses and encourage local trade and production and works alongside the country’s own currency, Pounds Sterling. It enables the community to support each other and keep the high street truly diverse.
The neighbourhood is also home to a thriving live music scene, housing the likes of large music venues, The Brixton Academy and Electric Brixton, which have seen some of the world’s biggest names perform on their stages, as well as smaller venues such as Jamm, Plan B and many more which are major parts of London’s live music scene. It’s also home to The Brixton Splash, an annual one-day street party, run by the community showcasing local talent and celebrating its cultural diversity and history.
Unbeknownst to many, Brixton also houses it’s very own fully functioning windmill, producing the finest flour. Built exactly 200 years ago and restored in 2011 this beautiful building will host many special events in 2016 to celebrate its birthday. The general public are invited to take a free tour around the mill and encouraged to buy the flour it produces with all proceeds going back into the upkeep and running of the mill.
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