A Brixton Discovery
Creative people need creative cities and we are so fortunate in London to find creativity at each corner.
In this context, we have developed a passion for curating discovery tours led by artists, writers, art historians and creative experts who share the places they like, the venues that inspire them, the hidden gems that would remain in your memories for a long time.
When thinking of South West London, one doesn’t necessarily think of Brixton as the place to explore. But forget the images of the 1981 riots, those days are long gone. Brixton has become a neighborhood full of authenticity, diversity and creativity and can be reached in less than 10 minutes from Green Park with the Victoria Line.
The two main indoor markets in Brixton: Brixton Village formerly Granville Arcade, a 1930s market arcade (entrances through Atlantic road, Coldharbour Lane and Pope’s Road) and Market Row both offer an amazing range of cafés, restaurants, food shops and eclectic design/clothing shops.
A shopping mecca in the 1900s, it still enjoys the presence of beautiful Victorian buildings. The recent discovery of Van Gogh’s stay in a nearby Georgian terraced house in 1873, highlighted through Artangel current installation, may attract more visitors into the area. But one thing is certain; the capital’s foodies have already labeled the area as one of the most vibrant and exciting food scenes in London.
With the recent launch of Recipes from Brixton Village written by the Brixton Blog’s food editor, Miss South, the atmosphere in the village is electric (we are not far from Electric Lane, the first market street in London lit by electricity in the 1880s). The two main indoor markets: Brixton Village, formerly Granville Arcade, a 1930s market arcade (entrances through Atlantic road, Coldharbour Lane and Pope’s Road) and Market Row both offer an amazing range of cafés, restaurants, food shops and eclectic design/clothing shops. Around this area, some food shops already present in Borough market have opened a second shop there as well.
To have a taste of our Brixton Discovery tour, you can read our feature which appeared in Culture Whisper, a bespoke online cultural magazine.