Welcome to Brixton
Recent regeneration has attracted architects and developers to convert grand Victorian and Edwardian properties in Brixton into desirable flats. Couples, sharers and professionals alike will be drawn to the excellent mix of characterful properties, lively cocktail venues and the substantial range of local amenities, whilst families keen to be at the heart of a vibrant and creative community flock to the area. Brixton’s art galleries, cinema and central markets further add to the appeal.
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Outstanding outdoor facilities
Brockwell Park gives access to sports courts and pitches, bike and athletics tracks, plus an open-air lido.
Actor and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin lived in Glenshaw Mansions. Singer and songwriter David Bowie was born in Brixton.
Brilliant transport links
Oxford Circus is just 14 minutes away on the Victoria line. Heathrow is just over an hour by car.
With Victoria train station within eight minutes of Brixton, central London is just moments away. In Brixton itself? Unique restaurants and a nightlife scene that reflects the very best of Brixton’s culture means there’s no need to leave this wonderfully eclectic neighbourhood
Living in Brixton places families within easy reach of excellent local schooling. Sought-after schools include the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Sudbourne Primary School for ages 5-11 and Platanos College for ages 11-16. Brockwell Park, a short walk from the station offers sports pitches, a lido and beautiful views for miles around. And when it comes to cuisine Brixton scores highly; not just with local residents, but critics and visitors from far and wide. Cosy pub nooks are nicely balanced with hip cocktail bars, rooftop spaces and talented chefs carving out a name for themselves with their debut restaurants. Familiar chain stores pepper the high streets, backed by a healthy market scene that keeps an independent spirit alive in the area’s arcades and market halls. The refurbished leisure centre and well-stocked library round out a solid selection of facilities.
The best of Brixton: things to do
Brixton’s restaurants are full of surprises. You’ll find fine dining in a Category C Prison, a Masterchef winner mixing local produce with Japanese cuisine and a restaurant that pairs the best of French and English plates for everyone to share.
The Clink is a rather unique restaurant that stands out among Brixton - and wider London eateries. Regularly appearing in the capital’s top ten places to eat, the meals here are all cooked by inmates working towards academic culinary qualifications. If you can get a seat, it’s a worthy cause to support.
2011 Masterchef winner Tim Anderson brings decades of Japanese culinary research to the tables at Nanban. Ingredients are sourced at Brixton Market and the menu is filled with exciting flavours, small plate pick-me-ups and fusion masterpieces. Perfect for a midweek ramen pitstop or three course weekend treat.
For another fusion favourite, book a table at Naughty Piglets. English and French cuisine here pairs rather nicely with the natural wines. If you don’t fancy eating out- or it’s fully booked- we’d recommend popping in anyway to pick up a bottle for an evening at home.
Head to a Brixton bar this weekend to relax on a tropical rooftop, browse lengthy rum cocktail menus or grab a craft beer from a brewery that goes the extra mile to reduce its carbon footprint.
Lost in Brixton
This splendid rooftop bar brings Latin America to the heart of Brixton Market. An oasis above the urban streets below, jungle fronds trail the bar’s pillars, jerk chicken temptingly calls from the menu and cocktails and spirits flow freely. Though, this bar hasn’t betrayed its roots. Reassuringly, Brixton Brewery supplies the beer.
The Duke of Edinburgh
South London residents from all over flock to The Duke of Edinburgh for its huge beer garden. With plenty of tables, it’s one of the best spots in Brixton to spend a sunny afternoon with a large group. A lively crowd can always be found there Thursday to Saturday nights, soaking up the buzzing atmosphere and getting stuck into a treat from the jerk kitchen set up in the garden.
Brixton residents get to enjoy an ever-changing entertainment scene, from pop-up events and live music gigs to the big screen spectaculars in one of the city’s grandest cinema buildings.
This pop-up venture has transformed a disused part of Brixton into a platform for local talent. Start-ups in the food, drinks and entertainment industry showcase their menus and shows in an ever-changing line up of events. Perfect for those evenings where you can’t quite decide what to do.
Brixton’s much-loved cinema is set in a rather grand and vintage Grade II-listed building. Screening art-house, foreign language and film festival curios alongside mainstream blockbusters, movie nights here are anything but predictable. The cosy bar is just the place to unpick plot lines over a quiet drink.
Brixton residents catch music stars on the rise at Electric Brixton. Set just off Brixton Hill, this converted cinema hosts a variety of music nights that span the genre catalogue. Reggae, disco, Abba, house music and more pepper the always-popular line up.
Got some space in your diary this weekend? Living in Brixton gives you easy access to the open-air lido, the archives at the heritage museum and the colourful stalls of Brixton’s markets.
Black Cultural Archives
Black British history is carefully explored at this heritage museum in Windrush Square. What was once a community archive has become a professional collection of archive materials, exhibits and content. Still gathering and collating videos, art and poetry, the museum is home to an ever-growing collection of previously unseen work.
Recently awarded a £3.3m grant to further transform this green space, Brixton’s Brockwell Park offers residents a chance to walk among herbaceous flower beds, ornamental ponds and grand oak trees. Be sure to make use of the tennis courts, bowling greens and open-air lido on warm sunny days.
Brixton Village and Market Row
Weekends in Brixton were made for browsing the stalls that line Brixton Village and Market Row. Very much a historic spot in south London, and renowned for its market offering, today’s traders may have moved with the times to attract buyers to the arcades, but the community spirit will never change.
Property in Brixton
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Brixton attracts all kinds of renters, from single occupants through to couples and sharers. Roads in central Brixton such as Saltoun Road and Kellett road are always popular, with properties getting snapped up quickly. For those looking for high-end accommodation in Brixton, beautiful school conversions such as Alpha House and Park Lofts tend to go down a treat.
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Plenty of first-time buyers choose to put down roots in Brixton; as an area that is soaring in popularity, it’s a canny investment to make. Brockwell Park and quick links to central draw in families too. Poets’ Corner, located between Brixton and Herne Hill, and the areas surrounding Brockwell Park are always in high demand: properties here tend to sell quickly - at premium prices.
Marsh & Parsons in the Brixton community
We don’t just sell and let property in London; we’re Londoners too. Engaging with our local communities is at the heart of Marsh & Parsons’ ethos and we have supported local organisations, schools, charities, businesses and community groups over the years.
Supporting local businesses
We immersed ourselves in the tranquil surroundings of the Bellissima Clinic to find out what makes Balham a great place to live. We also met with the owners of Instant Physio in Tooting, who shared the history of their business and why they love the community they’re a part of.Find out more