Brixton area guide 2018
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Brixton area guide

Discover everything from charming independent restaurants to late night clubbing institutions with our guide to the best of London’s Brixton

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Situated smack bang in the centre of south London, Brixton has become a go-to haunt for foodies, clubbers, artists and rockers alike. This cultural mecca is filled with a sense of community, which is evident for anyone who has shopped in Brixton Village or enjoyed a drink with local residents outside the Ritzy cinema. And for those in search of a party, Brixton’s famous live venues, including the Brixton Academy and Hootananny, draw in the late night crowds.

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The best bits of Brixton

Restaurants in Brixton

Franco Manca
Restaurants

Franco Manca

  • 5 out of 5 stars

The best pizza joint in London. 

Honest Burgers
Restaurants

Honest Burgers

  • 5 out of 5 stars

This tiny burger joint is always packed. 

KaoSarn
Restaurants

KaoSarn

  • 4 out of 5 stars

One of the biggest crowd-pullers.

Things to do in Brixton

Brixton Market
Shopping

Brixton Market

A sensory fiesta. The air is thick with the sizzle of jerk chicken stalls.

Brixton Village
Shopping

Brixton Village

A hive of activity, with workshops, live music and queues of foodies.

Brockwell Park
Attractions

Brockwell Park

For sun worshiping, kite flying and dips in the outside pool.

Pubs in Brixton

Crown & Anchor
Bars and pubs

Crown & Anchor

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

A sedate distance from the jumble of loud music and fried chicken around Brixton station, the Cranchor’s bright sign glows enticingly. This smart...

Commercial
Bars and pubs

Commercial

  • 4 out of 5 stars

Since this review was published, The Commercial has undergone refurbishment. Time Out Eating & Drinking editors, March 2017. On a narrow bend opposite...

Craft Beer Company
Bars and pubs

Craft Beer Company

  • 3 out of 5 stars

The Craft Beer Company specialises in the more offbeat offerings from small, unusual, mostly British breweries. There are more than 1,000 breweries across the...

Prince Regent
Bars and pubs

Prince Regent

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Large airy pubs with an outdoor terrace (even one adjacent to a busy bus route) and plenty of room for pushchairs are always going to be popular in this area....

Hotels in Brixton

Hootananny
Bars and pubs

Hootananny

This is hardly your average hostel. Hardcore party people and musos crash here, and no under 18s are allowed. 

Bars in Brixton

Blinder
Bars and pubs

Blinder

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

A bar-within-a-bar out the back of Herne Hill’s medical-themed First Aid Box, Blinder has got a run-down Prohibition vibe, with ladders hanging over picnic...

Shrub & Shutter
Bars and pubs

Shrub & Shutter

  • 3 out of 5 stars

‘Brixton’s changing fast right now’, as Mike Urban, the local pundit behind Brixtonbuzz.com blog, sees it, ‘but not for all its residents’. And nowhere do we...

Barrio Brixton
Bars and pubs

Barrio Brixton

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

The latest in Barrio’s series of colourful cocktail bars is full of the unexpected. There’s a caravan parked on a plinth that’s been turned into a seating...

Naughty Piglets
Restaurants

Naughty Piglets

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Some time ago, the cider makers of France sat down to figure out a better way of marketing their boozy apple juice. ‘I know,’ piped up one....

The perfect weekend in Brixton