Brixton area

Full of history and character, Brixton's community is a melting pot of culture, business and fine property.

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What to know about Brixton

West London has Notting Hill. The east end has Shoreditch. As for south London? It’s hard to compare anywhere to Brixton, the trophy of reincarnation on the opposite side of the Thames. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the arrival of railways and industry brought wealth and prosperity to Brixton, and with a significant influx of residents the area became a key centre for business in London.

Sadly, most of this was destroyed in WWII, and the infamous Brixton riots followed in the 1980s. Yet throughout its colourful past, Brixton has remained a melting pot of culture and community, a character that has enabled it to return to its former glory today. Brixton is now firmly on the radar of Londoners; one of the city’s most lively and unique areas, popular with young professionals and families alike.

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Property types in Brixton

Beautiful Georgian and Victorian terraces line Brixton’s streets, many of which have been converted into enviable period apartments mirroring those in much-lauded Clapham.

The area has also undergone considerable post-war development, and extensive regeneration in the last few years. It remains popular with investors, as well as with architects and designers seeking to utilise Brixton’s industrial heritage in their creations.

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What else can you expect from Brixton area?

Thanks to an Afro-Caribbean influx immediately after the war, Brixton retains its reputation as home to some of London’s finest cuisine, as well as for its impressive market. Electric Avenue, one of the first streets in the UK to be lit by electricity, is a sure place to sample Brixton’s food and its culture in general.

For a more unique dining experience, Brixton Prison’s inmates cook and serve food at its acclaimed restaurant The Clink, whilst The Duck and Egg Cafe offers arguably the best brunch this side of the river. There’s no shortage of restaurants and bars in Brixton, and the area also has one of the capital’s most energetic nightlife scenes.

Finally, Brixton’s century-old Ritzy Picturehouse, and its O2 Academy, each offer fantastic opportunities to unwind of a Sunday, and weekday alike.

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Green spaces in the Brixton area

Brixton plays host to a wide range of open spaces intertwined in the community. Perhaps its finest offering is Brockwell Park, featuring children’s play areas, ponds and walled flower gardens, as well as an impressive range of sports facilities including – basketball court; BMX track; bowling green; cricket pitch and nets; athletics track; football pitch; tennis courts.

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Brixton Transport Links

Brixton is very well-connected by road and bus links, and Brixton Tube station in the centre of it all is at the southern end of the accredited Victoria line. Renowned for its speed, it’ll take you from Brixton right the way through the centre of London, reaching Oxford Circus in just 12 minutes.

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In the community

Brixton is famous for its community spirit, and its locals have warmly welcomed the young professionals and families who have migrated to the area recently. Being new to this community ourselves, we were extremely keen to get involved and get to know the area, develop our ‘local know-how’ and give back to the community.

Our community programme is central to the ethos and values of Marsh & Parsons. Our teams live by Maya Angelou’s famous mantra that “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”, and our commitment to remaining at the heart of the communities we work in is at the forefront of this. We are incredibly invested in the areas that we operate in and believe we can always learn more from the local community. After all, nobody knows an area better than those who live there. The events that we sponsor and the partnerships we forge enable us to become a key part of the community, helping us to develop our local know-how and give back to the areas we work in.

Marsh & Parsons recently sponsored the Brixton Fund as a bronze partner, donating £5,000 to the initiative. The Brixton Fund is a platform that local businesses can apply to in order to receive funding for projects.

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Properties in this area

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In addition to our experienced and knowledgeable local team, our network of 29 London offices all work together to give our clients the widest choice and best matches. Our Brixton office is perfectly located on Coldharbour Lane, offering residential property services in SW9, SW8, SW4 and SW2.

The team also works closely with our Balham, Clapham and Battersea branches, offering comprehensive coverage of south London.

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