Enjoy a pint (or three) in a popular Brixton boozer
Experience Brixton Village Market’s international cuisine
Find food, film and cappuccino foam, all under one roof
See the world's biggest bands perform at this historic venue
Brixton is renowned for its independent restaurants and cafés, particularly those dotted around Brixton Village. Experience your pick of delicatessens including Rosie’s Deli Café, where owner Rosie Lovell hosts regular superclubs, or join the queue of pizza lovers at Franco Manca.
Unit 12, Brixton Village, London, SW9 8PR
Aged beef from Ginger Pig is used for the patties, which are cooked medium rare unless you request otherwise.
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Units 77-78, Brixton Village Market, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8PS
Federation is a funky, if small, space that serves Nude Espresso coffee and a small range of daily changing pastries, cakes and brownies.
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4 Market Row, Electric Lane, London, SW9 8LD
Since opening in one of the arches on Brixton Market, Franco Manca has been showered with acclaim.
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Brixton Village Shopping Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8PR
This café sprawls around the entrance to the 'Brixton Village'. KaoSarn's tables spill out into the arcade corridor, making it one of the area's few alfresco dining spots.
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When it comes to nightlife in Brixton you’re spoilt for choice. Brixton Academy hosts live music while conventional clubs – Plan B, Mass, the Fridge – ensure Brixton high street is as busy at 6am as it is at 6pm. For a quieter evening head to Hootananny to enjoy live reggae or have a drink at popular Brixton pubs including the Ritzy, the Effra and the Prince Regent.
Brixton is not short of energy and whether you attend an open air play in Brockwell Park, Thursday night lates at Brixton Village or a comedy night at the Ritzy, you can soak up the welcoming atmosphere of this a vibrant social and cultural destination.
Electric Avenue, Pope's Rd, Brixton Station Rd, London, SW9 8JX
It used to be a place you'd only recommend for tasty Afro-Caribbean food, but since the revamp of Brixton Village there's now a happy mix of cafés.
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Coldharbour Lane, SW2 1JG
Enjoy a drink and catch a movie (arthouse or mainstream) at Brixton's cultural hub where locals flock to experience decent prices and a good cup of coffee.
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Dulwich Rd, London, SE24 0NG
If you're after some fresh air and greenery, pay a visit to Brockwell Park where residents sun worship, fly kites, jog and swim in the outside pool.
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Atlantic Rd, SW9 8PS
This once derelict arcade is open late on Thursday nights when it becomes a hive of activity, with workshops, live music and queues of foodies lining up to sample its culinary delights.
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